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Over 30 Vendors Are Slinging Their Goods at this Year’s National Fried Chicken Festival

The poultry-celebrating fest is happening next weekend.

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The 2018 iteration of the National Fried Chicken Festival is going to be a doozy, reports More than 30 vendors — mostly local, with some from far-flung locales — will be slinging their chicken-focused wares on Saturday, September 22 and Sunday, September 23 at Woldenberg Riverfront Park. Admission to the festival is dree.

The Times-Picayune has a breakdown of pretty much every dish that will be served at the festival by its various participants, with prices to match. There are a whole slew of vendors — from Bonafried Food Truck to Diva Dawg Food Truck to McHardy’s Chicken N’ Fixins — slinging a wide variety of fried chicken options. Expect to see plenty of chicken and waffles dishes, lots of wings both sauced and not, chicken po-boys, and of course, classic fried chicken with sides like potato salad or macaroni and cheese. Plus, folks like Sweet Legacy NOLA are bringing chicken-topped beignets (with a pecan honey butter glaze) to end the noshing on a decidedly sweet note.

Chicken-topped beignets from Sweet Legacy NOLA
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And while it is, of course, a festival devoted to all things fried chicken, the newspaper assures that vegan patrons are absolutely welcome — California-based Atlas Monroe will be on hand to serve out plant-based, vegan fried chicken dishes.

The National Fried Chicken Festival is going on Saturday, September 22 from 11a.m. until 9p.m., and Sunday, September 23 from 11a.m. to 8p.m.

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