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2014 Oak Street Po-Boy Festival, Presented by Abita

10th ANNUAL OAK STREET PO-BOY FESTIVAL presents Po Boys & Pints
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2016 | 10AM-8PM

On Sunday October 23rd, 2016: The Oak Street business corridor in the neighborhood of Carrollton will be transformed into one of the most unique festivals in the world, the Oak Street Po-Boy Festival! This event features some of the finest restaurants, artists and musicians in the Crescent City, all coming together in appreciation of one of New Orleans most distinct and delicious creations… The legendary Po-Boy Sandwich. And what goes better with a po-boy, then a cold beer?! We believe a good po-boy goes naturally with a good pint of beer— so much so, that this year’s event will also showcase regional craft breweries. Join us for the first ever Po Boy & Pint Fest!

Over 40 different food vendors will be serving up their own take on this tasty classic while some of the best local bands in town provide the soundtrack. On top of all the fantastic food and music, Po-Boy Fest is also excited to add the return of the Where Y'Arts Market! We look forward to everybody coming out and helping us continue to make Po-Boy Fest one of the most unique and exciting events of the year! Food, Music, Art, Brews and Oak Street?! Doesn’t get much better! 

Come out and see for yourself why Gambit Weekly readers have picked us as the Best Food Festival 7 years in a row!
  • For festival tips, photos of mouth-watering po-boys & breaking news, like the official Facbook Page and find us on Instagram & Twitter @PoBoyFest.
  • Connect with us on social media! Tag your instagram photos #ComeDressed #poboysandpints
FAQs:
  • The festival is free and open to the public. All are welcome!
  • No outside food or beverage. Please support this community event by leaving your coolers at home and purchasing drinks at the fest. This helps keep the festival free for years to come! 
  • Pets are welcome
  • There will be ATMs throughout the festival, but we suggest coming with cash to avoid fees, lines, etc.

FESTIVAL FEATURES:

  • Arts Market from 10am-4pm. Where Y’Art, an online gallery and social shopping network where you can discover, follow and shop, directly from local, New Orleans artists, will curate the Where Y’Art Market, located in the parking lot of Mater Dolorosa Church at Carrollton, between Oak and Dublin streets. The Where Y'Art Market will feature 25+ local artists with an eclectic array of  handmade and one-of-a-kind artworks. 
  • Oak Street History Center @ Mater Dolorosa Parish House - 1225 Dublin St. (Curated by Jerry Brock) 
  • 2 Main Stages with high-end live local music
  • Saloon Stages featuring local music at bars and restaurants on Oak St.
  • 40+ Food Vendors
  • Dozens of Local and Regional Breweries NEW!
  • “Pint Alley” on Leonidas Street will feature all participating Breweries NEW!
  • Football Viewing Zones: Full bar, NFL game screening & ample seating ​NEW!
  • 3rd Annual PO-BOY FEST RACE: We're excited to announce the 3rd Annual Po Boy Fest Race! Burn all the calories you'll consume the rest of the day! Meet at the levee on the corner of Leak Ave and Eagle St. Registration begins at 7am day of race. Race begins at 8am!​
  • Oak Street Merchants: Be sure to visit the wonderful restaurants, bars and shops on Oak St! Click here for a list.  

LOCATION: Oak Street, New Orleans from Carrollton Ave. to Eagle Ave. Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church: Parish House (History Center) and Courtyard (Where Y'Art Market)

 Leonidas Street, from Oak Street to Willow Street

The festival is held in the Oak Street business corridor (8100-8800 blocks of Oak Street) in New Orleans' Carrollton Neighborhood. We are expanding the festival down Leonidas Street in an effort promote community renewal and encourage neighborhood involvement. There will also be a main stage located at the corner of Leonidas and Willow.
   
WHY:        
The Oak Street Po-Boy fest is a uniquely New Orleanian festival, designed to honor the humble po-boy sandwich and to help revitalize the booming Oak Street business corridor. The Oak Street Po Boy Festival is presented by the Oak Street Merchants, Residents and Property Owners, a Non Profit organization dedicated to promoting and sustaining the economic visibility of the Oak Street commercial corridor, to combating blight and deterioration, and maintaining the streetscape improvements.

 

       

 

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