This year’s 33rd Annual Creole Tomato Festival will be on Saturday, June 8 and Sunday, June 9 in the historic French Market. Festival hours are 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Admission is FREE and open to the public.
Tomatoes, especially the succulent Creoles, are essential ingredients in many of the most popular dishes served by New Orleans' top restaurants. Chefs love them for their versatility, and diners love them for their unique flavor.
For 33 years, the Creole Tomato Festival has celebrated this unique Louisiana vegetable, which adds so much to so many local recipes. The festival is beloved by locals and visitors alike for its quaint and quirky traditions, such as life-sized tomatoes strolling the grounds handing out tomato shaped fans, and the auctioning off of the first tomatoes of the season to local chefs.
Food booths typically offer Creole tomato favorites like Fried Green Tomatoes, Creole Tomato Bloody Marys, Creole Tomato with Shrimp Salad, Stuffed Shrimp with Grilled Creole Tomato over Jasmine Rice, Creole Tomato Basil Crepes, Creole Tomato Gelato, Creole Tomato Cream Crawfish Pies, Blooming Onion on a bed of Creole Tomato and more! Participating restaurants include Pizza Domenica, Crepes a la Cart, Cafe Dauphone, Veleo's Seafood Restaurant, Stingray's and more!
The 2019 festival has various local performers including Delfeayo Marsalis and the Uptown Jazz Orchestra, Jonny Sketch and the Dirty Notes, Little Freddie King, Sunpie and the Louisiana Sunspots, Smoky Greenwell and more! Head to the festival's official website for the schedule and more information.
The French Market is an easy walking distance from all streetcar stops and major attractions in the French Quarter. There is also plenty of space to park your car at the Riverside Parking Lot right behind the Market and Dutch Alley.
At Brookstone Park Apartments in Covington, Louisiana, we love mixing up on-site events with those happening in our greater area. Be sure to pencil this one into your busy schedule!
Saturday, June 8, 2018—10:00 AM
Event Venue Location:
1008 N. Peters Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70116