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FRENCH MARKET’S Annual Creole Tomato Festival

June 8, 2013 @ 10:00 am - June 9, 2013 @ 6:00 pm

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LIVE MUSIC BOTH DAYS AT OUR MAIN MUSIC STAGE AT URSULINES AVENUE BETWEEN DECATUR AND N. PETERS (BY FRENCH MARKET ARCH)

Saturday, June 8th  CAJUN-ZYDECO MUSIC PROGRAMMED BY THE LOUISIANA CAJUN-ZYDECO FESTIVAL

10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.   Jonno

12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m  Babineaux Sisters

2:30 to 4:00 p.m. Ganey Arsement

4:30 to 6:00 p.m  Sean Ardoin & Zydekool

Sunday, June 9th:  Soul Stage with WYLD 98.5FM’s Adrian Long featuring local jazz, brass bands, and R&B music by

10 a.m.  Music Street Jazz Band

12 noon  Red Hot Brass Band

1:15-2:00  Ashley Renay

2:15-3:15 p.m. Erica Falls

3:30-5:00 p.m. Gina Brown

5:15-6:00 p.m. Lagniappe Brass Band

 Event Highlights:

BRASS BANDS ON SUNDAY JUNE 9TH MOVING THROUGHOUT THE FESTIVAL

11 a.m. Bone Tone Brass

1 p.m. Original Déjà vu Brass Band

2 p.m. One Mind Brass Band

3 p.m. Pocket Aces Brass Band

4 p.m. New Wave Brass Band

  • Fresh Creole Tomatoes and other seasonal produce will be sold by visiting local farmers at the Farmers Market.
  • Cooking demonstrations will conducted by local chefs hourly 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Festival food booths and Farmers Market eateries will feature special Creole tomato dishes for the weekend.
  • Indoor/outdoor children’s activities include: miniature golf, circus arts & craft-making, storytelling, swing dance lessons, face painting & live local music
  • Main music stage will feature Louisana Cajun-Zydeco Festival performers on Saturday 6/8 and local R&B artists hosted by WYLD-FM on Sunday 6/9.
  • Brass bands will play on the hour and move throughout the French Market District on Sunday, June 9th.
  • Shoppers who spend $30 in our retail shops will receive a complimentary box of Creole Tomatoes  from George’s Produce and Ben & Ben Becnel’s.
  • Free tomato samples will be given out at several stations throughout the festival.
  • 5,000 free tomato fans will be given out throughout the weekend.
  • Souvenir t-shirts, tanks, aprons & hats will be sold at 2 locations.  
  • Volunteers from Liberty Bank, Iberia Bank, and Children’s Hospital will be on-site manning concession booths, children’s activities, tomato sample stations, and souvenir stands.
  • “Caps for Kids” is our official partner for the Caps for Kids Cool Zone in Dutch Alley; all proceeds from Dutch Alley concessions go to Caps for Kids program.
  • Parking is conveniently located along the River in the French Market District and in two FMC operated lots at Esplanade and Elysian Fields.  Riverside streetcar use is encouraged, with 3 nearby stops.

A full schedule of events will be posted to www.frenchmarket.org soon.

CAPS FOR KIDS COOL ZONE IN DUTCH ALLEY HAS FREE ACTIVITIES ALL DAY BOTH DAYS 10 A.M. TO 6 P.M. INCLUDING:

including:
Self guided bubble and sidewalk chalk station
A Tisket a Tasket bookshop stand with children’s books
Two facepainting stations
Miniature Golf
Free Tomato Samples
Photo Booth
Concessions Stands hosted by CAPS FOR KIDS with all proceeds benefitting CAPS FOR KIDS

Cupcake Fairies Creole Tomato Crafts Area
• Tomato Coloring Sheets w/ Tomato Trivia: Answer 3 of the 5 questions correctly and get a sticker!
• Tomato Collage: Tissue paper project with glue sticks and red/green tissue paper.
• PLUS: Cookies and punch for sale.

INTERACTIVE CRAFT BOOTHS:.
• Make your own vegetable garden with rubber stamps
• Decorate a secondline hanky
• Create a tomato necklace made from recycled bottlecaps
• Make a “Mr. Tomato Head”
• Decorate a paper bag hat
• Make your own festival fan
• + More!

Pavilion Entertainment at the Dutch Alley Performance Pavilion at St. Phillip Street:
SAME LINEUP BOTH DAYS

10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Saturday, The Royal Rounders play New Orleans’ food songs. Sunday- Luau with the Royal & Dumaine Hawaiians.
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Circus Arts Workshops with International School: Make your own juggling balls! Juggling training and stiltwalking and other activities.
12:30 to 2:30 Xylophone Man
3:00-4:30 p.m. Seguenone Kone African drumming workshop and performance.
5:00-6:00 p.m. Paul Sanchez & Mystery Street

Entertainment INDOORS AT THE NEW ORLEANS JAZZ NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK

Saturday, June 8th
10 a.m. to 1p.m. Swing Dance Lessons featuring live jazz music hosted by New Orleans Swing Dance Festival
2:00 to 3:30 p.m. Steve Pistorius Trio (traditional jazz)
4 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. George Ingmire of WWOZ’s “NEW ORLEANS ALL THE WAY LIVE” hosts a discussion on food and music and their intersections in NOLA

Sunday, June 9th
10 a.m. to 1p.m. Swing Dance Lessons featuring live jazz music hosted by New Orleans Swing Dance Festival
1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Musician and writer Katrina Boudreaux offers a music workshop for kids: shaker-making and chant-creating!
3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Adella Adella The Storyteller

COOKING DEMONSTRATION STAGE: At the Farmers Market

Saturday, June 8th

11 a.m. New Orleans School of Cooking
12 p.m. CREOLE TOMATO EATING CONTEST
1 p.m. Purloo
2 p.m. Muriel’s Jackson Square
3 p.m. Cafe B
4 p.m. Galvez Restaurant
5 p.m. J’ Seafood Dock

Sunday, June 9th

11 a.m. Nola Food & Truck Convi Collective
12 p.m. CREOLE TOMATO EATING CONTEST
1 p.m. Irish House
2 p.m. Cupcake Fairies
3 p.m. Cajun Cafe at the Market
4 p.m. French Market Produce
5 p.m. World Famous N’Awlins Cafe and Spice Emporium

12 FOOD BOOTHS ALONGSIDE THE FARMERS MARKET FEATURING FOOD BY THESE VENDORS:

A Bite Outside
Cajun Café at the Market
Carnaval
Crepes a la Cart
Fil Asian
George’s Produce
J’s Seafood Dock
La Delyeo’s Creole Catering
Nola Truck
Oceana Grill
Purloo’s
Voleo’s

Details

Start:
June 8, 2013 @ 10:00 am
End:
June 9, 2013 @ 6:00 pm
Event Category:
Festivals Holiday Events Children’s Events Farmers Market Stage Music Events