Blues, BBQ, Beignets and More: Fall Festivals in NOLA

Several musicians in a row playing saxophones - image by jens-thekkeveettil unsplash.comThe end of the summer season is closing in on us, and what a great season it has been! We’ve had the pleasure of hosting so many amazing guests from all over the country this summer—here to experience all that NOLA has to offer. Fall is going to be here before we know it but that does not mean that the fun stops—quite the opposite actually! The weather will soon take a dip to be on the cooler side but the magic on the streets will still be alive and some amazing fall festivals will take place. Check out some favorites below and start planning your next vacation.

Beignet Festival—Yes, this fun festival is all about the famous sweet treat so many have come to love, the incredible beignet! Happening October 7th at the New Orleans City Park Festival Grounds, this event celebrates the iconic French dessert and is free to everyone. Food and drink tickets will be sold and you can sample away as you listen to live music and vote for your favorite vendors. It’s a great way to spend an afternoon and is just minutes from our bed and breakfast.

Ponderosa Stomp Festival – This popular music is celebrating its 13th anniversary and will be happening October 5-7. It all kicks off with a DJ all-nighter at d.b.a and then two incredible concerts will be taking place both Friday and Saturday night at the Orpheum Theater, featuring over 25 artists combined. There will also be a Music History Conference Friday and Saturday at the Ace Hotel New Orleans. Hear musicians, historians and musicologists discuss all sorts of music history topics. A vinyl record show will also take place at this same hotel both days.

A piece of meat on a bbq with yellow fire - image by james-sutton unsplash.comCrescent City Blues & BBQ Festival – This is one festival where you will want to bring your dancing shoes and a healthy appetite! It will be taking place October 13-15, in Lafayette Square, and is free for everyone. Enjoy some of the best barbecue in the south from over 30 vendors and pick up some goodies at the art market. Grammy winners Robert Cray and Bobby Rush will be headlining the festival, joined with a host of other incredible blues musicians. This is a bucket-list type of event that you will not want to miss.

These festivals are just the tip of the iceberg when talking about all that will be happening this fall. Don’t miss out—book a mid-week or weekend stay online today and allow us to help you plan the perfect New Orleans getaway.

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