11th Annual Oak Street Po-Boy Festival Remains Admission-Free, Anticipates Record Attendance

NEW ORLEANS – The 11th Annual Oak Street Po-Boy Festival will kickoff Sunday, Oct. 22, in the 8100 – 8800 blocks of Oak Street, from 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., and feature a who’s who of the Crescent City’s finest restaurants, artists and musicians, all coming together in honor and celebration of one of the region’s most distinct and delicious creations – the legendary po-boy sandwich.

         Organized by Oak Street Merchants, Residents and Property Owners (OSMRPO), and benefiting Son of a Saint, the 11thAnnual Oak Street Po-Boy Festival remains admission-free and organizers anticipate a record attendance this Sunday.

         A second line will commence at 10:15 a.m. sharp at the corner of Oak Street and Carrollton Avenue to officially begin the day’s festivities, and the festival will broadcast the New Orleans Saints game against the Green Bay Packers at a football zone set up at the intersection of Oak and Eagle Streets.

         New this year at the Oak Street Po-Boy Festival, $5 wristbands will be required for the purchase of any po-boys or food items. The wristbands help the Po-Boy Fest stay admission-free, while supporting both the performing musicians and participating restaurants, as well as raising money for New Orleans-based youth mentorship program Son of a Saint.

         Wristbands can be purchased in advance at participating food vendors’ restaurants or at the festival’s six entry points from a Son of a Saint team member or from any food vendor tent, along with other designated pop-up locations throughout the festival.

         During the festival, wristbands can be purchased with food items at the same time to save time. Once a festivalgoer has their wristband, they are set for the entire day to purchase more food, organizers said. No extra lines, no extra waiting, they said.

         Wristbands are not required for the purchase of beverages.

         In addition to the standard food wristbands, the Oak Street Po-Boy Festival will also offer festivalgoers special FastPass wristbands, which allow attendees to skip the general line by using a designated FastPass area at each vendor booth to quickly order and receive food items. 

         The cost of a FastPass wristband is $25 and is available for sale exclusively from Son of a Saint team members throughout the festival grounds.

         Awards will be given to the best po-boys throughout the festival in various categories.

         The Oak Street Po-boy Festival takes place rain or shine.

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