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Check out the 37th annual Creole Tomato Festival this weekend in New Orleans

Tina Howell

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Then head out to the 37th annual Creole Tomato Festival, celebrating the bounty of Southeast Louisiana! The Creole Tomato Festival starts on Saturday, June 10th through Sunday, June 11th at the French Market in New Orleans. This fun filled event features good food, live music and activities for the whole family.
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The Creole Tomato Festival was first established in 1986. The festival is free to the public and is held in the heart of the New Orleans in the French Quarter and recognizes the beginning of Creole tomato season. A creole tomato is a ripe red tomato that is grown only in Louisiana, most often in parishes that border along the Mississippi River.

Come out to enjoy some Creole inspired dishes at French Market District eateries and food and drink booths from Cafe Dauphine, A and A Catering, Carmo, Little Cajun Kitchen, Numada, Bootleg Betty, Southern's Foods and more. Just some of the dishes that will be available are fried green tomatoes with shrimp remoulade, seafood stuffed bell peppers, Creole jambalaya, Southern's Creole tomato chick sandwich, seafood gazpacho, Cajun seafood eggrolls and much more.

There are four different stages at the festival that will feature live music plus some fabulous cooking demonstrations on both days of the festival.

Of course, French Market Produce will be sampling delicious Creole tomatoes from Matt Ranatza Farms and George’s Produce who will also be on-site selling Creole tomatoes.
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On Saturday at 10 am, come join the fun in the Ripe and Ready Second Line starting at Oscar Dunn Park that proceeds to the French Market.

For the kids, there are lots of activities in Dutch Alley from Adorn Me Antoinette, ArtCamp504, The Button Lady, LSU AgCenter, Pixie Dust: Biodegradable Glitter and STEM NOLA.

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Tina Howell is an editor-in-chief, writer, podcast host and interviewer who covers sports, food, music, festivals, news and more.

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