Po-Boy Festival

22 Oct 2017
Oak Street Business Corridor

The annual Po-Boy festival celebrates the sub sandwich with over 40 vendors serving up their versions of the classic.

  • When? 22nd October 2017
  • Where? Oak Street, New Orleans
  • Price: free admission

Whether you know it as a hoagie, a grinder, a wedge or by its New Orleanian alias, the Po-Boy festival celebrates the sub sandwich in all its glory.

The annual Po-Boy festival enters its 11th year in the Oak Street business corridor this October. With over 40 vendors offering up their take on the classic Po-Boy sandwich and local bands providing the day's soundtrack, the Po-Boy festival celebrates everything we love about that perfect sub.

Running almost entirely from the help of local volunteers, this one-day tasty tradition has a lot to offer. Serving up universal favourites like ham and cheese, you'll also find Po-Boys filled with more unconventional offerings like fried shrimp, oysters and catfish.

Whilst the food is no doubt the main event, there are things happening all day; from the annual Po-Boy fest race (perfect for burning a few of the many calories you will no doubt consume) to exciting talks from foodie speakers. It's not all Po-Boys on offer either, with crepes, pizzas and the New Orleans classic Jambalaya having all appeared at the festival in previous years.

Whatever else you bring along to the Po-Boy festival, make sure you don't forget your appetite. You'd be a few sandwiches short of a picnic to miss this one.

  • Get there: Fly into Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport and use the shuttle to reach the city.
  • Stay: Research the area well before deciding on a hotel as some areas of New Orleans can be dangerous. Stick to the French Quarter if you can afford it.

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