After a two-year absence, the Oak Street Po-Boy Festival, the popular event celebrating New Orleans’ beloved sandwich, is set to return this fall.
The Oak Street Merchants, Residents and Property Owners, the group that organizes the annual event, announced the 14th annual festival will head back to Oak Street on Nov. 6.
A portion of the proceeds from the Oak Street Po-Boy Festival benefits Son Of A Saint, a 501(C)3 Non-Profit which exists to enhance the lives of fatherless boys through mentorship, emotional support, development of life skills, exposure to constructive experiences and formation of positive, lasting peer-to-peer relationships.
This year’s festival will host more than 40 food vendors, four stages of music, an arts market and kids zone. The 2022 festival will also highlight the history of the po-boy with special programming and events, organizers said in a release.
The 2022 event will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
In previous years, the tasty tradition also featured a po-boy competition where local restaurants battle for top honors. Some of those past favorites among the list of award-winning po-boys include GW Fins’ Lobster Po-Boy, Parkway Bakery’s James Brown Po-Boy and the Nurnberger from Bratz Y’all.
Oak Street Po-Boy Festival is presented by and benefits Oak Street merchants, residents and property owners, whose mission is to stimulate the Oak Street Corridor between S. Carrollton Ave. and Leake Street by improving its appearance and safety, preserving the historic integrity and local culture, attracting, supporting, and promoting diverse, sustainable businesses and to receive, administer and distribute funds in connection with any activities related to the above purposes.