Plate Lunchapalooza

Saturday, September 15
Sugar Mill Pond, Youngsville

Presented by Tony Chachere's, Plate Lunchapalooza is the ultimate plate lunch experience, celebrating the rich culture of Acadiana's favorite rib-sticking, gravy covered, meal on the go through food, music, and fun!

In its first year, the event featured 16 vendors from across the Acadiana area. The event is organized by social entertainment, who also runs the highly attended Acadiana Po-Boy Festival

To learn more about Plate Lunchapalooza, follow the link for more details. If you've never heard of a plate lunch before, not to worry. Click here to learn why Lafayette is considered the "Plate Lunch Paradise." 

We've also listed a few "frequently asked questions" which you can find by scrolling down. 

Festival Schedule

11:00 a.m. Festival Kicks Off
11:30 a.m. National Anthem
12:00 p.m. Horace Trahan
  1:30 p.m. Drew Brees signed merchandise giveaway
  2:00 p.m. Geno Delafose
  3:00 p.m. Best of the fest plate lunch award ceremony
  4:00 p.m. Festival ends
  6:00 p.m. Sugar Jam after party featuring Louisiana Red

Plate Lunch Vendors

Cochon Cannery
Bread & CIrcus Provisions
Laura's II
NuNu's Fresh Market
La Cuisine de Maman
The Cajun Table
Abacus
Rachael's Cafe
Crawfish Hot Tub
Took's Market
The Acadiana Bar & Grill Youngsville
Reggie's Soulfood
Six Daiquiris
Blue Dog Cafe
Ton's Drive In

Plate Lunchapalooza (Winners)

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the Festival held?
The event is held at Sugar Mill Pond in Youngsville, Louisiana. Part of Lafayette Parish, it's just south of the city of Lafayette.

Is this Festival kid-friendly?
Yes, this is a festival for all ages and appetites. 

Where can I park and is it free?
Parking is available in and around the Sugar Mill Pond area.

What time should I arrive?
Arrive early at Sugar Mill Pond. Festival kicks off at 11 a.m.

What is cost of admission?
Festival is free to attend! Stop by the WAITR welcome tent to get your fest bracelets

Are the plate lunches free?
Enjoy $5 signature plate lunches from 16 local restaurants

Will there be drink for purchase?
Enjoy a cash bar from Jefferson Street Pub

What other activities are there?
Enjoy live football games and kids activities

Is there anything going on after the festival?
Stick around for the Sugar Jam after party