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.
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
Bread & Circus Provisions
NuNu's Fresh Market
La Cuisine de Maman
The Cajun Table
Crawfish Hot Tub
The Acadiana Bar & Grill Youngsville
Blue Dog Cafe
Ton's Drive In
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