Plate Lunchapalooza

September 2022
Sugar Mill Pond

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! To learn more about Plate Lunchapalooza, click here. 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. 

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! Please refrain from bringing outside food or beverages. An ATM will be on site.

What other activities are there?
Kid's activities, pop-up vendors and yard games will be on-site. 

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