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.
Tony Chachere’s Plate Lunch-A-Palooza is back for its third year to celebrate Acadiana’s rich and diverse culture through food, music, and fun!
As the ultimate plate lunch experience, sixteen local plate lunch vendors will be serving $5 portions of signature plate lunches and competing for this year’s Best of the Festival! Plate Lunch-A-Palooza is proud to announce Tony Chachere’s, Nunu’s Fresh Market, Laura’s II, Uncle Luck’s, J&J Indian Tacos, Reed’s Tasty Food, The Cajun Table, Reggie’s Soulfood, Took’s, C’est Bon Manger, Rachael’s Café, Abacus, Toot Toot’s Kitchen, Acadiana Bar & Grill, Big Blaque’s Que & Catering, and Burger Best as the 2019 Official Plate Lunch-A-Palooza Plate Lunch Vendors!
Plate Lunch-A-Palooza is a free-entry, family-friendly festival held in the Sugar Mill Pond Town Center from 11 am - 4 pm, featuring live music by Soul Creole and Gerald Gruenig & Gentilly Zydeco. The festival will also have fun activities for the kids to participate in, local pop-up shops, yard games, and a cash bar. An ATM will be on site for all your cash needs.
For more information, follow the Plate Lunch-A-Palooza 2019 website by clicking here or on Facebook by clicking here.
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