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Getting to and Parking at the Fest

If you are lucky enough to live close enough to walk to the Freret Street Festival, good for you!

If you drive, there is a free parking lot nearby on the corner of Magnolia and Cadiz Streets. Please be courteous to our neighbors when you park and do not block driveways. Be aware there is major construction still going on Jefferson Ave.

Via public transit, both the Freret #15 bus and Napoleon #24 bus will drop you off right here. Take the St. Charles Streetcar and transfer to the Napoeon bus or walk the 8 or so blocks. The Claiborne #16 bus is just 2-4 blocks away.

Saturday’s weather forecast looks good!

Weekend Weather with
Dave Nussbaum of WWL-TV

A cold front will move through by Saturday Morning and this will bring us some slightly cooler and less humid weather for this weekend. A few showers will be possible for the Crescent City Classic Saturday Morning, but it will become sunny and windy by the afternoon with a high around 70.

2015 Fest this Saturday!

Check out our Facebook page for photos and posts about everything happening at the Festival. –>

The Advocate has an article about the Festival and the restaurants on Freret Street. “On Freret Street, a bounty of food and drink”

Call for Vendors for 2015 Festival

If you would like to be considered to be a vendor at the Festival, you must have a vendor account set up on the Freret Market website: http://freretmarket.org/VendorTermsAndConditions

The Festival is now accepting booth requests from people who would like to be a vendor.

To help increase sales for the participating vendors, we have limited the number of both food and non-food vendors accepted to the Festival. Hot food vendors will need to submit your full menu in your booth request. There will be a maximum of 2 food vendors for each duplicate item sold, spaced out at different ends of the Festival. The fee for prepared/hot food vendors is $250. There will be fewer hot food choices at the Festival, so if chosen, you will need to adjust your inventory accordingly. The fee for all other vendors (there is no non-profit discount at the Festival) is $175. We have a limited number of spots available. Be sure to get your booth request in early.
If you would like to vend at the Freret Street Festival, you MUST log in to your vendor account at https://www.freretmarket.org/Vendor and request a booth by March 19th. We cannot place you in the Festival layout if you don’t request a booth via the website in the allotted time.
Confirmation emails will be sent out on March 21 and the vendor layout and instructions email will be sent out on March 28. You can always check on the status of your request by logging in to your vendor account.
You will not be able to pay your booth fees until you are confirmed to vend at the Festival AND given a booth number. Remember, you can log in to your vendor account at any time and track the process of your request for the Festival.
If selected to vend, you will need a fire extinguisher and an special event occupational license. You can obtain it using this letter and going to City Hall room #1W15. You will be able get it in one day and is good for all of 2015.