The Louisiana Seafood Festival's (www.louisianaseafoodfestival.com) rapid growth has taken it from the French Quarter to the larger festival grounds space at New Orleans City Park. The event, hosted by the Louisiana Hospitality Foundation (www.louisianahospitalityfoundation.org) and Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board (www.louisianaseafood.com), announced details for its fall event. The three-day festival runs Oct. 10-12 and there's live music, cooking demonstrations, an Oktoberfest beer garden, art market and more. Admission is free.
The festival's 22 food vendors include Antoine's Restaurant (713 St. Louis St., 504-581-4422; www.antoines.com), Drago's Seafood Restaurant (2 Poydras St., 504-584-3911; 3232 N. Arnoult Road, Metairie, 504-888-9254; www.dragosrestaurant.com), Galatoire's Restaurant (209 Bourbon St., 504-525-2021; www.galatoires.com), Luke (333 St. Charles Ave., 504-378-2840; www.lukeneworleans.com), Red Fish Grill (115 Bourbon St., 504-598-1200; www.redfishgrill.com), Seither's Seafood (279 Hickory Ave., Harahan, 504-738-1116; www.seithersseafood.com), Trey Yuen (600 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, 985-626-4476; www.treyyuen.com) and Woody's Fish Tacos (www.facebook.com/woodysfishtacos).
The music lineup includes Gin Blossoms, Deadeye Dick, Benjy Davis, Kristin Diable and the City, Eric Lindell, Pat Green, Jon Cleary and the Absolute Monster Gentlemen, Brass-A-Holics, Otra and others.