10am-6pm each day
The French Market Creole Tomato Festival is a celebration of Louisiana's produce, farmer's and the Pelican State's unique cultural and cuisine offerings, of which the Creole Tomato is emblematic. Originally imported fromt he West Indies, the Creole Tomato thrives in the rich alluvial soil and sub-tropical climate of South Louisiana, especially in St. Bernard and Plaquemines parishes.
June in New Orleans means the arrival of Creole Tomato dishes on local restaurant menus, in farmers markets, and at roadside stands. Typically the crop arrives in early June, which is why the French Market’s Creole Tomato Festival is always held the second weekend of that month.
The Creole Tomato Festival is beloved by locals and visitors alike for its quaint and quirky traditions, such as life size tomatoes strolling the grounds handing out tomato shaped fans, and the auctioning off of the first tomatoes of the season to local chefs.
Check out the Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival, the Creole Tomato Festival's sister festival!