Nationally Known New Orleans Chefs Serve Up Authentic Cajun & Creole Cuisine at the 24th Annual AT&T Bayou Boogaloo and Cajun Food Festival

Thursday, June 20 – Sunday, June 23, 2013
Town Point Park, Downtown Norfolk, VA

NORFOLK, VA – (April 1, 2013) – Nothing says New Orleans like the uniquely delicious delicacies and distinctive flavor of Cajun & Creole cuisine! Norfolk Festevents is bringing nationally known chefs straight from New Orleans to Norfolk to serve up the heart and soul of Louisiana food dish by dish at the 24th Annual AT&T Bayou Boogaloo & Cajun Food Festival starting Thursday, June 20- Sunday, June 23, 2013 in Town Point Park in Downtown Norfolk, VA.

Norfolk’s annual “second line” with New Orleans’ unique culture spices it up this year with the addition of multiple New Orleans chefs that are sure to bring that special spirit to life in Town Point Park. Cooking up their famous cajun & creole cuisines are Ms. Linda The Ya-ka-Mein Lady, Chef Curtis Moore from the Praline Connection, Chef Woody Ruiz, New Orleans Crawfish King Chris “Shaggy” Davis, Jacques-Imo’s Restaurant and more! They have been featured on such television shows as Anthony Bourdain’s “No Reservations”, Food Networks highly competitive cooking competition “Chopped”, “Food Paradise” and “The Best Thing I Ever Ate”. All have been featured at the highly coveted New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in New Orleans!

“ We are very excited to be making the trip up to Norfolk for what we hope will become an annual excursion to share the authentic tastes of New Orleans with the fine folks of the Hampton Roads community” Chef Woody Ruiz stated. Chef Woody made his first appearance at last year’s Bayou Boogaloo and will be returning the Norfolk area for a second time this year to continue to provide the guests of the Bayou Boogaloo a one-of-a kind food experience Cajun style!

Festival guests are in for a real treat as they find more than 5,000 pounds of live crawfish straight from Louisiana boiled up with corn and potatoes throughout the weekend, as well as jambalaya, seafood gumbo, crawfish etouffee, Po’ Boy sandwiches, alligator, muffuletta, andouille sausage, and beignets. There will also be Chef inspired dishes on site for Bayou guests to indulge in, such as Ms. Linda’s famous Ya-Ka-Mein, Chef Woody’s fish tacos and Jacques-Imo’s shrimp and alligator sausage cheesecake.

Curious to see what gets the Chefs all fired up? Our on- site cooking demonstrations are sure to get guests mouths watering as our Chefs prepare their blends of Cajun & Creole cuisine that are sure to pack a punch. See what goes into their special dishes and take home their techniques so the New Orleans style comes alive in your kitchen.

Thursday, 7pm-10pm (Free Admission! Bayou Ball)
Friday, Noon-4pm (Free Admission!) and 5pm-10pm (ticketed)

Saturday, Noon-10pm (ticketed)
Sunday, Noon-6pm. (ticketed) 
Admission: $10 admission per day

Save $10 with advance purchase of a three-day festival pass. Admission for this local favorite is $20 in advance for a weekend pass, or you can purchase tickets on site for $10 per day.

Boating packages are available by calling 757-441-2345.

All tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online at or by calling 757-441-2345.