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Fried chicken festival to run in Lafayette Square in September 

With oysters, po-boys and Creole tomatoes having their own festivals in New Orleans, there was one iconic Southern delicacy that hadn't made the list until now: fried chicken. That's been remedied, and the inaugural Fried Chicken Festival is set to take place Sept. 25 in Lafayette Square.

  "One of my friends said facetiously that we should organize a fried chicken festival," says festival organizer Cleveland Spears III, president/CEO of the Spears Group. "But my eyes lit up, and I said to her that it's a great idea."

  The free outdoor festival will include events such as the fried chicken wing eating contest and the best fried chicken contest to be judged by local and national food writers, bloggers and critics.

  There will be live entertainment and more than 20 restaurants will present their unique versions of the Southern classic. For more information, visit

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