French Quarter Fest enjoys a big finish

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Posted on April 14, 2013 at 6:03 PM

Updated Saturday, Nov 23 at 12:21 PM

Monica Hernandez / Eyewitness News
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NEW ORLEANS -- Despite the threat of rain, the weather couldn't have been better on Sunday. The crowds were out in full force to enjoy the music at the final day of French Quarter Fest.

If you're looking for local flavor, that's what this four-day fest is all about. Local fans like the

French Quarter Fest has something for everyone, and don’t forget the food. From crawfish to crawfish etoufee and so much more, organizers say the free fest has exploded in growth since it began 30 years ago.

It started as a fest for locals, but now it attracts thousands of people from all over the world.

“Every year we say it's bigger,” said Marci Schramm, executive director of the French Quarter Festival. “This year it's very noticeably way bigger. I think, you know, the whole Decatur corridor has been just packed with people.”

“We came here two years ago for Quarter Fest and we fell in love. Well, we love New Orleans. If we had more money we'd move here. But we're in Vermont, and we love the music, love the food, love the people,” said Vermont resident Kathy Fiske. “Everything about it is just fabulous.”

"It's a nice atmosphere, nice friendly peaceful people, you know, smiles, everyone is just having fun," said New Orleans resident John Walters.

The four-day fest wrapped up Sunday night.

 

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