Thanks to the nearly 10,000 supporters, vendors, volunteers, sponsors and dogs that came out for our 1st Brunch Fest NOLA. What a success and be sure to check out some of the great photos of the day from NOLA.com and The Advocate!
Brunch Fest NOLA is a FREE admission pet friendly fest that benefits the animals of the Louisiana SPCA!
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Chriss is an award-winning television journalist who has lived in multiple cities before she, her husband, two cats and guinea pig called New Orleans home. She puts her love for animals and her Broadcast Journalism degree to good use as host for seasons 1 and 2 of "The Real Wild Animals of New Orleans", a telly-award winning Audubon Nature Institute web series. Currently, Chriss co-host NOLA Marketplace on WGNO and WNOL while managing social media for various businesses. Chriss is highly involved in charity events throughout Greater New Orleans and holds the Louisiana SPCA dear to heart, which is why you will find her at many of our events. She and her hamster, Hampton rocked the runway at the Louisiana SPCA’s Alegria Fashion Show. She has co-emceed NOLA on Tap and Howling Success and served as Co-Chair for the 2015 Gala. Chriss has found a forever home supporting the animals and mission of the Louisiana SPCA.
Artist, academic, & advocate Andrew Ward stumbles across New Orleans stages as an emcee at everything from burlesque shows to classic church weddings, Urdu-folk-fusion bands to the Running of the Bulls. He is the co-founder of the International High School of New Orleans and the HIV Awareness Music Festival - Entusi held every autumn in Uganda. His newest endeavor is the publication of his adults-only children's book, "A Bourbon Street Sojourn" being released on April 15th. He is an avid supporter of human rights and the the humane treatment of animals. He shares his home with two shelter mutts and one rescue cat named Mohandas.
Dress in your most festive brunch attire or costume and enjoy brunch inspired restaurants, breakfast style cocktails, beer and wine, see Louisiana SPCA adoptables, shop unique fest vendors and much more!
There's even the premiere judged Best Bloody Mary Contest! Click here for the official rules or to sign up as a Professional or an Amateur.
Be creative with your Brunch Fest attire. Heat up the glue gun for your fest headdress or bust into your costume closet for that brunch inspired outfit to wear while celebrating NOLA's love of brunch and its animals!
Check out our Pinterest board for more ideas!
Check out the Brunch Fest commercial!
Be a part of Brunch Fest NOLA by signing up to be a volunteer or vendor!
All proceeds benefit the animals of The Louisiana SPCA. Outside food and beverage prohibited.