How Baby & Child Fest Was Born…

My husband and I thought for years about the need for a Baby, Child and Family Expo in the New Orleans area and when we moved back to Metairie from Orlando, Florida in 2009, we decided it was time to make it happen. Scott grew up in Metairie and I grew up in Labadieville, outside Thibodaux.

We knew the concept would work, but in 2010 all we had was an idea. Lucky for us, 77 exhibitors and nine sponsors (including our Presenting Sponsor, Ochsner Medical Center – Kenner) believed in it enough to take a chance on us.

The result was a hugely successful first Baby & Child Fest. 200 people were lined up outside the Pontchartrain Center before we opened the doors. Approximately 3,000 people came through the doors during the six hour event. Years two, three, four, five and six were even bigger.

Now we’re gearing up for an exciting 2016. We’re expanding to the Northshore with Northshore Baby & Child Fest on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at the Castine Center in Mandeville and then our 7th Annual New Orleans Baby & Child Fest on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at the Pontchartrain Center in Kenner!

Thanks for your support!

Jennifer Walker
Mom of two active boys, 10 and 6 years old
Co-Founder/Event Coordinator, New Orleans Baby & Child Fest & Northshore Baby & Child Fest
{Selected to Gambit’s ‘4o Under 40’┬áin the expo’s inaugural year}

2013 Baby & Child Fest (158)