To accommodate social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic and continue its charitable mission of supporting children with special needs, Beignet Fest will host ‘Beignet Fest at Their Place' at food vendor locations around New Orleans, Baton Rouge and the North Shore. In lieu of its annual fall festival traditionally held at City Park the first Saturday in October, organizers have worked closely with food vendors to offer a bonanza of beignet dishes all weekend long, spread out throughout the city. Participating food vendors include: Loretta's Authentic Pralines, Cafe Beignet New Orleans, Coffee Rani- Coffeehouse | Cafe & Catering, Da'crabbie Lady Shack, The Howlin Wolf New Orleans Den, LUCA eats, Off Da Hook Creole Catering, Patton's Caterers, Ruby Slipper Cafe, Sno-La Snowballs, Sweet Legacy NOLA and The Vintage (NOLA and Baton Rouge). A full menu of beignet dishes offered by food vendors along with locations can be found at https://beignetfest.com. To encourage fundraising, all food vendors will have paper "beignet logo dolls" available for patrons who donate to write a special tribute. Logo dolls will be displayed at food vendor locations throughout the weekend. People can also donate on the Beignet Fest website when viewing the food vendor menu. All proceeds will support local autism programs via grants made from the Tres Doux Foundation, the charitable arm of Beignet Fest. In keeping with the competitive nature of the festival, patrons will have a chance to vote for their favorite sweet and savory beignet dishes at beignetfest.com.