Fall Fiesta Celebrates Hispanic Culture October 22

Submitted on October 03, 2011 at 10:02 AM

The cuisine of Latin America and the Caribbean will be on display at the Fall Fiesta at Volunteer State Community College. It's part of an expanded food cook-off contest that has prizes for the best dishes. This is the fifth year for the Fiesta in Gallatin, which celebrates Hispanic culture.

"The food contest is a tasty way to show how many different cultures and nationalities make up what we call Hispanic," said Eric Melcher, Coordinator of Communications. "Anyone is welcome to enter. Contestants need to arrive by 10:30 a.m. and bring a dish that can provide small samples for fifty people. Once the judging is done, we'll have some limited food samples available to the public. We'll also have plenty of fun for kids including an arts and crafts area and lotteria game."

The Hispano America dance troupe will hold a dance class for festival goers. Karaoke will give everyone a chance to show their singing talent. Sports skills will be on display at the soccer tournament. Teams of five people are welcome to play in the half-field competition, but they should sign-up at 9 a.m.

In addition to the food cook-off contest at 11 a.m. there will be a free lunch and drinks starting at noon.

The Fall Fiesta at Vol State will be held on Saturday, October 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event is held, rain or shine, on the Volunteer State Community College campus at 1480 Nashville Pike in Gallatin. It is free and open to everyone. Families are encouraged to bring a blanket and chairs and spend the day. For more information in English call 615-230-3570 or Spanish at 615-230-4846.

Pictured: Kaziques Band from Nashville will play Latin music again this year at the Fall Fiesta at Vol State.

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