Fall Fiesta Saturday, October 20

Aztec dance group Quetzalli Yolotl at Vol State

Aztec dance group Quetzalli Yolotl will be a highlight of the Fall Fiesta at Volunteer State Community College on October 20. The annual celebration of Latino culture will include a soccer goal kicking contest, with several age categories from kids to adult. The Fiesta is a free event featuring food, music and fun.

“We enjoy bringing Latino dance groups and live music to Sumner County,” said Eric Melcher with Vol State. “The Fiesta is a nice day for families to visit the campus and enjoy a celebration. The Latino community is important to Vol State, we have hundreds of Latino students taking classes here.”

The Nashville bands El Recreo and Cactus Fire will perform at the Fiesta. El Recreo plays Latin rock. Cactus fire specializes in Tex-Mex, conjunto, rancheras, cumbias, polkas, and boleros. The food cook-off contest features foods from many different Latino nations. After judging at 11 a.m., the public is welcome to sample. There will also be a free lunch and drinks starting at noon. The family event, held outside on the campus grounds, includes art activities, face painting, and games for kids.

The Fall Fiesta at Vol State will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will happen, rain or shine, on the campus at 1480 Nashville Pike in Gallatin. The rain location is the Pickel Field House. The Fall Fiesta is free and open to everyone. Families are encouraged to bring a blanket and chairs and spend the day. For more information in English or Spanish call 615-230-4846.

Pictured: Quetzalli Yolotl, a dance group from Nashville, features colorful dress in an educational performance. Photo by David Corlew.