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Fall Fiesta Celebrates Hispanic Culture October 10

Submitted on October 01, 2009 at 3:14 PM

The Latin American food cook-off and tasting was a popular addition to the Fiesta last year.

The cuisine of Latin America and the Caribbean will be available for tasting at the Fall Fiesta at Vol State. It's part of an expanded food cook-off contest. This is the third year for the Fiesta in Gallatin, which celebrates Hispanic culture.

"We'll have a talent show and several new contests for the kids," said Eric Melcher, Coordinator of Communications. "The inflatable jumping games are always a favorite. We try and make this a fun event for the entire family."

An exhibition of cultural dances from many different countries will be performed by the Hispano America dance troupe. 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 the beginning of the Fiesta at 10 a.m.

"Live music is always a big part of the Fiesta. The Son Latino band is returning this year," Melcher said. "They have quite the following in Nashville."

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 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event is held 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.
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