October 9, 2023

Second annual Hispanic heritage festival takes place in Scott County

Therese Apel

Children dance at the Hispanic Heritage Festival in Scott County.

El Pueblo’s second annual Hispanic Heritage Festival took place over the weekend and organizers say it was a big success.

Held at the Scott County-Forest Coliseum, organizers say there was a much bigger turnout than their first year. Hundreds of people showed up to celebrate the diversity and contributions of Latin Americans in the United States.

Visitors indulged in authentic cuisine from Mexico, Nicaragua, Argentina, Cuba, and Colombia, among others. Vendors sold jewelry, clothes and crafts from their native countries. And people danced to music from around the world.

Three queens were chosen representing Cuba, Nicaragua and Mexico, and there was a soccer tournament in which five teams participated from different parts of the state.

Live music was provided by Los Jordans, and visitors celebrated a parade with Chinelos.

Hispanic Heritage Festival in Scott County.

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