Letters: Carnitas Festival is this Saturday

FILE: A participant dances during the 2018 Festival de la Comunidad. Photo by Rosemary Hemenway/Winters Express
FILE: A participant dances during the 2018 Festival de la Comunidad. Photo by Rosemary Hemenway/Winters Express

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A Winters Express Letter to the Editor

Festival de la Comunidad (aka Carnitas Festival) is Saturday from 4:30 to 10:30 p.m. and we welcome you to enjoy our free festival.

We are excited to announce free parking at the PGE lot off Grant Avenue and free rides to and from the festival provided by Yolobus from 4:30 to 10:40 p.m.

We will be selling our competition carnitas plates: carnitas, beans, rice and salsa for $20 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. or while supplies last.

We have exciting food trucks and food booths including:  Kona Shaved Ice, Wetzel’s Pretzels, The Hotdogger, El Pueblo, Benito’s Tacos and We be Poppin.’ We will have art on sale from John S. Huerta and beauty products from Estacia Art Beauty. We have a range of non-profits that are also providing activities for children. Winters Community Corazón will sell Berryessa Brewery beer, Micheladas, and Sangria from Turkovich Winery.

Bring you soccer chairs to claim your spot off the dance floor. We will have a children’s bounce house, a giant slide and an obstacle course for kids to enjoy. 

Our entertainment line-up features:  Bonanza King, Koyasan Spirit of Children Taiko, Mariachi Puente, Folklorico Jóvenes Unidos, Singer Jimena Izquierdo, Mariachi Del Valle, and dance music from Baile con Batos de Arranque.

This is a community event celebrating culture, the harvest, and Winters rich history. It is made possible by the hard work of volunteers and our  great sponsors:  PGE, Waste Management, Mariani Nut, Winters Healthcare Foundation, Asm. Cecilia Aguiar-Curry, Congressman Mike Thompson, First Northern Bank, Yolo Federal Credit Union, Sandy Vickrey, Supervisor Don Saylor and our many partners: Turkovich winery, Berryessa Brewery, Lorenzo’s Market, El Pueblo, Ace Hardware and R&V Screen-printing.

We look forward to seeing our friends at the Festival!

Board chair and Winters Community 

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