Cultural festival coming back to Beltsville area

September 3, 2013 by  

Residents of the Beltsville community are invited to bring the entire family out for a celebration of Latin American culture.

In mid-September, the nearby town of Adelphi will be hosting the annual Hispanic Days Festival. Banner printing may be on the increase as the vendors who plan to take part in this event prepare to set up their booths.

The fair will feature foods from a number of countries in Central and South America. In previous years, popular dishes have included pupusas, escabeche, tacos, and taquitos. Local restaurant owners will be preparing all of the cuisine on-site.

Visitors to the festival will have the opportunity to watch ethnic dances and listen to traditional live music. In addition, they will be able to participate in arts and crafts demonstrations, purchase souvenirs, and view exhibits that showcase Latin American artwork and handicrafts.

Children will enjoy working on their own art projects, as well as riding ponies, playing games, and getting their faces painted.

This will be the fair’s 32nd year in Adelphi. It is expected to draw nearly 15,000 attendees from Prince George’s County and other parts of the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.

The festivities will take place on Sunday, September 15, at Lane Manor Park (7601 West Park Drive). Shuttles will stop at Langley McCormick and Rosa Parks elementary schools to take attendees to the location.

The event will open at 12:00 pm and close at 6:00 pm. Admission will be free.

The organizers of the fair are still recruiting volunteers. Those who would like to help may call (301) 408-4335 or (301) 408-4341.