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Vol State Fiesta features Latin Dance Contest

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There are plenty of free activities for kids at the Fall Fiesta at Vol State.

Everyone is invited to celebrate Hispanic culture on Saturday, October 17 as Volunteer State Community College holds the ninth annual Fall Fiesta at Vol State. The free event features food, music and fun. New this year is a Latin dance exhibition and contest conducted by dance instructors from Nashville. Food is always a big part of the Fiesta. The food contest provides a venue for people to showcase their favorite dishes..

"There are so many different countries that make up what we call Hispanic," said Eric Melcher, Vol State coordinator of communications. "Food is a great way to show-off countries and their cultural heritage. The food contest is open to everyone and we have prizes for the winners. After judging, the food samples are given away to the public."

In addition to the food cook-off contest at 11 a.m., there will be a free Mexican lunch and drinks starting at noon. The family event, held outside on the campus grounds, includes a soccer tournament, live music, a dance group, art activities, and plenty of fun 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 Volunteer State Community College 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 call 615-230-3570 or Spanish at 615-230-4846.

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