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The full Princesa Americas competition will be held at the Vol State Fall Fiesta this year. SUBMITTED

The Miss Princesa Americas Pageant will come to Volunteer State Community College on Saturday, Oct. 21 as part of the Fall Fiesta at Vol State. The competition will be held live on the plaza stage. The annual celebration of Latino culture will include a soccer goal kicking contest with several age categories from kids to adult. The Fiesta is a free event featuring food, music, and fun.

"Vol State hosts the Fiesta each year to help showcase many of the nations and cultures that we call Latino," said Eric Melcher with Vol State. "We want to show how diverse Latino culture is around the world. It's also an opportunity to welcome people to the Vol State campus. We have hundreds of Latino students at the college each semester."

The food cook-off contest features dishes from many different Latino nations. After judging at 11 a.m., the public is welcome to sample. There will also be a free Mexican lunch and drinks starting at noon. The family event, held outside on the campus grounds, includes live music, dance groups, art activities, and 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 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. The soccer contest age schedule can be found in Spanish and English on the web page: www.volstate.edu/espanol/Fiesta.php. For more information in English or Spanish call (615) 230-4846.

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