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The city of Pearsall will host its Hispanic Heritage Festival this weekend, coinciding with the school district’s Homecoming events.
The two-day festival has changed locations this year and will be held at the Pearsall Convention and Civic Center on Horizon West Drive on Saturday and Sunday, October 8-9.
According to event organizer and local disc jockey Albert “Motor Mouth” Martinez, the event continues to grow in size each year and this year a $10 entry fee for anyone 11 and older will be imposed; children 10 and under are admitted free.
The event features live entertainment beginning at 3 p.m. on Saturday with disc jockey Brandon Vasquez followed by the bands Mira Sol, M-Dos, and La Fiebre with headliner Bobby Pulido taking the stage at 11:30 p.m.
New to the festival is a cornhole tournament slated to begin at 5:30 p.m.; those interested in participating in the barbecue cook-off have a 6 a.m. check-in time.
On Sunday, Oct. 9, Damian Chapa who starred at “Miklo” in the 1980’s film ‘Blood In, Blood Out,’ will be available for a meet-and-greet from 6 to 8 p.m.; disc jockey Vasquez begins at 3 p.m. followed by the bands Ezpada, Nacido and Secretto.
Gates will open at 3 p.m. each day with vendors selling food and other merchandise.
National Hispanic Heritage Month is marked between September 15 and October 15, a time when the contributions and influence of Hispanic Americans’ history, culture and achievements are recognized.