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Hispanic Heritage Festival Celebrates Cultures

Event Continues Today in Fayetteville

Posted: September 28, 2013 at 5 a.m.

Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Steve Clark (left to right) speaks with Panama President Ricardo Martinelli and University of Arkansas vice provost for distance education Javier Reyes after Martinelli spoke to an audience Friday morning Sept. 27, 2013 at the University of Arkansas Global Campus in Fayetteville. Martinelli was part of opening activities for the inaugural Northwest Arkansas Hispanic Heritage Festival and Health Fair taking place Friday and today at the Washington County Fairgrounds.

Ricardo Martinelli said he was a bit of an oddity when he arrived at the University of Arkansas in 1969.

At A Glance

Heritage Festival, Health Fair

The festival continues from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. today at the Washington County Fairgrounds. Admission is $1 for children and $5 for adults. The event features 60 vendors, children’s activities, crafts and cultural displays, food vendors, a beer tent, live music, a petting zoo and pony rides, salsa dancing lessons and a dance-off and a tamale contest.

The Miss NWA Hispanic Heritage Beauty Pageant begins at 5 p.m. Music includes Papa Rap from 11 a.m. to noon, Los Reye De La Calle from 7:30-8:45 p.m., and Making Movies from 9:30-11 p.m.

For more information go to www.facebook.com/nwahhfestival.

Source: Staff Report

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