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UCA continues Amigo Fest tradition

The University of Central Arkansas will host Amigo Fest 2021 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 2, in the Student Center Courtyard on campus. This is the fourth year of the event, which is celebrated as part of Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month. 

The event is free and open to the public. 

“Amigo Fest gives UCA and local communities an opportunity to learn about the many cultures in the Latino/a/x community. Our Latino/a/x students look forward to Amigo Fest as they are able to share a little bit of their culture with their peers,” said Maria Negrete Padron, associate director of the Office of Diversity and Community. 

Attendees at the event can enjoy Mexican tacos, Salvadorian pupusas, and food vendors such as Las Delicias, as well as other snacks and drinks. The event also includes performances by Mariachi Viva Jalisco and folkloric and salsa dancers. Youngsters can create their own stuffed animals, journals, stress stars, canvas paintings and other crafts. Soap bubble artist Big Poppa Bubble will also be on hand. 

In the event of rain, Amigo Fest will be moved to Old Main on the UCA campus.