The annual Multicultural Festival will be taking place this Saturday and Sunday (4/30 & 5/1) from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. each day.  The event will once again take place under the huge shade trees on the grounds of Sacred Heart Catholic Church located at 2508 Appleby Sand Road in Nacogdoches.

As the name of the event implies, the goal of this get-together is to showcase the food, talents, and cultures of some of the people who live in Deep East Texas. Father George Elliott, the pastor at Sacred Heart, points out that we are all God's children and we should embrace opportunities like this to learn about each other and to love our neighbors.

A quick word of caution, if you're driving by Sacred Heart Catholic Church this Saturday or Sunday afternoon, the smell of the smorgasbord of delicious foods being offered will draw you into the parking lot.

Here's a rundown of some of the food that will be served

  • Various Mexican food booths
  • Filipino food
  • Vietnamese Food along with crawfish
  • Tamales and funnel cakes by Immaculate Conception
  • Indian food
  • German Food Booth courtesy of St. Boniface Catholic High School
  • Baked goods and ice cream by the Ladies Guild
  • Reed's Fish and more (Saturday only)
  • Butcher Boy's BBQ sandwiches and sausage on a stick
  • Mama Rose Italian Ice
  • Ice, Ice Baby food truck with hamburgers, wings, and mangonadas

Saturday's entertainment will include

  • SFA Los Lendores Mariachi
  • Crime Stoppers Band
  • Ketzaly Mexican Dance Group
  • Felipe Hernandez

Sunday's entertainment includes:

  • Grupa Danza Folklorico son de Mexico
  • Ketzaly Mexican Dance Group
  • Old Town Brass Band
  • Twirlerettes

On Saturday, kids can enjoy the Rose Lake Ranch Petting Zoo, and then on Sunday, Meadow Ridge Archery will be hosting their fun tag game. Be sure to purchase raffle tickets while you're at the Multicultural Festival.  The top prize is $2500 cash.  Other prizes include tires, pellet grill, calf, spa package, and much more.  Tickets are $10 each, 6 for $50, or 15 for $100. Need not be present to win.

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