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El Grito de Independencia & Taco Cook-Off



Date: September 20, 2014

Time: 6pm-10pm

Location: Stark Field

Attendance: 8,000

The City of El Centro and the Consulate of Mexico are celebrating Mexican Independence Day with an exciting event! “Grito de Independencia and Taco Cook-Off”  at Stark Field in El Centro.  Event patrons will enjoy the excitement of cultural music, authentic cuisine, and artesian merchandise at this Celebration of Mexican Independence. The historical ceremony of “El Grito” will be showcased amidst the best tacos that the community has to offer. Artists and artisans will proudly display their handiwork with many items available for sale.

This is your big chance to gain fame and awards for your most mouth watering taco recipes.Local restaurants and organizations compete along with individual members of our community for the prestigious title of “Best Taco in El Centro.” Last year, this event was a huge success with for everyone and this year, we expect even bigger and better results with over 8,000 people in attendance. Bring your family out for fun evening to commemorate Mexican heritage and independence. “Grito de Independencia & Taco Cook-Off” will be an evening of traditional celebrations, mouth watering tacos, authentic Mexican ceremony and activities for all ages.

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