Carrollton to Host World of Foodies Fest on the Downtown Square
Join the City of Carrollton for a tasty adventure at the inaugural World of Foodies Fest in Historic Downtown Carrollton (1106 S. Broadway Street) on Saturday, June 29 from 3-9 p.m. Bring an appetite, listen to music, and chow down on a world of culture and cuisine any “foodie” would enjoy.
The event is free to attend and the entertainment starts with Latin beats played by Los Mariachi Locos from 3:30-4:30 p.m.; the music turns Caribbean with a live performance by Watusi Trio from 5-6 p.m.; Bollywood dancers will perform from 6:30-7:30 p.m.; and African drummers will end the evening from 8-9 p.m.
Stop by the game area on the Square, hold out a hand for a free henna design, and get a free calaca face painting. Experience the classic British game Pass the Parcel or check out the Tiki-themed games including a Limbo bar. Before moving on, stop for a photo op in front of the 7-foot “Around the World” map, where attendees can mark the places they have visited and see where others have been.
Vendors will provide food with an international or culturally-based theme with everything from pulled-pork and beef barbecue to Mad Fries and Crab Nachos including pollo tinga tacos, brisket tacos and churros, cheesy potato pierogi, haluski (cabbage, noodles, and bacon), Hawaiian Honey Cones with Hokkaido-style vanilla ice cream, New Orleans style snowballs, Spam musubis, a jasmine green tea lychee drink, and much more.
Sample-sized food bites will be available for $3, in addition to full-size portions at varying prices. Try some favorites or explore something new for those international taste buds.
For the ultimate experience, purchase a “Foodie Passport” for ages 21+ before the event for $30 while supplies last. Visit cityofcarrollton.com/signupnow and click the World of Foodies photo. Passports include two cocktail samples, nine food samples, and a souvenir World of Foodies glass.
Beat the heat and have some fun in Carrollton with a variety of drinks including BuzzBallz, El Rincon house margaritas the "Downtown Fresh" and the "Canadian Spring," Cruzan Rum Distillery frozen piña coladas, beer, and wine.
Event sponsors to date include BuzzBallz Cocktails, Dallas Medical Center, El Rincon Mexican Kitchen & Tequila Bar, HelloFresh, and Neighborhood Credit Union.
Don’t miss the chance to partner with World of Foodies Fest as a sponsor and get your company involved in the fun.
For more information, visit cityofcarrollton.com/downtown.