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Bring An Appetite to World of Foodies on the Downtown Carrollton Square

Post Date:09/07/2021 3:47 PM

WOF-2021-image-NoFPassportGrab the family and come out for a tasty adventure in Historic Downtown Carrollton (1106 S. Broadway Street) on Saturday, September 18 from 3-9 p.m. for the third annual World of Foodies. Bring an appetite and listen to music, celebrate multiple nationalities, chow down on a world of culture and cuisine, and support Dallas-Fort Worth restaurants, craft vendors, and small businesses.

The World of Foodies gathering will be limited to the Downtown Square and the surrounding parking spaces, keeping safety and wellbeing top of mind while still having a fun lineup of performers, henna artists, origami and Fabergé egg crafts, a photo booth, plus a loteria with prizes. A sensory-friendly tent will also be on-site, offering a quiet space for children and adults with special needs to relax and take a break from the noise and crowd.

The event is free to attend, and food vendors will be selling their culturally-themed specialties at varying prices. Experience international flavors, including Caribbean, German, Mexican, Salvadoran, and Texas BBQ foods. Craft vendors will also be on hand with culturally-diverse novelties and creations.

The decision has been made to skip the Foodie Passport program this year. If you have already purchased a passport, Freshtix will be issuing a refund. As a token of appreciation for your understanding, a gift will be waiting for you at the information tent at the event. Present your confirmation email, and receive a World of Foodies souvenir glass, plus a voucher for a free drink.  

The entertainment starts at 3 p.m. with Polynesian performances by Grace Hula Dance Company with dancers swaying their hips and moving their hands to tell a story to the beat of Tahitian drums, then music by the Mariachi Quetzal band at 4:30 p.m., an award-winning ensemble of musicians from all over the state of Texas, Music Ministry Conservatory (MMC) at 6 p.m. with an authentic Korean performance, and Kamica King at 8 p.m. with her soulful music and acoustic stylings to complete the evening’s entertainment. Times are subject to change.

Between 7-8 p.m., attendees can participate in a Spanish game of chance called Loteria, played like bingo. Instead of numbers, each board features images and the corresponding name for each image in Spanish. The images are drawn from a deck of cards and called out for players to mark off on their board. The first person to complete their board shouts “¡Buenas!” and wins a prize.

Beat the heat and have some fun in Carrollton with a variety of drinks. El Rincon Mexican Kitchen & Tequila Bar will be serving house margaritas, Rincon tea, and a variety of beer, including a selection from local favorite 3 Nations Brewing Company.

Event sponsors to date include Dallas Medical Center and El Rincon.

For more information, find World of foodies at cityofcarrollton.com/downtown.


Carrollton to Host World of Foodies Fest on the Downtown Square
Posted  8/4/2021 3:00 PM

World-of-Foodies-imageGrab the family and come out for a tasty adventure in Historic Downtown Carrollton (1106 S. Broadway Street) on Saturday, September 18 from 3-9 p.m. for the third annual World of Foodies Fest.

Enjoy authentic international refreshments, take time for an “Around the World” photo op, hold out a hand for a free henna design, and play some games on the Square.

Bring an appetite and listen to music, celebrate multiple nationalities, and chow down on a world of culture and cuisine. The entertainment starts at 3 p.m. with Polynesian performances, then a Mariachi band at 4:30 p.m., Korean entertainers at 6 p.m., and Kamica King at 8 p.m. with her soulful music and acoustic stylings to complete the evening’s entertainment. Times are subject to change.

The event is free to attend, and food vendors will be selling their culturally-themed specialties at varying prices. Experience international flavors including Cajun, Caribbean, Cuban, Filipino, Greek, Hawaiian, Korean, Mexican, Thai, and Vietnamese foods. Craft vendors will also be on hand with culturally-diverse novelties and creations.

Beat the heat and have some fun in Carrollton with a variety of drinks. El Rincon Mexican Kitchen & Tequila Bar will be serving house margaritas, Rincon tea, and a variety of beer including a selection from local favorite 3 Nations Brewing Company.

For the ultimate experience, purchase a Foodie Passport for ages 21+ before the event for $30 while supplies last. The Passport provides 10 food samples from select vendors and includes a World of Foodies souvenir glass for redeeming one free 8 oz. drink. Pick up a Foodie Passport at Crosby Recreation Center (1610 E. Crosby Road) from Wednesday, September 1 through Friday, September 17 during operating hours to receive additional free Carrollton-brand SWAG.

Event sponsors to date include Dallas Medical Center and El Rincon. 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 and to purchase a Foodie Passport, find World of foodies at cityofcarrollton.com/downtown.


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