HOLA announces schedule for food festival | News

HOLA Lakeway has finalized the program for this year’s 6th Annual International Food Festival.

The festival will be on September 4th at the Morristown Farmer’s Market and Downtown Green, and it is free to attend.

It kicks off at 10 a.m. and closes at 4:30 p.m. and will feature a diverse variety of entertainment options representing the cultural mosaic that is the Lakeway Area. This year’s entertainment program will unfold in in the following schedule:

10 a.m. Encore Theatrical Company Young Starts

11 a.m. Traditional Dance from Michoacán, Mexico, Group Corazon Alegre

11:30 a.m. Baile del Brinco Chinelo “Dance the Jump,” La Comparsa Soñadores de Morristown

12 p.m. Brandi Turner Music

1 p.m. San Patricio Folkloric Dance Group

1:30 p.m. Mariachi Isidro Chino

2 p.m. Micronesian Traditional Dance

2:30 p.m. Eastern Arabic Countries Dance

3 p.m. Traditional Dance, Los Moros

3:30 p.m. Tamborazo del Rancho band

HOLA Lakeway’s co-founder, Willie Santana, will serve as Master of Ceremonies. In addition to the entertainment, .food vendors from will represent a variety of culinary tradition from four continents.

Food vendors will represent the United States, Mexico, Indonesia, Thailand, Pakistan, Venezuela, Bolivia, Colombia, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, Scotland, England, Ireland, and the Federated States of Micronesia.

Additionally, a variety of nonprofits and government entities will be on hand to present and engage with the community.

Deb Miksa HC*EXCELL’s Art Coordinator for the Arts Build Skills Initiative will run an art booth with activities for children of all ages. The American Red Cross will have an exhibit on important health and safety topics, and representatives from the Morristown-Hamblen Library will attend.

Because of the ongoing pandemic, HOLA has partnered with the Hamblen County Health Department, Cherokee Health Systems, and The Tennessee Health Care Campaign to offer all three the COVID-19 vaccines during the festival and provide direct, accurate, and timely information about the vaccines, the pandemic, and community health.