Cinco de Mayo festival promises a spicy good time

Last Updated by Chip Chandler on
The Cinco de Mayo Fajita Festival is set for Friday.

By Chip Chandler — Digital Content Producer

Sizzling meats from more than 20 cooking teams will be available Friday at the annual Cinco de Mayo Fajita Festival.

The event, held by the Amarillo Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, runs from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday at Fourth Avenue and Grant Street in downtown Amarillo.

Thousands are expected to party at the event, which will include live music by Norteño star Michael SalgadoLos Capi and Bakersfield Twang.

"It's for the community," said Juan Pinela, AHCoC marketing staff member. "We like to make it a fun competition ... and the businesses are not out there soliciting you. It's businesses out there giving back to the community."

About 50 booths offering food, drink and prizes will line the streets. Panhandle PBS will provide cookies from Carrie's Cakes and Cupcakes Too.

Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican army's victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla in 1862 and, more generally, is a celebration of Mexican-American culture.

Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the gate. Call 806-379-8800.

Look for the Panhandle PBS booth at the Cinco de Mayo Fajita Festival on Friday for free cookies.
Photo by Cullen Lutz



Chip Chandler is a digital content producer for Panhandle PBS. He can be contacted at, at @chipchandler1 on Twitter and on Facebook.


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