Wednesday, October 24, 2012
See colorful photos of dancers, musicians and the winner of the pupusa cook-off at the festival.
The World of Montgomery festival showcased the county's diversity through music, dance and food in downtown Wheaton. Read the full article about the festival on Wheaton Patch. Do you have any photos from the Oct. 21 festival in Wheaton? Upload them to our gallery.
The festival showcased four Montgomery County immigrant populations and held a Salvadoran-style cook-off for the best pupusa.
Montgomery County is home to many people from different cultures and the World of Montgomery festival, which took place Sunday afternoon in downtown Wheaton, showcased the county’s diversity through music, dance and food. “We are so proud to celebrate our cultural diversity,” Susan Jenkins, CEO of the Arts and Humanity Council, said. “We need to learn and respect one another and this festival helps us do that.” For its fourth annual celebration, the festival partnered with Kids International Discovery (KID) Museum to create an international village, with four large tents representing China, India, El Salvador and Ethiopia. Jill Chessen, co-founder of KID Museum, was pleased with the turnout. “Montgomery is such a diverse county,” Chessen…
Monday, October 22, 2012
Which pupusa was your favorite?
La Frontera, a Latin American restaurant in Silver Spring, won the title of Best Pupuseria at the World of Montgomery Festival on Sunday, beating out Wheaton restaurants Los Cobanos and Sergio's Place, and Rockville restaurant El Boquerón II. For $5, festival goers could sample pupusas from each restaurant and vote using an orange scorecard. What is your favorite place to eat pupusas in Montgomery County? Tell us in the comments.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Fourth annual festival in Wheaton will showcase the county’s cultural roots in China, Ethiopia, India and El Salvador.
An International Village. A parade of nations. A whirlwind of song and dance. A culinary battle royale, Salvadoran-style. That and more will be in store on Sunday at the World of Montgomery Festival in downtown Wheaton, the fourth annual celebration of the county's far-flung roots. The festival runs from noon to 5 p.m. at Grandview Avenue and Reedie Drive, one block from the Wheaton Metro station. Thanks to a partnership with Kid International Discovery Museum, it will be the largest free event Montgomery County has ever orchestrated. The festival is fit for all ages, but is especially kid-friendly. The county partnered with the KID Museum to create an International Village, with four large tents representing China, India, El Salvador …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Volunteer can help in the International Village or march in the Parade of Nations at the Oct. 21 festival in Wheaton.
Would you like to volunteer at the World of Montgomery Festival on Oct. 21? Festival organizers are looking for "individuals and organizations representing countries from around the world" to march in a parade wearing traditional dress and carrying flags or banners. The parade will take place at the end of the festival in downtown Wheaton, at 4:30 p.m. Groups must pre-register on the World of Montgomery Festival website. Festival organizers are also looking for volunteers in the International Village, whose four main tents showcase the cultures of El Salvador, China, India and Ethiopia. Volunteers can earn SSL hours by assisting in crafts and activities, or acting as country ambassadors. See the World of Montgomery Festival website for …
Friday, October 5, 2012
Five Montgomery County restaurants will compete for the title of 'Best Pupuseria' at the World of Montgomery Festival on Oct. 21.
If you need another reason to come to the World of Montgomery Festival in Wheaton on Oct. 21, let it be for the pupusas, those fried corn-dough pockets of cheese, pork and beans. Five Salvadoran restaurants in Montgomery County will be competing in a pupusa cookoff, with festival goers as the judges. Here's how it works: buy a $5 ticket online or at the festival, sample pupusas from each restaurant, and vote for your favorite. Tasting and voting will go on from 12-3 p.m. The winner will be announced at 3 p.m., but pupusas (and other Salvadoran food) will continue to be sold until the end of the festival. Here are the names of the restaurants in the competition: Patch spoke with Manny Hidalgo, the executive director of the Latino Economic …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
The Oct. 21 festival will spotlight the cultures of four of Montgomery County's largest immigrant populations--from China, India, El Salvador and Ethiopia.
The World of Montgomery Festival returns to Wheaton in a few weeks—but with new life breathed into it. In addition to the ethnic food, music and dance performances from years past, the free festival will highlight the cultures of four large immigrant populations in Montgomery County. The festival will take place Sunday, Oct. 21, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the large parking lot at the intersection of Grandview Avenue and Reedie Drive in Wheaton. The county has partnered with the Kid International Discovery Museum to create an International Village, with four large tents representing China, India, El Salvador and Ethiopia. Children at the family-friendly festival can get a "passport" stamped at each tent for participating in different …