Montebello Food Fair Set for this Weekend

Scene from last year's food festival

MONTEBELLO—This year marks the 5th Annual Armenian Food Fair & Fest (AFFF) at Holy Cross Cathedral. The fun takes place on the Cathedral grounds, located at 900 West Lincoln Avenue in Montebello from noon to 10 p.m.

The festival is a “foodies” delight featuring an amazing and eclectic selection of delicious Armenian foods and desserts. Many traditional AFFF favorites will be featured, such as: delicious Shish Kabob dinners; Aunty Manig’s famous Piroshki’s; last year’s smash hits of Hye Nachos and Hye Tacos; and much more! Feast on our new and exciting menu items, created especially for your enjoyment.

Is your Sarma the best in town? Enter this year’s Hye Chef Competition and we’ll be the judge. Call us now and register for a chance to win First Prize… the deadline to enter is Friday, May 4.

Some of this year’s featured highlights include: an Arts & Crafts arena where all ages can work with Mesrobian School Art Director, Malvina Mkrian, to create lovely works of art from recycled materials; a cooking demonstration by cookbook author Barbara Ghazarian “Queen of Quince”; and a place to test your pitching, basketball, soccer and football skills in our all new Sports Zone. Young people and adults alike can enjoy some friendly competition in the backgammon, ping pong and Wii tournaments.

As always, the Festival will include: professional dance performances by the Alex Dance Group; Mayes Medadian’s acclaimed drum circle; and live music by very talented and popular musical artists…the Hosharian Brothers Band, Sako and the Element Band.

Organizers expressed their gratitude to the official Grand Sponsor, Joe and Nevair Samuelian & Family of Nationwide Environmental Services; Food Court Grand Sponsor, Zabel Iknadossian & Family of European Lion-International Machinery; Beer and Wine Garden Grand Sponsor, the Poochigian Family; Kids Zone Grand Sponsor, Harry and Kimberly Bagramian, along with countless additional supporters.

Admission to the Armenian Food Fair & Fest is $2 for Adults and Free for Kids (12 and under). Ample free parking will be available. For more information, registration for competitions and tournaments, schedule of performances, activities, and sponsorship information, please visit the Festival website at: or call (323) 314-1375.

Don’t forget to bring Mom…after all it is Mother’s Day Weekend!!


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