This is a must-see event for any die-hard nacho lover out there!! This year the festival runs Oct. 13-15 with an itinerary full of live music, art, cultural activities and, of course, the popular "biggest nacho of the world" contest, an event which is registered in the Guinness Book of World Records. Though I’ve never attended, I’m putting this on the agenda for future years. If I can make it out there, I’ll write a full report on my findings.
Learn more about the event at: http://mexicolesstraveled.com/nachofest.htm
I’ve read a lot of conflicting stories about the birth of nacho (from Wikipedia, etc ), but this one seems the most legitimate. Here’s what the site says about nachos:
"Yep, the nacho. Born in the late 1940’s in Piedras Negras, Mexico, it’s beginnings may have been a little humble. But down through the years it has grown into one of the world’s most favorite and famous snacks. Now, every year the nacho is celebrated in grand style at the International Nacho Fest in the place of its birth, Piedras Negras."
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