Montebello Food Fair Set for this Weekend
Monday, May 7th, 2012
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
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
Don’t forget to bring Mom…after all it is Mother’s Day Weekend!!