Full-on Filipino

At the Pistahan Parade and Festival, local Filipinos can find plenty of traditional food. So can everyone else, of course. And the elaborate pavilion system at the festival — art, dance, heritage, health, and creativity each get their own, with that last one just for kids — means the experience promises an exciting jolt of island culture. However, we figure it’s specifically Filipinos, not everyone else, who can rule the two most popular events (besides the parade on Saturday). You practically have to be a traditional grandma type to win the Adobo Cook-Off, right? And for the balut eating contest, well, athletes need to train from a very early age to be able to down boiled-in-the-shell embryonic ducklings, one after another. A very early age. We wish the winner, all contestants, and even the audience members the best of luck.
Aug. 14-15, 11 a.m., 2010

 
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