Que Rico! Latin American Food Festival returns

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latinfestPupusas from El Salvador, baleadas from Honduras, authentic taco from Mexico: Savor the flavors of Latin America without leaving Hilton Head Island at the upcoming Latin American Food Festival.

The festival — now in its ninth year — is a fundraiser to benefit the Volunteers in Medicine Clinic on Hilton Head. Roughly 65 percent of the clinic’s patients are Latino, and organizer of the festival, Latinos Unidos, wants to give back to the clinic. Last year’s event raised $37,737 for the clinic; over the years, Latinos Unidos has donated more than $118,000 — all raised at the festival.

This year’s event will be held from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept 30 at Shelter Cove Community Park. Admission is $3 for adults; children get in free. The festival will include Latin food, live music, dancing and a kids zone.