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Yakima's first taco festival to raise money for local businesses

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YAKIMA, Wash. - Taco lovers are invited to satisfy their craving at an event aimed to help out local businesses.

The first-ever Yakima Taco Fest will be held Saturday, Sept. 15 at Historic North Front Street, according to a press release.

Event Coordinator Priscilla Trevino says the festival will be kicking off National Hispanic Heritage Month.

“I definitely want people to just keep in mind that this is just our kick off to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and have a great time, enjoy all the craft beverages that are going to be available and all the awesome local taco vendors," said Trevino.

Central Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Craft Beverage Yakima will host the gathering, happening from 4 until 8 p.m.

Attendees will have access to tacos from nine vendors as well as drinks from seven other vendors. Live entertainment will be put on for the entirety of the event.

Organizers said all proceeds raised in the festival will go towards supporting local small businesses.

Those interested in attending have their last chance to purchase $12 tickets online Thursday, Sept. 13. According to organizers, purchases include entry to the event and a plastic 12 oz. souvenir cup.

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