It is our pleasure to introduce the 24th Cincinnati Hispanic Festival an event that is organized to share with Cincinnati our cultural diversity, traditions and unite the two communities.
The Hispanic Culture Society of Cincinnati, a 501c3, organizes the annual event in partnership with the community and local businesses. Our festival is managed and staffed exclusively by volunteers who are committed to our mission of providing assistance to the local Hispanic community through educational programs (Scholarships) and resources to the needy. These programs are funded through the proceeds of the festival, and through your generous sponsorship. They open the door to current generations to an honorable future in this country.
This year we are expecting a record in attendees (15,000 two days), we are innovating the event introducing new activities such as the raffle of a car in the event, the closing ceremony will be accompanied with fireworks and presentation of new musical variety.
We would like to invite you to be part of this unique experience of the Latin American music, folkloric dance, and traditional Latino food. For businesses wishing to introduce themselves to the Hispanic community and connect with other minority businesses, this is an invaluable opportunity.
On behalf of the Hispanic Culture Society of Cincinnati, its volunteers, and those we serve, we humbly look forward to your support of the Cincinnati Hispanic Festival and have enclosed information on several sponsorship levels for your consideration.
Please do not hesitate to contact us directly for more details and information at 513-371-4258, Facsimile: 513-948-1823, or via email to: Eduardo Montes - Edmontes777@gmail.com. Juanita Salinas - Nitasalinas@yahoo.com , Fr. Rodolfo Coaquira - firstname.lastname@example.org Matilde Evans -email@example.com, Rubén Comparan - firstname.lastname@example.org .
Take these following steps to support the Cincinnati Hispanic Festival this year:
Send artwork and materials needed to Eduardo Montes
Note: All Artwork to be received no later than August 15, 2017 to apper in Program Book, Website, and all advertisement materials.
Website provides a logo for the front of the sponsor tile (see examples to the right) and text for the back. See the logo and text length recommendations below with each option for best presentation. Provide both English and Spanish versions of the text or let us translate it for you. Sponsor tiles are place on the website upon completion of the transaction.
The Cincinnati Hispanic Festival has been successful for twenty years thanks to the volunteers from our rich and vibrant community. Just last year, our two day event drew a crowd of over 30,000 diverse attendees. Volunteer hours are scheduled in three shifts each day— 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
This year, we once again need your help. If you would like to join us in making this event's success possible for 2017, we need volunteers in the following areas:
The 24st Cincinnati Hispanic Fest is coming soon - September 9 & 10.This is the parish festival of St. Charles Borromeo Church in Carthage. It is managed and staffed exclusively by volunteers and its proceeds are used solely for the benefit of the Catholic Hispanic community in Cincinnati. Last year 20,000 visitors enjoyed food, entertainment, Hispanic culture and much more.
The first festival was celebrated back in 1994 at St. Aloysius Church in Elmwood Place. At that time the Catholic Hispanic community in Cincinnati celebrated mass there at 2:00 on Sunday afternoons. On Sunday September 11, that first festival was held in the small parking lot between the church and the former school building. It began after the mass that day and lasted just a couple of hours, featuring a couple a groups making food and entertainment provided by community members.
The festival remained small and low key until 1997, when the community moved to their new home at St. Charles Borromeo Church. There the festival was able to expand in a much larger parking lot space. A raised stage was added, with a dancing area in front. The variety food choices diversified, with community members from different countries featuring their native specialties. The popularity of the festival grew and began to receive some notoriety outside of the church community. It received the Cincinnati Enquirer's "Good Taste" Award in 2000. In 2002 the festival began crowning a Festival Queen.
Each year the crowds continued to grow. The festival expanded to the parking space at Su Casa across the street from the church, but even that was not enough to prevent the event from becoming overcrowded. The surrounding neighborhood was being disrupted. Parking became such a major headache that a shuttle service from parking spaces of nearby businesses was set up. By 2004 it was clear that a bigger space was needed.
The solution to this problem was two blocks to the north. In 2005 the Hispanic festival moved to the Hamilton County Fair Grounds. It was the ideal place for the festival to spread its wings. The venue provided a larger performance stage and more space for an audience. It allowed for an even larger variety of foods and arts and crafts. There was space for community groups and local businesses to have a presence in order to connect with the hispanic community. The festival added rides and other attractions for children and other new attractions for adults.
In 2013 the long-established Copa Su Casa soccer tournament joined the party. The semi-final and final games took place at the festival and the awards were presented on stage.
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