Everything is ready for the 9th Annual International Food Festival to be held on Thursday, March 25, at the New McAllen Convention Center from 6 to 9 p.m.

The McAllen Chamber of Commerce Chamber invites the community to be a part of this fun-filled event that will introduce the wide variety of international cuisine that makes up the Rio Grande Valley‚s unique culture.

This year’s event theme will be “A Mexican Fiesta,” so prepare yourself for some great Mexico’s music and folkore dancing.

Come join us in sampling menu items from the best McAllen, the Rio Grande Valley, and Mexico have to offer. Some of the restaurants that will be participating, among others, are: Taste of India, Delia’s Tamales, Kumori, Poncho’s Mexico Nuevo Restaurant, La Terraza, Jason’s Deli, Cornerstone Grill, Rudy’s BBQ, Taqueria el Zarape, Alahambra, Valley Coca-Cola, Budweiser, Feldman’s, Bad Bobs BBQ, Russo’s Pizzeria and many more.

Judges will appraise the different booths but the public, also, will be part of the judging as they decide the People‚s Choice Award.

Tickets are $15 with children under 10 allowed free entrance. For further information, contact the McAllen Chamber of Commerce at 682-2871.