The McAllen Chamber of Commerce and area chefs are planning the 8th Annual International Food Festival scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 26, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the new McAllen Convention Center. Come savor the fine cuisine from several McAllen and Rio Grande Valley restaurants.

The Festival will offer an opportunity for restaurants and caterers to showcase the many delicacies from their menus and promote their businesses.

Last year’s event featured more than 40 restaurants serving sample portions of main course items such as prime rib, shrimp, Mexican food, pasta, coffee, desserts and more.

A panel of judges will select the recipients of the Best of Show Award in the two different participating categories. Attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in selecting their favorite restaurant for the coveted People’s Choice Award.

To reserve a booth or for sponsorship information, call Teresa Rodriguez or Anita Saldaña at the McAllen Chamber of Commerce, 956-682-2871.