World Food and Music Festival returns to Des Moines this weekend

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Preparations are underway downtown for the World Food and Music Festival.The three-day experience will host about 50 food vendors representing 27 countries as well as performances by local artists.Ninety-thousand people are anticipated to attend the event.”It’s a great way to experience different cultures that are represented here in Des Moines. As well as just learn everything that’s going on in the world,” said Amelia Klatt with the Des Moines Partnership.An exciting addition this year will be the one dollar samples each tent will have.The Filipino Store has been voted the champions of the festival for three years in a row and they are looking forward to welcoming back customers.They’ve been rated the crowd favorite at the festival for the past three years for their shumai.”My friends and I call it heaven on a toothpick,” said Kimberly Roberts with the Filipino Store. “It’s a little dumpling that we put soy sauce in and it has pork and shrimp in it.”Entry is free into the festival.The event runs Friday through Sunday, the hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 a.m. on Sunday.

Preparations are underway downtown for the World Food and Music Festival.

The three-day experience will host about 50 food vendors representing 27 countries as well as performances by local artists.

Ninety-thousand people are anticipated to attend the event.

“It’s a great way to experience different cultures that are represented here in Des Moines. As well as just learn everything that’s going on in the world,” said Amelia Klatt with the Des Moines Partnership.

An exciting addition this year will be the one dollar samples each tent will have.

The Filipino Store has been voted the champions of the festival for three years in a row and they are looking forward to welcoming back customers.

They’ve been rated the crowd favorite at the festival for the past three years for their shumai.

“My friends and I call it heaven on a toothpick,” said Kimberly Roberts with the Filipino Store. “It’s a little dumpling that we put soy sauce in and it has pork and shrimp in it.”

Entry is free into the festival.

The event runs Friday through Sunday, the hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 a.m. on Sunday.

https://www.kcci.com/article/world-food-and-music-festival-returns-to-des-moines-iowa-this-weekend/41236646

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