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Apr 19, 2010 7:26 PM by Melissa Hawkes

Gearing Up for Festival International

Workers are busy transforming the streets of Lafayette, into what’ll soon be Festival International

 

Adrienne Stewert, a Festival International representative, says to "expect lots of food and lots of music and arts and crafts,"

 

Stewert works all year round to make sure the five days of the festival run smoothly from start to finish. .

 

"A lot of preparation goes into the five days,” Stewert said. “It's really great to see all of our hard work and all of the volunteers hard work pay off."

 

One of the main attractions of the festival is all the different foods.

 

The owner of Tropical Smoothie, Gus Rezende, said "usually the good vendors run out of food by Sunday, we are hoping to be in that situation, that's our goal."

 

This year will be Tropical Smoothie’s Festival Debut—they’re hoping to offer something new …health food.

 

"I hope everybody come in want to eat a 9 grain bread with a chicken salad and guacamole and turkey," Rezende said.

 

Pamplona is also new on the food line up, and even though they already have a prime location downtown, they want to take it a step further.

 

Anson Trahen, a bartender at Pamplona said, “It's a big chance for us to really boost our profits… boost the business for the year."

 

Pamplona will be bringing their best items to the festival. The menu includes shrimp ceviche, roasted pork, and duck fat fries.

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