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Cheekwood’s 16th Annual
EL DIA DE LOS MUERTOS
Fall Festival
Saturday, October 24, 2015
10:00am – 5:00pm

The festivals of Mexico and Latin America are world renowned for their colorful decorations, energetic music, and cultural significance. El Día de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead, is no exception! The holiday is one of the most important celebrations in Latin America and demonstrates the culture’s strong sense of love and respect for one’s ancestors while celebrating the continuance of life. Join in the festivities and learn more about this unique holiday as you tour the altars, shop in the marketplace, explore traditional arts and crafts, and enjoy live music and dance.

Marketplace VENDOR APPLICATIONS - Deadline is FRIDAY, August 21
Want to sell your art, goods, or food in the Marketplace? Complete the Vendor Application and return it to mhardgrave@cheekwood.org by Friday, August 21.

Click here to download the Vendor Application.
(Please note: Submission of application does not secure acceptance or placement of booth.)


TAPETE DISPLAY & COMPETITION

What is tapete? Tapete is the Spanish word for carpet. Usually made with colored sand, these “carpets” are a tradition for Día de los Muertos because, like life, they are temporary. At Cheekwood, participants will use a similar temporary medium, chalk, to create the large-scale colorful murals to honor the deceased. Experience the brilliance of these custom designs before they wash away!  Click here to download the registration form.

 

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