The inaugural Loreto Food and Wine Festival was held earlier this year on the Paseo in the Loreto Bay resort. Hundreds took to the street in a celebration with a great cause at heart (literally): a new EKG for the local hospital in Loreto, Baja California Sur.
Here is a video recap below of the festival.
WATCH: LORETO FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL
WATCH: More Loreto, Baja videos here.
Although we filmed hours of footage, we could only pack so many appearances into the final cut. I want to thank everyone who spoke to us on camera. A special thanks to a one Sherry Folken who is perhaps the best funk/swinging/wild/fun dancer ever spotted in or around Loreto Bay.
But most of all, thanks are in order to the organizers — Rodolfo Guerrero, Tanni Graichen, Heidi Gatens and Miki Edwards — for their extraordinary efforts in getting this festival off the ground. There was tremendous support too from local government (Municipality of Loreto) and businesses including many Loreto restaurants that generously shared their culinary talents. It’s an auspicious debut, and let’s hope they’ve started a tradition all us gringos, locals, community leaders, ex-pats, vacationers alike can enjoy for years to come.
I’m told plans are well underway for the 2nd annual edition which is scheduled for March 2013. If you’re making plans to visit Loreto this could be yet one more reason to be sure to pack your dancing shoes.
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