For the East Side of Riverside, there is nothing new about La Gran Fiesta Ranchera.
I can not tell you how many years that this festival, er um, fiesta has been going on, but I can say that I remember visiting it with friends back in Jr. High School.
The event, which is an annual fundraiser for Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine on Victoria Ave, draws an amazing crowd and some great musical talent.
And then there is the food…………
That is what this event is all about (okay, maybe that is just me!).
Carnitas, tamales, corn, jugos…….. and of coarse pizza! Afterall, what would a fiesta be without pizza?
Traditional carnival style games line one side of the venue and greet visitors as they enter.
Food, beverages, and entertainment fill the rest.