Free Roasted Corn Festival is taking place this weekend in San Antonio

Elote is a traditional Mexican street food

Roasted corn on the grill (Pexels)

SAN ANTONIO – If you love elote then you’re going to want to check out the San Antonio Roasted Corn Festival this weekend.

The free event will take place from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on March 25 and 26 at 7701 FM 1346, not far from the FM 1516 intersection on the city’s East Side.

Elote, a traditional Mexican street food, is typically roasted and then covered with mayonnaise and other toppings like Cotija cheese, lime juice, cilantro and chili powder.

“Joining us this year will be our 2022 Winners, New Corn Vendors, and previous corn vendors all wanting your vote for the 2023 Champion Best Elote Contest,” according to the event website.

There will be live entertainment, Folklorico dancers and a DJ in addition to the fair food.

“Our event is family and pet friendly, with various games and ponies on site for the children to enjoy as well. We allow public-friendly pets (with leashes) at our event. See pet booths for awesome items,” festival organizers said.

Attendees don’t have to purchase tickets for the free festival but the event does charge for parking. General parking is $5 and VIP parking is $10.

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Mary Claire Patton has been a journalist with KSAT 12 since 2015. She has reported on several high-profile stories during her career at KSAT and specializes in trending news and things to do around Texas and San Antonio.