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Monday, Jun 03 2013 09:04 AM

PHOTO GALLERY: Latino Food Festival & Menudo Cook-off attracts crowd

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    During Sunday's 15 th annual Latino Food Festival & Menudo Cook-Off, for the third year in a row Eli Salinas and his son Vincent, left, prepare some hot menudo before the judges come around for a taste at the Kern County Fairgrounds. Their team is called Got Menudo?

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Got Menudo? team member Eli Salinas prepares his hot menudo Sunday at the Kern County Fairgrounds to compete in the menudo cook-off during the 15th annual Latino Food Festival with food booths, live entertainment, vendor booths, children's entertainment, a jalapeno eating contest and more.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    It was a hot day at the Kern County Fairgrounds during the annual Latino Food Festival & Menudo Cook-Off, so fans given out by Bright House were in full use by Sunday's attendees of the 15th annual event.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Mariachi San Marcos musicians including Leticia Ramirez, left, Julian Picasso, and Mauro Laris, right, put on a good show at the fairgrounds during the annual Latino Food Festival & Menudo Cook-Off.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    After playing Sunday at the fairgrounds during the annual Latino Food Festival & Menudo Cook-Off members of Mariachi San Marcos of Bakersfield get ready to head home.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Most of the crowd at the 15th annual Latino Food & Menudo Cook-Off stayed in the shade listening to the live entertainment at the Kern County Fairgrounds, Sunday.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Emmie Jimenez, left, and Lisa Ortiz.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Michelle and Adrian Becerra.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    John Espinoza, left, and Eddie Tello.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Jessica Torres, left, Ethan Ramirez, and Joe Torres, right.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Izamar Olaguez, left, and Elizabeth Olaguez.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Nolberta Lara and David Romero.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Priscilla Cortez, left, and Corrina Hernandez.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Ruben Ortiz and Allison Cruz.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Vincent and Eli Salinas.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Dante Aguilar, left, Omar Navarro, Carmen Cano, and Antonio Cano, right.

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By The Bakersfield Californian

Sunday's 15th annual Latino Food Festival & Menudo Cook-off at the Kern County Fairgrounds attracted quite a crowd. The day was packed with good food and music. We captured the day in photos.

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