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Rockdale to host Fiesta
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There will be a fiesta in Rockdale this weekend.

The Georgia International Horse Park will once again host Fiesta Georgia from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Sunday. The event is free to the public.

The third annual event will feature music, food, entertainment, arts and crafts, culture and community activities as part of Georgia's Hispanic Heritage Month, which lasts through Oct. 15.

There will be live music all day from the main stage, starting with the Rockdale County High School band from 11:20 to 11:55 a.m. Five more bands will follow, and then Grupo Paloma, an award winning regional Mexican band will close out the day from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m.

There will also be a kid's stage for children to enjoy various activities such as shows and demonstrations.

"We're going to have full day of regional Mexican music and children performers," said Katie Anderson, Communications Manager at the Lanza Group. "We'll have authentic Latin food vendors, arts and crafts, clowns, pony rides and more."

This will be an especially joyous fiesta for Mexican Americans as 2010 marks the bicentennial of Mexico's independence.

Anderson said Fiesta Georgia typically brings in 30,000 people and will continue to draw that many to Conyers in the foreseeable future.

It's the second year for Fiesta Georgia at the Horse Park, and will be the first of a new three-year agreement the site recently signed with the event's sponsor the Lanza Group.

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