Our Piyesta Pinoy 2015 Experience in Bolingbrook, Illinois

This was our first time to check out and we were curious on what Piyesta Pinoy is. Last Saturday, on a sunny weather we drove to Bolingbrook, Illinois and experience the Filipino style feastival featuring artists, vendors and performers showcasing the Filipino Talent. Different groups or organizations were present to promote our country and a perfect timing to introduce some of their craft like personalized or custom shirts, accessories, artworks, home decors and a lot more. The tents were divided into 3 - Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.

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Upon entering the venue, you'll able to see the event's main activity - entertainment. There were solo or group performances (music and dance group) from different places in Illinois (mostly from Chicago). I was delighted to hear folk songs like "Si Pilemon, Leron-leron sinta and Atin Cu Pung Sing sing"!!!

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Besides the stage, there is a long stretch of food vendors. As we crave for our Filipino dishes and delicacies, expect a very long time to each different tents. I saw pancit, puto, Filipino style barbecue, several kakanin, ginatan, halo-halo...and pinoy dishes like chicken, beef or pork (mechado, kaldereta, inihaw). Since we ate our late lunch at home, we don't have the chance to taste them so I decided to purchase ulam (for my baon) the next day at Uni Mart in Dempster (Niles).

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Invited guests from the Philippines were Geneva Cruz and Sam Milby. We didn't have the chance to see them because it's already late and it's too hot in the middle of the day (it's an open field event so most of them brought folding chairs and camping umbrellas.

The goal of this event is to unite and celebrate our Philippine Independence Day. Also a perfect weekend to bond with your family and friends.

Mabuhay ang mga Pilipino sa Overseas!!!

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