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Empanada Fest


Thank you for your interest in Empanada-Fest, however we have reached capacity for the event and registration is now closed. Tickets WILL NOT be available at the door. This is a pre-sale event only. Thank you!

Pawtucket-Central Falls are hosting the first ever PCF Empanada-Fest on Saturday, September 18th from 1 pm – 3 pm at Slater Park (401 Newport Ave, Pawtucket, RI).* This event is a celebration of the local empanada making restaurant community in a friendly competition where the participants are the judges! Participants can register online to join the event and rate their favorite empanadas. Each registered participants will receive one judging card which entitles them to a free sample empanada/patty from each of the ten (10) local restaurant vendors. Participants will then rate their top three favorites, 1 = Top Choice, 2 = Second Choice, 3 = Third Choice. At the conclusion of the event, the votes will be tallied and winners announced!


Each participant who submits a judging card will be automatically entered into a raffle to win $50 gift card from their choice of the 10 participating restaurants.


Participating Restaurants:


·         EP Kitchen

·         La Arepa

·         Matos Bakery

·         DG Café

·         Las Delicias De Mi Tierra

·         10 Rocks Restaurant

·         JA Patty

·         El Paisa Restaurant

·         El Carriel Antioqueño

·         La Sorpresa Bakery



Click HERE to register for the PCF Empanada-Fest (registration will open on Tuesday, August 3rd)


The total price per person is $10.00. Spots are limited to the first 200 people to register. For questions, please contact


This event is taking place the same day as the Family Fun Day in Slater Park. There will also be music, ice cream trucks and other food vendors, fun houses and games, and art vendors selling their goods at locations adjacent to the Empanada-Fest.


*If there is poor weather on the 18th, the event will be moved to the next day, Sunday, September 19th at the same time.*

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