The San Antonio community came together for one final celebration of Fiesta 2022! A record number of more than 8,000 attendees touched down at Texas A&M University-San Antonio for the annual Festival de Cascarones on April 10, closing out Fiesta 2022 as the official finale. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year marks the first in-person, on-campus Festival de Cascarones since 2019.
The evening included the announcement of two Golden Egg Competition student winners, who each received a tuition waiver for the Summer 2022 or Fall 2022 Semester. The two winners included Javier Carlos Hernandez, a new incoming transfer student currently studying at Northwest Vista College and working full time, and Abraham Segundo, a current student at the University.
One-hundred Golden eggs were hidden on campus for attendees to find and later exchange for custom-made Festival de Cascarones merchandise, including tumblers, t-shirts, and the official Texas A&M-San Antonio Fiesta medal, all on display and also available for purchase. The community enjoyed more than 50 vendors with half being student organizations; musical performances by the Jaguarettes Dance Team, A&M-SA Mariachi, and Havana NRG, among others; and activities such as face painting, a Kid Zone, and pet rock adoption. Capping off the festival was the event’s musical headliner, Texas country artist Kevin Fowler.
This year was also particularly special because of the programming FDC organizers were able to include. “It was a significant event because we were able to open buildings and incorporate programs, such as an Esports scrimmage. We were also able to include admitted students as part of the Fiesta celebration and have VIDA San Antonio hold their activation zone during the event. Those three activations made the festival even more significant this year,” said Abigail Montanez Manager, Event Services Office of the President.
Join us for next year’s Festival de Cascarones on April 30, 2023! ¡VIVA FIESTA!