International Cuban Sandwich Festival postponed to fall 2020

Photo of a traditional Cuban sandwich

The International Cuban Sandwich Festival is the most delicious event of the year. The event was supposed to have taken place back in March, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic it had to be pushed. This food festival brings in competitors from across the country and the world — most notably from South Korea where a pair have launched a Tampa-themed restaurant.

Event organizers announced that the festival has been postponed to Sunday November 8, 2020. All previously announced competitors from across the world are still scheduled to attend. International Cuban Sandwich Festival emanates from Centennial Park.

Cuban Sandwiches before Turkey Day

Last year, vendors attempted to set the record for the world’s largest Cuban sandwich — and they’re looking to do the same this year with a 170+-foot sandwich in November.

This year, the event’s savory Smackdown Sunday event will feature more than 100 food, cultural and business vendors. Avid shufflers will get to flex their mental muscles during a community Dominos tournament.

Witness the creation of the world’s longest Cuban sandwich

If you somehow manage to not be entertained by all of that, then there will also be live music and dance performances throughout the day.

These vendors aren’t just filtering in from around Florida, Cuban sandwich enthusiasts from Los Angeles, South Korea France and London will be in attendance sharing their craft with the Tampa community.

A day of delicious delights

The 9th Annual International Cuban Sandwich Festival takes place on November 9 from 11am-6pm. It’s free to attend; however those looking for a VIP experience can purchase VIP tickets. Those tickets include access to the exclusive VIP area, and a sampling of the Cuban Sandwich contest entries and refreshments.

You can register for the event and get your free tickets here. Centennial Park is located at 1800 East 8th Avenue.

Follow the Cuban Sandwich Festival on Facebook for updates on one of the biggest food events in Florida.

Written by Andrew Harlan

Andrew Harlan

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