Heritage Festival to return to Delano — messiness and all

Delano’s Fall Heritage Festival will return to the city’s downtown from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22. Here, Delano Royalty mess up their makeup during the pie-eating contest held at last year’s festival. Pictured are Jessica Cook, Larissa Hoen and Kara Burley indulging in banana cream pies. This year’s outdoor event will round up artists, farmers, vendors, musicians, organizations and businesses all in one spot. Area residents will show off favorite recipes in a chili cook-off and compete in a medallion hunt. And, as always, eats will be available. (File photo by Bill Nord)