Nettie Hinton and I have been allies for 15 years.
Now in its 79th year, the fundraiser draws around 85,000 visitors, nets more than $1 million, and employs an army of about 11,000 volunteers annually
While they take mere seconds to crack over the heads of loved ones, cascarones are products of hours of work that spans nearly an entire year.
The first night of Night in Old San Antonio (NIOSA), one of the most popular and beloved Fiesta gatherings in the city, was in full swing Tuesday with thousands of people partaking in the multi-cultural celebration.
The event will take place everyday at La Villita from 5:30-10:30 p.m. until Friday, April 22.
Any San Antonio native or longtime resident knows that the dawn of spring means the dawn of Fiesta, one of San Antonio’s most beloved city-wide celebrations of culture, food, and history.
Editor’s Note: This article is a work of satire.
Thousands of eggshells from February’s Cowboy Breakfast are recycled annually by volunteers from the San Antonio Conservation Society who stuff them full of colored confetti, transforming them into cascarones to crack over the head of revelers at A Night in Old San Antonio (NIOSA).
Although King Antonio and Rey Feo are the best-known Fiesta royalty, there’s one more important figure in this pantheon of nobility: King Anchovy.
We’re now in my favorite part of Fiesta.
Put a chicken on a stick and crack some cascarones – today is the official kickoff for Fiesta San Antonio 2014, an event that originally commemorated the heroes of the Alamo and Battle of San Jacinto in 1891.