This year’s theme is “Beautiful Vietnam.” Highlights include a pho-eating competition (1 p.m. Aug. 24 and 25), a crawfish eating competition (12:30 p.m. both days), the Miss VietFest Pageant, VietFest’s Got Talent competition, and Mr. VietFest competition.
New events this year include the Little Vietnam Village culture, history, and art center; Lanterns by Night decorations, a lion dance, and a culture parade.
Festival-goers will be able to sample authentic cuisine from Vietnam and many other Asian countries; take part in ping pong, Chinese chess, and other competitions; enjoy traditional and modern Vietnamese music and a fashion show.
VietFest 2013 is open 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26. One-day admission is $7; it’s free for children under 10 anyone wearing full Vietnamese dress (áo dài).