The Chasco Fiesta is New Port Richey’s largest and most widely attended event. With live music, vendors lining Sims park, and traditional festivities, it’s something that the entire community looks forward to. This year, for the second year in a row, the community will be without a full-scale Chasco Fiesta.
However, it isn’t all bad news. Knowing that a full-scale Chasco would be impossible, organizers dreamed up a solution. While ten consecutive days of Chasco are off the table, the Fiesta is looking to take place bit by bit over the next few months.
Starting this weekend, from March 19th – March 21st, the City of New Port Richey will host the Chasco Fiesta Pow Wow in Sims Park. This scaled back event will feature Native American crafts and cuisine, in addition to cultural celebrations. For a $5 admission fee, folks will enjoy the spirit and fun of Chasco’s heritage over a three-day event!
Looking toward the future, organizers hope to continue doing scaled back events this year for Chasco. One event being discussed is a car show in late-May, which would capitalize on the popularity of last month’s Cotee River Cruise-In.
*Cover photo taken by Andres Leiva