No St. Anthony’s Bazaar This Year – But That Doesn’t Mean No Gorditas
For many in El Paso – this writer included -- the annual St. Anthony's Bazaar is a Labor Day Weekend tradition. The yearly fundraiser for the Franciscan seminary is three days of Loteria, cake walks, live entertainment, and glorious enchiladas and legendary gorditas.
But 2020 hasn't exactly been a typical year. So, you don’t know how much it pains me to inform you of this. The St. Anthony’s Seminary has canceled the annual bazaar. And I’m pretty sure you know why.
As bummed as you may be about this decision, no one is more disappointed than the Franciscan Brothers at the Seminary. The bazaar is how the seminary makes most of the money to pay its bills and continue its teachings throughout the year.
So, St. Anthony’s has a Plan B: a drive-through gorditas and enchiladas plate sale. This way you don’t miss out on the eats the bazaar is famous for, and they can still raise money to continue doing their work.
What To Know Before You Go
● The gorditas and enchilada plates will be sold at two different locations. Gorditas can be picked up at St. Anthony’s seminary, located at 4601 Hastings Dr., the enchiladas at St. Francis de Assisi Parish, located at 5750 Doniphan Dr.
● Parking lots at each location will be set up so people can drive in, pay for however many number of plates they want, then pick up plates and beverages.
● Because the plates are being sold drive-through style, there will not be any walk-up service.
● Labor Day Weekend only, September 5-7, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day