One of the tastiest most anticipated annual events in the Sun City is almost upon us. St. Anthony’s Seminary has set the dates for the 2023 St. Anthony’s Bazaar in central El Paso.

The Order of Friars recently announced they will be hosting one of our city's most anticipated annual kermeses on the seminary grounds over the Labor Day weekend.

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60th Anniversary


Started in 1963 as a way to raise money to pay the utilities for the seminary and to support the theological studies of Franciscan friars, the annual St. Anthony's Bazaar has become both a family and Labor Day tradition for many El Pasoans.

This will be 60th year the Franciscan seminary holds the beloved fundraiser. The annual bazaar is still how the religious order of friars makes most of the money to pay its bills and continue its teachings throughout the year.

Labor Day Weekend: Cakewalks, Loteria, and Gorditas


From Saturday, September 2, through Monday, September 4, the seminary grounds at 4601 Hastings in central El Paso will host cake walks, carnival-style games, Loteria, live entertainment, and booths selling the locally famous gorditas and enchiladas El Pasoans hold in such high esteem.

The bazaar will take place from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. each day.

If you've never been, I can assure you that parking in and around the neighborhood the seminary is located in will be at a premium and you might have to walk a few blocks, and the line for gorditas will be long but it's part of the experience and oh so worth it.

September 2023 Diocese of El Paso Kermeses

Emily Montelongo via Diocese of El Paso Facebook
Emily Montelongo via Diocese of El Paso Facebook

• September 1-3: St. Mark, 1700 Pebble Hills
• September 1-3: Inmaculado Corazon de Maria, 8300 De Alva, Canutillo
• September 8-9: Holy Spirit, 14600 Horizon Blvd, Horizon City
• September 15-16: San Pedro de Jesus Maldonado, 3000 Tim Foster
• September 15-17: El Buen Pastor, 311 Peyton Rd
• September 22-24: Corpus Christi, 9205 N Loop
• September 29-30: Little Flower, 171 Polo Inn Rd
• September 29-October 1: St. Francis Xavier Cabrini, 12200 Vista del Sol
• September 29-October 1: Blessed Sacrament, 9025 Diana
• September 30-October 1: St. Francis Of Assisi, 5750 Doniphan Dr

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