Over the weekend, the Fauci's put on their brightest colors and headed down to St Mary's University to celebrate Fiesta Oyster Bake in San Antonio, Texas.
Proceeds from the Fiesta Oyster Bake fund more than 70 St Mary's University students full or partial tuition scholarships or other financial assistance; in addition to so much more that benefits the students and alumni. With the amount of proceeds that are collected there is a lot of work to make this event successful. There are 7,000 volunteers that contribute 50,000 volunteer hours along with part time contractors and more.
Fiesta Oyster Bake had quite a selection of food and drink. I believe my husband sampled the most. He enjoyed fried oysters, fried jalapenos and baked oysters. I grabbed a fresh beef fajita and shared a fried cheesecake with my girls as well. All of the food looked great. Not only were volunteers cooking the oysters but they were grilling fajita meat and burgers; the smell was amazing.
In addition to the great food, the Oyster Bake had fun rides for 'kid's' of ALL ages. My family chose to stick with the kiddie rides. The girls were allowed to choose three rides each and they loved each of them. My 2 year old has just now been able to ride and thankfully her bow made her tall enough or she would have melted!
Depending on the weather and how long you plan to stay, you may consider bringing a blanket to lay in the grass so you can enjoy all the awesome music, lawn chairs, and sunblock! Unfortunately, drinks and food are not allowed, but they were nice enough to allow my daughter to bring in her sippy cup and my girls to bring in their snacks.
For the most part, our family enjoyed Fiesta Oyster Bake. There was something for all of us. It was not too adult and it was not too kiddie. It was actually the perfect mix; keep in mind we went during the day. If I was to go again next year, I would most likely go alone with my husband so we could only worry about us, listen to the bands as we chillaxed on the green grass with a beer in our hands.
VIVA FIESTA 2014!!!!!
Written by: Aimee Fauci