Irving, Texas Welcomes ZestFest2011 to the New Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas
01/13/2011

In less than three weeks, the Irving Convention and Visitors Bureau will welcome the spiciest exhibitors and flavorful food enthusiasts from around the country to ZestFest 2011 for the first open-to-the public event in the Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas.

Online PR News – 13-January-2011 – – Press Release
For Immediate Release
Contact: Diana Pfaff
500 W. Las Colinas Blvd.
Irving, TX USA 75039
800-247-8464 or 972-252-7476
dpfaff@irvingtexas.com

Irving, Texas Welcomes ZestFest2011 to the New Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas

IRVING, TEXAS – In less than three weeks, the Irving Convention and Visitors Bureau will welcome the spiciest exhibitors and flavorful food enthusiasts from around the country to ZestFest 2011 for the first open-to-the public event in the Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas.

The 14-year-old spicy food festival is one of the largest events in the country featuring the hottest products in the market and will run Jan. 28-30, 2011, as part of the center’s gala grand opening of festivities. Visit http://www.irvingconventioncenter.com for more on the ZestFest 2011 and other events in the Irving area.

ZestFest 2011 offers an unmatched opportunity for vendors to introduce their product to consumers, retail buyers and restaurants. To complement the business advantages, Zest Fest 2011 guarantees a sizzling weekend featuring cooking demos by celebrity chefs, live music, interactive contests and thousands of bold food samples.

“We are particularly excited about this year’s event,” said Pam Betz, who along with Greg Bagarozy, now own and manage ZestFest. “A new venue, a new date and a new center should only enhance an already spectacular event."

Irving, Texas offers a hot variety of hotels deals during ZestFest 2011 weekend. Visit the Irving Convention and Visitors Bureau site Hotel Hot Deals page to view specific packages and more information. Book now to enjoy incredible savings with the ZestFest packages, which range from $195 at a five-diamond resort down to $60 for an exceptional value.

In excitement of the grand opening of the facility, the Irving Convention and Visitors Bureau held a contest for fans to enter for a chance to win a weekend getaway package for two to Zest Fest 2011. Joe Carrizales of Virginia Beach, Va. was named winner for the 2011 ZestFest sweepstakes. Carrizales will receive a weekend hotel stay for two at the Wyndham Las Colinas, roundtrip airfare for two to Dallas/Fort Worth, tickets to all ZestFest events, two Dallas Fort Worth & Beyond Attractions Passes and rental car expenses.

For more information on ZestFest, contact Judy Magouirk, Chile Pepper magazine, at 817-306-4386 or judymagouirk@att.net or visit www.zestfest2011.com. For more information on the Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas, contact Cheryl Calhoun, director of sales and events, at 972-252-7476, ext. 102 or ccalhoun@irvingtexas.com or visit http://www.irvingconventioncenter.com.
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About the Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas
The Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas will open in late January 2011. Located where Highway 114 and Northwest Highway meet in Irving’s Las Colinas area, the $133 million, 275,000 square-foot center takes a bold new direction in a landscape of traditionally “institutional” facilities. Its distinctive design and mission for top-quality service will mirror the sense of quality that exists in Irving’s 12,000-acre Las Colinas development, home to the world headquarters of Exxon Mobil, Kimberly Clark and more.