Holiday Folk Fair International: Travel around the world without leaving Milwaukee at the 68th annual Holiday Folk Fair International

FOR INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Dave Amoroso • Ron Sonntag Public Relations
9406 N. 107th St. • Milwaukee, WI 53224
(414) 354-0200, ext. 108 • [email protected]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
October 24, 2011

MILWAUKEE, WIS. – Holiday Folk Fair International will be held Fri., Nov. 18 – Sun., Nov. 20, 2011 at the Wisconsin Exposition Center at State Fair Park in West Allis, Wis.

Produced by the International Institute of Wisconsin, Holiday Folk Fair International celebrates the cultural heritage of the people living in southeastern Wisconsin. This year’s theme, “Celebrate Cultures Without Borders,” allows Fair-goers the opportunity to explore the ways in which music, food, dance, and art enhance racial, cultural, and ethnic cooperation.

Special attractions at this year’s event include the “Out of Many One” exhibit, Wisconsin Woodturners, the “Kites: Roots & Wings” exhibit, Concord Valley Gourds, and bonsai.

The three-day event features the All Nations Theater with traditional music and dance, the World Café, sponsored by Sendik’s, offering traditional dishes, the International Stage where young people perform their ethnic dances, the Music Pavilion with a variety of musical styles, Heritage Lane with unique traditions and customs through interactive exhibits, the International Bazaar where cultural artifacts create a unique shopping experience, and the Callen Construction Cooking Demonstration Stage featuring local chefs preparing traditional cuisine.

Holiday Folk Fair International will also host a United States Citizenship Naturalization Ceremony Sat., Nov. 19, at 10:30 a.m. and an “Around the World” 5K Run/Walk Sun., Nov. 20 at 9:00 a.m.

Hours on Fri., Nov. 18 are 2 p.m. – 10 p.m.; 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. on Sat., Nov. 19; and 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. on Sun., Nov. 20. Advance tickets will be sold for $10 each, with family four-packs for $36, and can be purchased on-line at www.folkfair.org.

Admission at the gate will be $12 for adults; $10 for children ages 6 to 12 and those 62 and over; children under the age of five will be admitted at no charge. All military personnel with a military ID card will be admitted free.

For more information on the 2011 Holiday Folk Fair International, visit www.folkfair.org or call the International Institute of Wisconsin at 414-225-6220.

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