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International Folk Fair set for Nov. 4 at UW-Eau Claire

October 24, 2012

FolkFairEAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will host the 2012 International Folk Fair from noon-4 p.m. Nov. 4 in UW-Eau Claire's Davies Center. The event is free and open to the public.

One of the largest cultural celebrations in the Chippewa Valley, the International Folk Fair celebrates culture from around the world while bringing together the community for an educational and enriching experience.

Participants can sample foods from around the world, such as baklava, dumplings, egg rolls, tamales, German cheesecake, fry bread and more. They also can experience the history and languages of other cultures and enjoy entertainment by international performers. The Hmong Student Association, the Chinese Culture Club and the Irish Dance Club will be among the groups performing.

Following are the organizations and countries that will be represented during this year's event:

  • Baltic Student Organization
  • Better Together Eau Claire
  • Chinese Culture Club
  • Chippewa Valley Museum
  • Czech Republic/Slovakia
  • France
  • Germany
  • Germany/Austria
  • Hmong Student Association
  • Indonesia
  • Ireland/Eau Claire Irish Dance
  • Israel/Jewish Student Association
  • Japan/Japanese Culture Society
  • Malaysia
  • Mongolia
  • Myanmar
  • Native American Student Association
  • Nicaragua/LASED
  • Pakistan
  • Russia
  • Scandinavian
  • Serbia
  • South Korea/KSA
  • Spanish Business Association
  • Tunisia
  • Ukraine
  • Vietnam
  • Wisconsin/Nicaragua Partners

For more information, contact Maria Carvalho in UW-Eau Claire's Center for International Education at carvalmc@uwec.edu.

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