Folk Fair

Participate in the 2009 International Folk Fair

Sunday, October 25, 2009
12:00pm–4:00pm
Davies Center

What is the International Folk Fair?

Folk Fair is the largest international festival of its kind in the area. It takes place every fall on the UW-Eau Claire campus and offers all who attend an enriching cultural and educational experience that will not be forgotten. Upon entering Folk Fair, a “passport” is given to each visitor. The passport is stamped after a person visits each room and learns something about the culture or country represented therein. Visitors with full passports are then given tickets for a prize drawing. School groups are encouraged to attend!

Who participates in Folk Fair?

More than 40 countries/cultures are represented at Folk Fair each year by students, community organizations, university departments and clubs. Past examples include:

African Student Association, Albania, Algeria, Amnesty International, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Baltic Student Association, Bangladesh, Black & Hispanic/Latino Student Association, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chinese Student Association, Czech Republic, French Club, German Club, Hmong Student Association, India, Irish Ceili Dance Company/Ireland, Japanese Cultural Society, Jewish Student Association, Korean Student Association, Latin American Studies Club, Le Salon Francais, Malaysia, Mexico, Midwest Institute of Scandinavian Culture, Native American Student Association, Nepal, Palestine, Peru, Poland, Russia, Scandainavia, Spanish Honor Society, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, UNICEF, Ukraine, United Nations, Vietnam, West African Music Society, World Culture Center and more!!

What is waiting for me at Folk Fair?

  • Foods from around the globe
  • Colorful Cultural exhibits
  • Educational activities for children
  • Dancing
  • Sports Activities
  • Art & Craft Displays
  • Live music from around the world
  • History/Language/Culture

How can I learn more about participating in or attending Folk Fair?

Folk Fair Planning Meeting
Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009*
10:00 am or 3:00 pm**
Alumni Room, Davies Center

* At least one member of your group must attend this meeting in order to participate in the fair.
** Your group’s representative may attend either the morning or afternoon session (need not attend both).

In order to participate in the International Folk Fair, at least one group member MUST attend the Folk Fair Planning Meeting.

At the meeting, your group’s representative will be able to register your group to participate in the fair. You will also learn about important guidelines and Folk Fair application procedures. The International Folk Fair planning forms will also be provided and discussed.

Questions? Contact Krista Brown via email at inted@uwec.edu or call 715.836.4411.

Source: UW-Eau Claire Center for International Education

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