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UW-Eau Claire to Hold
Annual Folk Fair Nov. 2

 MAILED:  Oct. 24, 2003

EAU CLAIRE — Campus and Eau Claire community members can travel the world without leaving Eau Claire at this year’s International Folk Fair being held from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2, in Davies Center at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

The Folk Fair, which is coordinated by UW-Eau Claire’s Center for International Education, will include representatives from more that 40 countries, ethnic groups and organizations from the campus and Eau Claire community.

“The Folk Fair offers all who attend an enriching cultural and educational experience that will not be forgotten,” said Fay Bobb, program assistant in the Center for International Education.

The largest international festival of its kind in the area, the Folk Fair includes educational activities for children, live music, colorful cultural exhibits, dancing, art and craft displays, history, language, culture and food.

Fair participants will be given “passports” to be stamped at each country they visit. For every seven countries visited, guests will receive a ticket for a prize drawing. The drawing will be held at 4:15 p.m. in Davies Theatre.

Polish and Czech accordion music will be played at the Davies Center entrance and Caribbean Calypso music in the Skylight Lounge from noon to 2 p.m. and 2:30 to 3:45 p.m.

The entertainment stage in Davies Theatre will host a variety of performers. Performances begin at 1:30 p.m. and include Bistra Voda international folk dancers, Izvorasul Romanian Dance Ensemble, African choir and drums and Native American dance, songs and drums.
Organizations presenting include the Baltic Students Organization, India Abroad Association, Irish Ceili Dance Club, Chinese Culture Association, German Club, Hmong Student Association, Le Salon Francais, Latin American Studies Club, Manyatta Association, Native American Association and many more.

The fair is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Bobb at the Center for International Education, (715) 836-4411.

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Updated: October 24, 2003