Bringing the World to Brunswick County

How would you like to travel the World without ever leaving Brunswick County?

2016 Festival Poster.BEMC

The Brunswick County Intercultural Festival is committed to celebrating cultural diversity in all its aspects, while honoring the cultural history of Brunswick County. This fun FREE event brings and presents a vast enriching, cultural, entertaining, enlightening experience for people of all ages .Festival goers will have the opportunity to learn more about different cultures that reside in and around our county. The festival is packed with numerous cultural performing artists, children’s activities, displays, vendors, nonprofits, school poster art contest, and ethnic food tasting.

 

We invite you, your family, and friends to join in celebrating diversity and cultural education at the annual Brunswick County Intercultural Festival. The FREE family oriented event will be held on Saturday, September 17, 2016 in front of the Odell Williamson Auditorium, located just off Highway 17. The event will take place from 10:00AM to 4:00PM.The Auditorium grounds will be transformed into a world where thousands of people from all over our community and surrounding areas will converge to celebrate our diversity.

 

Festival Chair, Mari-Lou Wong-Chong and the Planning Committee are hard at work to make this year’s event larger, more diversified and a truly educational event for the community.

 

Come join the excitement of the International Village. This year the villages will display information and exhibits from Africa, South America, Asia, and Europe. Come learn about the Argentine Tango, the Czech Republic, Mexico, Central America with its Aztec and Mayan heritage; Poland crafts and many more. We expect around twenty countries and cultures will be represented. Kids of all ages will participate and “travel” around the world.”We invite parents, grandparents, and all to bring their kids to get their own passport, travel to the different countries for global experience and education

 

Continue your international journey to the Intercultural Entertainment Stage for a “celebration of diversity.” The stage will again feature a lineup of high energy musicians, dancers, performers who will be dressed in authentic traditional costumes. This showcases some of the region’s ethnic performers, designed to introduce families and children to the rich cultural diversity of our county.

 

Brunswick County Schools will participate in a Poster Art Contest. Winners will be acknowledged on center stage at the festival. Kids and grown-ups will be kept busy with woodwork workshop put together by Home Depot.

 

AH Food: Important in any gathering. Come have a cultural gastronomic experience by tasting many of our ethnic foods served in the area. Ethnic food tasting for $8.00 will be from 12:30-2:30PM. Any individuals/restaurants are invited to donate food. In addition to community service, this would be an excellent way to promote the establishment.

 

Other surprises will round out the event.

Local vendors are encouraged to send their application early. Space is limited. Surrounding area ethnic vendors are welcome and encouraged to participate.

 

Volunteers, sponsors and vendors are greatly needed and appreciated.

Information: interculturalfestival@hotmail.com      910 842-6566    Mari-Lou Wong-Chong

Marie Wilson: wwilson@ec.rr.com    910 620-0352   Mike Forte: thefortes@atmc.net (973)931.0144

Grecia Mejias gdmave@yahoo.com (575) 694-1710

Website for application: www.bcifestival.org

 

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