Fifteenth annual Marshfield Cultural Fair is Feb. 23
By Jackie Winemiller
MARSHFIELD – The halls of the UW campus in Marshfield will be filled with vendors, performers, and activities for the 15th annual Marshfield Cultural Fair.
Each year, the fair enjoys adding new activities and attractions to the event. This year, organizers introduce an International Driving quiz where fair-goers can test their driving skills according to different standards from around the world. For twenty minute segments, learn about all the experiences in traveling the world in our new TRAVELTalks.
This year, food vendors featured include: Jamaican Kitchen, China Chef, Mexican foods from Tacqueria el Sol, Japanese cuisine from Nagoya, Cajun style food from Mojo’s, and plenty of kid-friendly foods.
The fair is always a great place for kids to get familiar with customs from other cultures with plenty of fun activities. In addition to face painting and a plethora of vendors, kids can participate in the new drumming circle. With drums provided, there’s nothing needed but a love for rhythm.
Pommerscher Verein Central Wisconsin Dancers will take the stage with traditional German dance. Fair-goers will enjoy this dance troupe that has delighted audiences as far as New York City and Philadelphia.
Coming from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the Ko Thi Dance Company brings the energy of African and Caribbean Dance through drum rhythms that echo through their audiences. Colorful costumes and instruments go hand-in-hand to create a beautiful performance which has been shared internationally.
The Shama, Inc. Dance Troupe will demonstrate their traditional dances of East India in the full, glamorous style of dress. The infectious music and overall charm of their performances are sure to please those who have the opportunity to stop by and watch.
On Sunday, there will be a reCycling the world luncheon and lecture.
The sharing of cultures from around the world is crucial in keeping people connected and informed. The goal of the Marshfield Cultural fair is to celebrate diversity and encourage a conversation among the people of Wisconsin.
The fair takes place Feb. 23, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., on the UW-Stevens Point at Marshfield campus, 2000 W. Fifth St., Marshfield.
For more information, visit the Marshfield (WI) Area Cultural Fair on Facebook.