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The 76th annual Holiday Folk Fair International is “America’s Premier Cultural Festival,” exploring the customs and traditions of the world’s diverse cultures. They all come together at the Expo Center at Wisconsin State Fair Park in West Allis. Check out regional cuisine, enjoy lively music and dance and purchase beautifully handcrafted goods. Experience the sights sounds and tastes of the world during this 3-day event from Friday, November 22nd through Sunday the 24th!
Special attractions in 2019 include invited international performers and artisans, photographic exhibits, the Artisan corner, a display of traditional apparel from different cultures, the Kohl’s Color Wheels display, the Dirty Kettle Native American interactive display, a Milwaukee Public Museum display, the Wisconsin Woodturners, a bonsai exhibit, the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile on Friday, a Wisconsin Scholastic Chess Federation tournament Saturday, and an interdenominational religious service Sunday at 10:30 a.m. in the Coffeehouse.
Check out their All Nations Theater, which features traditional music and dance from around the world. Enjoy traditional dishes at the World Cafe. Talented world musicians play at the Coffee House, where you can enjoy a beverage while listening to these different genres. Explore Heritage Lane, filled with unique traditions and customs through interactive exhibits. Shop the International Bazaar, where cultural artifacts are on display and on sale. And the Chef Stage features local chefs preparing traditional cuisines from around the world right before your eyes.
See their website for the full lineup on food, music, and more. Watch for additional specials, too!
You can easily get to the Expo Center at State Fair Park (the Zoo Interchange construction is getting closer to done!) via I-94 and Highways 59 and 181, with U.S. 18/Bluemound Road, Highway 100, and I-41/U.S. 45 close by. To reach State Fair Park from I-94 eastbound – the 84th Street/Highway 181 exit is now right in the midst of the newly reconstructed Zoo Interchange, just follow the signs. Easy peasy.
Holiday Folk Fair Hours:
Friday, November 22nd: 2pm – 9pm
Saturday, November 23rd: 10am – 9pm
Sunday, November 24th: 10am – 6pm
Holiday Folk Fair Admission:
$10 in advance, $14 at the gate
Children ages 6 to 12: $10 at the gate
Senior Citizens (62+): $10 at the gate
Military Personnel and Children 5 and under get FREE admission
You can buy tickets online here.
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