september, 2018

22sep2:00 pm11:00 pmWorld Fair Field International Festival2:00 pm - 11:00 pm Central Park, Central Park, Fairfield, IA 52556

Event Details

80+ cultures here in Southeast Iowa. Come take advantage of that wealth and join the fun! Enjoy the parade, creative programs, varied musical treats, lively dance, cultural demonstrations and a variety of delicious food… from wood-fired Pizza to tacos, egg rolls, and Indian snacks… Plus an International Bake table!
For Saturday’s Festival, gathering for the Sidewalk Parade of Nations begins at 1:30 at How-ard Park. All who want to join the fun by dressing up in their colorful best and/ or carry flags are invited to take part. At 2 pm sharp, we will walk up Court St. to Central Park, circling the Park, finishing facing the main stage, where the Festival will be officially opened by Mayor Ed Malloy. Music, games, and food will continue throughout the afternoon and evening. Children will get “passports” stamped and collect mementos as they gain insights at each “port of entry,” cultural tables for different countries.

Local bakers are encouraged to compete in the World Fair Field Baking Contest or just add to the community Bake Sale table. Please bring your offerings or entries to the Gazebo in Central Park Square by 1:00 pm. See more important details at https://worldfairfield.org/international-baking-contest/ or email Denyce at fairfieldculturalalliance@gmail.com .

The local sponsor, the Fairfield Cultural Alliance, is proud to announce the varied, talented, award-winning group of performers. They include:
• 11:00-12:00 Foliba West African Drum Ensemble – Howard Park
• 1:30-2:00 International Baking Contest Judging – Central Park
• 2:00-2:20 Sidewalk Parade to Central Park – Tim Britton, Irish pipes and Foliba Afro-Brazilian marching samba troupe
• 2:20-2:30 Opening ceremony in Central Park w/ Drums
• (Baking Contest Winners announced)
• 2:30-3:00 Fairfield Dancers of India
• 3:00-3:05 Intro to Aikido (5 min)
• 3:15 – 3:45 Aikido Demo on Lawn
• 3:05-4:05 Turkana Turkish folk music from Iowa City
• 4:05-4:20 Crowd Surprise – Ann Bosold
• 4:20-5:00 Jonas Magram Jazz Quintet
• 5:10-6:00 Son Peruchos Peruvian Indigenous Music
• 6:00-6:30 Oktoberfest Polka Band in Central Park
• 6:30-7:10 Skunk River Medicine Show American Roots Music
• 7:20-8:00 Out of the Green 3 Award-winning Celtic Music Artists
• 8:10-8:50 Baraka Amine Kouider and Friends from Algeria and beyond
• 9:00-10:30 (or 11:00) Bambu — Multi-national, multi-talented hip hop w/ a Latin flair

For a current schedule, see our website: https://worldfairfield.org/festival/
We don’t want to use it, but we will if we have to… The Rain Venue For the Saturday Festival is Phoenix Rising Hall at the NW corner of Burlington Ave. and 3rd Ave. Updates on this will be on the website at https://worldfairfield.org/festival/
Volunteers are needed for setting up on Saturday morning at 9 am and take down after the music stops at 11 pm. If you want to help, please email Denyce at fairfieldculturalalliance@gmail.com
Free Admission to all the music and entertainment on Saturday. For Friday’s Symposium, a donation of $5 for students and $10 for adults is suggested.



(Saturday) 2:00 pm - 11:00 pm


Central Park

Central Park, Fairfield, IA 52556