Monday, September 28, 2009



The annual Spartanburg International Festival celebrates Spartanburg’s diverse multicultural community. And multicultural it is, as people from more than 60 countries actually call Spartanburg home. The event not only brings the cultural spirit of Spartanburg to light, but it also provides an opportunity to share and be a part of such a vast cultural exchange.

The daylong fall festival at Barnet Park is set for Saturday, October 3, from 11 am to 6 pm. It is free and open to the public. Organizers promise a world of fun and cultures from around the globe, including entertainment, food, music, exhibits, dance, and activities for the entire family.

“We have a record number 54 countries represented in this year’s International Festival,” said Festival Coordinator Jane Warner. “These countries are represented through food, educational displays, art, entertainment, sports, games, and activities in the kids’ area.

Festival goers will have an opportunity to learn more about Africa at this year’s festival as it was selected to be the 2009 Honored Continent. Exhibits and activities will fill the entire fountain area at the entrance to the park. There will be information from nine African Countries – including: Cameroon, Cape Verde, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, and Zimbabwe.

Please visit the festival website at for all of the festival details.

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