Globally grand international festival coming up

October 4, 2012 by  

The annual Spartanburg International Festival will be held at Barnett Park this weekend and the organizers of the event are likely to be using flyer printing and poster printing to promote it to those in the community and the surrounding area.

According to Jane Warner, the Festival Coordinator, there are more than 70 countries participating in the event – 37 of them have educational exhibits while others are represented with art, food, entertainment, games, sports, and other activities for kids, teenagers, and the entire family. The backbone of the festival is the Avenue of Nations.

Spartanburg has been attractive to people around the world since the 1700s. Its earliest settlers were from Scotland and Ireland and later from the Soviet bloc countries of Eastern Europe. More recently, a large Swiss population has developed in the city and they are the spotlight of this year’s event. The Swiss booth will feature chocolate and cheeses that can be sampled, along with exhibits about the country’s history, businesses, industry, and travel to and within the country.

Major attractions at the festival include the Parade of Nations, which will take place at 2:00 pm, and the International Festival of Food. The latter will enable visitors to sample cuisine from such nations as Japan, Kenya, Germany, France, and Jamaica.

The Festival is free to attend this Saturday, October 6, from 11:00 am until 7:00 pm. Various garages nearby will be open for parking and pets will not be allowed into the Festival. Several streets in the area will also be closed, so arriving early is recommended by Festival organizers.