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Dave Amoroso • Ron Sonntag Public Relations, Inc.
414-354-0200, ext. 108 • dave@rspr.com

October 30, 2018

Businesses Lend Support to Holiday Folk Fair International

MILWAUKEE, WI – In addition to the services provided by the International Institute of Wisconsin (IIW), other businesses play important roles in sustaining the annual Holiday Folk Fair International, which will be held Fri., Nov. 16 – Sun., Nov. 18, 2018, at the State Fair Park Exposition Center at in West Allis, Wis.

Assisting the IIW in event production and presentation are the following companies, organizations, and individuals:

  • AARP: Event Program
  • Bath Fitter: International Bazaar sponsor
  • Callen Construction: Chef’s Stage sponsor
  • Catholic Financial Life: Guest Services Center sponsor
  • Fields Auto Group: International Showcase – All Nations Theater sponsor
  • Leaf Filter: Tanzhaus (Music Pavilion) sponsor
  • Marquette University: Passport sponsor
  • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Presenting Media sponsor
  • Pieper Electric: Education Day sponsor
  • Renewal by Andersen: Coffeehouse sponsor
  • The Salvation Army of Milwaukee County: Children’s Matinee sponsor
  • Debra Stefl: Artisan Corner sponsor

      “Support from these groups enables the International Institute of Wisconsin to present America’s premiere multi-cultural festival,” said Alexander Durtka, Jr., IIW President and CEO. “Due to this allegiance to Folk Fair, people from throughout Wisconsin and the Midwest are able to celebrate their cultural heritage as it relates music, food, dance, arts, and crafts.”

A program of the IIW, Holiday Folk Fair International celebrates the cultural heritage of the people living in southeastern Wisconsin. This year’s theme, “Celebrate the Culture of Diversity,” will allow Fair-goers the opportunity to honor a community of people bound together by common ties, such as language, customs and beliefs, by what they think, how they behave, what they value, and what they pass on to the next generation.

Special attractions in 2018 include invited international performers and artisans, photographic exhibits, the Artisan corner, the Milwaukee Art Museum presents Kohl’s Color Wheels, the Wisconsin Woodturners, the Dirty Kettle Native American interactive display, a bonsai exhibit, and the annual Naturalization Ceremony on Fri., Nov. 16, at 2:30 p.m.

The three-day event features the All Nations Theater with traditional music and dance, the World Café offering traditional dishes, the International Stage where young people perform their ethnic dances, the Tanzhauz (Music Pavilion) where attendees dance and sing along with a variety of musical styling’s, the Coffee House where patrons enjoy a beverage and baked goods while listening to talented musicians, Heritage Lane with unique traditions and customs through interactive exhibits, the International Bazaar where cultural artifacts create a unique shopping experience, and the Chef’s Stage featuring local chefs preparing traditional cuisine.

      Hours on Fri., Nov. 16 are 2 p.m. – 9 p.m.; 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. on Sat., Nov. 17; and 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Sun., Nov. 18.

Admission at the gate will be $12 for adults; $8 for children ages 6 to 12; children under the age of five will be admitted at no charge. Those 62 and over will be admitted for $10, and all military personnel with a military ID card will be admitted free.

For more information on the 2018 Holiday Folk Fair International, visit www.folkfair.org or call the IIW at 414-225-6225.