HOLIDAY FOLK FAIR INTERNATIONAL
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
November 8, 2018
Holiday Folk Fair International Chef Stage to Present Time-Honored Recipes
MILWAUKEE, WI – Traditional ethnic cooking will be showcased on the Callen Chef’s Stage at the 75th annual Holiday Folk Fair International at the State Fair Park Exposition Center, West Allis, Wis., Fri., Nov. 16 – Sun., Nov. 18, 2018.
The cooking demonstration schedule is as follows:
Fri., Nov. 16
- 7 p.m. – Shefali Kapoor Vallecha – Indian: Coconut Ladoos
Sat., Nov. 17
- 11 a.m. – Samantha Oliver and Giorgi Chikvaidze – Georgian: Khachapuri (Cheese Bread)
- 12 p.m. – Ricky Traner – Republic of Vanuatu (South Pacific): Molmol (Fish)
- 2 p.m. – Ja Seng Roi and Seng Lat Aung – Kachin (Burma): Burmese Style Vermicelli (Noodles)
- 4 p.m. – Joe Whitmore – Welsh: Bara Brith (Speckled Bread)
- 6 p.m. – Noor Aisha Binti Nur Islam – Rohingya (Burma)
Sun., Nov. 18
- 11 a.m. – Bethany Woodson – Burkina Faso: Peanut Butter Sauce
- 12:30 p.m. – Angelica Varona Camara – Filipino: Pancit (Noodles)
- 1:45 p.m. – Shefali Kapoor Vallecha – Indian: Matarpaneer (Curry)
- 3 p.m. – Lisa DeSanctis – Italian: Minestra Maritata (Italian Wedding Soup)
A program of the International Institute of Wisconsin, 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, the Holiday Folk Fair Cinema, with viewings during the weekend of the Milwaukee PBS documentary “A Hope for Tomorrow” and “This Is Home,” the winner of the 2018 Sundance Audience Award: World Cinema Documentary, Milwaukee Public Museum on the Move daily presentations, and the annual Naturalization Ceremony on Fri., Nov. 16, at 2:30 p.m.
The three-day event features the All Nations Theater, sponsored by Fields Automotive Group, 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), presented by Leaf Filter, where attendees dance and sing along with a variety of musical styling’s, the Coffee House, sponsored by Renewal by Andersen, where patrons enjoy a beverage and baked goods while listening to talented musicians, Heritage Lane, presented by Everdry, with unique traditions and customs through interactive exhibits, the International Bazaar, sponsored by Bath Fitter, where cultural artifacts create a unique shopping experience, and the Holiday Folk Fair Cinema, with viewings during the weekend of the Milwaukee PBS documentary “A Hope for Tomorrow” and “This Is Home,” the winner of the 2018 Sundance Audience Award: World Cinema Documentary.
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.