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Holiday Folk Fair International Offers Ticket Discounts, Supports Local Organizations

Nov. 1, 2011

The 68th annual Holiday Folk Fair International, America’s premiere multi-cultural festival that will be held Fri., Nov. 18 – Sun., Nov. 20, 2011, at the Wisconsin Exposition Center at State Fair Park in West Allis, Wis., is again offering attendees an opportunity to save on admission tickets while also supporting local non-profit groups.


Folk Fair is partnering with Hunger Task Force in Milwaukee to collect non-perishable food items, as collection barrels will be placed at both entrances to the Wisconsin Exposition Center. In addition, Folk Fair is working with one of its sponsors, the Salvation Army, on collecting toys for the groups annual “Kids to Kids Christmas” program, with toy collection receptacles at each entrance of the expo building.


Those that bring either two non-perishable food items or one new, unwrapped toy valued at $5 or more will receive $2.00 off the regular adult admission price of $12.00 on the purchase of up to four (4) tickets.


Produced by 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 Cultures Without Borders,” will allow Fair-goers the opportunity to explore the ways in which music, food, dance, and art enhance racial, cultural, and ethnic cooperation.


The three-day event features the All Nations Theater with traditional music and dance, the World Cafe offering traditional dishes, the International Stage where young people perform their ethnic dances, the Music Pavilion with a variety of musical styles, Heritage Lane with unique traditions and customs through interactive exhibits, the International Bazaar where cultural artifacts create a unique shopping experience, and the Callen Construction Cooking Demonstration Stage featuring local chefs preparing traditional cuisine. Holiday Folk Fair International will also host a United States Citizenship Naturalization Ceremony on Sat., Nov. 19, at 10:30 a.m. and a 5K Run/Walk on Sun., Nov. 20 at 9:00 a.m.


Hours on Fri., Nov. 18 are 2 p.m. – 10 p.m.; 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. on Sat., Nov. 19; and 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. on Sun., Nov. 20. Advance tickets will be sold for $10 each, with family four-packs for $36, and can be purchased on-line at


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


For more information on the 2011 Holiday Folk Fair International, visit or call the International Institute of Wisconsin at 414-225-6220.

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