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Holiday Folk Fair International Offers Advance Ticket Purchase Opportunities

Nov. 4, 2013

Advance tickets for the 70th annual Holiday Folk Fair International, America’s premiere multi-cultural festival, are now on sale at locations throughout southeastern Wisconsin. The event will be held Fri., Nov. 22 – Sun., Nov. 24, 2013, at the Wisconsin Exposition Center at State Fair Park.
Advance tickets can be purchased for $10 through Thursday, Nov. 21, at:

• US Bank
205 N. Moorland Rd. • Brookfield
N96 W18480 County Line Rd. • Germantown
5434 S. 76th St. • Greendale
4333 S. 27th St. • Greenfield
N78 W14545 Appleton Ave. • Menomonee Falls
7325 W. Oklahoma Ave. • Milwaukee
S75 W17125 Janesville Rd. • Muskego
15305 W. National Ave. • New Berlin
2040 W. Silvernail Rd. • Pewaukee
4701 Washington Ave. • Racine
101 E. Sunset Dr. • Waukesha

• Usinger’s Famous Sausage
1030 N. Old World Third St. • Milwaukee

• Park Bank
15850 W. Bluemound Rd. • Brookfield
330 E. Kilbourn Ave. • Milwaukee
302 E. Wells St. • Milwaukee
7540 W. Capitol Dr. • Milwaukee

• International Institute of Wisconsin
1110 N. Old World Third St., Suite 420 • Milwaukee

• All participating ethnic groups

Advance tickets can also be ordered by phone (414-225-6225 or 1-800-FAIR-INTL); fax (414-225-6235); or on-line at www.folkfair.org. In addition to the individual tickets, family four-packs are available for $36. Advance Sale tickets requested in one of these ways must be ordered by Nov. 19, and there are no refunds.

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 Community,” will allow Fair-goers the opportunity to learn the ways in which music, food, dance, and art bring together people from different backgrounds.

Special attractions in 2013 include a 70th anniversary Holiday Folk Fair Retrospective featuring memorabilia from previous events, “The Power of Exchange” Sisters Cities international arts exhibit, the “Rights and Freedoms - There and Here” United Nations exhibit, the Wisconsin Woodturners, and a bonsai exhibit.

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 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 Chef Demonstration Stage, presented by Edible Milwaukee, featuring local chefs preparing traditional cuisine.

Holiday Folk Fair International will also host the “Around the World” 5K Run/Walk benefitting The Salvation Army of Milwaukee County on Sun., Nov. 24 at 9:00 a.m.

Hours on Nov. 22 are 2 p.m. – 10 p.m.; 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. on Nov. 23; and 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. on Nov. 24.

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. Those that bring at least two non-perishable food items for The Salvation Army of Milwaukee County will get a $2 discount per ticket on up to four regular adult admissions.

For more information on the 2013 Holiday Folk Fair International, visit www.folkfair.org or call the International Institute of Wisconsin at 414-225-6220.

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