The 5th Annual International Food Festival will have 19 countries represented this year! All food at the festival is prepared and served by the parishioners of St. Ann Church, a parish proud of its diverse heritage. Four new food venues will join this year's event - France, Jamaica, Nigeria and Peru. Returning groups include El Salvador, Greece, Honduras, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, The Philippines, Poland, Puerto Rico, Thailand, USA and Vietnam. At $3.00 a plate, you’ll want to sample a variety of dishes—and don’t forget to stop by the International Dessert booth to finish off your culinary experience!
Free entertainment will be provided throughout the day by a variety of local talent. Enjoy the steel drum music of Mickey Mills, Celtic tunes of Barrowburn, the drumming group Rhythmicity and more. Café tents with tables and chairs will be located throughout the festival to provide a relaxing place to enjoy the food, music and dance. You can even watch your children and grandchildren win prizes in our roped off “Kids Games” area as you enjoy the entertainment.
Festival admission and parking are free. Drive by the International Food Festival on Bus.Hwy 70, between Clayton and Smithfield, and you will see the flags marking the venues of their respective countries. A free festival guide will be given to each patron to map out all food booth locations, highlight the menu choices and provide the entertainment schedule for the day. Last year over 3,000 people visited the festival to enjoy the tastes, sights and sounds of our diverse ethnic cultures.
Fantastic food, live entertainment and free admission…it’s hard not to like that combination! Please mark your calendars now and bring your family to our festival Saturday, September 29th at St. Ann’s Church, located at 4057 US 70 Business West, Clayton. The event is open to the public from 11:30 am till 6:30 pm. For more information, visit our website at www.internationalfoodfestival.net.