CultureFest – A Festival of Nations
The premier collection of the international food, music and crafts that showcases what makes Utica the International City of Central New York. Food Sampling from Central New York’s local and international restaurants, a collection of artisans and craftsmen and demonstrations of dance, music and art that bring a world of culture into one place.
Tickets $10 – Children 10 and under are admitted free.
Admission gets you a sampling card. Additional food will be available for purchase.
Plus just before 1PM, Senator Joseph Griffo will present the Cultural Ambassador of the Year Award to Polish community member Julian Noga.
Entertainment and Demonstrations
12pm – Bagpiper -David DeCola
12:10pm – The Butler Sheehan Academy of Traditional Irish Dance
12:30 – Crobh Dugan – Irish music
1 pm – Cultural Ambassador of the Year Award followed by Tony’s Polka Band
1:30 – Adi Shakti – belly dancing
2 pm – Ritmo Caribeno – Latino dance and music
2:30 pm – Bhutanese-Nepali Folk Band and Dancers
3 pm – Burmese Dancers
3:30 pm – Rattlin’ Bog – Irish Music
Participating Restaurants and Vendors:
Excellus Blue Cross
Grandpa’s Dippin Sauce
International Student Exchange
Michael’s Fine Food
Mohawk Valley Latino
Mother Marianne’s Westside Kitchen
Polish Community Center
Moe’s Southwest Grill
Kamala – Henna Tattoos
If you have a restaurant or business interested in participating, please fill in the form below and we will contact you with more information.