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Harrisonburg International Festival to Take Place Sept. 28

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Harrisonburg International Festival Press Release

The Harrisonburg International Festival announces its 16th annual event to take place on Saturday, September 28, 2013 at Hillandale Park in Harrisonburg, VA.


The Harrisonburg International Festival proudly invites everyone to our 16th Annual event, Saturday, September 28, 2013 from 12:00PM – 6:00PM at Hillandale Park. We are bringing together a spectacular extravaganza of performing, visual, and culinary arts. This microcosm of the world offers a smorgasbord of mouth-watering delicacies, an array of musical talent and dance, creative folk art, language and educational learning opportunities, a World Bazaar of unique hand-made and imported art and souvenirs for all ages, and opportunities to share your thoughts for enhancing our intercultural community and engaging global concerns. Parking at the Festival is limited to HOV4 (vehicles with 4 or more riders), bus shuttle service will be available at First Church of the Brethren, Westover Park, and Memorial Hall.

The Festival, a growing attraction now encompassing three days, will kick-off this year's event with our Drumming Downtown – a free music-making event facilitated by Mike Deaton. This event is free and open for all ages. It will take place on Friday, September 27, 2013 from 6:00PM – 7:30PM at Court Square in downtown Harrisonburg.

Founded in 1997 to promote goodwill in our community, the Festival continues to grow and serve our region. In 2011, Daily News Record readers voted it as the Best Festival/Event in the Valley. Our motto: ‘Educate, Entertain, Eat.'

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For further information, please contact Julia Harrison at 540.421.9809 or harri3je@jmu.edu or Fairfield Center at 540.434.0059 or lorie@fairfieldcenter.org

About the Fairfield Center:

Fairfield Center offers a comprehensive array of civic engagement, conflict resolution, communications excellence training, business services, and restorative justice initiatives, with the simple goal of advancing dialogue and understanding.

The Center is proud to partner with the International Festival to provide an opportunity to get to know cultures that are represented in our community. With the International Festival, we celebrate the harmonious co-existence of people of many different heritages and languages in our region.

Along with the International Festival, Fairfield Center also holds Forums on topics of community interest. Additionally, any circumstance requiring dialogue or decision-making between two or more people is eligible for services. Communications coaching, mediator training, victim-offender conferencing and other services are also available. Fairfield Center is a nonprofit founded in 1982, the first mediation center established in Virginia, f/k/a as the Community Mediation Center.           

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