International Festival

International Festival billboard

Be a part of International Festival 2015! 

Want to be involved in this year's International Festival? Download the appropriate application below and join in on the fun!

Avenue of Nations

Global Interest Group

Vendor Application

Volunteer Registration

If you are interested in becomming a food vendor at this year's International Festival, please contact Lisa Gosnell at

Pay Vendor Fees

Follow the link below to pay vendor fees for the 2015 International Festival

Fee Payments

About International Festival

Long a hub of investment from businesses all over the globe, Spartanburg is truly an international city, with residents from more than 75 countries and more than 100 international businesses. To celebrate Spartanburg's global appeal and its corresponding diversity the City of Spartanburg hosted its first International Festival in 1985. 

Today that festival has grown to become one of our city's most popular, with more than 12,000 people attending annually to celebrate and explore world cultures through food, music, dance, folk art, and much more.  

A few things to remember


Get in for FREE

Bring cash & ID

Bring the family

Have Fun!


Smoke at this event

Bring your Pets (wagging tails & crowds just don't mix!)

Forget Sunscreen



Festival Information

  • International Festival Hours:  11 am - 7 pm

  • Look for the festival info kiosks around throughout Barnet Park where friendly volunteers will be distributing programs with tons of info and entertainment schedules.

  • Restrooms are located at the bottom of the hill on the left hand side of the park, and in the Pavilion on the right side of the park. Additional portable bathrooms are located throughout the festival area.

  • All food & beverages are purchased with tickets. Three ticket booths are located along the International Boulevard of Food, on Converse Street beside the park. A few booths will also be located inside the park in the food vendor area beside Converse Street. Each ticket costs $1.  Tickets are non-refundable, so please purchase them wisely.

  • Alcoholic Beverages: How do you have a German Bratwurst without a bier to go with it? One bier garten will be located inside Barnet Park and another will be beside the Boulevard of Food in in the Chapman Cultural Center parking lot.  Anyone wishing to purchase an alcoholic beverage must be 21 years of age or older, present a valid ID, and purchase a $1 wristband.  Beer and wine are both available to purchase. They must be purchased with festival coupons.

  • First Aid: Mary Black Healthcare System will be under the red tent inside the park next to the pavilion. There will also be EMS Bicycle units riding throughout the festival area.

  • International Festival T-Shirts: You can purchase a festival T-Shirt under the Trade Zone tent in the Chapman Cultural Center parking lot. Shirts are $10. 

  • Passports: Kids get your Passport under the Pavilion in the Kids Zone (right side of the park.)

  • International Festival is a smoke-free event.

  • Pets are not allowed at International Festival. Wagging tails and festival crowds just don't mix.

Become a Sponsor of Spartanburg's 2015 International Festival

Sponsor Info


Download the 2015 International Festival flyer

IFest flyer

flickr Photostream Photos from 2014 International Festival


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