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Podcast: Join us for the 2014 International Festival, Oct. 4 at Barnet Park

Wednesday, October 1

Japan to take center stage as this year's honored country


One of our city's most popular events is back again at Barnet Park, as Spartanburg gears up for the 2014 International Festival on Saturday, October 4 from 11 a.m. till 7 p.m. Japan is this year's honored country, and to celebrate we've got some great additions to this year's festival, including traditional taiko drumming, bon dancing, Japanese tea ceremony demostrations, and much more.


Of course, it wouldn't be the International Festival without our ever-popular Boulevard of Food. With booths offering festival-goers the chance to sample food from Germany, Japan, El Salvador, France, Kenya, Peru, Tanzania, Hondurus, Dominican Republic, Laos, Jamaica, and many more, it's easy to understand why the hottest ticket in town this weekend will be a food coupon at International Festival.

Food isn't the only thing on the agenda though. You can also travel the globe in less time than it normally takes to make an airline reservation when strolling through the Avenue of Nations. Get your name written in Chinese or learn about the diverse and ancient culture of India as you get acquainted with Spartanburg's international community. 


What else can visitors expect at this year's International Festival, check out our podcast with City Special Events Manager, Mandy Merck below to find out.

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Podcast music provided by Spartanburg singer-songwriter, David Ezell.


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