International Festival, At YOUR STATE FAIR Saturday September 12

By Betsy Thorpe

International Festival at Tennessee State Fair to Celebrate World Cultures
Exclusive Event Part of the Fair Sept. 12

More than 40 cultures will be represented at the State Fair’s first annual International Festival.

Origami figures created by Yoko Sato, wife of Hiroshi Sato, Consul General Of Japan

“In the Japan booth we will have origami, Japanese dress-up, calligraphy fans, and water balloon yo-yos. We will also have information on Japan and things Japanese in Tennessee.”
Spokesperson Japanese Consulate

The Festival of The Nations will run from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on September 12, a day-long celebration of world cultures through dance, art, food, music and language. Attendees will be able to participate in live demonstrations, concerts, tastings and a celebratory parade.

The Festival of The Nations is born out of two popular Nashville events, The Festival of Nations and the International Music Festival. Founder of both events, Jonathan Camcam, decided to combine both events into a blowout celebration of world cultures at the Tennessee State Fair.

“The Tennessee State Fair is really geared toward celebrating the family, and honoring the world around us this year,” said Camcam. “The Festival of The Nations fits right in. It will be an unprecedented event for Nashville, one that will celebrate people from around the world while bringing us a little closer together. We’re so excited to be a part of the Tennessee State Fair.”


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