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2022 Fair Update

The Cultural Fair started in 2004 and has been held annually since then. Each year, no matter what February weather throws at us, over 1,600 people attend the Fair. People of all ages and many cultures participate in sharing stories, music, performances, and food. And each year we create a sense of a village celebrating its amazingly rich diversity. Essential to a village celebration is a sense of safety for all.
Due to the persisting uncertainties with the COVID pandemic, we have moved the Cultural Fair to August 6, 2022 from 11am-3pm .  It will be held on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Marshfield Campus, the same place it has been held for many years. And this year we will have an outdoor setting on campus with entertainment, exhibits and food. So check our website and our Facebook page for updates!

Goals of the Marshfield Cultural Fair:

  • Increase awareness and understanding of, and pride in, the cultural and ethnic diversity of the community.
  • Create an atmosphere of Neighborly celebration
  • Educate the community about the international/ethnic/cultural connections of its individuals, businesses and organizations.
  • Bring ethnic minorities into the community mainstream.

Get Involved!

We host a wide variety of exhibits, entertainment, and food which demonstrate the mission of the Fair and the wonderful diversity within our communities. If you are interested in joining the fair as an exhibitor, entertainer or food vendor,  go to our Vendors section here.

Visit & Have a Great Time!

The Fair is a unique opportunity to explore and learn about the cultures, the family histories and the civic activities that all come together to make our community so wonderful. Take your time as you go through the Fair, talk with everyone, explore everything. The Fair is about sharing and learning. For example, ask about favorite hobbies or sports. Ask about favorite foods. Ask what they notice as similar and different between cultures. Ask about favorite family stories or stories of their culture. Ask about their holidays and celebrations. Decide to approach people and things that are different from you and learn about them. The Fair embraces the richness of diversity in our community and we ask you to do so as well with respect for each other, and joy in having a time to do this. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing as you will be exploring and maybe dancing a bit to the entertainment.

Resources

Consistent with our Mission to increase awareness and understanding of and pride in the cultural diversity of our communities, we have included links to organizations, events and other resources. These are offered to help expand our awareness of each other, our strengths and our challenges. Included below are resources we have found so far in our explorations.
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