Soin International and Dayton International Festival, Inc. present the 43rd annual International Festival, A World A’Fair. The festival is a celebration of diversity that showcases the food, dancing, music, costumes, and cultural exhibits representing the ethnic backgrounds and cultures of Dayton and the greater Miami Valley. This year's theme is Architecture Around the World.
A very popular way of celebrating our cultural diversity has always been to sample the many varieties of food and drink offered by the participating rganizations. Check out our Beer Passport sampler, available on Friday evening only. For a list of foods and merchandise on sale at the booths see the Food and Merchandise listing.
For a complete listing of the ethnic organizations represented at this year’s festival, see the Organizations page, where you’ll also find information about the organizations and their booths, along with photos from previous years’ festivals.
See the What's New page to see what was new and featured at the festival this year.
The winner of the
Cultural Passport raffle is
(see the Passport Page for details)
There were two prizes for those who turned in votes for their favorite beers. Steed Benson won the drawing for the mug and Dan Bonsell tor basket. This was Steed's first A World A'Fair. At the other extreme was Dan, who still remembers attending the first A World A'Fair in 1974 and has been a regular all these years. Both chose Scotland's Bellhaven which was voted the best brew.