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2012 Culturefest International Student Showcase October 27

The University of Maine will hold its 25th annual International Culturefest from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27 at the University of Maine Field House. A festival of cultural exhibits, traditional singing, dancing, clothing and cuisine from around the world presented by UMaine’s international students, Culturefest is free, open to the public and suitable for children.

Culturefest features cultural exhibits, an international food court, children’s activities, international style show and cultural performances throughout the day. The festival usually attracts more than 1,200 visitors from campus and from across Maine. Sponsored by the UMaine Office of International Programs and the International Student Association, the event provides UMaine’s international students a showcase for their talents and traditions from as many as 70 countries and cultures from around the world. It is the largest event of its kind in the state.

Members of the UMaine International Student Association will again serve traditional homeland cuisine in a food court area from 11 a.m.–2:30 p.m. for a small donation. More information about Culturefest, including sponsors and supporters, is available by calling (207) 581-2905 or visiting the Culturefest website.

Contacts: Sarah Joughin, (207) 581-3423

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