Culturefest to include exhibits, food, activities, style show, performances

The University of Maine Office of International Programs and International Student Association will host a celebration of cultures Saturday, Nov. 9 in the New Balance Student Recreation Center. 

The 32nd annual Culturefest will feature international cultural exhibits, food, children’s activities, a style show and performances from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

The university’s international community showcases its talents and traditions at this free, public, family-friendly event. About 50 countries will be represented by more than 150 participating students, faculty and staff. 

A variety of community organizations, including the Maine Multicultural Center, CISV International, and Literacy Volunteers of Bangor also will participate. They provide opportunities to further engage with the international community, locally and globally.

Organizers are working with Green Campus Initiative and the Sustainability and Environment Action Division (SEAD) to make the event more environmentally friendly — by using compostable paper goods and plant-based plastics, composting, and reducing overall waste. 

About 1,500 people from campus and the surrounding communities are expected to attend, including several school groups.

More information about Culturefest is available online, by calling 207.581.3437 or by emailing