Seeking Performers and Exhibitors for Oceania CultureFest on Oct.22
CA is seeking musicians, dancers, exhibitors and food vendors for the upcoming Oceania CultureFest, which will celebrate Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. The event is hosted by CA and the Howard County Library System.
This free family event will be held on Sunday, Oct. 22 from 1:30-4:30pm at Howard County Library System’s Miller Branch, 9421 Frederick Road in Ellicott City (this CultureFest was originally scheduled for May of this year).
Performers (dancers, musicians, singers, haka) and exhibitors from Oceania are invited to participate and show the Howard County community what makes their countries and cultures unique. Representatives from Australia, New Zealand and all of the Pacific Islands are invited to participate, including but not limited to the islands of Fiji, Hawaii, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Tahiti/French Polynesia, and Tonga. Performers can be children or adults.
Exhibitors are often local residents who set up tables to display cultural items from their country. Vendors may not sell items or services unless they are vendors or food trucks selling food outside of the library. There will be no payment for performances. Families who attend will be able to pick up a “CultureFest Passport” upon arrival and complete it for prize drawings.
Interested parties should contact Laura Smit, program manager for CA’s International Exchange and Multicultural Programs, at International