The 51st Annual International Festival will be held at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena in Huntington, West Virginia on Saturday, November 15, 2014 (Time: TBD). The annual exposition features international foods, world music and dance and displays representing many different countries and cultures. The festival is open to the public and is free of charge to enter.

The Tri-State’s best international restaurants will be featured at this year’s International Festival. Each restaurant will offer tastings of their signature menu items. By purchasing food tickets, guests can sample a variety of foods from all over the world at a very affordable price.

Restaurants can still apply for a spot in the festival to reach 5,000+ Tri-State area residents in just 4 hours! The name of the restaurant will be included on all of our promotional material. Restaurant will receive a portion of the proceeds from ticket sales and promotion of their restaurant. A non-refundable $100 deposit is required to reserve a booth (10’x20’).  At closing, each restaurant will be reimbursed 75 percent of the face value of the tickets they have collected during the International Festival.  The deadline to apply is Friday, August 8, 2014, and space is limited.  2014 International Festival Restaurant Participation Guide and Application[1].

The 51st Annual Festival will build on the success of last year’s festival which was sponsored by FoodFair Supermarkets and their 14 stores serving the local Tri-State community.  Cabell County Schools partnered with Marshall University to expand the festival and provide a memorable experience for all ages.  Over 5000 people attended the 2013 festival.

Continue to check this website and our Festival Page on Facebook for updated information about the Festival.  For more information about participating as a sponsor, partner, vendor, restaurant, or volunteer, contact:  Jyotsna Patel, Center for International Programs at or call 304-696-6229.


View the 2013 International Festival Program Brochure
International Festival Program

Autographed Football Raffle (Marshall Football Team)

2013 Participating Restaurants

The Original Hibachi Japanese Steakhouse
839 4th Avenue, Huntington

Jug and Kilt-Traditional English Pub
5636 Route 60 E. Huntington, WV 25705

El Ranchito – Authentic Mexican Restaurant
1325 Hal Greer Boulevard, Huntington

Julian’s Market
Corner of 12th St. & 11th Ave, Huntington

Nawab Indian Cuisine
600 4th Avenue, Huntington

Towers Market Place @ Marshall University (Featuring their International Menu)

Chateau D’Italia
13 Township Rd. 1484, Chesapeake, OH

La Famiglia – A Southern Italian Deli
1327 6th Avenue, Huntington

Cedar Market
4640 US #2, Huntington, WV 25705

River and Rail Bakery
2010 11th St. Huntington, WV

2013 Featured Entertainment

Latin Music by ¡Comparsa! (

Comparsa Group


Brazilian native Daniel Ferreira will perform during Marshall University’s 50th annual International Festival on Sunday, Nov. 9, 2013.




Bo Fu sings as Zheng Gu performs on the Guzheng during the 46th annual International Festival on Sunday, Nov. 15, 2009, in the Memorial Student Center at Marshall University.

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