Marshall University International Festival
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 4,000+ 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 9, and space is limited. Click here to download the Vendor/Sponsor Participation Guide and Application.
The 50th 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 and Mountwest Community and Technical College partnered with Marshall University to expand the festival and provide a memorable experience for all ages. Over 4000 people attended the 2012 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 email@example.com or call 304-696-6229.
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
Corner of 12th St. & 11th Ave, Huntington
Nawab Indian Cuisine
600 4th Avenue, Huntington
Towers Market Place @ Marshall University (Featuring their International Menu)
13 Township Rd. 1484, Chesapeake, OH
La Famiglia – A Southern Italian Deli
1327 6th Avenue, Huntington
4640 US #2, Huntington, WV 25705
River and Rail Bakery
2010 11th St. Huntington, WV
2013 Featured Entertainment
Latin Music by ¡Comparsa! (http://www.latinmusicwv.com/)
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.
View news coverage from the 49th International Festival:
View more photos of the festival:
Photo Gallery (2013)- Facebook
Photo Gallery (2011) – Herald Dispatch
Article & Photos (2011) – HuntingtonNews.net
Photo Gallery (2010) – Herald Dispatch
Photo Gallery (2009) – Herald Dispatch
Photo Gallery (2008) – HuntingtonNews.net
Photo Gallery (2008) – Facebook
Photo Gallery (2007) – HuntingtonNews.net
Photo Gallery (2006) – HuntingtonNews.net
Photo Gallery (2005) – HuntingtonNews.net
Photo Gallery (2004) – HuntingtonNews.net