Marshall University International Festival

The 54th Annual International Festival will be held at the Marshall University Memorial Student Center in Huntington, West Virginia on Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 4pm – 8pm. 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 apply for a spot in the festival to reach 3,000+ 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, October 6, 2017, and space is limited. The participation form can be found here: International Festival 2017 Participation Form.

Students who wish to participate in the International Festival 2017 may register by completing the Participation Sign-Up Survey. Submit no later than Friday, October 13th. Please read the survey carefully as some of the rules have changed.

Continue to check this website for updated information about the Festival.  For more information about participating as a sponsor, partner, vendor, restaurant, or volunteer, contact:  Jyotsna Patel, Office of International Student Services, at or call 304-696-6229.



Featured Entertainment:


VooDoo Katz – The Healing Song

VooDoo Katz – Sandy Girl

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Check out a video of the 53rd Annual International Festival

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