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Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Having An A'Fair...



...at our city's annual World A'Fair! This wonderful festival is a celebration of diversity that showcases the food, dancing, music, costumes, and cultural exhibits representing the ethnic backgrounds and cultures of Dayton and the greater Miami Valley! You can travel the world, all under one roof, in just an afternoon! How can you beat that?



We look forward to this event each year and never fail to enjoy ourselves immensely! This year was no exception! I wanted to share some of the photos I took...but so wish I could share with you the tastes and smells of the delicious food, the sounds of each nation's songs being played on all manner of instruments...

Each year has a special theme and, for 2011, it was
Wedding Traditions Around the World.

Here is our Gracie, with her friend Molly, visiting with the Chinese bride and groom!
The dancers always wear such beautiful native costumes!

 The people we meet are such a joy...
 ...no matter from which part of the world they (or their ancestors) hail!
The food is always a treat!
You will find such delights as apple flappen from The Netherlands,
fried banana from the Philippines, Greek gyros, Irish pub fries and Lebanese falafel!

Delicious food and pastries from India, Thailand, Peru, Ireland, Germany, China and on and on...
Yummy!




And the music always gets every toe tapping!


Thank you for sharing this memorable day with us! Does your city have such an event?
 If so, I would love to hear about it!




6 comments:

Susan said...

Hiya Suzie Q thanks so much for stopping by (and for the sweet comment) ... so happy & delighted to see that you've rescued another dog. Not E. Winston is one lucky guy ! xo Susan & les Gang

Debby said...

What a great idea. I have not seen another event that celebrates so many cultures.
Looking forward to meeting you in Tipp City.

Sherms said...

Hey! Where is England??? I would have thought after Kate and William we would have had center stage!
Looks like a great day out though I'm all for actually travelling the world xx

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

That sounds like a wonderful event!
Hugs,
Penny

Pamela said...

Take me next year.

Faith said...

I was visiting another blog from Ohio that you commented on..and it caught my eye...2 in one day..I'm a Buckeye too..I'm always looking to say hello.....nice to meet you...