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Festival Schedule 2018 – World Fair Field International Festival

International Festival


World Fair Field International Festival

Saturday – Sept 22, 2018
Fairfield Central Park
Rain Venue:
Phoenix Rising Hall
207 W Burlington Ave

Sat. Sept 22, 2018: Festival Schedule

Friday Sept. 22 Festival Schedule
11:00 – 12:00Foliba West African Drum Ensemble plays at Howard Park Farmers MarketHoward Park, corner of Grimes and Main St., Fairfield, IA.
1:30-2:00International Baking Contest Judging DetailsCentral Park Square
1:30 Parade participants assembleHoward Park
2:00Sidewalk Parade to Central ParkMarch on Court St. to Central Park at Main and Broadway, Fairfield, IA.
2:20Inauguration and Opening Performance
Baking Winners Announced
Central Park at Court and Broadway
2:30Fairfield Dancers of IndiaCentral Park North Stage
2:45 – 9:00Performances / Activities / Food on the Square /
Cultural Tables engage visitors in games, displaying / selling craft items /
International Baked Goods available for donations to the Festival /
Children collect “stamps” on “passports” /Lawn games: Baggo and Bocci Ball
Fairfield Central Park Square

(Rain venue for all Central Park events is Phoenix Rising Hall; 207 W Burlington Ave, Fairfield, IA.)

3:00Introduction to AikidoCentral Park North Stage
Turkish folk music from Iowa City
Central Park North Stage
3:15Aikido DemonstrationCentral Park Lawn
4:05Ann Bosold’s Flash Mob, Greek DanceCentral Park Square
4:20Jonas Magram Jazz QuintetCentral Park North Stage
5:10Son Peruchos
Peruvian Indigenous Music Ensemble from Des Moines
Central Park North Stage
5:30Dinner served on the square.
Performances continue.




Central Park Square or the restaurant of your choice
6:00Oktoberfest Polka BandCentral Park Square
6:30Skunk River Medicine ShowCentral Park North Stage
7:20Out of the Green – Legendary Irish piper, Tim Britton and 2 friendsCentral Park North Stage
Academy Award nominated French documentary film.
“Magnificently moving, funny and altogether wonderful!” -IndieWire
Orpheum Theater
121 W. Broadway, Fairfield, IA (641) 472-8333
8:10Baraka – traditional Algerian songs and originals by Amine Kouider, as well as reggae, flamenco and folk classicsCentral Park North Stage
9:00-11:00Bambu — rockin’ hiphop with a Latin flair to dance the night away!Central Park North Stage

Festival Performance Schedule & Details

Reknowned Irish musician, Pat Egan

Pat Egan to Join Tim Britton

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Reknowned Irish musician, Pat Egan, is playing with his friend, our own legendary piper, Tim Britton, at 8:00 on Saturday at the WFF Festival on the square! See his bio here. How cool is that?!

Aikido at World Fair Field Festival

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Aikido, ancient Japanese art of self defense On this Saturday, September 14, at the World Fair Field International Festival, Professor Motiér Haskins MSW, Chief Instructor, 6th Dan Shidoin; of the Fairfield Iowa School of Aikido, will speak…

We Love a Parade!

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On Saturday, September 14th on the Fairfield downtown Central Park Square the World Fair Field International Festival again presents free music and fun all day, from noon to 10:30 pm. The first event of the day will the Parade of Colors sidewalk…


West African Drum Ensemble Foliba, is a troupe based in Fairfield, Iowa, that performs traditional drum rhythms, primarily from Mali, Guinea, Ivory Coast, and other West African countries. Formed in 2011, the group has played at Cafe Paradiso,…

Foliba 11:00 am

Foliba West African Drum Ensemble 11:00 - 12:00 pm Location: Howard Park Main Shelter Foliba Afro-Brazilian Marching Samba Troupe 2:00 - 2:15 pm Sidewalk Parade to Central Park Foliba, a troupe based in Fairfield, Iowa, performs traditional…

Fairfield Dancers of India

Fairfield Dancers of India 2:30 - 3:30 pm Location: Central Park North Stage Fairfield's dancers of India wil present a variety of dance styles which will be a beautiful blend of Bollywood, Classical Indian dance, folk dance, Kathak,…

Ann Bosold's Flash Mob

Ann Bosold's Flash Mob — Greek Dance 4:05-4:20 pm Location: Central Park Ann Bosold, local musician and folklorist, will lead a flash mob in the Greek dance "Zorba."

Jonas Magram Jazz Quintet 4:20

Jonas Magram Jazz Quintet 4:20- 4:50 pm Location: Central Park North Stage Jonas Magram – vocals and tenor sax Steve Hillis – piano Bill Blackmore – double bass Steve Jeffries – soprano sax, percussion Shawn Medeiros – drums Jonas…

Skunk River Medicine Show 6:30

Skunk River Medicine Show 6:30 - 7:00 pm Location: Central Park North Stage Well-known for their good-time shows, Tom Morgan and George Foster’s acoustic blues and ragtime include classic songs of Robert Johnson, Mississippi John Hurt,…

Out of the Green 7:20

Out of the Green 7:20 - 8:00 pm Location: Central Park North Stage Out of the Green is a trio of some of the best exponents of the Irish tradition in the world. John Williams was bread and buttered in Chicago but spent his summers in his…

Baraka 8:10

Baraka and Friends 8:10 - 8:50 pm Location: Central Park North Stage At 8:10 pm the Baraka Band comprised of the Kouider brothers and Karen Aoki and friends will jam at the international festival - They will…

Bambu 9:00

Bambu 9:00 - 10:45 pm Location: Central Park North Stage Bambu is a musical force of nature. Fans call their shows unforgettable, even magical. Their loose collective of soul-driven melodies, conscious lyrics, world-class dance rhythms including…

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