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Holiday Folk Fair International Advance Tickets Available

MILWAUKEE, WI — Advance tickets for the 79th annual Holiday Folk Fair International, America’s premiere multi-cultural festival, are now on sale. The event will be held Fri., Nov. 18 – Sun., Nov. 20, 2022, at the State Fair Park Exposition Center.

Advance tickets can be purchased for $12 through Thursday, Nov. 17, at the International Institute of Wisconsin, 1110 N. Old World Third St., Suite 420 in Milwaukee, and from all participating ethnic groups.

Advance tickets can also be ordered by phone (414-225-6225 or 1-800-FAIR-INTL); fax (414-225-6235); or online at www.folkfair.org. In addition to the individual tickets, family four-packs are available for $44. Advance Sale tickets requested by phone or fax must be ordered by Nov. 14, and there are no refunds.

A program of the International Institute of Wisconsin (IIW), Holiday Folk Fair International celebrates the cultural heritage of the people living in southeastern Wisconsin. The 2022 theme, “Celebrate the Culture of Living Heritage,” will allow Fair-goers the opportunity to explore traditions, customs, practices, representations, expressions, knowledge, and skills through the instruments, objects, artifacts, and cultural spaces that communities, groups and, in some cases, individuals recognize as part of their cultural heritage.

Special attractions in 2022 include invited international performers and artisans, photographic exhibits, the Artisan corner, the Dirty Kettle Native American interactive display, the Wisconsin Woodturners, a bonsai exhibit, a Wisconsin Scholastic Chess Federation tournament on Sat., Nov. 19, and an interdenominational religious service Sun., Nov. 20, at 10:30 a.m. in the Coffeehouse.

The three-day event features the All Nations Theater with traditional music and dance; the World Café offering traditional dishes; the International Stage where young people perform their ethnic dances; the Tanzhauz, sponsored by Mad City Windows and Baths, where attendees dance and sing along with a variety of musical stylings; the Coffee House where patrons enjoy a beverage and baked goods while listening to talented musicians; Heritage Lane with unique traditions and customs through interactive exhibits; the International Bazaar presented by Bath Fitter, where cultural artifacts create a unique shopping experience; and the Callen Chef’s Stage featuring local chefs preparing traditional cuisine.

Hours are 2 p.m. – 9 p.m. on Fri., Nov. 18; 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. on Sat., Nov. 19; and 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Sun., Nov. 20. In addition, some Folk Fair activities will be shared live via the event’s Facebook page.

Admission at the gate will be $16 for adults; $8 for children ages 6 to 12; with children five and under admitted at no charge. Those 62 and over will be admitted for $12, and all military personnel with a military ID card will be admitted free.

Kenosha County Holds NARCAN Trainings For National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

KENOSHA – On Saturday, Oct. 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Kenosha County residents can visit various locations throughout the county to undergo life-saving NARCAN training and learn more about local behavioral health resources and services. National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is an annual day of recognition that aims to provide a safe, convenient and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.

Naloxone (NARCAN) training teaches individuals to recognize symptoms of an opioid overdose and how to administer Naloxone, an opioid overdose reversal drug. More information about the NARCAN Distribution Program in Kenosha County can be found online.

The Kenosha County Mental Health and Substance Abuse Resource Center, which links people with substance use disorder resources, may be reached from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday at 262-764-8555. The Kenosha County crisis hotline, operated by Kenosha Human Development Services, is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, at 262-657-7188.

When: Saturday, Oct. 29 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Where: Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha1330 52nd St. Kenosha, WI 53140  Kenosha County Center

19600 75th St. Bristol, Wis. 53104