International Food and Music Festival in Wendell is Sept. 22

People lined up for food at the 2016 IFMF in Wendell. Photo: Kay Whatley
People lined up for food at the 2016 IFMF in Wendell. Photo: Kay Whatley

It’s time to enjoy foods and performances from cultures around the world. The 16th-annual International Food and Music Festival is scheduled for Saturday, September 22, 2018, 11am-5pm.

The “IFMF” is the creation of St. Eugene Catholic Church. Food, entertainment, vendors, and raffles are all made possible by church staff and their cadre of volunteers.

Each year the church schedules dozens of dancers and entertainers, food preparers, vendors, game runners, and takes over the town. Whether you go for the day, stop by for an around-the-world meal, or sit in front of the stage for awhile, it’s a memorable and delicious event to attend — — for many area families the IFMF is an attend-every-year event.

The festival features authentic foods from four continents, including such favorites as:

  • Cajun gator bites
  • Filipino Manila Bay barbecue
  • Polish pierogies
  • Salvadoran pupusas
  • Various homemade desserts

Entertainment includes Barrowburn and the Lynn O’Grady Quinlan Academy of Irish Dance.

This year’s top church raffle prize is a Carolina Panthers–Seattle Seahawks sports package for four.

The festival takes place in and around J. Ashley Wall Towne Square, at Cyprus and Third Streets, Wendell, North Carolina.

For more information, visit the official IFMF website at www.TheFoodFestival.com. Updates may be posted to Facebook at www.facebook.com/InternationalFoodAndMusicFestival

 

International Food and Music Festival IFMF 2018 flyer. Source: Thomas A. Zang, Jr. (St. Eugene Catholic Church)
International Food and Music Festival IFMF 2018 flyer. Source: Thomas A. Zang, Jr. (St. Eugene Catholic Church)

 

Source: Thomas A. Zang, Jr. (St. Eugene Catholic Church)

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