Anatolian Festival at OC Fairgrounds Teachers & Students free

Anatolian Cultural and Food FestivalThe 2011 Anatolian Cultures and Food Festival will take place at the OC Fairgrounds this October 6-9, 2011. Teachers and their students get free admission on the first two days, see details below.

What is the Anatolian Cultures and Food Festival you ask? According to the Anatolian Festival website it is a “cultural and historical event with exhibitions, food, art craft, performances, dances and live music activities“. Last year it was hosted at the OC Great Park, but this year it’s back to the OC Fairgrounds where it originally took place two years ago. The festival showcases the best of Anatolia, with exhibits of the cities of Istanbul, Konya, Mardin and Van. Plus this year they will add the cities of Isparta and Burdur in the Western Mediterranean section.

I’ve never attended this event but from the Anatolian Festival website it looks very interesting and educational. I marked it on my calendar and will make an effort to attend, seems like a very unique event. See video below. You can also see some of the images from last year here.

For the first two days, October 6 & 7 (Thursday and Friday), teachers and their students (K-12) can request and get free admission to the Anatolian Festival. To do so you must sign up here.

Tickets normally cost $12 for adults, $6 for ages 7-12yrs, free for 7yr and younger and senior and military is $9. So you can see how the free admission offer for teachers and their students is a great deal.

Event details:

Dates: October 6-9, 2011
Times: 10am-10pm each day
Location: OC Fairgrounds

For more information visit the Anatolian Cultures and Food Festival website.


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