As I spend my days, in and out of my children’s schools, eating in local restaurants and driving throughout Montgomery County, I am amazed by the wonderful diversity of our county. There is no better place to celebrate that diversity than the World of Montgomery Festival on Sunday, October 21 from 12-5pm. Thanks in large part to the Fund for Montgomery, a program fund of the Community Foundation of Montgomery County, this free, outdoor event will take place at the corner of Reedie Drive and Grandview Avenue, one block north of the Wheaton Metro Station.
While the Festival is in its fourth year, this year the Office of Community Partnerships has partnered with a new local nonprofit the KID Museum (Kids International Discovery Museum). The International Village will feature China, El Salvador, Ethiopia and India and provide kids and adults alike the information they need to be successful citizens in the world of the 21st century.
Festivalgoer’s will be able to experience through interactive activities in each country tent the cultures, food and crafts of our neighbors. All children will be given their very own passport, and can complete a scavenger hunt for prizes. In addition, to the country tents there will be a cooking demonstration tent with some of our top local chefs including Bethesda’s Passage to India, Wheaton’s Hollywood East Café, Rockville’s Spice Crossing, Silver Spring’s Abol Ethiopian Cuisine and many more. In addition, the Latino Economic Development Corporation, a partner in organizing the festival, will present a Pupusa cook-off and the Fenton Street Market will provide a wide array of international crafts.
Please mark your calendars and tell your neighbors about this wonderful free festival. Stay tuned for more posts on more Festival details.