Dancers, Musicians and more
Bryan Blanchette is a 21st-century Abenaki musician who brings over 10,000-years of tradition into his music and performance in a 21st-centurysetting.
Keene State College's Nepalese students perform traditional and popular culture dancing.
The Keene India Girls return to dazzle the crowd with their Bollywood style dancing.
Ronald Smith, band director at Northfield Mount Hermon School in Deerfield, MA, returns for the second year in a row to perform traditional African drumming with his students.
Dancers from Keene's St. George Orthodox Greek Church will perform this year.
Patricia Pedroza Gonzalez, professor at Keene State College, is back to perform traditional dance from her Mexican homeland.
Revontulet is a well-established traditional Finnish dance troupe with performers from southwestern NH and MA.
Our friend Lifie will share a Peruvian song at this year's event.
Japanese taiko drummer, Jason Seymore, AKA "Jeiko," has been
actively performing since 2007. He performs both as a member of an ensemble and as a
soloist - performing widely in the southeast, Arizona, New York,
Massachusetts, and New Hampshire.
Food trucks and food tents supply this year's international feast
Award-winning Finnish baker, Adriana Stefanko, will sell Finnish baked goods including nisu/pulla (cardamom bread).
Keene's Yahso Jamaican Grille will be serving Jamaican jerk chicken with homemade sauce, their famous mac and cheese, and a special on their Jamaican patties just for the international festival-- 3 patties for $4!
Keene restaurant Royal Spice will be serving your favorite Indian food appetizers and meal options.
Brattleboro, VT, and Greenfield, MA taco truck, Tito's Taqueria, will serve their one of a kind tacos and burritos.
Taste of Thai food truck of Brattleboro, VT, specializes in cooking a mixture of Thai and Laos cuisine!
Swanzey, NH's newest beverage truck will be on hand to offer a variety of hot and cold coffees, teas/chai, and other beverages
Get your favorite Greek lunch items at the St. George Greek Orthodox Church booth.
Join in the fun by participating in mini sport events and activities.
Feel free to watch or participate in the mini games of soccer that will be occurring all day.
Learn the popular Indian game Carom with Chandru Shekar
Be the first one to pound in one’s own nail into a large log. To win, the head of the nail must be flush with or below the surface of the wood.
The Keene High School French Club can teach you Petanque, a lawn game similar to boules or bocce.
Hatian Caro card game with Jeadminas Alexis. Image credit: painting by Jacques Richard Chery (Hatian artist, b.1929)
The Monadnock region's international residents share traditional arts and crafts with the public.
with Tarranum Sheikh and Manali Patel
Puja Thapa will sell paintings of Kathmandu, Nepal and Hindu gods.
Larisa Volkavichyute of Ciutecreations will be selling wooden handcrafted earrings and brooches.
with Alice Funk
with Indhu Archunaraj andVidhya Sreenath
Handmade, traditional Nepalese necklaces, typically worn by married women in Nepal. For sale by Ambika Sharma and Durga Pokhrel.
Bijaya Paul will be making rakhi friendship bracelets.
18th Century Clothing with Norm Miner
with Jana Green
Artwork and bracelets for sale by Keene's Sharanya Budakoti
And Educational Praxis will be selling woven items and jewelry
Zest Travel Rwanda will be selling handmade crafts
Celebrating the mosaic of cultures that make up the Monadnock region