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THE INTERNATIONAL STREET FAIR – AN EVENT YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS!

Posted By Heather Rusick on 8/31/11 9:30 AM

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This weekend and this weekend only, head down to the Orange Circle for the Orange International Street FairSM - it's time to get your culture on. Septemeber 2 - 4, 2011, on the corner of Chapman Avenue and Glassell the annual Street Fair is host to countries from around the world. From Asia to Germany, come and experience the unique flavors and cultures of your favorite countries, from the delicous food to the great music - make sure to show up with your bellies empty and your dancing shoes on because there is a lot to enjoy at this great event!

The best part about the fair is that all the profits go to non-profit organizations that help the community and surrounding areas – now you can feel guilt free spending your money on cocktails and food! I am calling on all of our Orange County Apartment residents to have some fun this weekend at the Orange International Street Fair!  

HISTORY OF THE STREET FAIR

In 1973, The City of Orange was looking for ideas to celebrate for its one hundredth year. Inspired by the Orange Street Fair of 1910 it was decided that for the centennial celebration Orange would have the Orange International Street FairSM. The Fair was so successful that it has become an annual tradition during Labor Day weekend ever since. The Fair is located near Plaza Park. The streets around the Plaza are closed to auto traffic from Friday evening through Sunday evening so that everyone can wander around on foot and have a great time.

The Orange International Street FairSM provides a great forum for various local groups to present themselves to the community and raise funds for their programs and enterprises. Every year there are many different ethnic groups represented in the Street Fair. They provide food, entertainment and crafts to the Fair visitors. Many of these groups present themselves in their native or chosen lands ethnic costumes and have made the Street Fair famous for its wide variety of foods reflecting different cuisines from all over the world.

Are you going to the Street Fair?