BRAZOS VALLEY WORLDFEST @ WOLF PEN CREEK

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Since 2007, Brazos Valley Worldfest has encouraged the celebration of international and cultural diversity and heritage of the Brazos Valley. This year, the event will be kicked off with a Friday Night Concert and Dance in Downtown Bryan before the festivities at Wolf Pen Creek on Saturday. All of the activities provided by Worldfest will share the common goal of celebrating and learning about cultural diversity. There will be storytelling, food, crafts and imports available for purchase, cultural displays, and much more.

Starting off the event will be a series of cultural performances at the Palace Theater during First Friday on November 4. The Performances will begin at 6pm with the Jane Long Middle School combined orchestras. Also performing will be Henderson Harmonics, Davila Middle School Theatre, Salsa Fusion, and Fuerza Latina. This night of live music and dancing will be completely free.

The main part of Worldfest will take place on November 5 at Wolf Pen Creek. The festival will begin at 10am and will continue until 6pm. This includes the Global Village, Marketplace, and a Kids’ Village to round out your experience. The Global Village will include cultural displays and demonstrations, a heritage stage, and performances by Las Rebeldes de Houston at 11:30am, 1:30pm, and 3:30pm.

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The Global Marketplace will be located around the amphitheater and will include vendors with crafts and imports from around the world and an International food court. Brazos Valley Worldfest is a day for the whole family with interesting activities for children at the Kids’ Village. Take your kids to enjoy a petting zoo, bounce area, arts & crafts, community stage, and many other fun games and activities.

You can sign up for a spot as a vendor, submit a recipe to the Worldfest cookbook, or sign up to volunteer at the event online where you can also find more details about the activities that will be available. Come celebrate the Brazos Valley’s array of heritages and cultures with a weekend of family- friendly activities.

Head out to downtown Bryan on Friday, November 4 and Wolf Pen Creek Saturday, November 5 to be immersed into the cultural diversity of the Brazos Valley. Not only is it fun and educational for the whole family, but also is one of the Brazos Valley’s favorite traditions.

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Abby is a senior Agricultural Communications & Journalism major graduating December 2018. Abby began writing for Maroon Weekly during the fall semester of 2016, and after taking a short break, has come back for more! Some of her favorite things include coffee, music and her miniature schnauzer, Sadie. If you want to find Abby, she will most likely be reading in a dark room, blogging in a local coffee shop or riding her longboard across campus.

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