Elgin’s International Festival Coming to Downtown Elgin

The City of Elgin, in collaboration with area community and business leaders, will hold its inaugural International Festival on September 1, 2012 at Festival Park in Elgin. Elgin’s International Festival, or iFest for short, will bring together dozens of the world’s cultures, reflecting the diversity of cultures in Elgin, Illinois. Elgin’s iFest will feature music and entertainment, ethnic cuisine, children’s activities, a “world market”, as well as ethnic arts and crafts.

The ingredients that make a festival a success are world class food, exhibits and entertainment. The iFest Planning Committee is looking for food vendors, exhibitors and entertainers who will offer international flavors and rhythms throughout the day and evening.

The goal of the 2012 iFest is to showcase the contributions of the proud and vast cultures in our community. Elgin’s great diversity makes this city a fabulous place to live, work, play and do business. Danise Habun, Chair of the International Festival Committee is expecting to attract an audience outside of Elgin to attend as well. “Our neighboring communities throughout the Greater Fox Valley of Northern Illinois also will enjoy and benefit from this wonderful dynamic.”

To find out more on participating in the 2012 Elgin iFest, or to download a vendor application, please go to the website www.elginifest.com/vendors.  For additional information, please email info@elginifest.com or contact Danise Habun, Chair of the Elgin International Festival at 847-754-8064.