A Picture is Worth 1000 Words

24 Jul

Blog Post #105

This weekend we spent some time at the 2-Day Surrey Fusion Festival — which is billed as “the ultimate celebration of music, food and culture.” That’s accurate, I would say.

The 2016 festival event, now in its 9th year, is truly a multicultural extravaganza — with 39 pavilions celebrating countries from Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean and North America. Each pavilion showcased traditional food and local crafts. The park was buzzing for the two days — boisterous revelry creating a friendly, exciting atmosphere of fun and community.

Gardens of the World

An invitation to explore the gardens of the world.

We spent the two days wandering around the tents, admiring the handiwork, eating delicious treats — empanadas, crepes, curries, bbq, special rice and noodle dishes and more — there was so many mouthwatering choices, it was impossible to taste everything we wanted in two short days! There were mini-performances at various pavilions and long shows at all of the five stages — even a cooking stage which featured local chefs.

I was eating, watching, playing and enjoying all that the festival had to offer — do you wonder why I didn’t tons of photos. However, I did manage to get a few shots to share with you. As the saying goes, “A picture is worth a 1000 words.” Enjoy!

 

Polynesian Dancers

Polynesian dancers from the Tonga pavilion

Scottish lassies

Bonny lassies dancing at the Scotland exhibit

Lass and laddie

The wee bairns — so adorable!

Mortal Koil

The tallest princess in the world!

Chess

So many games to play — even a GIANT game of chess!

It was a great two days — I’m already marking next year’s festival in my calendar — I don’t want to miss it!

 

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