Dayton’s 42 year old, A World A’ Fair, International Festival is set for this upcoming weekend.
Yes, from Friday until Sunday, Daytonians will be showing their heritage spirit through arts, crafts, clothing, dancing and our favorite part… FOOD !
Thirty booths will be set up, each for a different part of the world. The purpose is to educate and to wow the crowds with their individual uniqueness. But we buy tickets for one reason… the chance for a great Food Adventure, where we can eat ourselves around the world in 3o bites. Did we mention there is wine and beer???
Where else can you grab sushi, Puerto Rican rice and beans, haggis, a gyro, french pastries and a cannoli while watching African dancers?
HERE’S THE SKINNY:
— The event takes place at the Dayton Convention Center
Friday, May 15, 5:00pm – 11:00pm
Saturday, May 16, 11:00am – 11:00pm
Sunday, May 17, 11:00am – 6:00pm
— Tickets are $8 for adults, $4 for children at the door
— Full schedule of dancers and booths can be found at http://www.aworldafair.org/
Travel the world with your tastebuds, without leaving Dayton. Here are some of our favorites..
THE MUST EATS at the World A’Fair festival !!
— GYROS at THE GREECE BOOTH: These are the same ones they serve at Greek fest. They also come in chicken gyro and vegetarian, but we prefer the traditional Gyros. Pound for pound, probably the best deal at the festival.
— APPEL FLAPPEN at the NETHERLANDS BOOTH: People wait in lines that wrap around the arena for these powdered, deep fried apple rings. One bite and you will see what all the excitement is about, and you will wish you would have ordered a few more.
— TIRAMISU at the ITALY BOOTH: Coffee like, creamy and dashes of chocolate. This is dessert done right. Try one of these cubes of perfection. So good, it puts you in a trance.
— SAAG PANEER at the INDIA BOOTH: Make sure you get some of this Indian spinach dish and get a piece of Naan Bread too for dipping. A great dish that is satisfying and vegetarian as well.
— PETIT FOURS at the FRANCE BOOTH: Tiny bits of heaven Choose from a nice selection and go to town. Treat yourself, you deserve it after traveling the world.
— THE CREAM PUFFS at the SLOVIC BOOTH: Probably the best single item at the festival. It is delicious and rich like it should be. A generous helping of cream, on a huge crescent puff, this is grand finale to any visit to the World A’ Fair.
— BEERS at the GERMAN, SCOTLAND and IRELAND BOOTHS: Ireland and Germany typically have a couple of authentic beers on draft. These are must drinks. Nothing says World A’fair like a guy in a kilt pouring you a cold one with no underwear,
Here is a start, now you have a road map for the best food in the World. Every year new food items are introduced, so keep your eyes peeled. There will be so much delicious, international food, that you simply wont have the time or the hunger pains to try them all. No worries, the fest is 3 days long !
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Please browse the gallery below from some of our delicious Food Adventures where we traveled around the world in 30 bites !