Our Clemson University, and greater Clemson, communities are the backbone of the International Festival. In order to ensure this event can be free to the public, we often rely on our student organizations, campus departments, and community partners to serve as our vendors and performers during the festival.
One of Clemson's Core values is respect, and as Clemson students, we are exposed to a vast amount of cultural backgrounds and identities. The global showcase sector of the International Festival is focused on celebrating and sharing these different cultures through entertainment. We are looking to welcome groups or individuals from any cultural background to perform and to participate in a fashion show that represents their cultural background. The global showcase sector will also include musical groups that represent the cultural diversity of Clemson University. Sign up here.
One of the central parts of the International Festival is the Global Cuisines station. Global Cuisine allows food vendors to sell food that is an important part of their culture/country. As a food vendor, you can help introduce and bring joy to those that want to try something new and delicious as well as learn information about a culture/country. This is also a great organizational fundraiser as 100% ticket sales go back to the vendor. Sign up here.
International Kids Zone
International Festival is family friendly event with attractions and activities for individuals at all ages. Join the International Kids Zone to make the event a fun time for children! In the past, we have had face painting, arts & crafts, and inflatables. This is also a great opportunity teach young children about a new culture in an exciting way. If you are interested in registering as a vendor, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and/or email@example.com.
In an effort to ensure the International Festival is also an educational event, we have a World Market designed to provide relevant information and artifacts from various cultures. Vendors will be able to host information tables sharing important facts related to their community and have the potential to sell items connected to that culture. In the past, the World Market has included tabling from various groups, Henna, and a Photobooth. If you are interested in participating in the World Market, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and/or email@example.com.