The eleventh Annual UPC Ethnic Food Fair is Saturday, September 25 from 5 to 7 p.m.
With a theme of Grilling Around the World, the event is presented by United Presbyterian Church on the church grounds at 1701 East Second St. in Bloomington. The Ethnic Food Fair includes ethnic and popular international music and a wide variety of ethnic food.
Tickets are on sale at the church office. Ethnic Food Fair Co-Chair Allen Pease urges anyone wishing to attend to secure their tickets as soon as possible. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for college students and children six and older. Children five and under are free.
Grills will be set up outdoors at the church where grilled foods will be served from various nations including Korea, Colombia, China and the United States. Indoors, appetizers, entrees and side dishes will be featured as in years past. Ethnic Food Fair Committee co-chairs Rachel Loop and Vera Heitink note that dishes from more than 25 nations have been featured in the past. Many regional dishes from the United States are featured along with foods from Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Central America and South America. Many ethnic desserts will also be on the menu.
Ethnic music will be provided along with current Top 40 Hits from various nations by DJ Joe Loop and his son Jesse. Committee members are from throughout Monroe County.
The tickets are on sale at United Presbyterian Church during church office hours: Monday – Tuesday – Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Thursday, 9 to 11 a.m.; and Friday, 9 a.m. to Noon. The church is located three blocks south of Forest Quad at the corner of East Second Street and Eastside Drive. For details, contact the church at 332-1850.