Join Our Festival with Your Country!

As the technology of the new millennium brings the world closer together, it becomes increasingly important for us to have knowledge and understanding of people and cultures other than our own. This is especially true of our children, who will truly live and work in a global community. The International Children's Festival provides a unique opportunity for children and their families to experience the sights, sounds, and cuisine of distant places right in their own back yard!

Each country's display should include:

  • Education Display including most, if not all, of the items on the Standards of Learning (SOL) list. Other items may include costumes, fabric, jewelry, art, artifacts, photographs, crafts, interactive activities, and other items designed to introduce a child to your culture;
  • Up to ten (10) persons, adults and/or children, in native dress for the "Parade of Nations";
  • If possible, some form of authentic entertainment on stage or strolling through the Park; and,
  • You may recruit a food vendor, restaurant, or other organization to sell your native foods (See "Food Vendor Application Packet").

Hampton Parks, Recreation & Leisure Services Provides the Following at No Cost to Participating Countries:

  • One (1) 10'x10' tent with Country flag; and,
  • Two (2), 6' tables with linens and two (2) folding chairs.