International Culture Fair

two little girls experience bright colors of multicultural crafts

At the International Culture Fair, children get to experience life around the world. 

As a child, Dr. Heidi Backes, assistant professor in the department of modern and classical languages, looked forward to one event each year.   

“The Holiday Folk Fair takes place every November in Milwaukee, where I grew up,” she says. “It’s how I first learned about different cultures and a big part of the reason I was motivated to travel the world.”  

Now, she organizes a similar experience for children in Springfield.

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