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Anatolian Cultures & Food Festival

Pacifica Institute

Thursday, May 16, 2013 at 10:00 AM - Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 10:00 PM (PDT)

Costa Mesa, CA

Anatolian Cultures & Food Festival

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
ADULT TICKET - 1 DAY ADMISSION
One-day admission. Ages 13-59.
Ended $12.00 $0.00
ADULT TICKET - 4 DAY ADMISSION
Four-day admission. Ages 13-59.
Ended $20.00 $0.00
KIDS TICKET - 1 DAY ADMISSION
Ages 7 - 12. One-day admission. Youth must present a photo ID or birth certificate showing age.
Ended $6.00 $0.00
KIDS TICKET - 4 DAY ADMISSION
Ages 7 - 12. Four-day admission. Youth must present a photo ID or birth certificate showing age.
Ended $9.00 $0.00
SENIOR CITIZENS TICKET - 1 DAY ADMISSION
One-day full admission. Ages 60 and older. Seniors must present photo ID showing that they are 60 or older.
Ended $9.00 $0.00
SENIOR CITIZENS TICKET - 4 DAY ADMISSION
Four-day full admission. Ages 60 and older. Seniors must present photo ID showing that they are 60 or older.
Ended $15.00 $0.00
MILITARY PERSONNEL TICKET - 1 DAY ADMISSION
One-day admission. A valid Military ID required.
Ended $9.00 $0.00
MILITARY PERSONNEL TICKET - 4 DAY ADMISSION
Four-day admission. A valid Military ID required.
Ended $13.00 $0.00

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Event Details

The Anatolian Cultures and Food Festival is a cultural and historical event that includes exhibitions, food, art craft, performances, dances and live music activities. More than 45,000 people from United States and around the world attend the four-day event each year.

The 1st Anatolian Cultures and Food Festival was held in OC Fair and Event Center, the 2nd one at OC Great Park, the 3rd year, the festival came back at the OC Fair and Event Center. This year again in OC Fair and Event Center, the festival will run from the 16th to the 19th of May, 2013.

http://www.anatolianfestival.org/foodlist

 

Visitors enter the festival area through the “Civilizations Path”, which consists of 14 gates each representing different civilizations like The Hittite Empire, The Kingdom of Commagene, Lydia, The Persian Empire, The Urartu State (Armenians), The Phrygia, The Ionian Civilization,The Assyria, Troy, The Roman Empire,The Byzantine Empire, The Great Seljuq Empire, The Ottoman Empire, and Turkish Republic. Anatolia has been a cradle for all these and many other civilizations throughout the history. At each gate, actors wearing authentic costumes of each civilization welcome and greet all visitors.

Three dimensional giant-sized replicas of five different cities of Anatolia (Istanbul, Konya, Antalya, Mardin, Van, Gaziantep, Isparta, Burdur and Kilis) and the Grand Bazaar of Istanbul are assembled with panoramic backgrounds. Artisans traveling all the way from Turkey display and demonstrate many traditional handicrafts like hand- woven carpets, the arts of water marbling, calligraphy, stone-carving and filigree during the four-day festival.

The Armenian Church of the Holy Cross on the island of Akhtamar also sits on the festival ground amazingly realistic from inside and outside, two fifth of its original size is one of the most visited places of the festival.

The replica of the Grand Bazaar of Istanbul houses more than 120 booths with food, handcrafts, souvenirs, and art exhibits. Visitors are able to freshen themselves up with a cup of Turkish coffee or several glasses of tea at another busy spot of the festival area, named after The Traditional Coffeehouse. Just like the real Grand Bazaar, visitors can walk through the booths displaying hand-made jewelry, scarves, lucky charms and hand- woven carpet displays accompanied by the Anatolian hospitality.

Visitors are drawn into 99 different kinds of food including kebabs and doner (Gyros), various kinds of desserts including baklava, dumplings, and the world famous tough and stretchy Maras’s ice-cream. The Anatolian Cultures and Food Festival is a feast for all of the five senses!

Questions?

Call Us: (310)208-7290

Web:www.anatolianfestival.org

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When & Where



OC Fair & Event Center
88 Fair Dr
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Thursday, May 16, 2013 at 10:00 AM - Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 10:00 PM (PDT)


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Organizer

Pacifica Institute

Pacifica Institute was established in 2003 as a non-profit organization by a group of Turkish-Americans. Pacifica Institute designs and executes projects covering social welfare, education, poverty, and conflict resolution issues in collaboration with scholars, activists, artists, politicians, and religious leaders-communities. The Pacifica Institute has a proven track record of working within and across communities. This work is planned and complemented through the input of the Board of Advisors, a distinguished group of individuals representing a wide range of expertise and experience.

Our Vision

Pacifica Institute’s vision is to develop social capital—the creation and extension of positive connections within and between disparate social networks to achieve mutual understanding and common commitments to enriching the social good.

Our Mission

The Institute seeks to accomplish this vision by engaging in a variety of civic activities and inviting others to generate and share insights, thereby removing barriers to confidence-building and trust. This sharing of insights and understanding can then create real opportunities for mutual respect and appreciation, offering an environment in which a shared narrative can be rooted.

Goals

 

  • To promote cross-cultural awareness to help establish a society where individuals love, respect, and accept each other as they are.
  • To encourage dialogue between various cultural, spiritual, ethical and belief traditions to find a common ground where compassion can be restored and collaborative action can be initiated.
  • To organize and actively participate in social responsibility projects.
  • To contribute to the cultivation of consciousness toward our shared bio-physical environment and work on issues pertaining to environmental ethics and related topics.
  • To organize lectures, discussions, conferences, festivals, dinners, and trips to enrich dialogue among communities.
  • To encourage scholarly and intellectual researches and discussions on how to fight poverty, social conflicts, lack of access to education and support universal values.
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