World Culture at the Fest

Wednesday, June 21st | 11a-2p

There's much to explore, when it comes to World Culture. Stop by the Sterling State Bank booth to find out what's in store.


Enjoy 2 dance selections by Bela Verma and Ananya Taggares.


Annyasha Mukherjee, Ganga Gopalkrishnan and Pratibha Verma will display and sell fashionable traditional designer jewelry and other authentic items.


The Rochester Chinese School is proud to present several cultural performances on the main stage between 12:30pm and 1pm. Enjoy Chinese dances, folk songs and Erhu (Chinese violin) performances.

CIDI'S mission is to foster interfaith dialogue and promote opportunities for multi-religious and spiritual education for the purpose of peace.

Akua’s Boutique is a labor of love brought to the Twin Cities by owner Theresa “Akua” Fenn. The store is woman-owned and operated and sells products hand made by local artisan women in Madagascar. Having worked directly with these under-served women, Ms Fenn understands the difficulty many have in making ends meet.

Stop by to meet Saori and Yasko! Saori is from Iwata, Shizuoka, Japan, where Mt. Fuji and the headquarters of Yamaha are located. Her hobby is playing the saxophone. She moved to Rochester in April 2017, and here she is studying the English language. Saori will demonstrate writing Kanji, the traditional characters invented in and imported from China and subsequently developed in Japan.

Yasko is from Kanagawa, Japan. She has lived in Rochester for about twenty five years. She enjoys reading, sewing and watching figure skating. She is looking forward to sharing a bit of the atmosphere of Japan with people at Rochesterfest.