JACKSON, Tenn. — Jacksonians are touring the world at this time.
Around the world in someday, Jacksonians bought a style of every tradition Saturday at the International Food and Art Festival.
Attendees have been in a position to attempt meals from completely different nations, and even make music.
A parade of cultures represented every nation that attended the competition, and there have been over 15 nations that participated.
Zach Monk represented Japan in the parade and says getting to be aside of that was wonderful.
“It was nice. It was good to see all of the people of Jackson come around and see what all is going on. It was nice to see all of the countries represented,” Monk stated.
Each tradition represented in the parade wore apparel that represents their nation.
There was additionally a quick abstract highlighting every tradition to the viewers.
Festival attendee Nelson Henry says this was his first 12 months to see the occasion.
“We decided to come. It was my first time being here. I decided to come check it out and see who was here, what kind of food they had to offer, and see what the festivities are,” Henry stated.
Henry and attendee Thomas Mitchell say with every part the competition had to supply, there was one factor that stood out.
“All the food! The food and the people. That has been a great thing. A lot of good fellowship too,” Henry and Mitchell each stated.
Festival committee member Jean Marie Walls says the occasion represents greater than only a competition however a mirror of the neighborhood.
“It is really thrilling to see the investment in the community, in this festival and to see that it represents the true diversity of our community and a spirit of unity,” Walls stated.
The competition occurs annually and might be again in downtown Jackson subsequent 12 months in October.