After 23 increasingly successful editions of the India Fest, few people in Utah County are ignorant of the fact that, once a year, you can go to India without spending a lot of money. You can have India right in the middle, of all places, … Spanish Fork!
Over 4,000 people attended last year’s celebration, thanks to the enthusiastic increase of promotional efforts on the part of the organizers, the majestic, overlooking presence of the Krishna temple at the festival site, and a natural amphitheater that can accommodate thousands.
Set around the Rajastani style, multi domed temple, the eight acre festival site will feature world class entertainment, cuisine, a gift shop, art, photography, cultural exhibits on India, a gala pageant of the epic Ramayana, the burning of a 20’ high ten-headed demon named Ravana, and spectacular fireworks.
5:30 pm Rasika Kumar and dancers from the Abhinaya Dance Company (Madhav Vissa, Anjana Dasu, Priya Patel, Divya Patel, and Pia (Priyanka) Mishra ) will grace the India Fest with their presence. Abhinaya’s Founder and Artistic Director, Mythili Kumar, will also be appearing in a special performance.
Delicious hot multi-course meals of Indian curry with home made cheese (paneer), blueberry hallava, spicy Bengali rice, and giant lentil chips (papadams) will be served throughout the evening. There will be Indian drinks such as Peach lassi, and Nimbu pani, as well as sweets and pizza for the less adventurous.
Oktoberfest Halle located in the Snowbird Event tent is chock full of music, dancing and traditional German cuisine. Enjoy a bratwurst and sauerkraut and apfelstrudel and more. Kids young and old can enjoy face painting, caricature artist, inflatable rides, the world champion YO-YO MAN, a zany clown, music, balloons and more!
Der Marktplatz Vendors from around the region peddle their wares.You will find many unique gifts. Shop early for the Holidays. Located at the entrance.
BDSI is a program of the Bountiful Davis Art Center and was started as an art festival in 1974. The distinctive program of international performances was added in 1988. The roots of the festival are grounded in the arts and it remains a showcase for artists. The international and cultural performances were included to give local residents a unique entertainment and educational experience that stands out as an exciting addition to the community and is unequaled by any other art and cultural program in the state.
August (1st Week) Annually
BDAC Summerfest Bountiful Davis Art Center 90 N Main St, Bountiful, UT 84010 (801) 295-3618