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August 7th, 2013

Jimmy Sturr to highlight 25th annual International Festival

A family enjoys the games during last year’s International Festival. This year’s festivities will be held on the grounds of the Newburgh Armory Unity Center at 321 S. William Street in the City of Newburgh, NY.

NEWBURGH - The 25th Annual International Festival will be held over Labor Day Weekend, August 30th - Sept. 2nd. The festival will once again be on the grounds of the Newburgh Armory Unity Center at 321 S. William Street. There will be vendors, a variety of international and local cuisine, a carnival with rides and games, and a special appearance by Polka King Jimmy Sturr on Monday, Sept. 2 at 2 p.m.

"We are so excited that this is the 25th year, and that Jimmy Sturr will be joining us," said Festival Committee Chair and Deputy Mayor Regina Angelo, who has spearheaded the event since the beginning. "This is a special year, and we want to make it memorable. We would love to have local bands volunteer their time in exchange for an opportunity to be a part of the excitement."

Vendors are needed! The fee is $150 for the entire weekend, including Friday evening, when the carnival rides start up. The International Festival Committee is also seeking donations to offset costs.

"The theme behind this festival is to give something back to the community, and have the community be involved, whether by performing on stage, selling their wares, or cooking. It is community- oriented," said Ms. Angelo.

Midway rides and early-bird vendors will begin on Friday around 5 p.m. The festivities will be in full swing with a wide range of vendors, carnival rides and attractions on Saturday and Sunday from noon to 11 p.m., and on Monday from noon till 10 p.m.

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