Ethnic Village: State Fair's Global Getaway


Springfield - Just two days left of this year's state fair.  That means you have time to pig out on plenty of fair food.
Ethnic Village has been a staple for the Illinois State Fair for a number of years and this year is no different.

There's no need for air fare or a passport to sample what the world has to offer at Ethnic Village.  You can try Brazilian potatoes, or go next door for Jamaican food without a connecting flight.

For many, Ethnic Village is a chance to see the world without traveling too far.

"Well I think it's really important, that's what Ethnic village is all about.  Bringing it to Springfield," says Brazilian Street Food Owner Phil Caplis.

In addition to the food, there's plenty of multi-cultural entertainment on the Ethnic Village Stage.

"This is our opportunity to show our culture, the Mexican culture, the Hispanic culture here in Springfield," says Domingo Vargas of the Oak Park dance group Mexico En La Piel.

In total there are thirteen places you can eat at while visiting the Ethnic Village, and throughout the day there is plenty of live entertaining to add to the cultural experience.

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