At the upcoming International Festival of Fort Bend (IFFB) to be held at the Stafford Centre on Sunday, March 24, from 12 noon to 6 p.m., you’ll be able to find excellent food and traditional crafts in a major cultural display that has attracted fair goers for several years.
The event also features performing arts, music, dance, children’s activities, fun for all age groups, and of course, international foods. That’s one of the main attractions of the festival that continues to be part of its success. There will again be a variety of food vendors and also artisan crafters, sometimes offering items for sale of that one of a kind “must have.”
IFFB Food Vendor Coordinator Reba Reihani is serving as a volunteer. She’s associated with a company called Tastee Kreme, an ice cream market leader and distributor in the Texas region that will have Blue Bunny ice cream at the festival in a couple of weeks. “Tastee Kreme has been a loyal and strong supporter of this International Festival for many years now,” said Reihani, who adds that she is “honored and privileged to be a part of this festival.”
Many of the international festive goers will attend the event to see some of the unique talents of area artists. However, it’s all about the food, like All About Cakes, which will be serving coffee and cup cakes; Panda Garden with its popular Chinese food; Persian Kabob Café, a supporter of the Festival for the past four years with delicious food; and Café Indian, another featured supporter with appetizing food among the many other vendors lending to the success of the one of a kind Festival held in Stafford and targeted at the entire Fort Bend community.
“The International Festival of Fort Bend couldn’t be a success without the generous support our vendors have provided us throughout,” acknowledges Reihani. She’s grateful for their willingness to continue to participate in the effort “to make our town a friendlier, happier place to live in and pass it on to our next generations by bringing all multi-ethnic communities together to share their knowledge, culture, history and to work together hand-in-hand.”
Area residents are invited to attend the free admission Children of the World themed event. Wear a traditional ancestral costume, encourage organizers and come to what Reihani says those attending will make the event “a successful masterpiece” of the community.
The City of Stafford is the host and presenting sponsor of the 2013 IFFB joined by other main sponsors that include the Sugar Creek Baptist Church, Blue Bunny Ice Cream, Bel Furniture, First Colony Community Association, Danny Nguyen Commercial, All About Cakes, Houston Community College, City of Missouri City,and the Caribbean Chamber of Commerce.