International Festival

Literacy Volunteers is celebrating it’s 25th Anniversary this Summer.

Join us Saturday, June 8 at our International Festival and help us celebrate 25 years of supporting immigrants in our community.

Let’s celebrate Cultural Diversity and Unity!

For directions, click here.

LVSCT is holding an International Festival for our 25th Anniversary on Saturday, June 8, 11-4 in Downtown Milford.  We will have International Food Trucks, International displays, Cultural crafts and Cultural Performances.  We hope to showcase the diversity of our community!  Did you know there are 46 different languages spoken in Milford?

Interested in participating? Must have Ethnic/Cultural/International tie.  I hope you can join us!

Please email  Thx!!

For more information on becoming a sponsor, craft vendor or food vendor, click below.

Entertainment, Vendor, Sponsor Application

Check back often for updates to the Entertainment schedule. (subject to change)





1:00-  Polanie, Polish Folk Culture







Vendors Participating

Hand Made Soap- According to Roman legend, soap was named after Mount Sapo, an ancient site of animal sacrifices.  A soap-like material found in clay cylinders during the excavation of ancient Babylon is evidence that soap making was known as early as 2800 B.C.

Pottery–  Pottery is one of the oldest human inventions, which date back to 18,000 BC. Early Neolithic pottery artifacts have been found in places such as Japan (10,500 BC), the Russian Far East (14,000 BC), Sub-Saharan Africa and South America.

Touchstone Jewelry- Swarovski from Austria.

Wendy the Weaver– …

Glass Jewelry-…Daniella violet de soul jewelry

The Art of Henna from Pakistan-  The use of Henna for body art is several centuries old at least. The people of ancient Egypt and India used this form of temporary tattoo for religious ceremonies, wedding festivals, and for simple body adornment.  It is thought that Mehandi originated in the deserts of India when the people living there discovered that covering their hands and feet with colored paste from the Henna plant helped them to feel cooler. It wasn’t long until a creative individual began making intricate designs with the colored paste instead of just smearing it on. The complexity of designs grew and began to take on meaning. Eventually brides began to decorate their feet and hands with henna as part of their wedding rituals.

Blue Lily Cotton- Turkish towels

Paola from, (Central American)

Violet Soul– Driftwood and Seaglass

African Fashion Collabo– Handmade African Clothing and Accessories

Irish Heritage Society of Milford– Hats, t shirts, sweatshirts


Food Vendors Participating

Polish Cusine– ..



Food Vendor Fee $100.00

  • Please check in at Registration Table and direct questions to Heather Carolan and Rose Rodrigues.
  • If you plan to sell any food items, please be sure to contact the Milford Health Department for your application and applicable fee. Food Licenses will be required on the day of the event and must be displayed at the International Festival.

Milford Health Department,  82 New Haven Avenue, Milford, CT  06460,, 203-783-3285

Craft Vendor Fee $30.00

  • Please check in at Registration Table and direct questions to Beth Barsky.
  • Craft Vendor items must have International tie to their products.

Sponsorship Tables

  • Please check in and direct questions to Registration Table.

Food Vendors, Craft Vendors and Sponsorship Tables

  • Set up will be held on Saturday, June 8, 9:30 am.
  • Vendors and Sponsors must be ready by 10:30 am on Saturday, June 8, 2019.
  • Vendors and Sponsor tables must be staffed at all times.
  • Vendors and Sponsors will provide own tables and chairs for a 8×8 space under a pavilion.
  • Vendors and Sponsors are responsible for keeping their space attractive and safe during the day and cleaning up their space afterwards, including removal of garbage.
  • Break down at 4:00 p.m.
  • The event is rain or shine. There will be no rain date.
  • Contact with questions or call 203-878-4800.

*Sponsored by Literacy Volunteers of Southern CT, International Festival, 25th Anniversary Celebration

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For more event details, go to or contact Tami Jackson at 203-878-4800 or via email: Literacy Volunteers of Southern Connecticut is a 501 (c) non-profit organization serving the Greater Milford/Stratford Area.