Pangea—Cultivate Our Cultures The 25th Anniversary Festival Saturday, November 16, 10AM - 4PM Hjemkomst Center Free Admission
Join us at the Hjemkomst Center from 10am to 4pm on Saturday, November 16, for Pangea - Cultivate Our Cultures, our free annual celebration of our community's cultural diversity - and one of the largest and longest-running festivals of its kind in the Upper Midwest.
MARKET During Pangea, the Hjemkomst Center's halls and galleries will be filled with an international market of vendors, demonstrators, and local arts groups - including fun newcomers like John Narum's yo-yos, Gruber Guitars' ukuleles, Scandinavian treats from the Swedish Society of Fargo-Moorhead, and an animal spotlight from Red River Zoo.
MUSIC Heritage Hall will offer a global showcase of local dance and music talent, from Latin Folkorico and Hot Lunch to Buffalo River Singers and Dancers, Heather and Thistle Pipes and Drums, and RBNK Dance Studio.
The full Pangea 2019 list of performers include the following groups:
Heather & Thistle Pipes & Drums
Buffalo River Singers & Dancers
RBNK Dance Studio
Margareat Sam's Indian Dancers
(tentative Performance Schedule below)
MENU The auditorium transforms into "Tastes of the World," offering you traditional foods from all corners of the Earth that taste as delicious as they smell. This year that menu includes Congolese chicken and sambusas, Native American wojapi, Danish aebelskiver, Haitian fried plantains, French crepes, Mexican tamales, and more.
The full Pangea 2019 menu includes the following items:
African Chicken Platter $10
5BK Sandwich $8
Christy Goulet, Native America
Fry Bread Tacos $7
Fry Bread $2
Fry Bread w/ Wojapi $4
Concordia French Club, France
Red River Danes, Denmark
Aebelskiver $3 (3)
Rosie Gonzalez, Mexico
Chicken Tacos $3
Tacos in a bag $3
Ricot's Haitian Fritay, Haiti
Fried Plantains w/ pork, beef, or chicken $5
Plaintain Chips & Salsa $3
Lentil Shorba $2
Ummi Ali $3
Macarona bil Bechamel $3
Yoke-Sim Gunaratne, Southeast Asia
Egg Roll $2
Fried Rice $3
Stir Fry Noodles $3
Stir Fry Vegetables $3
Thi Nguyen, Vietnam
Steamed Rice Cake $1
Sesame Balls $3
WIN Liberia, Liberia
(tentative Menu below)
MUSEUM Admission to the following exhibitions is included during Pangea:
This fall Pangea marks its 25th year of highlighting our local community's global roots, and the festival continues to celebrate our region's vibrant cultural diversity through food, music, arts, crafts, stories, and games. Spend the day learning about our international heritage, wander through the market and museum, and explore the world under one roof, right here at the Hjemkomst Center. Admission is free (and we're giving Pangea shopping totes to the first 250 through the door!). Market and menu items are extra. Please join us!
A Pangea artist creating Rangoli, a form of welcoming art from India.
A young visitor enjoying some of the beautiful global art highlighted at every Pangea.
Pangea—Cultivate Our Cultures is made possible by the generous donations and the involvement of HCSCC’s collaborators (Cultural Diversity Resources, New American Consortium, and Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota), sponsors, and community partners. All of these organizations and individuals work to make Pangea an accessible and inclusive event. As such, admission is free; and audio description, human guides, alternative print formats, and ASL interpretation will be available upon request.
For more information about the festival, including questions about accessibility or accommodations, please contact HCSCC Communications Manager Davin Wait at (218) 299 - 5511, extension 6733, or davin.wait (dot) hcsmuseum.org.