Cultural Extravaganza in Little Rock

Kerry Kraus


One of the most enjoyable ways to learn about different cultures is through food and music. On May 16 the Jewish Food and Cultural Festival gives visitors just that opportunity. This celebration of Jewish life in Arkansas, held in the River Market Pavilion
, introduces the public to the food, entertainment and customs of Judaism.
Some of the culinary offerings include homemade traditional baked goods such as rugelach, strudel and hamantashen, blintzes, potato pancakes (latkes), corned beef and pastrami sandwiches, falafel, bagels and more. Gift and art booths feature items from Jewish organizations across the state.

An early bird breakfast from 8:30 to 10 a.m. kicks off the event with the main activities starting at 10 a.m. and ending at 4:30 p.m. Admission is free. Proceeds benefit various charities supported by the Jewish Federation of Arkansas. Pre-sale food and drink discount tickets are available online
until May 1. They will be held at the will-call booth. Tickets may also be purchased at the festival.

For more information contact Samantha Friedman
or the Jewish Federation of Arkansas at 501-663-3571.
What’s your favorite cultural event or food festival in Arkansas?

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