The Greater Woodhaven Development Corporation sponsored the event, which also featured pony rides and face panting and demonstrations from local karate studios.
“It’s really a beautiful day for everyone to come out and enjoy the fair,” said Maria Thomson, executive director of the GWDC. “It’s just wonderful.”
In addition to the usual array of vendors selling items and children enjoy the rides, Thomson pointed out that there was something special about the festival this year.
“This is a beautiful display of culture,” she said as she watched the malaysian Lion Dancers. “This brings people together to learn about someone else’s culture.”
Christina Altstatt, a 20-year-resident of Woodhaven, has been attending the festival for the past 10 years.
“I meet a lot of friends here and I think it’s nice for them to have something like this for the community,” she said while eating food she recently purchased from a street vendor. “As long as they’ll have it, I’ll be here.”