Ohio Midfest Schedule
The Middfest Mongolia celebration opening ceremony will begin at 5:30
pm on Friday Oct. 3. The venue is Donham Plaza in the center of
Middletown, Ohio next to the city building and Manchester Inn.
Events will be held in the city building and in nearby areas.
Entry badges (free for participants but others will have to pay a
basic admission covering the entire weekend) will be on sale at the
entry gate. A Mongolian felt badge is available for admission at
$7.00 per person, and a plain entry sticker is available at $5.00.
Middfest hours are: Friday - 5:00 - 10:00 pm Saturday - 10:00 am-
10:00 pm Sunday - 12:00 noon-8:00 pm. (Exhibits close at 6:00 pm on
There will be a FOOD COURT with Mongolian food as well as a wide
variety of ethnic and American foods.
SUPER SATURDAY for KIDS will begin with registration at 9:00 am at
Youth Park adjacent to Donham Plaza. Events will include several
performances of an original play, "The Adventures of the Mongolian
Five Snouts," based on popular folks tales, performances including T-
Rex about dinosaurs and the Zany Umbrella Circus about the four
seasons in Mongolia. The Hanhongor performing group from the Gobi
will present programs of dances. There will also be games,
storytelling and other attractions for the younger set.
In addition to Youth Park, there will be performances and events at
three venues: the MAIN STAGE, the MALL STAGE and the MUSIC CENTER in
the city building, where exhibitions of photographs by Gary Tepfer
and from the Mongolian Embassy will be on display, as well as art and
religious objects. Entertainment will be continuous on the main
stages, music center and youth park on Saturday and Sunday.
As currently scheduled main performances will be:
Friday, Oct. 3
Main Stage - 6 pm opening ceremony Mongolian School/MSNCA, Andrew
Colwell, Blue Sky, Degi, and Hanhongor-Gobi group, Andrew Colwell is
also scheduled in the Music Center.
Sat., Oct. 4
Main Stage - Mongolian School (2:00 pm) Hanhongor group (2:30 pm)
Blue Sky (4:00 pm), Degi (6:00 pm) Hanhongor group (8:00 pm)
Mall Stage - Andrew Colwell (1:30 pm), Blue Sky (6:30 pm), Degi (8:30
Music Center - Blue Sky (1:00 pm) Meggan Watt (4:30 pm)
Youth Park - Mongolian School (4:30 pm)
Sun., Oct. 5
Main Stage - Hanhongor group (1:30 pm), Blue Sky (4:30 pm) Finale
(6:00 pm) includes Blue Sky, Hanhongor group and Degi.
Mall Stage - Degi (5:00 pm)
Music Center - Meggen Watt (12:30 pm), Blue Sky (1:30 pm), Andrew
Colwell (3:30 pm)
[NOTE: Schedules are still being developed and the above times are
NOT final. There will also be many other performers not listed
LODGING is being arranged for Middfest participants and local
transportation will be provided as needed. Middletown's main hotel,
the Manchester Inn, is nearly full with business program
participants. Other hotels in the area include (also see the
Middletown, Ohio/Butler County web site):
Interstate I-75 and Rt. 122:
Holiday Inn Express
Drury's Hotel (new)
Marriott Fairfield Inn
Interstate I-75 and Rt. 63 - Monroe, OH
Interstate I-75 in Franklin, OH:
America's Best Value Motel
[Please consult Middletown, OH hotel finder web sites for more
suggestions and availability information.]
Lastly, please consult the Middfest web site
(www.middfestinternational.org) for updated information. The
Middfest office can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, tel. 513 425
||Ohio: Middfest International Mongolia Celebration
- October 05
Middfest International will bring the people, cultural diversity and art of Mongolia to Middletown for the entire region to enjoy. Publicity: Ann Mort, 513-649-4506. Rmort@cinci.rr.com. One Donham Plaza Downtown Middletown, Ohio I-75, Exit 32....