Beginning Monday, November 14th, The University of Texas at El Paso will be hosting the week long International Cultural Festival.

The festival kicks off with the 33rd Annual International Food Fair from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Centennial Plaza on the UTEP campus. Fifteen student clubs and organizations will sell ethnic food from around the world and compete for cash prizes, bragging rights and a traveling “big spoon” trophy. Attendees will be able to join in on the fun and vote for their favorite dishes. The winning organization will receive the fan favorite cash prize.

The International Cultural Festival will also include live musical entertainment and special performances, including an international fashion show beginning at noon.

Patrons will be able to purchase food tickets on site with cash, credit or debit cards for $1 each. Advanced tickets are available for purchase at any University Ticket Center location. Commemorative cups and T-shirts also will be available for purchase.

All International Cultural Festival events are free and open to the public. Additional events throughout the week include:

International Bazaar and Live Entertainment

  • 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Nov. 15-18
  • UTEP Union Plaza

Lecture Series

  • 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Nov. 14-18
  • Blumberg Auditorium at the UTEP Library, 1st floor

International Film Festival

  • 5:30 – 8 p.m.
  • Nov. 14-18
  • UTEP Union Cinema, Union Building East, 1st floor

For more information and a full schedule of events and activities, visit