Take taste buds on a world tour with Folsom's International Culinary Festival

By: Don Chaddock, Managing Editor
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What: International Culinary Festival

When: 3-6 p.m., Sunday, March 23

Cost: $25 per person

Where: Folsom Community Center, 52 Natoma St., Folsom

Info: or Kevin Gleave at (916) 837-6882


FOLSOM, CA - A culinary trip around the world, without ever leaving Folsom, is being planned for 3-6 p.m., Sunday, March 23, at the Folsom Community Center, 52 Natoma St., Folsom.

About a dozen restaurants will offer samples during the International Culinary Festival.

Tickets are $25 each.

Mary Asay Skiles, one of the organizers for the festival, said it’s going to be a bit different this year.

“We are going to have a wine and beer garden on the patio with some wine tasting going on. We also have a world champion ice carver, David Faber, who will be there carving ice on the patio,” she said.

Also, Folsom resident and former Sacramento County Sheriff John McGinness will act as the master of ceremonies. McGinness is known these days as the host of a show on KFBK talk radio.

“There will be international entertainment, dancers and live and silent auctions,” Skiles said. “All of the ‘worker bees’ will be dressed in international costumes.”

The food festival is put on by the Rotary Club of Historic Folsom and benefits the Play for All Park, Twin Lakes Food Bank and other local charitable causes taken on by the club.

Learn more at or call Kevin Gleave at (916) 837-6882.