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Degi to perform in Ohio Mongolian Festival PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 21 September 2008
Degi - Mongolia's Famous Violinist 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 Sunday.)

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 pm)

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 here.]

Please consult the Middfest web site (www.middfestinternational.org) for updated information. The Middfest office can be reached at This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it , tel. 513 425 7707.

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