Start: Saturday, September 9, 2023 11:00AM
End: Sunday, September 10, 2023 8:00PM
Started in 1981, by Dr. M.G. Kurup, the first India Bazaar, sponsored by the Hindu Center of Virginia, was attended by 1500 people. Since its start, the Festival of India has increased steadily both in size and in scope. Last year, more than 20,000 people attended the festival, a testimony to the growing popularity of Indian culture in the Central Virginia region. Most of the proceeds from the Festival go directly to the Hindu Center of Virginia.
At the Festival of India, one can enjoy a renowned cultural program, consisting of classical and modern Indian live performances, as well as East-West fusion dance and music. One can also sample many different varieties of Indian cuisine, including vegetarian and non-vegetarian delicacies, such as dosa, kachori, samosas, tandoori chicken and sweets, all of which are supplied by local Indian restaurants and families, and prepared fresh in front of patrons.