Ethnic Expo set for Oct. 7-8 downtown

China and Taiwan will be the host countries when the free annual Ethnic Expo international festival brings the world to Columbus’ doorstep Oct. 7 and 8 along First and Washington streets. The event, launched in 1984 to help the city celebrate its international community, draws thousands of people and features a wide array of ethnic cuisine, entertainment and an international bazaar of clothes, toys, handbags, hats and other items. Information:

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Brian Blair is a reporter for The Republic. He can be reached at or 812-379-5672.