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article imageKORUS Festival in Virginia showcases talent, food and fun Special

By Leigh Goessl     Sep 15, 2012 in Lifestyle
Centreville - This weekend the annual KORUS Festival is taking place in Fairfax County, Virginia. The theme this year is "Expressions of Culture!"
This year KORUS marks the 10th annual year of this popular festival. Organized by the Korean American Association of Washington Metropolitan Area (KAAW), this weekend's festival is full of talent, food and fun.
Steve Choi, President of the Korean American Association of Washington Metropolitan area said, "This year's KORUS Festival is a landmark event as it marks the 10th Anniversary of the Festival. The Festival started from a humble beginning, and has grown to a 3 day celebration of not only the Korean-American culture, but other culture and arts from around the globe."
Expressions of Culture! kicked off last night at the events area at Bull Rull Park, and runs all weekend. Friday was "Single's Night", Saturday is "Family Day" and Sunday is "Culture Day". Each day the center stage highlights a variety of performances and contests; there's line dancing, and a celebrity headliner each night at 9 p.m.
On Sat., the early part of the day wasn't too crowded, but by mid-afternoon, the crowds streamed in and there was a much bigger crowd. There was still room to move about and learn about Korean history and culture, enjoy the entertainment, play the games and taste some food. Tonight K-Pop celebrity Norazo will take the stage at 9 p.m.
Dancers take the stage during Saturday afternoon during the 3-day KORUS Festival
Dancers take the stage during Saturday afternoon during the 3-day KORUS Festival
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Dancers performing on Saturday afternoon during the 3-day KORUS Festival. This year the festival mar...
Dancers performing on Saturday afternoon during the 3-day KORUS Festival. This year the festival marks 10 years.
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A family having a good time during Saturday s festivities
A family having a good time during Saturday's festivities
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This sax player took the stage and belted out Michael Jackson s  Human Nature
This sax player took the stage and belted out Michael Jackson's "Human Nature"
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These Korean pancakes  complete with a cinnamon flavored filling  were oh so good!
These Korean pancakes, complete with a cinnamon flavored filling, were oh so good!
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Happened to come across these cool robots when walking around the festival. There were two of them  ...
Happened to come across these cool robots when walking around the festival. There were two of them, remotely controlled by laptops and able to shoot out little balls at one another. You can see a bit of a yellow ball on the lower left side.
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The festival had lots of fun for the kids  including balloon animals  games  a bounce house and more...
The festival had lots of fun for the kids, including balloon animals, games, a bounce house and more,
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Kids have fun trying to toss arrows into the vase.
Kids have fun trying to toss arrows into the vase.
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Man plays the drum as the kids aim the arrows
Man plays the drum as the kids aim the arrows
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The festival will run through 10 p.m. tonight and from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. on Sunday at Bull Run Park, Centreville, Va.
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