2014 Festival Schedule to be announced soon!
Please see sample 2013 schedule below:

FESTIVAL OPENING GALA DINNER at Pioneer Court:

Outdoor event ♦ Black tie optional ♦ By invitation-only ♦ limited number tickets on sale

THURSDAY, May 30, 7:00-10:00 pm

Preview of Festival Booths and Silent Auction to benefit UMDF*

  07:15 pm:   Opening Ceremony
      Ottoman Army Marching Band (Mehter)
  07:30 pm:   Buffet Dinner*
      CULTURAL PERFORMANCES:
      TUANA Folk Dance Group
      Whirling Dervishes
      Fashion Show by Nur Sim Sırma Creations of K.Maraş
  08:15 pm:   Break
  08:30 pm:   Simavi and Chicago Jazz Quartet
  09:45 pm:   Silent Auction Closes

* Silent Auction to benefit United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation includes 7-day vacation packages to Turkey flying Business Class with Turkish Airlines, Cappadocia vacation packages, delicacies and art from Turkey and Turkish Artists

* Open Bar Turkish Wine 7:30-8:30 pm, Cash Bar after 8:30pm

FESTIVAL DAYS at Pioneer Court: Booths are open 10:00am-9:00pm daily.
Admission is free.

FRIDAY, May 31 and SATURDAY, June 1, 2013

NOON Stage Program (12:00-3:00PM)

CULTURAL PERFORMANCES:

  12:00 pm:   Welcome & Ottoman Army Marching Band - Mehter
  12:15 pm:   TUANA Folk Dance Group
      Whirling Dervishes
      Fashion Show by Nur Sim Sırma Creations of K.Maraş
  01:45 pm:   Ahiska Turkish Dance Group, ATACC-Dayton (Saturday)
  02:00 pm:   Festival Music Ensemble (Friday)
      Live Bait Band (Saturday)

        EVENING Stage Program (6:00-9:00PM)

          06:00 pm:   Welcome & Ottoman Army Marching Band - Mehter
          06:15 pm:   TUANA Folk Dance Group
              Whirling Dervishes
              Fashion Show by Nur Sim Sırma Creations of K.Maraş
          07:15 pm:   Break
          07:30 pm:   Simavi and Chicago Jazz Quartet (Friday)
              Ahiska Turkish Dance Group, ATACC-Dayton (Saturday)
          07:45 pm:   Middle Eastern Music Ensemble - UC (Saturday)
          09:00 pm:   CLOSING CEREMONY (Saturday)

        ACTIVITES & BOOTHS

        Land of Civilizations & Atatürk Exhibit
        Governorship of Nevşehir and Nevşehir University
        Sights and Sounds of Cappadocia
        Folk Dances & Music
        Whirling Dervishes
        Traditional Fashion Show
        Fine Arts and Handicrafts
        Souvenirs & Books
        Travel Information
        Turkish Cuisine & Turkish Coffee
        Orchid Ice-cream from K.Maraş
        Activities for Kids, Karagöz & Hacivat Show
        and more...


        Simavi

        Whirling Dervish

        Festival 2012

        Cappadocia - TURKEY