Tracy third-graders working on quilt.
International Food Fair
This annual event sponsored by the Tracy Historical
Museum celebrates the diversity of ethnic groups in the district by
presenting their food ways. Begun in 1993 as a fund-raiser by the
West Side Pioneers (Tracy's historical group), the International
Food Fair was inspired by the town's residents that represented
many nationalities. Local restaurants were each asked to supply a
different ethnic cuisine to sample. The Food Festival each year
also includes a home tour; in 1999 the historic Henry Fisk home was
featured. Entertainment of various countries is presented at the
event. Monies raised help to maintain the Tracy Historical Museum
and run a program to educate third-graders about the history of
Tracy. West Side Pioneers volunteers do historical tours with the
children, teach them quilting, punching tin and making butter. The
project includes text, a history of Tracy (founded in 1878), a
Tracy Historical Museum brochure, promotional flyers, newspaper
articles, snapshots, and a video of the 1999 International Food
Originally submitted by: Richard W. Pombo, Representative (11th District).
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