More than 60 groups and vendors will be featured during the 27th annual Fall Peace Festival, set for 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday in the Hall of Mirrors at the Civic Center Music Hall, 201 N Walker. The event is open to the public.
The Peace Festival provides visitors with holiday shopping opportunities. All groups and vendors sell items as gifts for the holiday season.
Fair trade and homemade goods will include pottery, crafts, organic coffee, carving and handmade items from Africa.
Local artists and crafters will sell their art as well. Many groups offer books, calendars, T-shirts and bumper stickers designed to further their mission. All groups offer brochures, newsletters, and membership opportunities in addition to sales items.
Featured musicians will include Steve McLinn, Jahruba, Jerry Carroll and D. Ray Polk. Dance recitals will be performed at 2 p.m. by members of Oklahoma City's Aalim School of Dance.
A children's activity room, supervised by adults during the event, is sponsored by the Peace Education Institute, an organization co-sponsoring the festival along with the Peace House in Oklahoma City.
Participating groups include: Americans Against the Next War, Amnesty International, Buddha Mind Temple, Cimarron Alliance, Tree Bank of OKC, Interfaith Alliance, Manos Juntas Free OK Center for Conscience & Peace Research, OK Medical Clinic, Occupy of Norman, Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, Coalition for Reproductive Justice, Sierra Club and Vegetarians of Oklahoma.
Other co-sponsors include First Unitarian Church's social justice committee, Home Creations, Oklahoma Observer, Bright Lights of OKC, Summit Business Systems and Bob Lemon.
For more information, call the Peace House at 524-5577 or go to www.PeaceHouseOK.org.