Q-Fest is adding a new area this year!  Join us as we start to infuse our local culture and diversity into this community event.  The Cultural Showcase invites individuals/groups to celebrate their heritage through various forms of creative expression (dance, music, education and art) and cultural cuisine. Individuals interested in participating in this years event need to fill out a Request to Participate form indicating their interest  and how they would like to participate.  Interested parties can participate in one or more facets of the showcase.

Complete the form and submit it by the April 30, 2021.

The Cultural Showcase committee will review the applications and confirm acceptance to ensure we have enough space/resources to accommodate as many participants as possible.

When filling out the form please note the following:

  • Creative Expression (Music, Dance, Cultural Education) – To be scheduled on Saturday/Sunday. Please note special set-up needs/preferred length of time needed.
  • Hands on Art – Art demonstrations/activities will be coordinated with the assistance of the Quincy Art Center where applicable. Please include total costs for supplies. If this is an activity others can do, note how many people can participate.
  • Cultural Cuisine – Food Sampling will take place on Sunday, June 27 from 1-3 pm. in Washington Park. Plan to provide up to 500 samples. Please include total cost for ingredients. Must follow Adams County Health Department guidelines for Temporary Food Stand.

Fee: Accepted requests will be asked to pay a $50 fee by May 31 to confirm their intent to participate. This fee helps offset overall costs of the showcase.

Possible reimbursement for participants: Thanks to event sponsors, we have a limited funding – up to $500 per participant – to reimburse expenses of food/supplies for those wishing to showcase their culture by providing food samples or an art activity open to Q-Fest attendees. Please note estimated expenses to assist the committee in efficiently allocating these funds.

Special requirements regarding food samples: Per requirements of the Adams County Health Department, any individual/group providing food samples as part of the showcase must obtain a Temporary Food Stand Permit for a Single Event from the Health Department. If food samples will be prepared on site, you must follow the guidelines on the Temporary Food Stand Checklist. If food will be prepared off-site, you must verify that it will be prepared in a licensed kitchen and served at the event in single use containers.

NOTE: The Temporary Food Stand Permit does not have to be obtained prior to submitting the Request to Participate. A member of the Cultural Showcase committee will follow-up with those wanting to provide food sample to ensure that proper steps are taken to ensure compliance with the Health Department’s food safety requirement.

Promotional Opportunities: We will use the Q-Fest website and Facebook page to promote the cultures to be featured in the Cultural Showcase. We may be able to highlight cultures in the Q-Fest entry in the 2021 Dogwood Parade tentatively scheduled for Saturday, May 1.  More information to come.

Questions or inquiries can be sent to