This post is written by Maggie Mecklenborg, public relations intern for Experience Columbus. You can follow Maggie on Twitter @MaggieMeck.

Experience and celebrate cultural diversity at the 58th annual Columbus International Festival on Nov. 2 and 3 at Veterans Memorial. Bring the whole family to this two-day event to taste, see, smell, hear and feel different cultures from around the world. There will be more than 200 booths representing over 80 cultures offering arts, crafts, ethnic foods, breath-taking live performances and exotic treasures at the Global Marketplace.

This year there will be several new and exciting features for the all of your family and friends such as a live fashion show, cooking demonstrations, free festival "passports," the Parade of Nations and global activities for kids to enjoy. Cultural dances are performed on stage throughout the festival. The children's area offers global arts, crafts, face painting and games.

The countries represented at the festival are: Brazil, China, Colombia, Cuba, Denmark, Ecuador, Finland, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Japan, Mexico, Norway, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, Tibet, Turkey, Ukraine and Venezuela.

Hours for the event are: Saturday 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.- 7 p.m. An adult one-day entry ticket is $7, Seniors and students with ID are $5, Kids ages 5 - 12 years are $2 and kids younger than 5 are free.