Thank You!

Thank You for sharing a most amazing weekend with us and being part of our Himalayan Fair community. We hope you enjoyed the weekend as much as we did. 

To our vendors, performers, our emcee/stage manager, our sound and set up crew and our fabulous volunteers, we are so grateful for everything you do.

A special thank you to our Fair Director, Tashi Kunjo. The fair would not be possible without you.

A big thank you to our grand prize sponsor Qatar Airways, for generously providing the round trip ticket to Nepal and congratulations to our winner, Jim from Alameda!

To our wonderful community, thank you for supporting the fair by donating to our go fund me campaign while we were postponed and for showing up and buying raffle tickets this past weekend.

We are already looking forward to next year as we celebrate the40th anniversary of the founding of the Fair. 

See you at next year’s fair!
The Himalayan Fair Committee

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The Himalayan Fair committee is a small group of volunteers dedicated to bringing the art and culture of the Himalayas to the Bay Area. If you are interested in becoming a committee member, please email us at: thehimalayanfair@gmail.com
If you are interested in volunteering at next year’s fair, please email us at: thehimalayanfair@gmail.com

Entertainment Schedule

SATURDAY May 21st, 2022, 10 AM to 7:00 PM

Land Acknowledgment | Welcome by Evelie Delfino Såles Posch, Himalayan Fair Emcee and Stage Manager Opening

Prayers by Monks from Sera Jey Monastery, India www.serajeyfoundation.org

Odissi Vilas Dance Troupe and Maureen Mitra https://www.facebook.com/groups/112386012147133 www.odissivilas.org

Tamding Tsetan www.tibetantattoo.ink/ https://www.facebook.com/TamdingArts/

Nepali Beats with Sapana & Team Instagram @dancewithsapana https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100060678607664

Tsering Dorje Bawa www.tseringbawa.com

Rita Sahai www.ritasahai.com

Ancient Future http://www.ancient-future.com/

Odissi dance performance by Jyoti Kala Mandir http://www.jyotikalamandir.org/ https://www.facebook.com/jyotikalamandir/

Bruce Hamm (sarode), Joanna Mack (sitar) and Ferhan Qureshi (tabla) | Instrumental Classical Music of India and Pakistan http://brucehamm.com/ http://joannamack.com/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9R9e_PXp9jY

Evelie Delfino Såles Posch with KismatMahal Ensemble evelie511@gmail.com http://www.facebook.com/evelie.posch

Sacred Newari Bajrayan Buddhist Dance of Nepal by Prajwal Ratna Vajracharya https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbEOo4hnjjY https://www.dancemandal.com/

Sukhawat Ali Khan https://www.facebook.com/sukhawatalikhan/

Karma Moffet http://www.karmamoffett.com

SUNDAY May 22nd, 2022, 10AM to 5:30PM

Land Acknowledgment | Welcome by Evelie Delfino Såles Posch, Himalayan Fair Emcee and Stage Manager

Opening Prayers by Monks from Sera Jey Monastery, India www.serajeyfoundation.org

Hindustani Vocal by Madhabika Nayak https://youtube.com/c/MadhabikaSings Instagram & twitter: @madhabikasings Soundcloud: https://m.soundcloud.com/madhabika-nayak

Tibetan Children Dances and Songs from TANC www.tanc.org

Solo Odissi dance, by Deepa of Jyoti Kala Mandir

BollyX with Sapana & Team https://bollyx.com

Tamding Tsetan – Tibetan Musician www.tibetantattoo.ink/ https://www.facebook.com/TamdingArts/

Bharatanatyam by Ushanjali School of Dance with Naina Shastri www.ushanjali.com

Classical Tibetan Dances by Chaksam-pa http://chaksampa.org/

Evelie Delfino Såles Posch with KismatMahal Ensemble evelie511@gmail.com http://www.facebook.com/evelie.posch

Dholrhythms Dance Company http://www.dholrhythms.com/ https://www.facebook.com/dholrhythms

Sacred Newari Bajrayan Buddhist Dance of Nepal by Prajwal Ratna Vajracharya https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbEOo4hnjjY https://www.dancemandal.com/

Sukhawat Ali Khan https://www.facebook.com/sukhawatalikhan/


*Subject to change.

We’re Back!

Spring is coming to Berkeley and so is the Himalayan Fair! We are planning, full speed ahead, for the fair’s return on MAY 21 and 22, 2022. We are so excited and cannot wait to again be with our beloved Himalayan Fair community. We have missed you and are so thrilled to be back!

For over three decades the Himalayan Fair has presented a rich mix of crafts, food and entertainment celebrating the people and cultures of the Himalayan region. For those of you who especially treasure the music and dance performances, here is a list of some featured artists:

Dholrhythms Dance Company, with their lively and popular Bhangra dance 

Chaksampas, Tibetan dance and opera company

Ferhan Qureshi, classical music of India and Pakistan

Jyoti Kala Mandir, classical Odissi dance

Kismat Mahal Kirtan Ensemble

Karma Moffett and his Tibetan bells

Tamding Tsetan, Tibetan musician

Nepalese Children

Tibetan Children from the Tibetan Association of Northern California

Tsering Dorjee Bawa and group

We are extremely grateful to those of you who have supported our Go Fund Me campaign to Save the Himalayan Fair. As you may know, we were forced by extraordinary circumstances to cancel the fair in 2019, 2020 and 2021.  Because of the pandemic, especially, we are faced with increased expenses and probable reduced revenue. As a result, we are still seeking to raise additional funds to produce this year‘s fair.

We are reaching out to our wide community to help us resolve this obstacle to ensure that we can gather with you again in joyous celebration of the cultures of the Himalayan region.

https://www.gofundme.com/f/save-the-himalayan-fair

Himalayan Fair

We are very excited that the City of Berkeley has approved our request to hold the fair in Live Oak  Park on the third weekend in May. Please save the dates,

May 21st and 22nd, 2022

We are encouraged that our local community has responded so appropriately to the Covid pandemic and we will continue to follow the science. We are optimistic that we will, actually, be able to hold the fair in the spring!

We again offer our heartfelt thanks to those of you who have contributed to our Go Fund Me campaign. Covid has had a serious impact on the fair’s financial state, as our costs have gone up significantly and additional supplies are needed to ensure everyone’s safety while enjoying the fair. We are still quite short of our goal to raise funds needed to launch the fair. If you are able, please contribute.

https://www.gofundme.com/f/save-the-himalayan-fair

We wish a healthy new year to all and we cannot wait to see you in May!