Yesterday I visited the Ein Rafa "Ta'am Shel Pa'am" Festival in the Israeli Arab village of Ein Rafa near Jerusalem. The festival will continue next Saturday March 28 so you have another opportunity to spend an interesting and entertaining afternoon there.
The village is located on the south side of Highway 1 at the Hemed Interchange, opposite Abu Ghosh.
The main feature of the festival is a courtyard where the residents sell local food that they have prepared themselves - soups, stuffed vegetables, pitas, pastries, desserts, etc - together with music and dancing. There are also walking tours in the village and the surrounding area (Nahal Kisalon) and and "open houses" where you can meet and chat with the town residents.