Culture Fest

A vendor's crafts are displayed at the first Mercer County Cultural Festival in 2011

Media Contact: Julie Willmot

.--Mercer County’s 12 municipalities are home to citizens of a variety of ethnicities and countries of origin, and in celebration of this, County Executive Brian M. Hughes and the Board of Chosen Freeholders will present the third annual Cultural Festival on Saturday, Oct. 12, at Mercer County Park in West Windsor.

The festival, to be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., will celebrate diverse cultures through live traditional dance and musical performances; foods from around the world, including Greek, Italian, Caribbean and American fare, as well as an international beverage garden; heritage crafters; art demonstrations and a variety of activities for children. New this year is a “Double 6” domino tournament (register before 2 p.m.) and the Central Jersey Antique Car Show.

The lineup of performers is as follows:

Stage 1
12:15 p.m. - Spook Handy Band, American folk music
1:30 p.m. - Arturo Romay & Sabrasongo, Venezuelan music
2:45 p.m. - The Broken Shillelaghs, Irish music
4:00 p.m. - Ecco Del Sur, South American music
5:15 p.m. - Odessa Klezmer Band, Jewish, Polish and Romanian music

Stage 2
11:45 a.m. - ECHO A Cappella, traditional Negro spirituals
Noon - Tehani Mid-East and Polynesian Dance Company
1:00 p.m. - Holi-Mere Dholna, Prerna School of Indian Dance
2:15 p.m. - Shen Yun Promotions International, Chinese lion dance
3:30 p.m. - Recordando Mi Tierra, Costa Rican dance
3:45 p.m. - Egun Omode, The Garvey School, African drums and dance
4:45 p.m. - Trenton Terpsichoreans Hellenic Dance Troupe, Greek dance
5:00 p.m. - Tchaka Fro, Haitian dance

Admission and parking are free. In case of rain, the event will be rescheduled to the following day, Oct. 13.

For more information, or if you are interested in being a vendor, please call the Mercer County Division of Culture and Heritage at (609) 278-2712 or e-mail

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