MEDIA CONTACT: Julie Willmot
(609) 278-7137
CULTURE AND HERITAGE: (609) 989-6899

TRENTON, N.J. - Mercer County is putting the finishing touches on preparations for its first ever Cultural Festival to be held Oct. 15 at Mercer County Park. Mercer County is a melting pot of many cultures that come together here in the capital county of one of America’s most diverse, densely populated states. Mercer County’s 13 municipalities are home to citizens of an array of ethnicities and various countries of origin, and the County Division of Culture and Heritage will bring together a host of citizens at this free festival from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. near the Park’s Skating Rink, West Windsor.

The one-day festival will celebrate diverse cultures through traditional food, live cultural music, and dance performances.  The festival will also feature work by Mercer County artists and explore the art heritage of the various cultures. Represented in the group so far  are Italian, Indian, Polish, Greek, Puerto Rican, Guatemalan, Chinese, Peruvian, Caribbean, Spanish, Irish, Mexican, Korean, African, Scottish, Egyptian, German Opera, American Folk, Howell Farm, and Gospel, and more are signing up each day! In addition to one-of-a-kind art and craftwork, visitors will be treated to live music, bands, chorales and dance troupes, from traditional American Folk music to classic Indian dance, African drumming, Irish step-dancing, Mariachi and more. Triumph Brewing Company and Unionville Vineyards will offer beer and wine. Celebrate the Culture and Heritage of Mercer County. Rain Date will be Sunday, Oct. 16. For more information, visit http://wpst.com/culturalfestival.

This free festival is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Department Of State, a partner agency of The National Endowment For The Arts, and by Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes and the Mercer County Board Of Chosen Freeholders.  Admission and parking are free.  For more information, or if you are interested in being a vendor, please call (609) 278-2712.