MEDIA CONTACT:  Julie Willmot
(609) 278-7137

TRENTON, N.J.—Heavy rains and high winds forecasted for this weekend are forcing the rescheduling of the annual Mercer County Cultural Festival from Saturday, Oct. 12, to Saturday, Oct. 19.

The annual outdoor festival, which celebrates the cultural diversity of Mercer County through song, dance, arts and ethnic foods, is held on the grounds of Mercer County Park in West Windsor. All forecast models indicate severe weather over the next few days could dump several inches of rain over the region, which would make the fairgrounds impossible to navigate for vendors, performers and visitors. A previous rain date set for Sunday has been abandoned because of the forecast.

As a result, the festival will be moved to Oct. 19 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., with a rain date of Oct. 20. Admission and parking are free.

For more information, please call the Mercer County Division of Culture and Heritage at (609) 278-2712 or e-mail