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Mercer County’s 12 municipalities are home to citizens of many ethnicities and countries of origin so, celebration of this, County Executive Brian M. Hughes and the Board of Chosen Freeholders will be presenting the 5th annual Cultural Festival & Food Truck Rally. 

The festival will be held on Saturday, June 20, 2015, at the Mercer County Park Festival Grounds in West Windsor from 11am to 7pm, and will celebrate diverse cultures through live music and traditional dance performances, food trucks and beer garden, art demonstrations, heritage crafters, activities for children, American Indians with handmade tepees and the Central Jersey Antique Car Show.

The lineup of performers is as follows:

  • 11:00 Eletfa, Hungarian folk band
  • 11:30 Csurdongolo, Hungarian folk dance ensemble
  • 11:45 Fiesta Flamenca, Spanish dance group
  • 12:15 The Shantys, Irish folk band
  • 1:00 Shen Yun Productions, Chinese Lion dancers
  • 1:30 Mariachi Nuevo Mexico, Mexican mariachi band
  • 2:30 Egun Omode, African dance and drums
  • 3:00 Across the Street, bluegrass folk band
  • 3:45 Shishya School of Performing Arts, Bharathanatyam dance
  • 4:15 Janosik Polish dancers
  • 4:30 Caribbean Extravaganza Steel Drum Band
  • 5:15 Ballet Folklorico Peru, Peruvian dance troupe
  • 6:00 Swing Sabroso, salsa band

Admission and parking are free. In case of rain, the event will be postponed to the following day, June 21.

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 culturalfestival@mercercounty.org.

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Mary Galioto
Mary Galioto is the founder, publisher and editor of MercerMe, and a lawyer. Originally from Brooklyn, Mary has progressively moved deeper and deeper into New Jersey, settling in the heart of the state: Mercer County. Formerly the author of an embarrassingly informal blog, Mary is a lifelong writer and asker of questions and was even mentioned, albeit briefly, in the New York Times and Washington Post. In her free time, Mary fills her life with excessive self-reflection, photographing mushrooms, and misguided adventures in random hobbies. Mary also works as the PR Coordinator at the Hopewell Valley Arts Council, serves on the volunteer Board of Trustees of the Lawrence Hopewell Trail (LHT), serves on the Hopewell Borough Board of Health, is a member of the Hopewell Valley Municipal Alliance, and holds the elected position as the Hopewell Borough Democratic Committee Municipal Chairwoman.

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