May 23, 2024

Forecast Pushes 33rd Annual Multicultural Fair Inside, April 1

UMW’s 33rd annual Multicultural Fair is once again set to bring a taste of the world to campus on Saturday, April 1, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. However, because of Saturday’s soggy forecast, events and vendors that typically set up outside have been moved indoors.

Rain locations include the Chandler Ballroom and other locations within the Cedric Rucker University Center, Lee Hall Underground and Monroe 116. For more information on alternate entertainment locations, please see the Multicultural Fair FAQ page.

The fair generally attracts 5,000 to 6,000 people each year, and exemplifies the University of Mary Washington’s commitment to enhancing multicultural awareness.

Typically held in early April, the Fair provides an entire day devoted to multicultural entertainment, children’s activities, international and American food, and ethnic craft vendors.

Each year the Multicultural Student Affairs and James Farmer Multicultural Center work closely with UMW student organizations, faculty and staff in planning festivities. The University also partners with the greater Fredericksburg community, which plays an integral role in successfully implementing the fair.