Multicultural Fair Brings Thousands to UMW

Thousands visited the University of Mary Washington for the 24th annual Multicultural Fair.

More than 50 multicultural vendors shared their wares with the community.

The fair showcased numerous performances, including several by groups from UMW.

The Multicultural Fair is one of the largest events held at UMW, attracting nearly 5,000 people every year.

Several UMW groups, including Bell A Capella, Eagle Bhangra, Praise Dance, Save the Arcadian, and the UMW Alter Egos, performed during the fair.

Students enjoyed the beautiful weather and delicious food during the fair.

The fair featured children’s activities and ethnic food vendors.


Thousands gathered at the University of Mary Washington on Saturday, April 12 for the 24th annual Multicultural Fair. The event, one of the biggest at UMW, featured more than 30 diverse performances, numerous vendors, ethnic food and children’s activities.

For information about upcoming multicultural events at UMW, visit

About Brynn Boyer

Brynn Boyer is assistant director of media and public relations and a 2010 graduate of UMW.


  1. Bryn Pavek says:

    Hi Bryn- Nice name! I have just retired (age 59) and am thinking about moving to Fredericksburg and am interested in whether the university has programs for lifelong learning in place. General programs are of interest but also I am interested specifically in gender studies and womens’ history. When I saw the piece on the multicultural festival It made me think I am making a good decision. What can you share? Thanks, bryn

  2. Brynn Boyer says:

    Thanks for your comment, Bryn! The university offers a multitude of lectures and public events every year, including the Chappell Great Lives Lecture Series: We also host many multicultural events through the James Farmer Multicultural Center:
    We recently created a women’s and gender studies program: If you are interested in enrolling as a student, please call our Office of Admissions at (540) 654-2000.
    Best of luck with your move,