Multicultural Fair

30th Annual Multicultural Fair

Based on the University’s response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, all James Farmer Multicultural Center events until April 6 have been cancelled. 

For updates on the COVID-19 (Coronavirus), visit FAQs.  For any other questions or concerns, please email healthupdates@umw.edu or call/leave a message at 540-654-1999.

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For campus-wide updates on the COVID-19 (Coronavirus), visit FAQs.  For any other questions or concerns, please email healthupdates@umw.edu or call/leave a message at 540-654-1999.


The Multicultural 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.


Find out more about sponsorship opportunities by visiting our Sponsorship Page


If you have any questions, please contact the James Farmer Multicultural Center at umwjfmc@gmail.com or 540-654-1044.