Multicultural Fair FAQ

When is the Multicultural Fair?

Saturday, April 1st from 10 am – 5pm

Where is the Multicultural Fair?  Where is parking?

UMW’s Fredericksburg Campus.  Most of the Fair is around Jefferson Square and along Campus Walk.

Parking is located along Campus Walk and in all UMW Parking lots not otherwise denoted as “Reserved” or specified for another purpose (e.g. accessible parking, etc.)  Additional accessible parking will be located on the outbound side of Double Drive.  Most of the public parking will be located in the Alvey Parking deck.

Please check out our Campus Map below for details or visit the UMW Main Campus Map.

Is it free?  How do I purchase tickets?

Yes, the Fair is free to all visitors.  The only thing that costs money is if you wanted to purchase anything from one of our vendors or food trucks.

Is it going to be outside?  What happens in case of bad weather?

Yes, the Fair is an outdoor event unless there is inclement weather.  In that case, all vendors would move inside to the Cedric Rucker University Center, food trucks stay on Jefferson Square and the performances would move indoors to the following locations:

  • GW Stage -> Chandler Ballroom C, Cedric Rucker University Center)
  • Farmer Stage -> Monroe Hall, Room 116
  • Lee Stage -> Lee Hall Underground
  • Children’s Activities -> Student Activities & Engagement Office (3rd floor in the Cedric Rucker University Center)

I want to be a vendor!  How do I apply?  Is there a fee?

The deadlines for vendors have closed for this year.  We hope you consider joining us next year.

I would like to volunteer during the event—how can I help?

UMW Students, Faculty, and Staff can volunteer at the event by following the link to the form on myUMW or on the James Farmer Multicultural Center website at

How can I get a Multicultural Fair shirt?

Volunteer!  See above.

Is there a schedule for the day or a schedule of performances?

The performance schedule will be listed on the Multicultural Fair website at once it is available.

I have another, complicated question that is not listed here!

Please direct your calls to our office at (540) 654-1044 and we will be happy to assist.

Campus Map

A map of UMW Fredericksburg Campus with Multicultural Fair locations marked. For accessible map, please visit For Multicultural Fair information, contact or stop by the Information Table located at Campus Walk near Lee Hall (Rain location: 2nd floor of the Cedric Rucker University Center, Front desk) on the day of the Multicultural Fair

Bathroom facilities are located in the following buildings:



  1. Lee Hall Stage 2. Farmer Stage   3. George Washington Stage

Craft and non-profit vendors are located along Campus Walk from George Washington Hall to Monroe Hall. (Rain location: 1st and 2nd floor of the Cedric Rucker University Center).

Food vendors are located on Jefferson Square.

Lipsologist located at Campus Walk by Ball Circle

(Rain location:  3rd Floor, Cedric Rucker University Center)

Face Painter located near Randolph & Mason Hall

(Rain location: 2nd Floor, Cedric Rucker University Center)