Rutherford will celebrate diversity at annual festival

May 30, 2013 by  

Most communities in the United States are made up of people from many different cultural backgrounds, and the 10th annual Rutherford Multicultural Festival is taking place this weekend to help showcase some of the cultural traditions of residents of the area, and celebrate their diversity and what they each bring to the region.

The festival is a presentation of the Rutherford Civil Rights Commission and the Borough of Rutherford. It will feature food, dance, and music from countries all around the world. There will be over 40 arts and crafts and food vendors as well as exhibits from non-profit organizations from the area. In addition, there will be games, a stilt walker, a costume character review, children’s activities such as face painting, a giant slide, a castle bounce, and a Chinese Dragon Dance demonstration. Community organizations and groups will also be providing information about their programs and services.

Vendors who wish to take part in the festival can rent a 10×10 foot booth for $75 for food providers, $60 for non-food, and $25 for non-profit organizations. Vendors will likely travel to the festival from all over the area, including nearby Bloomfield, to sell their products. No doubt several of the non-profit organizations will be working with area brochure printers to provide literature that people can take home with them.

The Rutherford Multicultural Festival will take place at Lincoln Park this Saturday, June 1, from 12:00 pm – 7:00 PM, and will be free to attend.