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Dumfries Multicultural Festival is Saturday

By Potomac Local May 1, 2012 11:00 am

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DUMFRIES, Va. -- Virginia’s first town will celebrate multiculturalism this weekend for the third year in a row.

Dumfries’ Annual Multicultural Festival will take place at Garrison Park behind Town Hall on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Along with live entertainment, crafters, and other vendors, the event for the first time will feature the “Dumfries Bar-B-Que Battle” where festival goers will be able to sample some of the area’s best barbeque for only $1.

“Having been a citizen of Dumfries for 10 years, I can’t really say that I learned anything new about Dumfries and the surrounding community; however, I can say that the planning of this event has served as a confirmation of how people in our community can come together and celebrate one another,” said Dumfries Director of Community Services Cydny Neville.

It didn’t take long for businesses and community organizations to register to participate in the event, said Neville, who worked with members of the Town Council, police department, and the town public works department to plan the event.

Those who plan to attend should bring blankets or chairs to sit on the lawn and enjoy the afternoon of food and live entertainment.

The upcoming festival is one of several events held by the town, including an annual fall festival which also attracts crowds.

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