Ethnic Fest a Taste of Broome County's Diversity

By Brennan Smith

Ethnic Fest a Taste of Broome County's Diversity

October 22, 2011 Updated Oct 22, 2011 at 6:00 PM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Binghamton's diverse cultural heritage is put on display as hundreds head downtown for this year's Ethnic Festival.

It featured the music, food, decorations and history of the dozens of cultures that shape Broome County.

You see the Kopernik society's home made Kolache.

It was one of many ethnic dishes available at the festival, which is in its sixth year.

Neighbors also enjoy sharing their stories, too.

"We can all get along, and we do, and we learn from each other and appreciate all of the information that we share with one another," said Rita Yates from the Kopernik Society.

In addition to plenty of food and crafts, live ethnic dancers performed on stage providing guests with a variety of ethnic music.

They enjoyed all of this for only $2 at the door.