Ethnic Festival This Saturday

By Kelly McCarthy

October 11, 2012 Updated Oct 11, 2012 at 6:07 PM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Broome County is gearing up for an event where cultures around the world will all be shared under one roof.

The Broome County Ethnic Festival will host nearly 40 vendors of different backgrounds at St. Michael's Church Recreation Center.

Broome County Executive Debbie Preston announced the upcoming event and had students of the Clann Na Cara School of Irish Dance give a preview.

"I think we've done a great job organizing the whole thing, and you know bringing a lot of diversity as far as the schedule goes throughout the day," said Broome County Executive Debbie Preston (R).

There will be dancing, food, and information tables on all of the different cultures.

Preston says Broome County is home to residents with roots in nearly 120 countries.

"And it's important as we continue to honor and remember our own ethnic identities, we learn about and respect the backgrounds of others," said Preston.

The 7th annual ethnic festival will run Saturday from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Admission is $2 for adults, children 10 and under get in free.

Free parking is available at St. Michael's on 296 Clinton Street, Binghamton.

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