Tryon Palace Multicultural Fair to Celebrate Cultural Diversity

NEW BERN, NC – July 22, 2017

Tryon Palace will celebrate cultural diversity and international traditions with a Multicultural Fair. This free event will take place at the North Carolina History Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 22.

Eastern North Carolina’s various and diverse cultures will be represented at the fair through a showcase of traditions and characteristics of each individual culture. These representatives will have informational booths, demonstrations and displays to share their culture with visitors.

“I’m most excited about the Multicultural Fair because we need to bring awareness of the many cultures living in Eastern North Carolina,” said Sharon Bryant, Tryon Palace African American Outreach coordinator.

Cultural demonstrations include performances from Tryon Palace’s Jonkonnu Troupe, Atumpan Edutainment and Native Indians, as well as artists and booths with artisans and crafters.

Face-painting and crafts for visitors of all ages will also be available during the celebration.

This event will last from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is free to the public, thanks to a grant from the Harold H. Bate Foundation.

For more information call 252-639-3500 or visit

Upcoming events at Tryon Palace include:

July 29: Eighteenth Century Chair Joinery in the Modern Era
August 1: Behind the Scenes: Costume Shop
August 5: 37th Annual Christmas Candlelight Auditions
August 12: Tryon Palace Garden Lecture Series