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Dramatic storyteller Carolyn Evans is seen here at the 2017 African-American Cultural Festival depicting the life of Harriet Tubman, who helped slaves escape to freedom using the Underground Railroad. 


The 5th Annual African-American Cultural Festival will be held on Saturday, Sept. 21, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Courthouse Square, 109 S. Main St., in downtown Warrenton.

Live entertainment will be provided by Heart of Soul, TNT-The New Tranzition Band and Work in Progress gospel group. There will be African drumming and dance, as well as an appearance by the Dream Girls line dance group from the Warren County Senior Center.

A Colored Troops reenactment group from New Bern will have a two-tent encampment set up on site, and dramatic storyteller Carolyn Evans will return with her popular portrayal of a significant African-American woman in history.

A variety of festival foods will be offered, including sausage dogs, pork rinds, turkey legs and ribs, and vendors will be selling crafts, clothing, jewelry and more. There will be activities for children.

Vendor spaces are still available and may be rented by calling 919-702-3701 or 919-995-3881.

Festival attendees are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs to enjoy the full day of entertainment.

The African-American Cultural Festival is sponsored by the All Good Real Estate and The Heritage Cultural Farm.