Dancing, music and crafts will be part of Ukrainian folk festival

“Exciting”, “spectacular” and “dazzling” are just some of the words you could use to describe Ukrainian folk art, music and dance which will be presented at the 29th Ukrainian Folk Festival.

Scheduled from noon to 8 p.m. on Sunday, August 23 at the Ukrainian American Sport Center in Horsham, the event typically draws 3,000 people.

The festival includes a summer outdoor concert and show from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., a public social dance from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Ukrainian homemade food and baked goods, a barbecue, a standard picnic, children’s entertainment area, grove of vendors, Ukrainian arts and crafts exhibition and bazaar, fresh refreshments, live reenactments of Ukrainian history and Ukrainian hospitality .

The program will include performances by Ukrainian pop singer and songwriter Iryna Lonchyna, Voloshky Ukrainian Dance Ensemble, Carpathia Folk Dance Ensemble, Vox Ethnika Orchestra, violinist Innesa Tymochko Dekajlo and Ariana Lem Joy Trio.

The Jasna Gora Banner pageants will feature stories from Ukrainian history and the Soloway Ensemble will also perform.

Vox Ethnika Orchestra will provide Ukrainian polka, ballroom, traditional and modern music for the Ukrainian public social dance (Zabava) which will take place in the late afternoon and evening.

The event is open to the general public. Admission is $ 15 general admission; $ 10 for students, free for children under 15. Parking is free and a limited number of discounted tickets will be available online.

For more information call 267-664-3857 or email [email protected], or see www.tryzub.org.

The eent celebrates the 29th anniversary of Ukraine’s independence, and the proceeds go to sports, fraternal, cultural and artistic programming. The Ukrainian American Sport Center is located on the Couny Line and Lower State Roads in Horsham, Montgomery County. The festival typically draws visitors from eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, the Lehigh Valley, the Delaware Valley, and the Wyoming Valley.

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