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Ukrainian Folk Festival
Celebrating the 27th Anniversary of Ukraine's Independence

Sponsor: Ukrainian American Sport Center
Author: Eugene A. Luciw, 267-664-3857, eluciw@comcast.net

The 27th Annual Ukrainian Folk Festival will be held at the Ukrainian American Sport Center -- Tryzub (County Line and Lower State Roads, Horsham, PA) on Sunday August 26, 12 noon to 8 pm. A dazzling festival of Ukrainian folk music, dance, foods and arts and crafts. Excite your senses with an array of wonderful colors sounds and flavors. Experience the vibrant, enduring culture of a people that fights for freedom!

Exciting, spectacular, dazzling, breathtaking, exhilarating, spirited, soulful, enchanting, captivating, and intriguing – modest words which describe but by no means capture the essence of Ukrainian folk art, music, and dance.  From the rich color and deep symbolism of the delicate “pysanka” (Ukrainian Easter Egg) to the thunderous, power, rhythm and strength of “HOPAK” – the world’s most exciting ethnic dance, and every brilliant “Kolomiyka” (polka) and soulful folk song in between, experience the 27th ANNUAL UKRAINIAN FOLK FESTIVAL, celebrating the 27th anniversary of our ancestral homeland’s independence. Enjoy an outdoor summer stage concert and show (1:30 to 4:30 PM), a public social dance (4:30 – 8:00 PM), homemade Ukrainian foods and baked goods, BBQ pit, standard picnic fare, kid’s fun area, vendors grove, arts and crafts displays and bazaar, cool refreshments, live reenactments from Ukrainian history and Ukrainian hospitality.

A Resplendent Outdoor Summer Concert (1:30 to 4:30 pm). Marking Ukraine’s Independence, the Unity of her People, and their Struggle for Freedom, Prosperity & Dignity!

The artists (dance troupes, musicians, singers and ensembles that have performed in previous years) have created a dynamic and integrated collaborative program that will excite the senses. Featured Performers: Singer-Songwriter (“Honored Artist of Ukraine”) Iryna Lonchya; Voloshky Ukrainian Dance Ensemble; Iskra Ukrainian Dance Ensemble; Vox Ethnika Orchestra; Violinist Innesa Tymochko Dekajlo; Ariana Lem Joy Trio; Banner of Jasna Gora & Kuban Kozak Society (Historical Re-enactors – Ukrainian History). A Ukrainian Public Social Dance (Zabava) with live Ukrainian polka, ballroom, traditional and modern music by the VOX ETHNIKA BAND will follow the stage concert and show.

Admission (Open to General Public): $15; Students - $10; kids under 15 free; Free Parking. A limited number of discount tickets available online. Info: 267.664.3857, info@tryzub.org, or www.tryzub.org.                                                                       

The sponsor is a 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt charity: proceeds benefit sports, fraternal, cultural and artistic programming


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