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Sep 5, 2012 05:38 AM

39th Annual Slavic American Festival

I am excited that I will be able to get to this festival this year. I went several years ago and just stuffed myself. Everything was great - for me the grilled kolbasi and the fried potato pancakes were the best. I wanted to buy a nut roll (I saw an article in the Washington Post years ago about the ladies of the church making them) - but the line was too long for me.

I copied this from their website:

Epiphany of Our Lord Church Byzantine Catholic Church
39th Annual Slavic American Festival
Sunday, September 9, 2012
Rain or Shine -- Noon to 6:30 pm
Click here for flyer

Featuring: Traditional Slavic foods: holupki, pirohi, kolbasi, haluski, potato pancakes; Joe Shelko and His Band; Children's events; Religious art & crafts sale; Handmade Slavic art & crafts sale; Bake sale; Nutrolls; Icon display & sale; Rummage sale; Bingo; Raffles; Cold refreshments; Football on TV.

Liturgy: Saturday, Sept. 8th - 5 pm & Sunday, Sept. 9th - 8 & 10:30 am
New Church Tours: 12:30, 2:30 , 3:30, and 4:30 pm
Byzantine Sacred Music Concert by Slava Men's Chorus: 1:30 pm

Free admission -- Free shuttle parking -- No pets please Events & times may vary -- Quantities while they last -- Proceeds benefit the Building Fund

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  1. I went yesterday. It's a very good event, and the food was delicious. You get a large platter with three items, plus they grill kielbasi outdoors, load 'em up with hot saurkraut, and they do a damn good job with the grilling. At that point, I had no room for the latkes.

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    1. re: Steve

      I started with the potato pancakes and they were great! I had the kielbasi with saurkraut. Both the meat and the sauerkraut were amazing. I asked what all they put in the kraut - it was rich!

      I took home an apricot rolll (I have previosly gotten the nut and the poppy seed rolls). It was great, but the nut roll might be the best! I also got frozen pierogies for home - the cabbage variety. It was lovely for the festival and I wish I could have eaten more. All was so good!

      Love to know of other great ethnic festivals.

      1. re: MarietteB

        Was also there and enjoyed it. I should have just gone with the potato pancakes and the dumplings as the whole platter was just too much for one person. Definitely saved room for the apricot and nut rolls, and they were quite good.