Ukrainian Festival Returning Sunday | The Newtown Bee

Posted: Aug 27, 2021 04:00 PM

The 45th yearly Ukrainian Competition is scheduled for Sunday, August 29, at Paproski’s Castle Hill Farm pumpkin patch, 25 Sugar Lane. The competition will get spot rain or shine.

Admission is cost-free. Parking is $5 for every vehicle, and lots of parking is obtainable.

The occasion starts with an 11 am Divine Liturgy celebrated by Father Ivan Mazuryk, pastor of Safety of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church of Bridgeport.

The Ukrainian Kitchen will then open up, with varenyky (pyrogies), holubchi (stuffed cabbage), kobassa (kielbasa) with kapusta (fried cabbage) created by the parish females, alongside with picnic-type food, liver and onion sandwiches, and do-it-yourself desserts.

Enjoyment will start out at 2 pm with energetic Ukrainian people dances by the Kolynonka Ukrainian Dance Team of Stamford. Internationally identified Ukrainian singer and recording artist Iryna Lonchyna will accomplish up coming, singing traditional folk music.

There will also be an exhibit of Ukrainian arts and crafts, and sellers offering Ukrainian artifacts, which include embroidered blouses, ceramics, icons, and many others.

Other actions in the course of the day will include volleyball and horseshoe tournaments, hay rides, and a petting zoo.

Zabava (dance) audio will start at 4 pm.

The competition is sponsored by the Protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church of Bridgeport.

For information, contact Gloria P. Horbaty at 203-269-5909 or Stephen Paproski at 203-426-5487.

The 45th once-a-year Ukrainian Pageant is scheduled for Sunday, August 29, at Paproski’s Castle Hill Farm.