St. Mary Magdalene Byzantine European Festival
European Festival 2018 Our parish invites you to "... experience cultures from across Europe" at the 9th Annual European Festival being held Saturday, September 8, 2018 from 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. at 5390 W. 220th St., Fairview Park, Ohio. The festival brings together the music, ethnic traditions and delicious cuisine from countries across Europe. Activities appeal to visitors of all ages, faiths and backgrounds. A pierogi pinching contest is open to visitors over the age of 16, and will take place at 4:30 p.m. â€‹Visitors to the annual event will enjoy live music and dancing throughout the day by a wide variety of ethnic musicians and dance troupes from Northeast Ohio. “Honky Express,” a Cleveland-area polka band will headline the day’s entertainment with a polka party beginning at 6:30 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. Other entertainment will take place throughout the day. Baba’s kitchen and bakery will feature ethnic favorites, including St. Mary Magdalene’s hand-pinched pierogi, stuffed cabbage (holupki), pork goulash, kielbasa & sauerkraut, cabbage & noodles (halushki), chicken paprikash, sauerkraut balls, hot dogs, chips, and cucumber salad. Homemade pastries include nut roll, poppyseed roll, apricot roll, baklava, and other ethnic pastries. Children’s activities include Mr. Pierogi’s Grand Adventure, a special children’s-sized area filled with activities to keep the little ones busy!