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Folk Festival celebrates anniversary of Ukraine’s independence

A festival of Ukrainian folk music, dance, foods and arts and crafts returns for the 28th year.

The annual Ukrainian Folk Festival will be held at the Ukrainian American Sport Center – Tryzub (, County Line and Lower State roads, Horsham, from noon to 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25.

“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” ethnic dance, and every “Kolomiyka” (polka) and soulful folk song in between, the festival celebrates the 28th anniversary of Ukrainians’ ancestral homeland’s independence.

The festival offers an outdoor summer stage concert and show from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., a public social dance from 4:30 to 8 p.m., homemade Ukrainian foods and baked goods, BBQ pit, standard picnic fare, kid’s fun area, vendors grove, Ukrainian arts and crafts displays and bazaar, cool refreshments, live re-enactments from Ukrainian history and Ukrainian hospitality.

A Ukrainian Public Social Dance (Zabava) to live Ukrainian polka, ballroom, traditional and modern music by the Vox Ethnika Band will follow the stage concert and show.

Admission to the general public is $15; students pay $10; and children under 15 are free; parking is free.

For information, contact 267-664-3857 or, or visit