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The 38th Annual Carpatho-Rusyn Celebration will take place on Sunday, October 27, 2019 at St. John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Church Social Hall, 201 East Main Street, Uniontown, PA.

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Ethnic Foods at the 38th Annual Carpatho-Rusyn Celebration

Hours for the event are from 12:00 Noon – 6:00 PM.

The day will feature the heritage of the Carpatho-Rusyns who come from the very heart of Europe, along the northern and southern slopes of the Carpathian Mountains. Their homeland, known as “Carpathian-Rus”, is situated at the crossroads where the borders of Slovakia, Ukraine, and Poland meet.

The day will highlight various aspects of Carpatho-Rusyn culture. Mouth-watering foods such as pirohi, holubki, halushki, kolbasi and sauerkraut, nalesniki (potato pancakes), soup, and more. There will also be a variety of baked goods including kolachi (apricot, nut, poppyseed, and cottage cheese rolls), pagach, breads,cookies, candy, and much, much more.

The Carpatho-Rusyn Celebration will be a blending of spiritual and cultural traditions of the Rusyn people. A Divine Liturgy Saturday, October 26 at 5:30 p.m. will include a blessing for the event and festival workers. There will also be a Divine Liturgy on Sunday, October 27 at 9:00 a.m.

There will be on-going entertainment which includes music, folk dancing and singing, demonstrations, videos, displays and informative presentations. A folk musical group will perform folk, cardas, polka music at 12:30 and 4:00 p.m. Slavjane Folk Ensemble dancers and musicians from Holy Ghost Byzantine Catholic Church, McKees Rocks, PA, will perform at 3:00 p.m. with their lively and energetic songs and dances. There will also be plenty of fun filled children’s activities with storytelling, folk craft projects such as decorated eggs, coloring sheets, and more.

The day will be one full of color, life, and music for family entertainment. There is no admission charge. Handicapped accessible. For information call 724-438-6027,

Monday – Friday between 9AM - 3PM (leave message). Also, please check parish website http://www.stjohnbaptist-byzcath-uniontown.org/ the week of the event for any updates or possible change in location.

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