The Festival will be held from 5 to 11 p.m. June 8, and from 3 to 11 p.m. June 9, at the Mike Onka Memorial Building grounds, 11520 E Putnam, Sugar Creek.
The full schedule of entertainment features something for everyone, from village musicians and tamburitza orchestras, to dance troupes, a Kid's Zone and the annual Sausage Eating Contest. Headlining the entertainment is Kolograd, playing Eastern European folk dancing music featuring kolos, polkas and more.
Your visit is not complete without sampling the great food. From sarma (cabbage rolls), kielbasa (polish sausage) and roznijica (pork kabob), to Croatian potato salad and traditional Slavic baked goods – from povitica to kolache, kieflie and more. Order a meal and you can wash it down with a beer or other cold beverage.
The museum features artifacts, hand-painted Ukrainian eggs, Baltic amber, and imported crystal. You can connect with groups and organizations that share your heritage to learn more about your roots. Plus there's a Kid's Zone to entertain the little ones, with activities and games.
Rules: No solicitation or materials distributed without advance permission. No pets (assistance dogs are allowed). No coolers or outside food or drink.
Admission is $4 for adults and children under 12 are free.