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Halupki Festival - Holy Assumption Orthodox Church




EVENT – HALUPKI FESTIVAL (pronounced hah-LOOP-key; they’re cabbage rolls) 

WHEN – Sunday, August 20, 2017; 11:30 am to 6 pm 

WHERE – Holy Assumption Orthodox Church parish grounds 

114 East Main Street (Route 163); Marblehead, Ohio 

CONTACTS - Festival Chairwoman Natalie Twarek (419) 341-2356 

Entertainment Chairman Wayne Golob (419) 625-1040 

Facebook page – “Holy Assumption Halupki Festival” 

It’s Summer time, and in Marblehead, Ohio, folks will soon smell the cabbage rolls a-cookin’ and hear the lively sounds of polka music at the big 61st Annual HALUPKI FESTIVAL. The HALUPKI FESTIVAL, a celebration of Carpatho-Russian foods and culture, is presented each year on the third Sunday of August by Holy Assumption Orthodox Church, 114 East Main Street (Route 163), in picturesque Marblehead on Lake Erie. This year’s event takes place on Sunday, August 20th.  

The day’s activities begin with Divine Liturgy in the beautiful, historic church at 9:30 am. The choir of SS. Peter and Paul Orthodox Church in Lorain will sing at Liturgy. The parish family extends an invitation to one and all to join with them in worship.  

The festival begins at 11:30 am with the serving of their famous Halupki and Ham Dinners, continuing until 2 pm. At 2:30, the Carpatho-Russian Ala Carte will open, featuring halupki (cabbage rolls), perohi (perogies), halushki (cabbage and noodles), kolbasi (smoked sausage), pagach (Slavic pizza), and much more. 

Delicious Old World-Style baked goods, including nut and poppy seed rolls (kolach, or koh-LAHCH), as well as baklava, will be sold.  

Live entertainment gets underway at 12 Noon with polka music with the Frank Moravcik Band of Cleveland and the Wayne Golob Band of Sandusky alternating throughout the afternoon.  

The parish church, the oldest Orthodox church in Ohio and a historic landmark, will be open with tours for visitors. Orthodox religious items will be on display and for sale. A demonstration of the Rusyn art of Pysanky (pih-SAHN-key), or Easter egg decorating, will be given. Herman Halupki’s Craft Fest, with approximately 40 vendors selling strictly handmade items, will be on the lawn during the Festival. There will be refreshments, raffles, and fun for the kids. It all adds up to a day of fun on the Marblehead Peninsula.  

The HALUPKI FESTIVAL is held on the parish grounds of Holy Assumption Church; look for “the little stone church with the golden domes”. Admission to the festival is absolutely free of charge. There is ample parking In easy walking distance.


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