Baltimore to go Ukrainian next month

August 25, 2012 by  

Baltimore will once again host a festival to celebrate the culture of Ukraine, offering entertainment from groups such as the Lyman Ukrainian Dance Ensemble, various choirs, and the Kalena Dancers.

The 35th annual Ukrainian Festival will feature a Ukrainian Cultural Tent, providing such activities as the telling of children’s Ukrainian folk tales. In addition, there will be folk arts demonstrations on topics such as pysanky (Ukrainian easter eggs), musical performances, a beer garden, a children’s activity area, approximately 40 vendors, and a contest for eating Eastern-European dumplings known as a pirogi.

Vendors interested in selling at the festival can rent an 8’ x 8’ booth for $400 if they are corporate, $300 if they are commercial, $250 if they are non-profit, or $100 if the booth is purely informational. Those running the booths, especially the ones solely providing information, will probably be working with Baltimore printing companies to prepare for the festival. A brochure would be an inexpensive way of highlighting what an organization is all about in an attractive and highly portable format. Organizers of the festival will also no doubt be availing themselves of banner printing and sign printing services from those same printing companies.

The 35th annual Ukrainian Festival will take place at Patterson Park on September 8 – 9 from 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm each day. It promises to be a fun way for the entire family to learn about one of the most colorful cultures represented in the Baltimore area and, as an added bonus, admission is free.