Festival fans to be Russian down to Baltimore

September 27, 2012 by  

The 39th annual Russian Festival will take place at the Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church and is a celebration of a long and colorful national culture – one that is perhaps not well-known in the United States

Festivals such as this one help educate the community about this culture and allows those of Russian backgrounds to enjoy the things they may be missing. The festival will feature entertainment from several dance troupes such as the Washington Balalaika Society and the Lyman Ukrainian Dance Group, as well as music groups such as The Beltway Balalaikas Ensemble.

There will also be lots of Russian food such as kolbasa, babka, kasha, and sosiski, as well as an authentic Russian tea room, where visitors can enjoy these tasty treats. Raffle tickets will be sold for $2 each or $5 for three.

Those who wish to purchase some souvenirs will have plenty to choose from, such as china, Russian dolls, hand-painted ornaments, and religious icons. There will also be demonstrations of Russian lace making. This event will be a great way to learn about the Russian culture or to try some of the delicious food.

Organizers of the event, which costs $2 to attend, are looking for advertisers for the souvenir program booklet that will be given to everyone who attends the October 19 – 21 festival. Ads can be purchased for as little as $10 or as much as $250. The program booklets will no doubt be printed by Baltimore printing companies.