Parma residents look forward to Hungarian Scout Festival

August 24, 2013 by  

Parma residents who like lively music and good food can look forward to plenty of both at the Hungarian Scout Festival, the 58th year for the event.

This is the largest Hungarian festival in the state, and features ethnic foods, traditional costumes, arts and crafts, activities, and games, as well as live Hungarian music.

The festival begins at 11.30am with a flag raising. At 1:00pm, the kitchens open and festival visitors have their choice of such tasty dishes as goulash, sausages, stuffed cabbage, and “lángos” (elephant ears). Pastry will be served by Café Budapest, whose menu features strudel, tortes, fresh bread, and espresso.

Among the musicians are Béla Cirjak, who will perform Hungarian songs at Café Budapest in the afternoon. Later, he’ll provide music (and motivation) for dancing. Kalman Hegedeos will appear in the pavilion while Harmonia entertains with folk music on the outdoor stage.

The festival is slated to take place from 11:00am – 11:00pm, September 1, 2013, in Parma, at the German Central Park, located at 7863 York Rd. Admission to the event is $7.00, with free admission for children 10 and under. The event sponsor is the American Hungarian Friends of Scouting, and proceeds go to support the area’s Hungarian scouts, who number nearly 300. For further information, please see the event website.

Event organizers have a huge number of activities, so they could work with brochure printers to create a pamphlet that will help attendees find their way around, and make sure they don’t miss anything they want to see.