Next festival will be October 5-7, 2012. This is the largest festival in the Washington DC area dedicated to Romanian food, music, art, history and culture. This is Washington DC’s largest and oldest festival currently celebrating 7 years. At every festival, the ladies from community prepare authentic Romanian food using recipes passed down from generations to generations. The festival also includes live music and folk dance performances, raffle drawings, a marketplace with Romanian books, jewelry, icons, various activities for children and a folk exhibit where visitors can learn more about Romanian history, folk clothing, pottery, icons or old Romanian traditions.
The first Romanian Festival originated as a small one day picnic in 2005 organized by the Holy Cross Romanian Orthodox Church community. A new location in Potomac Maryland was acquired in 2007 for the building of Saint Andrew Romanian Church to fulfill the growing number of parishioners, October of 2011 marks the first two day Romanian Food Festival organized at the Saint Andrew Romanian Cathedral location. As is continues to grow tremendously, this year marks the first ever tree day festival.
Stuffed cabbage rolls, stuffed grape leaf rolls, stuffed vegetarian rolls, mititei, pastrami, sausages, soups, delicious home made deserts, Romanian wine, Timisoreana, Ciuc beer and more.
LIVE PERFORMANCES BY
Carpathia Folk Dance Ensemble Larisa Mihaela
ROMANIAN CULTURE EXHIBIT
Orthodox arrays, icons, old manuscripts, folk outfits and ceramics exhibit inside the Saint Andrew Romanian Orthodox Church.
FOLK COSTUME PRESENTATION
All those that own a Romanian folk costume are invited to wear it and share the story of your folk costume during the Folk Costume Presentation.
Moonbounce, petting zoo, pony rides, glittering tattoo and pop corn.
Adults $5, Kids $3
One time fee all weekend.