Around the Tiers: Summer Ukranian Festival

By Chelsea Bishop

July 9, 2013 Updated Jan 9, 2014 at 8:30 PM EDT

(WBNG Binghamton) Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church is hosting a summer Ukrainian festival this weekend.

Over 2,000 people are coming to the event. Chicken barbeque has been added to the standard grill menu. Rooster and the Road house Horns have been playing to enthusiastic crowds on Sunday from 3 - 8 p.m. for the last 7 years. Parish Ukrainian dancers will be dancing at 4 p.m. each day and are the central part of the weekend, eagerly awaited by all.

Ukrainian beer has been imported for the last several years, also a specialty item that many enjoy. The mainstay of the entire weekend is the delicious Ukrainian food -- pyrohy (potato dumplings) slathered with grilled onions; our equally famous holubki -- ground meat with rice and spices cooked in a cabbage leaf; and, the quickly gaining fame, NYC kielbasa, made special for our festival, and kraut.

All Day "DJ JOE" will provide music
12 p.m. Chicken BBQ until gone
4 p.m. Sacred Heart Ukrainian Dancers

12 p.m. - 3 p.m. "DJ JOE"
2 p.m. Face Painting
3 p.m. - 7 p.m. Live Music by Rooster and the Road House Horns with Freddie Mendoza
4 p.m. Sacred Heart Ukrainian Dancers

The event is free of admission. It's located at the Sacred Heart Picnic Grounds at 607 Brooks Road, Castle Creek and runs Saturday and Sunday 12 - 8 p.m.

Sacred Heart Picnic Grounds, 607 Brooks Road, Castle Creek.