Slovenian Grape Festival at SNJP Farm

On August 27, 2014, in News & Announcements, by Jan King

SNPJ_Grape_2009_Parade_A-1                                                               Slovenian Grape Festival Parade at SNPJ Farm 

SNJP                                                                   

10946 Heath Road ● Kirtland, Ohio 44022

SNPJ Farm 75th Dinner Dance, Saturday, September 20,

and Slovenian Grape Festival, Sunday, September 21

Celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the SNPJ Farm in Kirtland, Ohio, with two days of dining, dancing, tradition and entertainment. The 75th Dinner-Dance on Saturday evening, September 20, features a reverse raffle with sideboards and a Yankee auction. The Slovenian Grape Festival opens on Sunday, September 21, with the traditional parade in Slovenian costumes and a welcome and sing-along, followed by dining and dancing.

At the 75th Anniversary Dinner-Dance, mingle with your friends at 5:30 p.m. and try your luck until dinner at 7:00 p.m. After the raffle, stay for dancing with Mike Wojtila and Party of Three. Tickets are $50 each, including dinner and a chance at the major prize. Seating is limited for this September 20 event. Contact Gina, (440) 205-1618, ginamvo@oh.rr.com  to reserve.

The Slovenian Grape Festival on Sunday, September 21, has been a tradition on SNPJ Farm for decades. The costumed parade of singers begins at 2:45, followed by short village skit praising the vintage and an invitation to sing. The pavilion is decorated with grape arbors bearing treats – but don’t get caught stealing! You’ll risk a fine or time behind bars. The Joey Tomsick Orchestra performs for four hours of dancing, from 3:00 to 7:00. Admission is $7 with Slovenian-Style dinners and sandwiches available from 2:00 on.

The SNPJ Farm’s flagstone pavilion has been the site of memorable dances and events beginning in 1939, when Frank Yankovic, America’s Polka King, played for the first dance. Since then, SNPJ Farm has hosted top polka bands and served traditional Slovenian dinners to thousands every year, every summer Sunday.

Your SNPJ Farm hosts are the members and friends of the Cleveland Federation of  Lodges of the Slovene National Benefit Society (Slovenska Narodna Podporna Jednota/SNPJ), America’s largest Slovenian fraternal organization.

SNPJ Farm is located on Heath Road, off Chardon Road (Route 6) in Kirtland, Ohio, three miles east of State Route 306. Rent   SNPJ Farm for picnics, anniversaries and events. For details, call (440) 943-1191.

 

 

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