Sights of the 28th annual Verkhovyna Ukrainian Festival

GLEN SPEY, N.Y. - The 28th annual Verkhovyna Ukrainian Festival - which bills itself as the largest such event in the United States - took place here at the Verkhovyna Mountain View Resort over the weekend of July 11-13.

The festivities featured performances by artists from the United States, Canada and Ukraine on the resort's huge outdoor stage - ranging from pop singers to opera stars, and Ukrainian folk dance troupes to bandurists; a variety of goods sold by vendors from throughout North America, a carnival for children, dancing to the music of four bands, plus plenty of food to please all palates. Camping was available for those so inclined.

Some 5,000 to 6,000 people of all ages attended the 2003 festival, whose proceeds benefitted the Ukrainian American Cultural Foundation that operates the Verkhovyna resort.

Photos in this series by Ihor Lukiw, Bohdan Porytko and Vasyl Lopukh.

Copyright © The Ukrainian Weekly, August 3, 2003, No. 31, Vol. LXXI

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