Hungarian Scout Festival
Parma, Ohio September 4, 2011
The 56th Annual Hungarian Scout Festival was held at German Central Park in Parma, Ohio. The Festival celebrated Hungarian scouting in Cleveland and featured authentic Hungarian music, foods and pastries, costumed folk dancers, arts and crafts, and more.
The Festival was sponsored by the American Hungarian Friends of Scouting and proceeds benefit and support the activities of the nearly 300 Hungarian scouts in the Cleveland area.
The food, of course, was a highlight of the event.
Loosely translated: Thanks and blessings to the people who give us food
Clara Thurmer, Orsolya Sedenszky and Miklos Toth making langos (fried dough)
Andrea M. Meszaros, Cleveland Hungarian Heritage Society
Lou Szigeti pouring shot of Pálinka
Mathias Tabor making bread with bacon drippings called Zsioskenyer
Hungarian Girl Scout Anna Kiss explained how the various regions of Hungary have different embroidery, fabric, etc. so the dolls are different.
Hungarian Girl Scout Anna Kiss
The world famous Rajka Hungarian Gypsy Orchestra from Budapest highlighted the entertainment at the Festival.
Ildiko Varga, Csaba Horvath, Zolton Hargitai, Robert Strada and Marika Megyimori