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42nd Annual Ukrainian Festival Draws A Crowd To Paproski's Castle Hill Farm

Published: September 24, 2017 at 12:00 am

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Members of the Kalynonka dance group of Stamford rehearse before performing for a crowd under a pavilion at Paproski's Castle Hill Farm on September 17. (Bee Photo, Hallabeck)
Members of the Kalynonka dance group of Stamford rehearse before performing for a crowd under a pavilion at Paproski's Castle Hill Farm on September 17. (Bee Photo, Hallabeck)
Members of the Kalynonka dance group of Stamford perform at the 42nd Annual Ukrainian Festival in Newtown. (Bee Photo, Hallabeck)
Members of the Kalynonka dance group of Stamford perform at the 42nd Annual Ukrainian Festival in Newtown. (Bee Photo, Hallabeck)
Sisters Victoria, left, and Gabriella Grychak of Monroe were among those attending the 42nd Annual Ukrainian Festival at Paproski's Castle Hill Farm last weekend. (Bee Photo, Hallabeck)
Sisters Victoria, left, and Gabriella Grychak of Monroe were among those attending the 42nd Annual Ukrainian Festival at Paproski's Castle Hill Farm last weekend. (Bee Photo, Hallabeck)
Roman and Olena Stanislavskyy of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church of Bridgeport announced performing groups at the festival. (Bee Photo, Hallabeck)
Roman and Olena Stanislavskyy of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church of Bridgeport announced performing groups at the festival. (Bee Photo, Hallabeck)
Festival guests exit from a tractor-pulled hay ride after a spin around Paproski's Castle Hill Farm. (Bee Photo, Hallabeck)
Festival guests exit from a tractor-pulled hay ride after a spin around Paproski's Castle Hill Farm. (Bee Photo, Hallabeck)
Tents were set up at the 42nd Annual Ukrainian Festival at Paproski's Castle Hill Farm. (Bee Photo, Hallabeck)
Tents were set up at the 42nd Annual Ukrainian Festival at Paproski's Castle Hill Farm. (Bee Photo, Hallabeck)
The 42nd Annual Ukrainian Festival offered activities, live music, hay rides, and more for people who visited Paproski's Castle Hill Farm on September 17.

The festival was sponsored and presented by Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church of Bridgeport. A Ukrainian Divine Liturgy opened the festival in the morning before the day's festivities began.

Vendors had tents set up around the field, a bounce house was open for children, pony rides were offered, and food and drinks were sold.

Later in the afternoon different groups offered dance performances.

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