You Don’t Want to Miss the Romanian Food Festival This Weekend

The Romanian Food Festival is the largest and oldest biannual festival in the Washington DC area dedicated to Romanian food, music, art and culture.

Every festival, the ladies community prepare authentic Romanian food using recipes passed down from generations to generations. The festival also includes live music and folk dance performances, raffle drawings, a marketplace with Romanian books, jewelry, icons etc, various activities for children and a folk exhibit where visitors can learn more about Romanian history, folk clothing, pottery, icons and more.

The first Romanian Festival originated as a small one day festival in 2005 organized by the Holy Cross Romanian Orthodox Church community. A new location in Potomac Maryland was acquired in 2005 for the building of the Saint Andrew Romanian Church to fulfill the growing numbers of parishioners. October of 2011 marks the first two day Romanian Food Festival organized at the Saint Andrew Romanian Church location. As it continues to grow with over 2000 attendees every edition, this year marking the first ever three day festival. 

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Romanian Food Festival in media:

Article about the 2nd Edition on FestivalDC.com 

Article about 2nd Edition in Clubul de Presa Trasatlantic (Romanian)

A Weekend Full of Good Food, Dance and Music at Upcoming Romanian Food

SCHEDULE:

Friday, September 19: 5pm–8pm
Saturday & Sunday, September 20, 21: 11am–7pm
 
LOCATION:
9111 River Road Potomac , MD 20854
Saint Andrew Romanian Orthodox Church 
 
MENU

Stuffed cabbage rolls, stuffed grape leaf rolls, stuffed vegetarian rolls, mititei, pastrami, sausages, soups, delicious home made deserts, Romanian wine, Timisoreana and Ciuc beer and more. 

For a complete menu click here.

LIVE PERFORMANCES BY 

“Carpathia” Folk Dance Ensemble, and the local folk group “Morosenii la Washington”  

ROMANIAN CULTURAL EXHIBIT 
Orthodox arrays, icons, old manuscripts, folk outfits and ceramics exhibit at the Saint Andrew Romanian Orthodox Church.
 
FOLK COSTUME PRESENTATION
All those that own a Romanian folk costume are invited to wear it and share the story of your folk costume during the Folk Costume Presentation.
 
KIDS ACTIVITIES
  • Moonbounce
  • Traditional dance lessons
  • Soccer games
  • Petting zoo
  • Glittering tattoo
  • Pop corn
  • Autograph Basketballs by our Romanian superstar Gerge Muresan, former Washington Bullets (now Washington Wizards) player, the tallest NBA player at some point and main actor in the movie “My Giant” (costarring with Billy Crystal).

ENTRANCE

Adults $5, Kids $3
One time fee all weekend.

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