The Village of Marblehead is still a home to many families who migrated here from Eastern European countries, especially Poland, Ukraine and Russia, after World War II, and on Sunday they’ll be celebrating with a platter of halupki. Some call them stuffed cabbage, cabbage rolls or pigs in a blanket, but they’re fine dining for many or an annual delight for the rest of the community.
Holy Assumption Orthodox Church is hosting the 66th annual Halupki Festival starting at 11:30 a.m. To beat the crowds, go early for a Carpatho-Russion Dinner of a pair of halupki and perohi, as well as kielbasa, baklava and a roll and butter.
The church is celebrating its 125th anniversary, and as expected, the Frank Moravcik
Orchestra and the Culkar-Golob Band will have everyone dancing to the live polka music. There will be Rusyn Easter Egg Art for the adults and a Bounce House and Face Painting for the kids. A Rock Wall will be set up and raffles and 50/50 drawings will benefit the church. Admission is free, and while parking can be a chore, there is a free shuttle from various parking locations.