Attendees dancing to traditional Armenian music

St. Mark’s Annual Armenian Fest Returns Sunday, September 4; Features Authentic Armenian Cuisine, Music

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — St. Mark Armenian Church’s Annual Armenian Festival will return to the church grounds on Sunday, September 4, from 12 noon to 6 p.m., 2427 Wilbraham Road. The Fest, which has become a favorite in the Greater Springfield area, is the parish’s biggest event for more than 25 years and will feature delicious hot meals, a live Armenian band, dancing, authentic Armenian and International pastries, Armenian coffee, and more.

The St. Mark Armenian Festival draws hundreds of patrons from Springfield and surrounding suburbs that enjoy great food, entertainment and a wonderful social atmosphere.  Everyone is welcome to be a part of the culture and enjoy all that is offered.

The Fest involves dozens of parishioners lending their time and talents to put on this annual one-day event, which is the parish’s largest annual fundraiser. Baking workshops have taken place over the summer in preparation.

The Festival’s Armenian menu is filled with a variety of traditional Armenian foods and pastries.

St. Mark’s parish priest, Father Nigoghos (Nicholas) Aznaviourian, will be giving tours of the church throughout the event, and will explain the Armenian Apostolic faith and its history for those interested in learning more.

Armenian Fest attendees and volunteers

A new treat that has become a festival favorite, Soorj, or Armenian coffee, will be available at this year’s Fest. The International booth will feature a variety of savory and sweet treats. There will also be a cultural booth, and a raffle. St. Mark’s very own instructional cooking DVD, featuring parishioners demonstrating how to make traditional Armenian delicacies, will also be available for purchase.

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All proceeds benefit the ministries of St. Mark Armenian Church. Sponsorship opportunities are also available, and donations can be made through the donate button on the church website, stmarkarmenianchurch.org. More information about the Fest can be found on the Facebook event page, on the church website.

Admission to the festival and parking are free. The event will be held rain or shine (there will be plenty of seating under the tents).

 

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