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Babas and Borshch

About Babas and Borshch Ukrainian Festival

Join us for the 4th annual Babas & Borshch Ukrainian Festival
August 20-21, 2016


A Lamont County

Tourism Initiative


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Baba Magda


2015 Souvenir Program

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2015 Poster
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2015 Zabava Poster


Travel Alberta's ALTO Award for marketing
excellence FINALIST! 

Lamont County's Jim Newman
accepting EDA's Marketing AB

If you missed the Alberta premiere of James Motluk's documentary "A Place Called Shandro" at the Festival in August, you can catch it at the Royal Alberta Museum in Edmonton on Tuesday, November 24th at 7 PM. Admission is by donation. It's presented by our friends at the Alberta-Ukraine Genealogical Project.

Catch just one incredible number by Axios Men's Chorus who performed at Saturday's Zabava!

To hear the first 2015 World FM interview click here

ZABAVA 2015 (click here to see the poster in Ukrainian and English)


Back by popular demand:

  • Ukrainian banquet---Chosyn Catering
  • Entertainment---Ukrainian Shumka Dancers
  • Dance Band---Zabava u Koli
New this year:
  • Axios Men's Chorus
NOW AVAILABLE online or at the Andrew Village Office. Advance tickets $50 pp (regardless of age). At the door (if available) $60 pp. Buy early for best self-seating selection. Green dot tickets enter first, Yellow dot tickets enter second, red dot tickets enter last.


for a chance to WIN a prize pack worth $245, get insider Festival news, and more. The first 100 to sign up will receive a gift at the 2015 Festival!


For everything you wanted to know about Babas & Borshch but were afraid to ask!

  • For the scoop on the 2015 BORSHCH COOK OFF. We're thrilled to have Chef Gail Hall & Brad Smoliak, and food publisher Mary Bailey as our esteemed judges. Registration is limited to the first 15. Still no entry fee.
  • Here is the line-up (so far) of BABA'S BAZAAR vendors and exhibitors.
  • Check out the MUSIC JAM lineup here.
  • Eat, Drink, Repeat!
  • Click the What's New this Year? image above for a complete listing including a Ukrainian translation! (Just scroll down and click on image to enlarge and/or print). Of special note the Touring Tin Car Show, A Place Called Shandro movie screening, 2 day Thistle Hill Petting Zoo and more!
  • We have some incredible SILENT AUCTION sharpen those bids on some great experiential items!

WELCOME RVers & CAMPERS! Enjoy warm small town hospitality when you Come, Stay, & Play! There are several first come-first serve options for you. Call 780-365-2434 for more information.
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    What's Up?

    What’s Up? So, what’s been happening since we shut the lights on Babas & Borshch Ukrainian Festival 2014? Turns out….....

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