Wallingford Hungarian festival draws a crowd, keeps traditions alive
Hungarian immigrant Andre Farkas shows Mayor William W. Dickinson, Jr. a reprinted 1956 newspaper Sunday at the annual Hungarian Community Club festival. After the Hungarian Revolution of 1956, Farkas fled to Austria on his bicycle. | Lauren Takores, For the Record-Journal.
WALLINGFORD — Hungarians from all over the state and region converged on the Hungarian Community Club for its annual cultural festival on Sunday.
Balazs Somogyi, a club board member, said the festival, now in its third year, offers people a chance to experience Hungarian culture, cuisine, history and companionship.
Dancers performed to live folk music. Vendors offered cultural items for sale. A food tent featured Hungarian food, including stuffed cabbage, kolbasz, chicken paprikash and gulyas. A children’s corner had face painting and other entertainment.