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Birmingham Neighborhood Yard Sale

August 2, 2013

A Neighborhood Yard Sale will be held Saturday, August 17, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  

  • Participating homes will be listed on a shopper’s map that will be available at the BDC festival booth and the Birmingham Branch Library, or follow the link below:

18th Annual BEF Waiter’s Race

August 2, 2013

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JOIN US FOR THE 18TH ANNUAL

WAITER’S RACE on Saturday @ 4PM

One of the most popular events of the Birmingham Ethnic Festival weekend is the Annual Waiter’s Race, which is held on Saturday afternoon of the Festival weekend. Teams from the neighborhood organizations and beyond compete in a relay race up and down Consaul Street.

Participants race down the street carrying a tray and four glasses of beer. They must try to win the race and not spill the beer. The winner is announced at the Festival’s Recognition Ceremonies Sunday by our own Waiter’s Race judge, the Honorable Amy Berling. Thank you Judge Berling for being with us since the first year!

Please come out and cheer for your favorite team! You will have a great time! This year’s race begins on the VFW end of Consaul Street.

Waiter’s Race past champions

1996 – Rumpus Room

1997  - Knights of Columbus

1998 – Tony Packo’s Restaurant

1999 – Rumpus Room/East Side Raiders

2000 – Consaul Tavern

2001 – Rumpus Room/East Side Raiders

2002 – Rumpus Room/East Side Raiders

2003 – Rumpus Room/East Side Raiders

2004 – Rumpus Room/East Side Raiders

2005 – Hungarian Club

2006 – Hungarian Club

2007 – Hungarian Club

2008 – Hungarian Club

2009 – Hungarian Club

2010 – Hungarian Club

2011 – Steelworkers

2012 – Hungarian Club

Come out and watch the Hungarian Club try to defend their title! We’ll see you in Birmingham on Saturday!

Will we see you?

July 31, 2013

Don’t forget, if you’re on Facebook and plan to attend the Birmingham Ethnic Festival, make it Facebook official! We’ll see you there!

(Updated) Entertainment Schedule

July 29, 2013

Birmingham Ethnic Festival Entertainment Schedule

SATURDAY, AUGUST 17TH

12-1pm Opening Parade with Cake Walkin’ Jass Band on Consaul Street

Calvin United Church of Christ

1:30-5:30PM TÁNCHÁZ with GYANTA ENSEMBLE (Hungarian Folk Music)

6:00 PM BIG TICKET

St. Stephen’s Catholic Church / Hungarian Club 

1-2 PM CAKE WALKIN’ JASS BAND

2:00PM HOLZHACHER BAUM SCHUHPLATTLERS

2:30 PM HUNGARIAN KOSSUTH DANCERS

3:00 PM MOLLY’S IRISH DANCERS

3:30 PM MATT KEELER

5:30-10 PM TRU BREW

VFW

1:00 PM MATT KEELER

2:00 PM MOLLY’S IRISH DANCERS

3:00 PM HOLZHACHER BAUM SCHUPLATTLERS

3:30 PM HUNGARIAN KOSSUTH DANCERS

SUNDAY, AUGUST 18TH

St. Stephen’s Church

Opening Ceremonies with Gyanta Ensemble 11AM-12PM

Calvin United Church of Christ

1:00 PM HUNGARIAN KOSSUTH DANCERS

1:30 PM KIS SZIVEK

2:00 PM RUMBLIN’ RHYTHM CLOGGERS

2:30 PM ECHOES OF POLAND

3:00 PM GYANTA ENSEMBLE

3:30 PM MOLLY’S IRISH DANCERS

5 – 9 PM ARCTIC CLAM

St. Stephen’s Catholic Church / Hungarian Club

1:00 PM MOLLY’S IRISH DANCERS

1:30 PM GYANTA ENSEMBLE

2:00 PM HUNGARIAN KOSSUTH DANCERS

2:30 PM KIS SZIVEK

3:00 PM RUMBLIN’ RHYTHM CLOGGERS

3:30 PM ECHOES OF POLAND

5 – 9 PM SHOUT! A FANTASTIC TRIBUTE TO THE FAB FOUR!

VFW

1:00 PM RUMBLIN’ RHYTHM CLOGGERS

1:30 PM ECHOES OF POLAND

2:30 PM MOLLY’S IRISH DANCERS

3:00 PM KIS SZIVEK

3:30 PM HUNGARIAN KOSSUTH DANCERS

4 – 6 PM TÁNCHÁZ with GYANTA ENSEMBLE

Entertainment Schedule is subject to change. Please check each venue for posted times on days of festival.

Community Garden Tour

July 25, 2013

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Vendors

July 18, 2013

Supplementing the fare being sold by the Member Organizations on the Festival Mall, these vendors will set up shop to give you lots of options to enjoy on Festival weekend:

Opa! Cuisine
A&M Concession
Old World Foods
K&K Concession
Sno Biz
Berry’s Goods
Rader Enterprise
Jeanie’s Weenies

Arts & Crafts Vendors

July 18, 2013

Among the many offerings at the Birmingham Festival, there are arts and crafts vendors selling their wares. Here is some of the merchandise that will be available at the Birmingham Ethnic Festival this year!

Henry Morales – Dresses, T-shirts, jewelry, dream catchers, flutes, handmade purses

Jaime Yacelga – AMERICAMANTA – Native crafts

Tracy Lender & Charleen Wellinger – Quilting Concepts – Baby quilts, coasters and fabric bowls

Michele Arnett – Just Dazzle – Jewelry and doll clothes

Jeannine Brown – Brown Designs – Quilted purses, checkbook covers, coin purses, Kindle covers, backpacks

Margaret Bako – Margaret’s Creations – Summer dresses imported from India, handmade purses, bags, handmade jewelry

Gari Sabo – Shea butter, African soap, purses, dresses, sunglasses, African jewelry

Judy Haas – Just Judy Beads and Accessories – Pandora style beads, bracelets, necklaces, rings

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