The Ukrainian Festival in Holmdel, NJ

Cover of 1978 Holmdel, NJ Ukrainian Festival

From 1974 to 1997, the Ukrainian American community of New Jersey and the surrounding area organized a festival at the Garden State Arts Center (later, the PNC Bank Arts Center) as part of the "Heritage Festival" series of the New Jersey Highway Authority under the auspices of the New Jersey Council of the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America.

Beginning from a relatively small start in the 1970s, it reached its heyday in the 1980s before succumbing to low attendance and other issues in the 1990s.

Do you have memories of attending or performing at the Holmdel festival? Please share your story! Feel free to comment here, or send us a message at archives@UkrHEC.org. We might even want to record your oral history!