The Recreation Grounds of the Slovene National Benefit Society
SLOVENSKA NARODNA PODPORNA JEDNOTA
10946 Heath Road
Kirtland, Ohio 44022
Slovenian Grape Festival:
Music & Tradition at SNPJ Farm
Sunday, September 26
It’s time to celebrate the fruit of the vine Old Country-style at SNPJ Farm’s colorful,
musical Slovenian Grape Festival, Sunday, September 26, 2021, on Heath Road in Kirtland,
Ohio. The polka parade with Slovenian costumes and singing starts the festivities.
The Joey Tomsick Orchestra performs for four hours of dancing. Hearty harvest fare
includes smoked Slovenian sausages, savory roast beef and homemade donuts.
Wear your Slovenian outfit and join the sing-along when the parade at 2:45. Accordionist
Tony Fortuna leads the way. Joe Valencic provides you with a song sheet and the story
behind the tradition. Dance to Joey Tomsick’s polka and waltz favorites from 3:00
to 7:00. The dance pavilion is decorated with grapevines and hanging treats. If you
dare grab a goody, you could wind up in jail!
Free admission when you wear your Slovenian costume or bring your accordion to the
parade. Participants need to arrive by 2:15 to prep for the parade. 18 and under
free. Regular admission, $8, includes four hours of live music and all the balinca
(bocce) you can play. Dinners, sandwiches and refreshments served 2:00 on.
SNPJ Farm is located at 10946 Heath Road, off Chardon Road (Route 6) in Kirtland,
Ohio, three miles east of State Route 306 and six miles west of Route 44. For more
information, call 440-256-3423.
Dancing, singing and good eating at the traditional Slovenian Grape Festival, SNPJ
Farm in Kirtland, Ohio, Sunday, September 26, 2021, beginning with a parade at 2:45.