Celebrating Lithuanian Arts and Culture
Thank you to everyone who attended the 38th Annual Mugė Lithuanian Fair on November 1st and 2nd and thank you to our volunteers and vendors who made the event possible! It was a fabulous celebration of Lithuania’s rich cultural heritage and our local Lithuanian-American community.
Highlights of the weekend included a full schedule of performances by Lithuanian folk bands and dancers, a concert by Ramunė Stankevičiūtė, an extensive menu of Lithuania’s most delectable comfort foods and internationally award-winning beers, vendors offering the Baltic region’s finest amber jewelry, arts, and handmade crafts, cultural heritage and genealogy exhibits, and genuine family-friendly fun.
Always the first weekend in November, Mugė is an opportunity for full immersion in Lithuanian culture and tradition. By far, it is our largest and most widely attended fundraiser of the year.
Beyond entertainment and dining, it’s an opportunity to learn more about getting involved with the Lithuanian Music Hall Association, LMHA membership, upcoming events, and volunteer opportunities.
Guests generously contributed to our mission of supporting Lithuanian arts and culture by purchasing limited edition Mugė checklist t-shirts and raffle tickets.
2014 Mugė fundraiser raffle prize winners are as follows.
- 1st Prize: Alfred Martenkus, 32″ Samsung LED HDTV
- 2nd Prize: V.A. Sparkevicius, four Philadelphia 76ers Club Box tickets
- 3rd Prize: John Siemienski, autographed Philadelphia Eagles Helmet
- 4th Prize: Perhost, two Birchtree Catering Supper Club tickets
- 5th Prize: C. Albertini, annual subscription to Bridges: Lithuanian-American News Journal and a bottle of Brothers Vilgalys krupnikas
- 6th Prize: Dan Platt, baseball autographed by Marlon Byrd of the Philadelphia Phillies
- 7th Prize: Joana Gaizelyte-Lacy, $50 Giant gift certificate
We extend heartfelt gratitude to our friends at the Sixers, Eagles, Phillies, Bridges: Lithuanian-American News Journal, Birchtree Catering, and Amber Roots for their generous and exciting raffle prize donations!
We look forward to seeing you at 2015’s 39th Annual Mugė Lithuanian Festival. Please save the dates of November 7 — 8, 2015 and join us for next year’s Mugė weekend fundraiser!
To see images from 2014’s festival, visit our photo gallery.