You can expect traditional Romanian atmosphere including traditional Romanian dishes, traditional music, folk dance performances by local folk-dance groups as well as informational booths about Romania’s rich history and culture.
A very light and refreshing dessert made with moist lade fingers, whip cream vanilla filling set with gelatin and a mix of seasonal fruits.
Thin sponge cake layers filled with chocolate buttercream and topped with caramel.
Moist chocolate layers sponge cake filled with a cappuccino flavored chocolate whip cream.
A custard and chantilly cream cream cake dessert.
It is one of the classic dishes you will find served all over Romania. It is made with beef, carrots, potatoes, sour cream.
Minced pork meat with rice and spices, served warm with polenta and sour cream.
A dish made with beans, smoked sausages, carrots, onions, tomatoes, parsnip, tomato sauce and bay leaf.
Vegetarian dish made with bell peppers, carrots, celery root, onion, tomatoes, rice seasoned with fresh parsley leaves, salt and pepper.
This year the annual Romanian Festival organized by the Romanian-American Freedom Alliance (RAFA) will take place on Saturday, October, 12, 2019 from 11 am to 5 pm in Lakewood, Colorado. As you probably know, the festival has not been taking place in the last 3 years, due to a variety of reasons, but mainly because of the more stringent legal requirements imposed by the city of Boulder and low funds.
This year RAFA board members have worked diligently to find a new venue that is more centrally located, so that we can continue this long tradition of having an annual Romanian Festival in CO. The event will take place at Belmar Plaza, 7260 W Alaska Dr, Lakewood, CO 80226.
Our efforts in organizing this festival are trifold: to promote our rich history, traditions and culture, to strengthen our local Romanian community and, through the funds raised, to support those less fortunate back in Romania.
Given that the festival has not been held for the last three years and we have a new location, our focus this year is to revive this main event that brings Romanians and other nationalities from all over Colorado together by a creating a festival program that is more attractive. In addition to having the traditional folk groups perform,
RAFA is working on several new projects including obtaining a liquor license and contracting with local and out of state artists to perform live traditional and folk music. Of course, all these new efforts bring additional costs which impact the funds raised and ultimately our organization’s ability to make a difference and bring relief to needy families and children in Romania. We encourage you to become a sponsor and help us raise $5,000 this year. RAFA is a non-profit organization, and all contributions are tax-deductible.
We want to thank our main sponsor, Mr. Radu Marcu with Golde Goal Soccer Complex.
We also want to thank our private donors: Costel Craciun, Sorin Jurca, and Lucian Oprea.