A Taste of Serbia

 

 

 

A Taste of Serbia!

October 4 - 5, 2024
5th Annual Serb-Fest!
Dobro nam Došli! (Welcome!)

Serbian Cross BACKGROUND Serbian Cross

“A Taste of Serbia” began in October 2020. The idea behind this parish festival was to bring the Serbian foods and flavors that many have grown to love (thanks to other Church events over the years and McKeesport's International Village) but incorporate more of the Serbian hospitality and culture for our patrons...

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In early 2020, a lot of planning and creative ideas were laid out for the inaugural year. All of our volunteers, friends, kumovi, and loved ones wanted to make it as memorable as possible and build upon it for years to come. Similar to just about everyone who lived through 2020, we too were deeply impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. After long debates and a parish-wide vote of whether or not to proceed with a much-scaled back version of the festival, the majority voted in favor of having A “Small” Taste of Serbia in October 2020.

As October grew near and the COVID-19 pandemic raged across our country for much of 2020, we honestly had very low expectations for the first year of the festival. However, thanks only to our Lord God and Savior, Jesus Christ, we are proud to say that it surpassed all expectations for its first year. In 2021 (and God-willing many more years to come), we are happy to continue with "A Taste of Serbia" but enhance the experience - based on feedback we received. Most notably there will be enhanced ordering methods and a much larger menu to choose from. We invite all of you back this year to join us in love and fellowship! Dobro nam Došli! (Welcome!)

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Where/When
  • St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church
    901 Hartman Street, McKeesport, PA 15132
  • October 4th (3:00 - 7:00 PM)
    October 5th (12:00 - 7:00 PM)
  • Ukus Srbija (4-5 Oktobar 2024)
    Укус Србија (4-5 Oктобар 2024)
What to Expect
  • No admission fee 
  • Free parking lot and street parking options
  • Walk up ordering (both days of the event)
  • Friendly atmosphere
  • Both INDOOR (in the Church Hall) and OUTDOOR Seating!
  • JOIN US IN THE CHURCH COURTYARD! Outdoor seating available "rain or shine" under the tent! Plenty of refreshments available at our KAFANA BAR!
  • LIVE ENTERTAINMENT: TBA
  • Lottery Ticket Basket Raffle: Three chances to win for $5!
Interested in volunteering? Please reach out to our event chairperson - Jim Brady or any member of Parish Council.

 

 

 

A Taste of Serbia - Featuring Orkestar Pobeda

 

A Taste of Serbia - Lotto Ticket Basket Raffle

 

Serbian Cross ORDERING & MENU Serbian Cross

MENU COMING SOON!

 

Ordering options

  • Pre-orders are taken by phone or online. 
  • Pre-orders must be paid by credit card. Walk up (in person) orders can be paid by cash or credit card.
  • Placing an order by phone or online can only be done:
    SEPT. 11 - SEPT. 25.
  • Walk up (in person) orders will be accepted during the days of the event.

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Online Ordering - FAQ

Printable Menu

A Taste of Serbia 2023 - Menu

Planning for the holidays? There's no need to rush. We are taking holiday orders for apricot and nut rolls until November 30th. Holiday orders can be placed by calling (412) 287-6249.

Serbian Cross SPONSORSHIP Serbian Cross

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Are you interested in becoming a sponsor for the event?  St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church has been a part of the McKeesport community for 123 years!  This is our 5th year for A Taste of Serbia. This two-day event will offer a combination of authentic Serbian food, live ethnic music, and a Serbian Kafana atmosphere.

Costs for this event are estimated at $20,000.  Our goal is to alleviate some of the cost through sponsorships from friends and local businesses.

With your sponsorship, all the money that comes in during the event stays with the Parish.  Please consider contributing through a personal donation or corporate sponsorship.

Sponsorship opportunities are listed below. Please complete the enclosed form and return it with your tax-deductible contribution by September 3, 2024.

Sign Sponsor - $100

  • Advertise with a lawn sign to be posted on the Church property throughout the two-day event.
  • Inclusion in our A Taste of Serbia Thank You in our annual parish Christmas Bulletin (mailed to 200+ homes.)

Placemat Sponsor - $150

  • Company business card or personalized message on placemats to be used during A Taste of Serbia, our 1st place Award Winning Lenten Fish Fry, our Sarma (stuffed cabbage) cook-off, and all Church banquet events throughout the year. (Advertisement for one full year!)
  • Inclusion in our A Taste of Serbia Thank You in our annual parish Christmas Bulletin (mailed to 200+ homes.)

Silver Sponsor - $250

  • All benefits from the Sign Sponsorship Level PLUS
  • Company name included on a 3X6 banner in the Church hall or Kafana Courtyard.

Entertainment Sponsor - $500

  • All benefits from the Sign and Silver Sponsorships PLUS
  • Verbal recognition throughout the two-day event as a sponsor.

A Taste of Serbia - Sponsor Form

Filled out form and payment must be received by September 3, 2024

Please make checks payable to "St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church" and mail to:

St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church
Attn: A Taste of Serbia Sponsorship
901 Hartman St.
McKeesport, PA 15132

THANK YOU FOR YOUR LOVE AND SUPPORT!

CONTACT

St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church
901 Hartman St
McKeesport, PA 15132

Very Rev. Stavrophor Stevan Rocknage

Rectory Phone: (412) 672-1872
Church Hall: (412) 664-0820
info@stsavapa.org

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Saturdays: NO VESPERS - SUMMER MONTHS

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