St Petersburg International Folk Festival - November 1 & 2, 2014

St Petersburg Florida's International Folk Festival is running today, November 1 & tomorrow, November 2, 2014. This is the 40th annual SPIFFS and there are 40 countries being represented there this year.

We got there just a little after the 10 am opening and made the rounds, checking out all of the various foods that each country had to offer before making any decisions. The eggrolls from Laos were excellent, as there the egg rolls from Thailand.

Naturally, Ron tried one of the Indian dishes and I had some perogie from the Ukraine. There were dancers from Thailand, Taiwan, Scottland, Germany and many other nations on the two separate stages.

We brought home both poppy seed cake and nut cake rolls from the Ukrainian booth and it was delicious - just like my grandmother and mother used to make. I haven't made either in so many years that it made me want to do it again. That and some home made perogie would be excellent!

If you haven't been to SPIFFS, you do want to go. It is outside this year, each nation in their own tent and with this sudden artic blast we are having, it is unusually cold for November 1st in Florida! Be sure to bundle up, it only got up to 63 degrees today and I think it started at 65 in the is going to be a COLD night!

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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Ladies... this sounds like a great event to attend. Unfortunately, I'm too far away and need to show homes tomorrow!

Nov 01, 2014 08:26 AM #1
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

We will be watching for more of you photographs from the St Petersburg Florida's International Folk Festival. Have a wonderful weekend.

It is getting chilly in Maryland and many retirees are turning their thoughts to a move to Florida. 

Nov 01, 2014 08:27 AM #2
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Vision Quest Realty - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Barbara Jo - 63 is cold for Florida...our temp is now 40 degrees with some expected snow flurries. Hope you attend the International Folk Festival as it sounds like a fun event.

Nov 01, 2014 08:42 AM #3
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good evening Barbara-Jo,

I'll trad you the 45 we had today for your 65. Oh and throw in the perogies as well!

Make yourself a great day.

Nov 01, 2014 09:54 AM #4
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Hi Barbara-Jo! Folk fests are so much fun to attend. I just love to see all the different cultural crafts and taste different cuisine. Did your grandmother make the Ukrainian Easter Eggs? There were many Ukrainian women in Chicago where I grew up and many wore their traditional clothes and dressed up their girls in the popular Ukrainian dresses. I loved to visit their homes and see the painted eggs.

Nov 01, 2014 12:14 PM #5
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Oh that sounds so good. For me those dishes would be new but I would be willing to try them. I love egg rolls and know I would find them delicious.

Nov 01, 2014 01:06 PM #6
Florida Tolbert Team Keller Williams Advantage
Keller Williams Advantage III Realty in Lake Nona - Orlando, FL
Keller Williams Land Division Specialist

Hope you had a great time today.  I know i did and I will be posting what I did today hopefully tomorrow.  

Nov 01, 2014 04:01 PM #7
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
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Good morning Barbara-Jo. I love these kinds of events, especially the ones with an International flavor to it. Have fun.

Nov 01, 2014 07:23 PM #8
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

A nice cool Florida day is perfect for attending the St Petersburg Florida's International Folk Festival, Barbara-Jo.

Nov 01, 2014 07:56 PM #9
Ginny Gorman
RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond

Barbara-Jo, we are having very windy and cold weather...hope yours is good for the festival!

Nov 01, 2014 09:20 PM #10
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Home and Condo Specialists

I could use some 65 degree weather today. The winds are extremely strong here this morning. Sounds like a fun time at the folk festival this weekend...

Nov 01, 2014 09:33 PM #11
Bob Ratliff
Robert Ratliff Realty - San Antonio, TX
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Hello, I'm sure it was a blast with the beautiful weather. Spicy food, dancers and the deserts would have made me happy. I love poppy seed cake and nut rolls. YUMMY!

Nov 01, 2014 11:07 PM #12
Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor

It was indeed a wonderful day! Both the poppy seed cake and the nut rolls are wonderful. These were from the Ukraine and really the same as my Slovak grandmother used to make.

Nov 02, 2014 03:26 AM #13
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