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Bulgarian Fest of Orange County – Fall 2019

October 26, 2019 @ 12:00 pm 7:00 pm PDT

Welcome to the 7th biannual Bulgarian Fest of Orange County – Fall 2019 edition! Every spring and fall we gather to celebrate the rich heritage of Bulgaria! In the spring, we celebrate the Bulgarian Education and Culture and Slavonic Literature Day, and in the fall – St. Zlata’s Feast on October 18.


(949) 415-5141

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20 Lake Rd
Irvine, CA 92604 United States
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(949) 724-6900
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6 people are attending Bulgarian Fest of Orange County – Fall 2019

Sheela Pawar Nikolay Kolev

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6 people are attending Bulgarian Fest of Orange County – Fall 2019

Sheela Pawar Nikolay Kolev

Special Guests

  • Fr. Blasko Paraklis – our Parish Priest
  • Nickolai Stoilov – a famous Bulgarian actor and writer
  • Prof. Karen Quintiliani, Ph.D. and Prof. Melissa Maceyko, Ph.D. from California State University, Long Beach leading groups of students to Bulgaria each summer
  • Prof. Eric Maceyko, Ph.D. from the Los Angeles Valley College – the newest teacher of our school


  • Oggy Colov – frontman of the legendary Bulgarian rock groups Faktor, Elit, and Ahat
  • Lora Vladova – a famous Bulgarian pop singer
  • Olya Karagyozova – a Bulgarian folk and pop singer
  • Persiana Dulo – a rising American pop star born in Bulgaria
  • Lazar Gadzhev – a Bulgarian evergreens singer
  • D.E.B.A. – a Bulgarian Folk Group from Irvine
  • Stoil Stoilov and Ekaterina Markova – Bulgarian magicians and kids entertainers
  • DJ Vlad Kalev from Los Angeles
  • And a big surprise: two world-famous Bulgarian folk-jazz performers


Festival Schedule

12:00 • Doors open
13:00 • Opening ceremony with Nickolai Stoilov
13:10 • Blessings from Fr. Blasko Paraklis
13:15 • Announcing the performers and the program
13:30 • Persiana Dulo’s performance
14:00 • Stoil Stoilov’s magic show (in the indoor cafe)
14:00 • Folk dance workshop with Maria Bobeva from D.E.B.A.
14:15 • Olya Karagyozova’s performance
14:30 • Bulgarian School of Orange County’s program
15:00 • Folk-jazz surprise performance (Part I)
15:30 • Oggy Colov’s performance (Part I)
16:00 • Bulgarian Folk Arts Group D.E.B.A.’s performance
16:15 • Folk music
16:30 • Lora Vladova’s performance
17:00 • Folk-jazz surprise performance (Part II)
17:00 • Youth soccer match
17:30 • Oggy Colov’s performance (Part II)
17:45 • Lazar Gadzhev’s performance
17:45 • Last call for alcohol!
18:00 • DJ music
18:30 • Oggy Colov’s performance (Part III)
18:30 • Food sale!
18:45 • Final Bulgarian mass folk dance
19:00 • Closing ceremony

Kids Fun Zone

  • Upgraded Jumper • 12:00 PM to 06:00 PM
  • Magic Show • 02:00 PM to 02:30 PM
  • Balloon Artist • 01:30 PM to 03:30 PM
  • Face Painting • 01:30 PM to 03:30 PM
  • Crafts Zone

Eat and Drink!

  • Taste authentic and delicious Bulgarian food!
  • Tasty vegan options (vegebapcheta™)
  • Traditional and no-pork kebapcheta
  • Karakachanka™ (kebapche hotdog with lutenitsa)
  • Banitsa
  • Bulgarian desserts
  • Imported Bulgarian beer, wine, and grape brandy (rakia)
  • Unique Bulgarian imported foods


Our 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization is entirely volunteer-based. Any help is welcome and encouraged! Students can earn Community Service hours with us. Volunteers can reserve their spot online.


You can make a tax-deductible donation to our 501(c)(3) nonprofit on Facebook or on our website.


Krassimir Boyanov will be the referee of the youth soccer match starting at 5:00 PM! Please, register your child at the ticket booth! Players will be split into two teams and the winner will be announced at 6:00 PM. All players will receive prizes!

1 thought on “Bulgarian Fest of Orange County – Fall 2019

  1. For the soccer match – we will be forming the teams for the game to be at similar age to avoid injuries. For older children we will setup a field with bigger goals. For small children, we will have smaller field with soccer pugs. Excited to see all soccer talent out there at 5pm!

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