Fabergé Egg Family Festival

Saturday 12 April 2014 10:00am - 5:00pmTickets available
Sunday 13 April 2014 1:00pm - 5:00pmTickets available
$15, $12 seniors, $10 members & college students, $5 children 6-18, free for children under 6

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Festival activities end at 5 pm, but Hillwood's estate remains open until 7 pm for self-guided touring on Saturday, April 12.

Celebrate spring's arrival in Russian style!

  • Admire the exquisite imperial eggs and other fanciful Fabergé creations collected by Marjorie Post.
  • Enjoy festive folk music and spirited dancing.
  • Take part in a centuries-old egg-rolling game.
  • Step into Fabergé's Workshop to decorate your own Fabergé-inspired egg.

This family festival is funded in part by the Bonnie Mapelli Youth Education Fund.  All of Hillwood's 2014 festivals are supported by a grant from the Sally Foss and James Scott Hill Foundation.


Schedule of Activities

Samovar Russian Folk Music Ensemble
Visitor Center Theater
Saturday: 10:15 am, 11:45 am, 1:30 pm, 3:30 pm, 4:30 pm
Sunday: 1 pm, 2:30 pm, 4 pm
Welcome spring with joyous music, featuring the sounds of traditional Russian instruments, like the balalaika, domra and accordion.

Fabergé's Treasures: the Easter Treasures of a Tsar
Visitor Center Theater
Saturday: 11 am, 12:45 pm, 2:45 pm
Sunday: 1:45 pm, 3:15 pm
Enjoy an interactive one-act play for families, produced by Adventure Theatre, sharing stories about Russian Easter traditions popular during Tsar Nicholas II's reign.

Kalinka Dance Ensemble
Lunar Lawn
Saturday: 12:15 pm, 2 pm, 4 pm
Sunday: 2:30 pm, 3:30 pm
Enjoy a performance of spirited Russian folk dances.

Fabergé’s Workshop
Adirondack Building and Merriweather Room
Saturday: 10 am-5 pm
Sunday: 1-5 pm
Try your hand at making your own Fabergé–style egg.

Russian Folk Games
Lunar Lawn
Saturday: 10 am-5 pm
Sunday: 1-5 pm
Enjoy traditional springtime games played by Russians for centuries.

Passion, Playfulness, Process: Decorated Eggs by Bonnie Mapelli
Merriweather Room
Saturday: 10 am-5 pm
Sunday: 1-5 pm
Bonnie Mapelli had a lifelong passion for creating decorated eggs, many in the style of Fabergé.  See some of her fanciful creations on display while you create a Fabergé–inspired egg of your own.

Explore the Estate

  • Discover Russian art in the Mansion, Saturday: 10 am-7 pm; Sunday: 1-5 pm
  • Explore the exhibition, Passion of the Empress, in the Dacha, Saturday: 10 am-7 pm; Sunday: 1-5 pm
  • Enjoy the Gardens & Greenhouse, Saturday: 10 am-7 pm; Sunday: 1-5 pm
  • Browse the Museum Shop, Saturday: 10 am-7 pm; Sunday: 1-5 pm
  • Take-out refreshment are available from the Café, Saturday: 10 am-4 pm; Sunday: 1-4 pm


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