Fabergé Egg Family Festival

Saturday 28 March 2015 10:00am - 5:00pmTickets available
Sunday 29 March 2015 10:00am - 5:00pmTickets available
$18, $15 Senior, $10 Hillwood Member, $10 College Student, $5 Child (ages 6-18), free for children under 6

Tell your friends:

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 traditional Russian 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 2015 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: 10:30 am, 12:30 pm, 2:30 pm, 4:30 pm
Sunday: 12 pm, 2 pm, 4 pm
Welcome spring with joyous music, featuring the sounds of traditional Russian instruments, like the balalaika, domra and accordion.

Fabergé's Treasures: A Play for Families
Visitor Center Theater
Saturday: 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, 3:30 pm
Sunday: 11 am, 1 pm, 3 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: 1 pm, 2 pm, 4 pm
Sunday: 12:30 am, 1:30 pm, 3:30 pm
Enjoy a performance of spirited Russian folk dances.

PLEASE NOTE that the dance performance is located outdoors and is subject to cancellation due to inclement weather.

Fabergé Egg Art Workshop
Merriweather Room
Saturday: 10 am-5 pm
Sunday: 10 am-5 pm
Try your hand at making your own Fabergé–style egg.

Russian Folk Games
Lunar Lawn
Saturday: 10 am-5 pm
Sunday: 10 am-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: 10 am-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.

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