The Hungarian Harvest Celebration will take place on Saturday, October 1, 2022 from 7-11 pm at the St. Margaret Catholic Church Hall, 30300 Catholic Hall Road, Albany, Louisiana.
Advance tickets are as follows: Adults-$12, Children 6-12-$7, and 5 and under free.
At the door tickets: Adults-$15, Children 6-12-$10, and 5 and under free.
For tickets or more information contact:
Marci McKnight: 225-278-3770 Mindy Starkey: 985-974-6883
Nichole McMorris: 985-974-8045 or Victoria Mocsary 985-507-8664
Tickets will also be for sale at the Hungarian Settlement Museum: 225-294-5732
Tickets can also be purchased by mail: AHSCA P.O. Box 10, Albany, La. 70711
Harvest Dance Celebration begins at 7pm with Hungarian singing, the traditional Harvest Dance, and wine auction.
Stay and dance to Ernest Breaux and his Pooyai Jamm Band!
Dinners, consisting of cabbage rolls, cabbage noodles, cucumber salad, kolbasz (Hungarian sausage) and homemade bread will be for sale for $10 each. Hungarian pastries will also be for sale.
Come be a part of our tradition!
Árpádhon Hungarian Settlement Cultural Association
The (AHSCA) is based in a rural ethnic community known as Hungarian Settlement. The street address is 29025 Hwy. 43, Albany, Louisiana 70711. The mailing address is P.O. Box 10, Albany,Louisiana 70711. Louisiana Highway 43 runs north-south through the heart of Hungarian Settlement. Interstate 12 passes through the center of the community in an east-west direction. This ethnic enclave, once known as Árpádhon, contains many of the descendants of the early Magyar settlers who immigrated there near the turn of the twentieth century. At the present time, residents are striving to preserve at least some of the Hungarian culture of their ancestors, though much has changed over the past one-hundred-and-twenty years since the origin of this unique community.
The purpose of the AHSCA website is to provide information, not only about this organization, but also about the community of which it is a part. The AHSCA is a registered non-profit organization.
Visible clues are evident that Hungarian Settlement does indeed exist in the Albany-Springfield area of Livingston Parish, Louisiana. For example, a sign erected by the Louisiana Tourist Commission (pictured left) is located where La. Hwy. 43 intersects with Interstate 12 at exit 32. There are several other indications in this community that a Hungarian Settlement exists there. On La. Hwy. 43, the northern and southern entrances of this rural ethnic community are designated by two large green highway signs that proudly display the words,"HUNGARIAN SETTLEMENT."
The Reconnect Hungary-Hungarian Birthright Program is a unique cultural, educational and social immersion program for young adults ages 18 to 28 of Hungarian heritage, born in the U.S. or Canada. Please click the link below for general information, photos, and videos of previous trips.
Hungarian Settlement Museum
The Hungarian Settlement Museum is open on Tuesdays and the second and fourth Saturdays of the month. Hours of operation are 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Admission is free but, donations are appreciated. For more information on the Museum, click on the link above.