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International Polka Parade – Friday, July 29, 2016

The International Polka Parade takes place right on 119th Street on Friday night at 7p.m. and is one of the highlights of each Pierogi Fest. With its special Precision Lawn-mower Drill team, the Twirling Babushka Brigade, the Marching MBA’s, the World’s Original Lazy Boy float, high school band, the Pierogi Queen and her court, and the “Beer-o-gies,” the parade salutes their Eastern European heritage with a little tongue in cheek. It’s the antithesis of any parade you’ve ever seen!

Mr. Pierogi Songfest – Saturday, July 30, 2016

Mr. Pierogi and his Pieroguettes (Miss Potato, Miss Cheese, Miss Mushroom, Miss Berry, Miss Beef, Miss Apricot, and Miss Sauerkraut) along with featured singers sing and dance during the Mr. Pierogi Songfest Saturday at Noon. Big time favorites are our Pierogi festival anthem, sung to the tune of “Matilda” and the charming “Whiting, Indiana” song. Our guest vocalists have bowled over lunch time crowds with “I Will Deep Fry,” “Anything You Can Eat, I Can Eat More Of” and of course the fugue from “Guys & Pierogis.” Broadway tunes bow to the great white (and kind of golden brown) Pierogi. Every year, we introduce new songs, don’t miss this fun sign along.

The Buscias’ Cooking Show – Saturday, July 30, 2016

If you have seen the Buscias’ Cooking Show then you know as well as we do that you can’t miss this! These beautiful, lovable, babushka wearing ladies put on a comical show that is fun, zany, and somewhat informative on how to prepare your family dinner. Their hilarious antics and interactions with the crowd will have you in stitches for sure!

International Slovak Dancers – Saturday, July 30th and Sunday, July 31st, 2016

The authentic Slovak group will keep your feet tapping and make you want to join in the fun as they perform different traditional folk dances. Their costumes are beautiful and the music is lively and fun. It’s definitely one traditional Pierogi Fest entertainment that you won’t want to miss!

Pierogi Toss – Sunday, July 31, 2016

How far can you fling a pierogi? How about backward over your head? There’s only one way to find out and that’s at the Pierogi Toss. See how good your aim is. Visit the Chamber of Commerce office to find out how to enter!

Pierogi Eating Contest – Sunday, July 31, 2016

Have you ever tried to eat your weight in Pierogi? If not, now’s your chance. Taking place on Sunday afternoon, this is the perfect way to end the weekend. You’re going to have some serious indigestion after this festival, why not make it worth it by seeing how many pieces of doughy goodness you can stuff in your mouth in 3 minutes? Just like above, visit the Chamber of Commerce office to find out how to enter.