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Can you bring dogs to Pierogi Fest®?
Yes! Pierogi Fest® allows dogs. However, Pierogi Fest® can get very crowded with its 300,000 people in attendance each year. If you do decide to bring your pup, take a picture of your furry friend with the hashtag #PierogiPups for a chance to be featured on Twitter or Instagram.
What happens if it starts raining?
A little rain never hurt anybody! Rain or shine, the fest will continue on. The only way the fest will close will be due to a National Weather Service announcement. It is up to the discretion of the vendors if they would like to continue service should the weather not cooperate with our polka party.
What time does the fest start?
Pierogi Fest® 2018 will take place July 27, 28, & 29! Friday July 27 and Saturday July 28: 11:00 A.M. - 11:00 P.M.; Sunday July 29: 11:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
I’m coming from afar. Where can I park and find lodging?
Near, far, wherever you are, we’re so glad you’re coming to visit our Whiting for the fest. Visit our Find Us page to get all the information on nearby parking and hotels.
Can I bring strollers to the fest?
Of course; we are a family festival.
Can I bring a cooler into the fest?
Pierogi Fest® does not allow guests to bring coolers with outside alcoholic beverages into the festival. We encourage attendees to go to the Beer Garden or Wine-O-Cheese Garden (or both!) during the fest! Learn more about what's on tap in both gardens during the fest here.
Does Pierogi Fest® serve gluten-free and/or vegan pierogi?
We cannot guarantee that any of our vendors will serve gluten-free and/or vegan pierogi during Pierogi Fest®. This is up to each specific vendor, as these types of pierogi need to be cooked differently and separately from traditional pierogi. As much as we would like to, we unfortunately cannot meet the needs of every attendee. Find our 2018 food vendor listing here.