Date(s) - 07/28/2023 - 07/30/2023
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
119th Street, Downtown Whiting
Pierogi Fest®, is an opportunity for the residents to celebrate their heritage while poking a little fun at themselves at the same time. With over a quarter million visitors to Whiting, it takes over 300 volunteers for Pierogi Fest to run safely, smoothly, and successfully.
Besides lots of pierogi and an array of food vendors, you’ll find a one of a kind parade on Friday, featuring women dressed in housecoats and babushkas like grandmothers (or bushas), the lawnmower brigade in sandals and socks, plus Mr. Pierogi and Ms. Paczki.
This is a truly unique event, so be sure not to miss the Mr. Pierogi Songfest, the International Dancers, Buscias’ Cooking Show, Polka Dancing Contest, and Pierogi Parade on Friday night! Other special events include the Mr. Pierogi Songfest, the Pierogi Toss and Pierogi Eating Contest.
About 70 to 75 food vendors will be on hand, including Ace Catering, Babushka’s Polish Foods, Beggars Pizza, Ben’s Soft Pretzels, Big Frank’s Sausage, California Donuts, Center Lounge, Chic Crepes, Dairy Belle, Dan’s Pierogi’s, Dumpling House, Gosia’s Pierogis, Granny Franer’s Homemade Noodles, Greek Delights, Ideal Bakery, Kasia’s Deli Chicago, Marek’s Authentic Polish Food, MJ Polish Deli, Pierogi Rig Puerco Loco & Caribean Style Pina Colada, Romano’s, Skyline Snowie, Tata’s Pierogis, The Original Strudel and Whihala Ice Cream Whiting.
The parade, the pride of Whiting Indiana, and Pierogi Festival has received countrywide recognition having been featured on the Food Network and the Travel Channel.
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