Pierogi Fest and Other Spectacular Summer Food Festivals

Summer is almost upon us, and with it, comes the strange and wonderful food festivals around the country. Cheese, watermelon... pierogi?  I'm all over that one. Yum, pierogi!

Brynn Mannino of Woman's Day has a list of 12 of the most spectacular summer food festivals in the States. Take, for instance, the Pierogi Fest in Whiting, Indiana:

Celebrate everyone’s favorite potato dumplings at the Pierogi Fest in Whiting, Indiana, beginning July 24th. What started as a way to honor the Eastern European heritage of many in the nearby communities has grown into an event that has been featured on The Food Network and in the pages of Bon Appetit magazine. Fun-filled activities include a pierogi eating contest, a pierogi toss and a polka parade! Last year’s festival even featured the “World’s Largest Pierogi,” which was made with 27 lbs of flour, 18 eggs, 58 potatoes, two gallons of water, “too much” butter and “lots o’ onions.” Total weight? 92 lbs!


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Though my Polish grandmother would be disappointed, I still think my favourite summer food festival is the Curd Festival in St. Albert. I LOVED the curd tent - all you can eat cheese curds!
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Glendon, Alberta, also has a rather awesome perogy claim to fame. Look 'em up.

P.S. Perogy is a local spelling. We also refer to them as 'perogies' plurally.
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