The Wackiest Fest of the Summer is Weeks Away – Celebrating Pierogi Fest’s 30th Anniversary!

The Wackiest Fest of the Summer is Weeks Away – Celebrating Pierogi Fest’s 30th Anniversary!

Pierogi Fest, that wacky, nutty festival, organized by hundreds of volunteers, and draws hundreds of thousands of people, is just weeks away and will be held Friday July 26th (11AM to 11PM), Saturday July 27th (11 AM to 11 PM) and Sunday July 28th (11AM to 5PM) in Downtown Whiting, Indiana.

The festival offers more than 70 food booths with more than 1,200 menu items, 2 beer gardens, 55 arts and crafts and tchotchke vendors, 6 performance stages featuring a wide variety of music, and the craziest parade ANYWHERE (parade is Friday, July 26th at 7 PM).

As a special event, a free concert by Sugar Ray on our main stage will be held on Saturday, July 27th at 8:30 PM, sponsored by Hard Rock Casino. With hits like: Fly, Every Morning, Someday, When its Over, Make it Easy, Into Yesterday, and Words to Me, this should be a great evening, but then every evening is great at Pierogi Fest.

On Sunday, July 28th at 1 PM on the main stage, local celebrities will take on some of the nation’s leading physicians in a gameshow style event: “Who is Smarter than a University of Chicago Physician.”

One the Chicago area’s largest and best-known events, Pierogi Fest has earned numerous accolades including:

  • Readers Digest: One of America’s 50 best festivals
  • MSN Eat This not That- One of the 50 best food festivals in the US
  • TripAdvisor- One of the 10 wackiest festivals on the planet
  • One of the 25 best food festivals in North America by Saveur Magazine
  • Pierogi Fest was the subject of a front-page article in the Wall Street Journal in 2015,
  • Named by Oprah Winfrey for five years straight as one of her favorite things to do;
  • Named for 22 consecutive years as the Times of Northwest Indiana's Best Festival;
  • Indy’s Child: One of 8 Festivals Worth the Drive! 2023 & 2024
  • A Blue-Ribbon Festival of Summer in 2013 by;
  • The Heritage Award from the Polish National Congress,
  • Featured on The Food Channel, Travel Channel, Pawn Stars Chicago, Wild Chicago, Access Indiana, CNN, and television stations in Germany, Slovakia, Poland, China, and Australia,
  • Featured on the nationally syndicated television shows: Wild Travels, and Small Town, Big Deal
  • The most popular festival amongst extra-terrestrials for decades.

Pierogi Fest- Small-town setting with worldwide appeal and a lot of fun!

For more information, visit, #Pierogifest, or call 219 659-0292.