Sunday before work, we indulged in one of my favorite foods during an awesome NW Indiana happening — The Pierogi Festival in Whiting.
Sadly, though I lived close to Detroit, I’d never been to the Hamtramck Pierogi Fest, but this one was pretty awesome — and really a big deal in NIW. Everyone was talking about it, so we had to check it out.
It was a blast. Though it was a little hot, everyone was out enjoying the pierogis and Polish culture.
We make a lot of visits to Dan’s Pierogis in Highland — my favorite piergoi is spinach, but the classic potato is also one I often enjoy. But I was surprised how many pierogi makers there are nearby. My favorite pierogis at the festival were the mushroom and plain potato ones. We each ate a total of nine pierogis, from a few different venders. I wanted to keep going but at that point I was done.
The show wasn’t just about Polish food and dessert, though. I picked up some awesome tea and soaps, from the art and crafts area. We also got to check out downtown Whiting, which is pretty cute, and take a nice long walk. With pierogi decorations all around, everyone seemed to be in the spirit of the festival.
What’s the best festival you’ve been to this summer? Let me know in the comments below!