21st Pierogi Festival


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  • Friday, August 11, 2023 - Tuesday, August 15, 2023

According to legend, pierogi were first brought to Poland in the 13th century by Jacek Odrowąż, the Dominican priest otherwise known as St Hyacinth. The original filling was made of cheese and buckwheat; a few centuries later, the latter was replaced by potatoes. The traditional competition for the statuette of St Jacek is held during the 21th Pierogi Festival. The Small Market Square fills with exhibitors competing for the audience award – the Casimir the Great statuette – by serving up classic and modern boiled, fried or baked versions of everyone’s favourite delicacy. There will also be culinary workshops presenting the best methods for making dough and fillings and the craft of making the perfect pierogi.

Time to go crazy for pierogi!



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