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Pierogi Festival

Polka Parade opens Whiting's Pierogi Festival

Polka Parade opens Whiting's Pierogi Festival

The annual Polka Parade kicked off the 2014 Pierogi Festival, drawing thousands of people to Whiting.

July 25, 2014 11:07 pm
International Polka Parade packs comedic punch

International Polka Parade packs comedic punch

WHITING | The Pieroguettes flitted past in their red dresses and pierogi shawls, their hats adorned with potatoes, cheese and other pierogi fillings.

July 25, 2014 9:09 pm Video Photos

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Pierogi Toss & Eating Contest

Pierogi Toss & Eating Contest

Contestants dig into their baskets of pierogi's Sunday afternoon during the annual eating contest at the Whiting Pierogi festival.

July 28, 2013 5:08 pm
A bellyful of pitching pierogi

A bellyful of pitching pierogi

Jeff Starek stuffs his mouth full of pierogi in his attempt to become the 2013 pierogi eating champion Sunday afternoon at the Whiting Pierogi Festival.

July 28, 2013 5:08 pm
Pierogi Toss & Eating Contest

Pierogi Toss & Eating Contest

Angel Mutz Joliet Illinois holds her position as she soaks in the fact that she just got knocked out of the pierogi toss contest Sunday afternoon.

July 28, 2013 5:08 pm
Pierogi Toss & Eating Contest

Pierogi Toss & Eating Contest

Bill Zaffino, the 2012 pierogi eating champion, couldn’t hang this year at the eating contest in Whiting Sunday afternoon.

July 28, 2013 5:08 pm
A bellyful of pitching pierogi

A bellyful of pitching pierogi

Contestants get re-oiled halfway through the pierogi tossing contest Sunday afternoon at the Pierogi Festival in Whiting.

July 28, 2013 5:08 pm
A bellyful of pitching pierogi

A bellyful of pitching pierogi

Contestants chuck their pierogi Sunday afternoon during the annual contest at the festival in Whiting.

July 28, 2013 5:07 pm
Pierogi Toss & Eating Contest

Pierogi Toss & Eating Contest

Mike Orlando of Gurnee Illinois stands back and greases up his hands before the annual Pierogi Tossing competition.

July 28, 2013 5:07 pm
Crowds pack Whiting for Pierogi Festival

Crowds pack Whiting for Pierogi Festival

The 2013 Pierogi Festival began with its annual parade featuring an assortment of characters.

July 26, 2013 10:39 pm
Pierogi Fest transforms downtown Whiting in a day

Pierogi Fest transforms downtown Whiting in a day

WHITING | When 119th Street in downtown Whiting closes the morning before the infamous Pierogi Fest begins, it's a rush to get the entire festival set up in 24 hours.

July 25, 2013 10:08 pm Video Photos

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Inside and Out: Whiting Pierogi Fest 'filled' with fun, food and surprises hailing 19th year

Inside and Out: Whiting Pierogi Fest 'filled' with fun, food and surprises hailing 19th year

The Pierogi Fest, unfolding with trademark food and fun July 26-28 in downtown Whiting.

July 17, 2013 10:43 pm Video Photos

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TripAdvisor names Pierogi Fest one of top 10 'wacky' summer events

TripAdvisor names Pierogi Fest one of top 10 'wacky' summer events

WHITING | The city's annual three-day homage to the humble, delicious pierogi and all things ethnic including babushkas, has made the top 10 list of bizarre festivities compiled by global travel website TripAdvisor.

July 11, 2013 12:00 am Video
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