Indiana’s Wacky, Wonderful Pierogi Fest Returns with Pootin Stations, Smash Mouth


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WHITING, IN – Get ready for a wild and zany weekend as Whiting, Indiana, gears up to host its famous Pierogi Fest starting this Friday, July 28th! This one-of-a-kind festival, organized by hundreds of enthusiastic volunteers, promises three days of non-stop fun, delicious food, and quirky entertainment.

Pierogi Fest boasts over 75 food booths with a whopping 1,200 menu items, making it a paradise for foodies. But it’s not just about the pierogis – visitors can enjoy a Polish Bathhouse and relax at the family-friendly beer gardens to beat the heat. For those in need of a restroom break, fear not! Air-conditioned bathroom trailers, playfully called “Pootin Stations,” are available for everyone’s comfort.

The highlight of the event is the mind-boggling parade on Friday, July 28th, featuring bizarre sights like a man in a coconut bra and grass skirt mowing the lawn! With seven performance stages offering diverse musical acts, there’s something to entertain every taste.

Hard Rock Casino has a special treat in store for attendees, sponsoring a free concert by the legendary band Smash Mouth on Saturday, July 29th, at 8:30 PM. Get ready to groove to the chart-topping hits like “All Star,” “Walkin’ on the Sun,” and more.

Pierogi Fest has not only gained local fame but also earned numerous accolades nationally and internationally. From being listed in Readers Digest’s “One of America’s 50 Best Festivals” to featuring in TripAdvisor’s “10 Wackiest Festivals on the Planet,” the event has become a global sensation.

If you’re searching for a family-friendly event that offers fantastic food, offbeat entertainment, and a charming small-town atmosphere, Pierogi Fest is your go-to destination. Join the fun from Friday, July 28th, to Sunday, July 30th, at Downtown Whiting, Indiana, by the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan.

Don’t miss out on this unforgettable experience! For more information, visit, use #Pierogifest on social media, or call 219-659-0292 to plan your visit.


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