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Pierogi Fest postponed till 2021 due to COVID-19

People may not be ready to get ‘elbow to elbow’ says Chairman

Perogi Fest, put on by the Whiting Robertsdale Chamber of Commerce annually since 1994 in Whiting, Indiana, has been postponed until 2021 due to COVID-19.

“It is the event that put Whiting-Robertsdale on the map and draws more than 300,000 people in 2.5 days from across this nation and around the world. Held in Downtown Whiting, Pierogi Fest provides an annual opportunity for people to return to their roots, celebrate their heritage and have a lot of fun. But with all of the concerns about social interaction, we feel it is best to cancel this year’s event and focus on 2021 when we can once again provide the quality and fun event that everyone expects.” Said Chairman and Co-Founder Tom Dabertin in a statement issued this afternoon.

The Chairman added people may not be ready to get  ‘elbow to elbow’ with each other once ‘Stay-at-Home’ Executive Orders have been lifted across the area.

“As we get back to normal as a society, people may not be ready to once again be elbow to elbow with others. In addition, we have a very short window to organize this year’s event and with the extended stay in place order, we missed a lot of the time we need to make sure that Pierogi Fest delights and entertains.”

The fest annual draws around 300,000 people over the course of the three day event.  The festival is run each year by nearly 600 dedicated volunteers.  Perogi Fest 2021 will be held July 23rd, 24th and 25th.

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