Port Richmond will gather to celebrate Polish culture with an all-day pierogi festival this August. The indoor and outdoor event will feature more than 100 food, drink and craft vendors at Gaul & Co. Malt House.
Palmyra’s State Street Events hosted the inaugural festival in 2019, and more than 10,000 people showed up to Campbell Square to learn about and taste test the popular Polish dumplings. A second event was canceled due to COVID-19 in 2020, and event organizers brought back a smaller festival in 2021 that was ultimately canceled just days before it was set to occur.
“It’s a Polish-cuisine neighborhood,” event organizer Melissa Michalczyk told Star News Philly last year. “If you go up and down the Allegheny corridor, it’s just Polish restaurants after Polish bakeries and Polish candy stores.”
While Michalczyk and State Street Events are sharing some highlights from the arts and crafts vendors on their official Facebook page, more than a dozen food vendors will serve pierogi. Though a full list will be updated on Facebook ahead of the event, the current highlights are below.
• Pierogi Factory • Donna’s Bar • Dinner House Polish Cuisine • Pat’s Polish Deli • Galicja Lounge and Restaurant • Nemi Mexican Restaurant and Bar • Gaul & Co. Malt House
Additional food and drink vendors include Shirley’s Fried Ice Cream, Hardy’s Funnel Cakes, Ashley’s Floating Floss, Sand Art Express and Monster Joes Hot Sauce.
The festival will have two stages with DJ sets, along with performances from the TKO Polka Band and other local musicians. Children can enjoy face painting and a balloon artist all day long.
Saturday, Aug. 20
Noon to 6 p.m. | Free
Gaul & Co. Malt House
2619 E. Indiana Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19134