Polish Day Seeks Entrants for Pierogi Competitions

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Organizers of the seventh annual Polish American Heritage Day, scheduled for 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday at St. Anne Catholic Church, are seeking participants for two competitions, the third annual Best Pierogi Contest and the annual pierogi-eating contest.

The cooking contest will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday and is open to all amateur cooks and businesses. Applicants will be judged in one of four categories:

  • Homemade Traditional – boiled or fried pierogi filled with cheese, cheese/potato or kapusta (pickled or fresh cabbage)   with or without mushrooms, carrots, etc.
  • Homemade Non-Traditional – open to entrant’s creativity, keeping in mind that a pirog is a stuffed pocket of dough.
  • Commercial – open to any business using a traditional recipe, and;
  • Dessert – pierogi made as a dessert open to entrant’s creativity

Entry forms are available for request via email at info@polishyoungstown.org or by calling 330 333 9724. Forms and additional information also are available here.

The annual pierogi-eating contest, which will take place at 6 p.m., is open to anyone 18 years of age or older. The goal is to which competitor can eat the most pierogi in three minutes. There is an entry fee of $10 with each contestant receiving a pierogi T-shirt. First-, second-, and third-place prizes will be awarded. Entry forms are available online or at the Ticket Booth any time before the event.

Other activities will include cultural workshops, music and dancing.

For more information, visit the event website,  email or call.

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