Karen Gajewski, Executive Director of the Whiting-Robertsdale Chamber of Commerce stated: "The Chamber feels it's time to expose the ‘poop' so to speak. This has got to be the only festival in America to issue a press release saluting the Royal family with its bathrooms, but hey this is Pierogi Fest. It is just another example of how completely off-the-wall, mad-cap, and the irreverent sense of humor that the festival offers. As nutty as this might sound, the trailers really are quite nice, air conditioned, and constantly maintained." This year's festival offers five trailers for the comfort of the 250,000+ attendees, each equal to dozens of port-a-potties. "We don't want to disappoint, so if you prefer the "commoner" regular port-a-potty with the blue water in the tank, we have a few of those too," added Dabertin.
Pierogi Fest will be held on July 26th, 27th and 28th, and draws more than 250,000 visitors, featuring more than 75 food vendors, 100 arts and crafts vendors and dozens of specialty vendors, along with four entertainment stages. Its parade, held Friday night at 7 PM, is considered to be the most hilarious and bizarre parade in the Midwest. Pierogi Fest has been named by TripAdvisor as one of the Top Ten Wackiest Festivals, a Yahoo Blue Ribbon Festival, named by Oprah Winfrey as one of her favorite things to do; winner for the fifth consecutive year of the Times of Northwest Indiana's Best Festival; featured on The Food Channel, Travel Channel, television stations throughout the United States, CNN, Germany, Slovakia, Poland China, Australia and from throughout the Chicago area.
For more information regarding this unique, one of a kind festival with a special salute to the "Royal flush," contact the Whiting-Robertsdale Chamber of Commerce at 219 659-0292.