When the name “Cleveland” is mentioned, what comes to mind are things like the Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame, the Cleveland Clinic, LeBron James and the world renowned Cleveland Orchestra. But Cleveland is also famous for something else — (wait for it) — pierogi. If you are a fan of the dumplings of unleavened dough stuffed with different kinds of fillings like potato and sauerkraut then help celebrate the mighty pierogi by attending the Pierogi Fest being held in North Royalton, Ohio on Saturday, August 22 and Sunday, August 23.
Taking place at Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Church, the family-friendly Pierogi Fest is a celebration of diversity and culture through food and music that also offers numerous fun activities for the children. Of course, food is the big attraction at Pierogi Fest. Visitors will be able to partake of pierogi filled with sauerkraut, sweet cheese, potato and blueberry. Other food items available for purchase include stuffed cabbage, borscht (red beet soup), shish kabobs, kielbasa, potato pancakes cheburecki (fried meat pies) and assorted bakery. The Fest will also have a kids’ menu.
Live music will be provided by Harmonia Orchestra and there will be instrumental and vocal performances by Ukrainian singers and musicians. Festivities will also include a Disco Party with a DJ. Activities for the kids include pony rides, face painting, a rock climbing wall, kids’ games, performances by a juggler, a children’s talent show and free outdoor screening of cartoons.
Hours for the Pierogi Fest are 1 p.m. – midnight on Saturday and noon – 10 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is free and parking is free. For more information about the Pierogi Fest, call 440-237-0101 or get online at www.facebook.com/holytrinity.church.7.
Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Church (site of the Pierogi Fest) is located at 9672 State Rd. in North Royalton, Ohio, a southwest suburb of Cleveland.