Pittsburgh stages its first pierogi festival

Thursday, October 24, 2013

PITTSBURGH (AP) - It's hard to say why it's taken this pierogi-loving city so long, but Pittsburgh is finally giving the little stuffed balls of dough their own festival.

Organizers say the 1st Annual Pierogi Fest is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 26 at Pittsburgh's downtown Riverfront Park, from 12 to 5 p.m.

The festival is free, but vendors charge for food. The event will feature nearly a dozen pierogi vendors or restaurants, one of which will reportedly offer a sweet-potato pierogi. There will also be live entertainment, children's activities, and a pop-up pierogi market selling everything from pierogi T-shirts to jewelry.

Pierogies are a traditional eastern European food similar to a dumpling.

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