Pierogies and Kennywood—now that’s a strong Pittsburgh combination! Pierogi paradise comes to the legendary amusement park September 22, with a serious amount of local restaurants, chefs, and food trucks participating in the event. There’s everything from pierogi cupcakes to popcorn pierogies; here’s a serving of what to expect.

Returning Fav’s!

Many of the awesome vendors from last year will be returning. There’s an unbelievable variety of pierogies to try, it’s crazy! One of the spicy options is Las Chicas food truck, with deep fried pierogies topped with fresh chunky salsa, sour cream, and avocado cilantro sauce. If you want more of a cultural experience, check out Mobile Chef, which has the one and only Pierogi World Tour Sampler. There’s 6 different flavors of pierogies from all over the world–American Buffalo Chicken Dip, Caribbean Pulled Pork, Japanese Seafood, Indian Grilled Chicken, Italian Hummus, and Mexican Grilled Steak. If you’re craving more of the traditional style, 2018’s People’s Choice Winner, Holy Ghost Byzantine Church is back, along with the PGH Pierogi Truck, featuring an array of polish platter pierogies. Mac n cheese lovers, make sure to try the Stuff’d Pierogi Bar, with mac n cheese pierogies! 

New this year!

If you think you’ve tried every kind of delicious pierogi out there, then you’ve thought wrong! There’s a lot of new vendors this year, each bringing a different style and taste. Ready for dessert? Happy Camper Cakes will be serving cupcake pierogies! Where else can you try that? You can also enjoy the Pi-Rogi from TimBurgh Food Truck, which features apple pie! And make sure to check out eKernally Yours Gourmet Popcorn, which showcases potato, cheddar, and jalapeno pierogi popcorn. It’s poppin! Need to cool down? McFeely’s Arctic Ice will have pierogi-inspired frozen treats! Who knew?! 

Pierogi Pinching Contest and more!

This one is for all the pierogi makers out there. How many can you make in 60 seconds?! The emcee of the contest will be none other than the Pittsburgh Dad, with a panel of judges including Pittsburgh’s favorite foodie Rick Sebak and retired WQED host Chris Fennimore. They’ll be judging quality and amount, with the winner receiving a lifetime pass to the festival, $500 cash prize, official Pittsburgh Pierogi Festival merch, and more! If you aren’t participating in the contest, you can paint your own pierogi with Paint Monkey and check out the pop-up Pierogi Marketplace. YaJagoff Podcast will be broadcasting live, and the Pirate Pierogies will be in attendance! 

When: September 22

Time: 1pm-6pm

Where: Kennywood Park

For Tickets click here! $24, $28 Door, $12 (Ages 3-12)

This content was provided by a local, independent contributor to Made in PGH, a lifestyle blog.
Josh McCann

Josh McCann is a contributing writer for Made in PGH, where he writes about events and music. He's a Point Park University alumnus, musician, and founder of the music blog Where The Bands Are. His writing on rock and roll has appeared in the Globe and the Northside Chronicle.

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