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What’s New? Pittsburgh Pierogi Festival is BACK!

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Nothing melts in your mouth quite like the Pittsburgh Pierogi Festival. Now back at Kennywood Park on Sunday, September 26, 1-6 PM, the acclaimed festival has a few more pierogi perks for this year along with a packed rogi line-up. From the art of pierogi making from 25+ food vendors (including 100 pierogi and pierogi-inspired dishes), the classic Pop-Up Pierogi Marketplace, live music, seven available Kennywood rides, and more, the Pittsburgh passion of delightful dumplings will leave you full and satisfied. Come hungry for the Sunday fun day festival activities and of course, pierogis of all kinds!

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New to this year’s vendor lineup includes some savory out-of-towners with a warm, buttery-smothered welcome, quite literally. From Akron Ohio, The Pierogi Lady will be making a debut along Pietrzyk Pierogi, and Jaju Pierogi from Lynn, Massachusetts. 

Also new, Love Rocks Café will be sourcing products from the heart of McKees Rocks, including kielbasa, and pierogis from Pierogies Plus. The dish includes pierogis sitting comfortably on a bed of Chef Jackie Page’s famous 11 Cheese Mac n’ Cheese adorned with kielbasa and local peppers. Plus, Scratch & Co. will be joining the pierogi party with homemade pierogis originating with Chef Brent Cable’s grandmother’s pierogi recipe: Fromage blanc, ScratchMADE fermented cabbage, and potato & local white cheddar. Other new food vendors include Truckin Triangles showcasing their famous triangles of fried tortillas stuffed with pierogi goodness and Valley Girl Co. delivering gluten-free pierogis to your palate. 

Image via Pittsburgh Pierogi Festival, Revive Marketing Group, Pittsburgh Smokehouse

Pittsburgh Smokehouse will be back in action with their famous, Smokey ‘Rogi, AND there’s even better news; Pittsburgh Smokehouse will be unveiling a new pierogi called the “jagoff” pierogi! (cue the excited screams and shrills!) Fittingly Pittsburgh proud, this must-taste, wickedly delicious pierogi will be available that day. If you’re asking yourself, “What’s in it?” Well, we have no clue; the secret isn’t getting out. You’ll have to taste test it in-person, ya jagoff! 

The Mobile Chef will be on-site with the Pierogie World Tour Sampler including 6 different flavors of pierogis from around the world: American Buffalo Chicken Dip, Caribbean Pulled Pork, Japanese Seafood, Indian Grilled Chicken, Italian Hummus, and Mexican Grilled Steak. AND they’ll have a second concept to unveil this year as well. 

While you’re walking around, check aht the big screen in Steelers Country as the Steelers game will be airing next to the Steelers Country Biergarten, or listen exclusively to the Ya Jagoff! Podcast next to the Pittsburgh Pierogi Festival t-shirt tent. Plus, take your best guess with Rohrich Honda and their returning contest now with a unique, Kennywood Park-inspired twist! They’ll be reserving their parking space with a packed Honda Passport full of Kennywood stuffed animals. Find it next to the YaJagoff podcasting tent and have a chance to win a pair of Pens tickets with a free ride to the game, a lifetime pass to the Pittsburgh Pierogi Festival, and other Pittsburgh Pierogi Festival goodies!

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Taste tour the best that the Pittsburgh Pierogi Festival has to offer and vote in this year’s 2021 People’s Choice Winners. While you’re at it, shop and grab a new festival t-shirt design that will be debuted in pierogi-inspired glory. A portion of t-shirt sales will benefit Community Kitchen Pittsburgh.

Tickets are available via Showclix under “Pittsburgh Pierogi Festival” or buy your tickets here. *Senior and Veterans discounts are available: ID at door or email pghpierogifest@gmail.com for the discount code which will be provided with ID. Discounts are 50% off the adult ticket price.

Did we mention free parking at Kennywood? We’ll see you there, ya jagoff!

Colin Parrish

Avid taco lover, writer, and new restaurant taste tester, Colin Parrish lets the curiosity get the best of him as he dives into his discovery of all things Pittsburgh-related! Places, people, and locally-made products, he loves to spark conversations to uncover what’s new and exciting around tahn.

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