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The Pierogi Fest is an annual festival held in downtown Whiting, Indiana. Although it gets its name from the pierogi, a Polish dumpling, there are many other attractions. It lasts for 3 days on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday during late July. It draws in crowds from around the Calumet Region and the country and around the world.
Although one of the main attractions is pierogi, there are many other things to do at Pierogi Fest. It is set up on 119th Street in downtown Whiting. The street is only open to foot traffic during the festival. There are food booths set up along the streets. The main attraction is walking up and down the street tasting food from the many different food vendors, listening to live bands playing, visiting the beer garden, or riding some carnival rides.
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