Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Pittsburgh Pierogi Festival Returns

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Pittsburgh Pierogi Festival Returns

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Pierogi lovers, rejoice.

After a one-year hiatus, the Pittsburgh Pierogi Festival will return in September, with a new, larger location that's just as iconic as the potato-filled dumpling: Kennywood Park in West Mifflin.

The event is slated for Sept. 24, and tickets are expected to go on sale in early February.

First staged in 2013 at South Shore Riverfront Park at SouthSide Works, the festival was an immediate hit with Pittsburgh food lovers and grew in popularity each year. Yet bigger crowds required larger venues - it was held at Stage AE on the North Shore in 2014 and 2015 - and in 2016, organizers were unable to secure a space that would accommodate the growing crowds and vendors.

Kennywood, which has limited operations in September, was a good match and includes free parking. …

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