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Everything You Need to Know About the 2017 Buffalo Pierogi Fest

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Photo x Ru’s Pierogi

This is the Sunday Funday you’ve been waiting for.

By now you’ve probably heard of the Buffalo Pierogi Fest…because we’re obsessed with it and can’t wait to bring it to life. Now we’re here to tell you everything you need to know about the 2017 Buffalo Pierogi Fest presented by Compeer and hosted by Step Out Buffalo. Like, what kind of pierogi can you expect, who are the special appearances, can I take home one of the puppies/dogs/cats who will be there, etc. Are you ready? Let’s a goooooo~

The Event

You’ve surely heard of the Buffalo Bloody Mary Fest and the Buffalo Cocktail Classic, yes? If not, then first of all shame on you and second of all, you better go get your Pierogi Fest tickets rn to avoid even more fomo. The Buffalo Pierogi Fest will be structured like its sister events, the Buffalo Bloody Mary Fest and the Buffalo Cocktail Classic where each attendee receives a tasting ticket to every participating maker and then after trying them all votes on who takes home the crown. What like it’s hard?

On Sunday, May 21, 2017 the FIRST EVER (I know, like why hasn’t this already been a thing?) Buffalo Pierogi Fest will have 2,000 pierogi-loving Western New Yorkers at the Buffalo Outer Harbor stuffing our faces with 10 different expertly crafted pierogi while also being entertained with live music, classes and activities, food trucks, games, puppies, and booze.

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Buffalo Outer Harbor

The Pierogi Makers

Ten, yes…TEN, unique and deliciously perfected dough pockets will be available for your tasting pleasure on May 21, all prepared and created by local restaurants and purveyors of the Western New York area. Who are the pierogi masters? Stella’s Old Fashioned Pierogi,  Chrusciki Bakery, Home Cooked Buffalo, K Sisters Authentic Pierogi, Keeping Traditions, The Mess Hall, Ms. Judi’s Food Truck, North Star Tavern, Potts Deli & Grille, and Ru’s Pierogi. Yeah, we know. These folks will be bringing their A game to the 2017 Buffalo Pierogi Fest with savory, sweet, traditional, and creative takes on their specialty pierogi made just for the event. Trust us we’ve received the recipes and they are GOOD.

Alright so you thought your only job was to taste these bad boys? Wrongo. These pierogi peeps aren’t just here to tickle your taste buds, they’re here to WIN. Up for grabs are three very coveted awards and bragging rights: “Buffalo’s Best Pierogi”, “Best Traditional Pierogi” and “Most Creative Pierogi”. The fate of who wins each award rests completely in your hands or tongues for that matter and will be voted on by YOU throughout the event. ~Yaaaaas kween~

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**Quick pause to wipe that drool bubble from your chin**

But wait, there’s more

Now ten different pierogi isn’t all that you get I mean, but what more could you want? You gotta remember it’s summertime in Buffalo which only means one thing: lawn games. Compeer, our presenting sponsor for this event, will be hosting a cornhole tournament in addition to Quarter Deck Athletics’ mini-crossfit games (gotta burn off all those pierogi somehow) and of course some KanJam.

THERE WILL ALSO BE PUPPIES. And dogs. And cats. The City of Buffalo Animal Shelter will be at the Buffalo Pierogi Fest with its PAWS Truck and adoptable fur babies for you to pet/take home. If that’s not enough for you don’t worry, there’s still more. The Buffalo Museum of Science and StudioHue Craft Parties are both gonna be hosting some dope classes and activities all Fest long, and all of these outdoor shenanigans will be accompanied by the musical stylings of Kickstart Rumble.

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One of the many adorable and adoptable fur babies from the City of Buffalo Animal Shelter

And if your tummy is still rumbling or you want to switch things up a bit, local food truck favorites the Gourm-Asian Food Truck, Get Fried Food Truck, and Rolling Cannoli Food Truck will all be at the Fest with additional noms for your eating pleasure.

Special Thanks

All of this lovely goodness couldn’t be possible without the help of our sponsors. A huge thank you goes out to Compeer, SEEKAXIOM, Print2Web, Buffalo Tech Consulting, M&B Contractors, Waterford Advisors, Rolling Hills Asylum, McCarthy Tents & Events, ABC Rental, Balloon Masters, Am-Pol Eagle, and Yelp Buffalo for making all of this happen. We really couldn’t have done it withoutcha <3

Tickets

Both general admission and VIP tickets are still up for grabs but VERY limited. For the cost of $35, general admission tickets will give you admission to the event (duh) and one taste per participating pierogi maker. For just $25 more, VIP tickets will get ya all of the above PLUS access to the exclusive VIP lounge, private VIP bathrooms, a special VIP entrance, and a three-hour open bar #baller. And no worries, we didn’t forget the kiddos. Admission is now available for kids under 10 for just $5. Get tickets here.

Y’all better be texting your pals rn because this is truly not worth any degree of FOMO to miss. Who doesn’t want to be a trendsetter and make history being part of the FIRST EVER Buffalo Pierogi Fest? Yolo my friends, yolo.

The 2017 Buffalo Pierogi Fest

Date & Time: Sunday May 21, 2017 / 1-4pm
Place: Outer Harbor Buffalo, 225 Fuhrmann Boulevard, Buffalo, NY 14203
Tickets: General Admission – $35 / VIP – $60 >> BUY TICKETS HERE
Hosted by: StepOutBuffalo.com

About our Presenting Sponsor

Compeer recruits, screens, and matches trained volunteers and mentors in one-to-one supportive friendship relationships with children, adults, military veterans and seniors, who are striving for good mental health. Compeer believes that the healing power of friendship helps to change lives. Compeer volunteer friends and mentors become positive role models, help raise self-esteem, increase social and communication skills, and encourage independence for their Compeer friends. Compeer provides a fun, and flexible volunteer opportunity that fits into anyone’s lifestyle, as we only ask for a minimum of one hour per week. There are endless rewards and opportunities for personal growth and satisfaction when you join the Compeer family.

Want to support Compeer by volunteering or donating? Here’s how you can get involved.

About Step Out Buffalo

The Buffalo Pierogi Fest Presented by Compeer is hosted by Step Out Buffalo. StepOutBuffalo.com is a local website based in Western New York with the latest and greatest happenings in the area. We’re a popular and ever-growing resource for people all over the region, and now we’re bringing great events that encourage and support businesses in our community to the Queen City! To learn more about who we are and what we do check out stepoutbuffalo.com.

To learn more about how you can partner with us visit stepoutbuffalobusiness.com.

 

 

 
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Compeer, Official Partner of Step Out Buffalo, is headquartered in Buffalo, NY, and believes that the healing power of friendship helps to change lives. Compeer matches volunteers in one-to-one supportive friendship relationships with children, adults, military veterans, and seniors who are striving for good mental health. Want to become a positive role model by volunteering or support Compeer by donating? Here's how you can get involved!

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