(Brandon Kilijanski, AM-POL Eagle) For two full days, the smell of pierogi and the sound of polka music will be filling the air at the Hamburg Fairgrounds. On Fri., June 8 and Sat., June 9, the 10th annual Polish Heritage Festival will be held with many new forms of entertainment.
“It’s a tenth anniversary celebration of our Polish culture and traditions,” said James Jozwiak, founder of the event who has been in charge since the start. “We are excited, ten years has been a long time. We have to try to keep up our culture and traditions. We are going to have a lot of fun and a lot of specials.”
The festival will run Friday from 4 to 11 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 11 p.m. Both days have a full schedule of events planned for those of all ages. On Friday, there will be two bands performing live for the first time in Buffalo; Bob Ulek Family Relations starting at 5 p.m., and The Polka Family starting at 7 p.m.
Both days will have coffee and homemade desserts in the Polish Cafe; Polish, American, and Canadian beer, water and pop served by the Springville Lions Club; a theme basket auction with an anniversary special three cards of 25 tickets apiece for $10; Under the Roof kids games in the big pavilion for only 10 cents; and Polish/American food and dinners featuring a kielbasa taco from Potts Deli & Grille.