One of the longest running festivals in the Broadway-Fillmore neighborhood continues this weekend as Corpus Christi Church presents its 40th Annual Dożynki Polish Harvest Festival on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, September 13, 14 and 15.
There’s a little of something for everyone at the festival. Whether you like Polish food and beer, Elvis, Polka Music or Llamas, this year’s festival has it all. Dożynki will be held on Sears St. outside of the Corpus Christi Social and Athletic Club.
The highlight of the festival is its Harvest Mass on Sunday starting at 11:00am.
The inaugural Harvest Festival was celebrated in 1979 by families whose parents and grandparents struggled to survive on limited food during World War I and World War II until the harvest season. Michael Sikorski and Claude Winkler proposed the celebration to Father Anthony Koniecny, OFM Conv., and the parishioners began organizing their first Dozynki Festival.
You can find out more about the festival by visiting, http://dozynki.corpuschristibuffalo.org/. There you find a schedule of events and information about bands, food, etc.
Please support this iconic East Side church.