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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

The Polish Festival at The Blessed Virgin Mary of Czestochowa Church in Latham, New York

Eric & I attended the Polish
Festival at Blessed Virgin Mary

We stop at the red & white striped
tent to pay $3.00 per person
admission fee.

The Bounce House, Slide
& tent with children's

There's a line at the

Pierogis (stuffed pasta shells) with different fillings are here for Festival goers:  Farmers Cheese, Potato and Cheese, Sauerkraut, Kielbasa and Sauerkraut, Pulled Pork, Mushroom and Cabbage, Potato Cheese and Jalapeno and Honey Apple Crisp.  Yum!

Eric & I buy beer at the
Polish Beer & Pizza

Eric & our beers...

My choice - Lezajsk
Eric's - Zywiec

Both are Lagers, beers that are made with bottom fermenting yeast.  

The Times Union is giving away
newspapers & selling subscriptions.

Hut is its selling sharp,
pungent condiment.

Andersen Windows is here to
sell replacement windows.

Dyngus Day Tee Shirts

Dyngus (Dingus) Day is a fun filled Polish holiday celebrated the day after Easter.  Parades and parties take place on Dyngus Day.  It's a day for young people to meet...  Traditionally, young single men toss water on young women.  Modern day Dyngus Day revelers use squirt guns to get the attention of young women.  Buffalo is the epicenter of Dyngus Day in New York State.

Vendors are selling all things
Polish, from maps to
dolls & beer steins.

Hand Bags, Accessories
& Sun Glasses

Casual Clothing

Next stop: The Church Hall.  There are a dozen or so vendors in this community space.

Polish themed Clothing,
Jewelry, Collectibles

Beautifully painted Polish

The interior of the dishes
are intricately painted.

European Crafts: Jewelry
& Wooden Artwork

Arbonne Skin Care

RM Irish Jewels

This vendor was at The Hudson-Berkshire Food and Wine Festival in Chatham.

Slinky Bracelets

Polish Cookbooks
are on sale.

Festival goers have a nice selection of crafts and products to browse and purchase.

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