23.) Perch, Peach, Pierogi and Polka Festival Review – Port Clinton – September 1, 2019


AUTHOR’S NOTE: I first attended this festival in 2010.

You can read about that experience by clicking
HERE.

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Wylie Walleye

I took the kids to Port Clinton to say hi to Wylie Walleye…

Festival entrance - Perch Peach Pierogi Polka Festival

…and get some lunch…

Main Sign - Perch Peach Pierogi Polka Festival

…at the Perch, Peach, Pierogi and Polka Festival.

As the band got ready to perform…

inside tent - Perch Peach Pierogi Polka Festival

…we walked through the long dining area…

bar - Perch Peach Pierogi Polka Festival

…past the bar in the back of the tent…

…and headed to the cashier tables…

Menu - Perch Peach Pierogi Polka Festival

…where we ordered and paid for our food…

Tokens - Perch Peach Pierogi Polka Festival

…and received colorful and clearly marked food tokens.

Other stations - Perch Peach Pierogi Polka Festival

From there, it was easy to find the proper station…

…deposit the token in the appropriate tub…

pierogi - Perch Peach Pierogi Polka Festival

…and enjoy such dishes as homemade potato pierogi…

perch dinner - Perch Peach Pierogi Polka Festival

…and perch dinners (with locally caught perch).

cobbler station - Perch Peach Pierogi Polka Festival

Of course, we had to get dessert…

peach cobbler - Perch Peach Pierogi Polka Festival

…since it consisted of peach cobbler with Toft’s peach ice cream.

Kids eating cobbler - Perch Peach Pierogi Polka Festival

The ice cream was apparently a big hit with the kids…

…as they didn’t leave me any.

After lunch, we explored the adjoining Knight of Columbus building, where the festival offered face-painting and popcorn…

…50/50 raffle tickets and festival shirts…

…and a craft show…

…with offerings that included fairy dolls, homemade dips and snacks (Cherie’s Herbs and More)…

…and all sorts of creative bird and bat houses.

There was even a section devoted to CD’s and cassettes with some great polka music…

…but we were fortunate enough to later enjoy this in person, thanks to The Del Sinchak Band.