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

…and get some lunch…

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

As the band got ready to perform…

…we walked through the long dining area…

…past the bar in the back of the tent…

…and headed to the cashier tables…

…where we ordered and paid for our food…

…and received colorful and clearly marked food tokens.

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

…deposit the token in the appropriate tub…

…and enjoy such dishes as homemade potato pierogi…

…and perch dinners (with locally caught perch).

Of course, we had to get dessert…

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

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.