Polish American Family Festival And Country Fair This Weekend
Celebrated At National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa, Doylestown, PA
PENNSYLVANIA – The 49th Annual Polish American Family Festival and Country Fair will take place on the weekends of August 30, 31, and September 1, 2014 (Labor Day) and September 6 and 7, 2014 on the beautiful grounds of the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa at 654 Ferry Road in Doylestown, PA. The festival begins at 12 noon and runs until 8:00 pm.
The festival is a celebration of Polish and Polish-American culture, cuisine, and heritage. For nearly five decades, this annual event has grown in popularity, drawing some 30,000 visitors each year. The Festival features live musical groups, traditional Polish folk dance groups, historical re-enactors, demonstrations of Polish customs and traditions, games, and craft and vendor exhibits. A variety of Polish and American food and refreshments will be available for purchase. Amusement rides (excluding “extreme rides”), magic shows, and *free parking* are all included in the $12 admission price.
New this year, Festival entertainment will feature the Central Jersey Wind Ensemble and “Svitanya” Eastern European Women’s Vocal Ensemble. A full roster of the country’s best Polka bands and folk dance groups will provide continuous entertainment on two stages throughout the day.
Detailed information and a schedule of entertainment and events can be found at the festival website: www.polishamericanfestival.com
About the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa:
Since 1955, the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa in Doylestown has served as a major spiritual and cultural center for the Polish community in the United States.
Submitted by Teresa G. Wojcik