Polish Scholarship Fund & Syracuse Polish Fest




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65th Annual Syracuse Polish Festival will be held: June 21, 22 & 23, 2019. 

            Party under the sky…See you there !!!

                        2019 Syracuse Polish Festival

The three-day Syracuse Polish Festival is a family-friendly celebration of Polish culture, heritage, and traditions. Festival goal is to provide a variety of entertainment, including the sounds of Polka, Pop/Jazz, Dance-Funk music along with beautiful folklore and contemporary dance performances by the group “Lechowia” from Canada.

Our event offers attendees a taste of Polish and American cuisine and Polish beer along with Polish and American arts and crafts. One of the main attractions is the annual  “Pierogi Eating Contest” and “Miss Polonia” presentation.

During the festival, kids can enjoy a variety of hands-on arts and crafts and interactive games and inflatable activities for them. Our efforts are based on providing a fantastic, fun time to those who visit by holding high standards and ensuring comfort. We keep the whole family busy.

The Festival is also an opportunity to award the annual scholarships for talented students as well as honoring the “Pole of the Year” for the honoree who contributes to propagating and maintaining Polish culture in our community.

Our non-profit organization wants to wholeheartedly thank the people of CNY for their continuing support – our success motivates us to work even harder to provide them fantastic family memories.

Business and Marketing Opportunity.

The Polish Festival in Clinton Square, Syracuse, NY. is a “fun-filled”, three-day event for the entire family, showcasing Polish heritage, culture and economic potential of the entire community. Expected to attract thousand’s of people, this event provides an excellent vehicle for corporations, community businesses and organizations to promote the visibility of their products and services.
Multi-media promotion of the Polish Festival will provide maximum exposure for sponsors and present them with excellent marketing opportunities. Moreover, sponsors will enjoy many occasions to interact with the public.

Please, feel free to send a message:    info@polishscholarship.org

Great opportunity for Food and non-Food vendors at our Festival, please connect with us!

2019 Syracuse Polish Festival Entertainment Schedule:

Friday, June 21

Noon – Polish Flag Raising Ceremony at Syracuse City Hall
4 pm  pm Festival Opening Ceremony followed by Melody Lane
5:30 pm- 7 pm John Steven’s  Band
7 pm “Pole of the Year ” Award announced for Nancy Cummings followed by Funky Jazz Band
8: 10 pm Miss Polonia presentation
8:15 pm – 10:30 pm Diana Jacobs Band

Saturday, June 22

Noon – 1 pm Salt City Brass
1 pm – 2 pm Melody Lane
2 pm -2:30 pm Lechowia Dance Polish-Canadian Company From Toronto
2:30  pm – 3:30 pm Salt City Brass
3:30 pm – 4:30 Melody Lane
4:30pm – 5 pm Lechowia Dance Polish-Canadian Company From Toronto
5 pm – 6:45 pm John Steven’s  Band

6:45 -7 pm Dogs Of War HMBUSA steel fighting group will honor the Battle of Grunwald/ small HMB demo as part of the annual Syracuse Polish Festival. 

7 pm pm Scholarship Awards followed by Lechowia Dance Polish-Canadian Company From Toronto

8 pm – 10:30 pm The PopShow Band

On Saturday, June 22rd at the request of and in cooperation with Syracuse Polish Festival and the Syracuse Polish Home Dogs Of War HMBUSA steel fighting group will honor the Battle of Grunwald/ small HMB demo as part of the annual Syracuse Polish Festival. The reenactment will be presented by Paul Kolenda from Chopin Language School.

Picture of Rick Reichert and John Etherington,  Historic Medieval Battles USA.


Sunday, June 23

Noon- 1 pm John Gora Band

1pm-1:30 pm  Lechowia Dance Polish-Canadian Company From Toronto 1:30 pm- 2 pm – Annual ”Pierogi Eating Contest ”followed by John Gora Band
3:00 pm-3:30 pm Miss Polonia Awards & announcement of Raffle winners
3:30 pm – 5 pm Funky Jazz Band
5 pm Festival Closing

Syracuse Polish Festival official opening hours :

Friday, June 21, 2019        4 pm – 10:30 pm

Saturday, June 22, 2019    Noon – 10:30 pm

Sunday, June 23, 2019      Noon – 5 pm

                             The Syracuse Polish Festival will be featuring  4th  Annual

                                                               ”Pierogi Eating Contest”

The contest will take place on Sunday, June 23, 2019 @ 2:00 pm in the Festival stage arena.

Contestants will have 3 minutes to eat as many pierogis as they can.

Entry Fee: $20.00 Please, make checks payable to Polish Scholarship Fund, Inc.

Registration during the Festival, Friday and Saturday until 10 pm in the PSF Tent.

Eligibility: Open to all over 18 years of age.


$125 women competition  for the most pierogi eaten!

$125 men competition for the most pierogi eaten!

Maximum number of contestants will be limited to 10.

Sponsors of Pierogi Eating Conters: Syracuse Polish Festival, Eva’s European Sweets and Polish Community Club from Utica.


Sponsors of 2019 Syracuse Polish Festival

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On September 1st, 2017 , we received a letter from Maciej Golubiewski, Consul General of Poland in NY.

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I would like to thank you for the extreme passion, enthusiasm, and hard work that the members of the PSF organization and volunteers put into organizing the Polish Festival in Syracuse.
I sincerely thank you for your diligence and time committed to prepare for this 3 day event.

I am very happy that this event promotes culture and Polish heritage, adding to promoting Polish communities and strengthening the ties with the motherland. The attractive program, combining Polish cuisine, music, and folklore as well as awarding scholarships to talented students has truly added over the years to the engagement of American Poles in the Syracuse area. Moreover, it is an event that showcases Polish heritage to Americans.

I am aware of the challenges that your organization takes on. The sheer amount of visitors taking advantage of the rich cultural offerings and participation of honored guests is a great testament to how well you carry out the festival.

Huge thanks go out to all the volunteers. I am full of admiration for their unconditional hard work which really contributes greatly to the success of the festival.

I am glad that the festival is taking on such a variety of cultural aspects and is unique in character and that the Consulate General RP in New York can financially support your organization in this endeavor.

Best regards,
Maciej Golubiewski , Consul General of Republic of Poland in NY.

Polish Scholarship Fund would like to say thank you very much  to Consul General Maciej Golubiewski for the kind letter .  Also, we were thrilled to receive from Consulate General in NY. individual in-kind gifts for our festival volunteers, thank you so much for everything.

2017 Pierogi Eating Contest !!!

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