Polish Scholarship Fund & Syracuse Polish Fest

The Polish Scholarship Fund (PSF), since its inception in 1954, has served to preserve and promote Polish heritage within the Central NY area. As part of this goal, our organization has awarded several $1000 scholarships each year to deserving college students. 

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2024 Syracuse Polish Festival

Clinton Square Syracuse, NY.
69th Annual Syracuse Polish Festival will be held
June 21-23, 2024
Party under the sky… See you there !!!

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 dance performances by the group “Lechowia Dancers” 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.


Friday, June 21 at 4pm – 10:30 pm

4pm-6pm Use Caution Band

6pm-8pm Adam Chrola Band

Miss Polonia Presentation

Wally Gaworecki-“Pole of the Year” Award

8pm-10:30 Prime Time Horns Band

Saturday, June 22 at Noon – 10:30 pm

Noon- 5pm

Salt City Brass Band

Lechowia Dancers from Canada

New Direction Band

5pm-7pm Those Idiots Band

7pm Polish Scholarship Awards

7:30pm Lechowia Dance Group from Canada

8pm-10:30pm Diana Jacob Band

Sunday, June 23 at Noon – 5 pm


Lechowia Dance Group from Canada

Seven Band

Jonh Stevens Doubleshot

2pm Annual “Pierogie Eating Contest”

Miss Polonia Awards

5pm Festival Closing Ceremony

Syracuse Polish Festival official opening hours:

Friday, June 21  4 pm – 10:30 pm (open to the public at lunchtime-food vendors)

Saturday, June 22   Noon – 10:30 pm

Sunday, June 23      Noon – 5 pm

The Syracuse Polish Festival will be featuring 6th Annual ”Pierogi Eating Contest”

The contest will take place on Sunday, June 23, 2024 @ 2:00 pm in the Festival stage arena.  Contestants will have 3 minutes to eat as many pierogi 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.

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

$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.

The Polish Scholarship Fund of Syracuse kindly asks you to consider making a donation to our nonprofit organization comprised solely of volunteers. We are very grateful for any donation, it is helping us to continue our mission of preserving Polish culture and traditions through the annual Syracuse Polish Festival and, in so doing, to continue to provide financial assistance to talented students of Polish descent in our area. Once again, we sincerely thank you for your consideration and hope to see you on June 21-23 this year during the festival.

If you would like to make a donation to support our mission, please send a check made out to:

Polish Scholarship Fund, Inc.
6032 PO BOX Syracuse, NY. 13217

We greatly appreciate even the smallest donation!

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!

This project was made possible with funds from the County of Onondaga through the Tier Three Support Program administered by CNY Arts.

2024 Sponsors of the Syracuse Polish Festival

Lee’ Colaguori Publicity & Promotions

This project was made possible with funds from the County of Onondaga through the Tier Three Support Program administered by CNY Arts.

2023 Sponsors and Donors to the Polish Scholarship Festival


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