The second annual SouthSide Polish Fest is this weekend at Toyota Park.
The second annual Southside Polish Fest will descend on Toyota Park in Bridgeview this weekend.
The three-day family-friendly festival starts on Friday and will feature live music, traditional Polish dancers, carnival rides and Polish food and beer. The music will include polka, Polish dance music and local cover bands.
Last year’s inaugural fest attracted more than 37,000 visitors and organizers expect even more this year.
Back this year will be Chicago’s Original Pierogi Eating Contest. Last year, John Pavinski beat a field of nine competitors by devouring 30 pierogis in five minutes.
Festival hours are from 5-11 p.m. on Friday, and from noon to 11 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
General admission for adults 12 and older is $10 ($5 from noon to 1 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday). Kids 12 and younger are free. Military personnel in uniform and carrying active military ID are also free. Parking is free.