Wisconsin’s Polish Fest Is The Most Delicious Way To Celebrate Summer
Though Wisconsin tends to be known for our German ancestry, they were not the only immigrant group that traveled to the Midwest to set down roots. In fact, a higher percentage of Wisconsin residents report Polish ancestry than in any other state. Nearly half a million Wisconsinites have Polish ancestors, the sixth most of any state in the US. The town of Sharon was named the most Polish town in the country, with more than 63% of the town identifying as Polish. They tend to be a bit overshadowed by the beer and brats of their German neighbors, but Polish folks in Wisconsin have been here since the 1850s. From paczki to pierogies, you’ll find folks enjoying Polish food all over Wisconsin. But the biggest Polish celebration in the entire United States takes place in Milwaukee in early June, and it’s a pretty delicious way to kick off the major festival calendar.
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Polish Fest takes place at the Henry Maier Festival Ground along Lake Michigan in downtown Milwaukee.
Address: 200 North Harbor Drive, Milwaukee, WI, 53202.
In 2019, Polish Fest is on June 14, 15 and 16. It’s open 12 p.m. to 12 a.m. Friday and Saturday and 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday.