Roll out the Market with Saturday Polish Festival

Polkas, pierogi, and Piwo are all on tap Saturday, October 5 as the Farmington Farmers and Artisans Market celebrates it’s 4th annual Roll Out the Market Polish American Day.

P.R.C.U.A. Gwiazda Dance School
Dancers from the P.R.C.U.A. Gwiazda Dance School perform Saturday. (Contributed photo)

The market opens at 9 a.m. with ringing of the market bell, a special Polish prayer, and accordion music. Polish-related vendors setting up at the Walter E. Sundquist Farmington Pavilion and Riley Park include:

  • The Peoples Pierogi Collective with at least six mobile grille/cooktops tops preparing pierogi made hot to order along with grilled polish sausage, sauerkraut and potato pancakes
  • The Stockpot Sisters serving Golabki (Stuffed Cabbage) along with a variety of their homemade soups
  • Chene Modern Bakery with traditional Polish baked goods
  • Polish Pride of Michigan with crafts, candies, clothing, and gifts
  • Alexandra Lisiecki with European fashion artistry-Recultured Designs
  • The Polish American Congress and The Detroit Polish Historical Society as special guests

The “Strawbale Inn” opens at 10:30 a.m. serving up a Piwo Polish beer brewed for the market by Farmington Brewing Company. This light beer is crafted from smoked wheat.

Entertainment includes the Kielbasa Kings, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Making two appearances, around 11:45 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., will be the P.R.C.U.A. Gwiazda Dancers, under the direction of Jessica Wendt and choreographed by Basia Nowakowski. The 50 young people, ranging in age from 3 to 18, promote Polish folk music, dance, and customs. Now entering its 60th year of performing, the group is based in Hamtramck.

Learn more about Saturday’s market at farmingtonfarmersmarket.com or follow the market on Facebook.