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Polish Harvest Festival celebrates spirit of thanksgiving

by jmaloni

Press release

Tue, Aug 6th 2013 07:00 am

Festival to feature special polka Mass; pierogi contest; Polish food, music and more

The 34th annual Dożynki Polish Harvest Festival at Corpus Christi Church in Buffalo will take place Aug. 16-18. This is the largest festival in East Buffalo's Historic Polonia.

The weekend-long celebration will include traditional Polish food, music and drink. Festival highlights include the sixth annual Buffalo's Best Pierogi Contest on Saturday at 4:30 p.m.; heritage vendors; and the harvest Mass on Sunday at 11:30 a.m., featuring polka and folk music.

The festival opens on Friday at 5:30 p.m., and closes on Sunday at 7 p.m.

Corpus Christi Church was founded in 1898 and is located in the heart of East Buffalo's Historic Polonia. For more information about the festival, visit http://dozynki.corpuschristibuffalo.org.

The word "Dożynki" means a celebration of harvest and is a centuries old tradition by farmers in rural Poland.

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