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33RD Annual American Polish Festival

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Date(s) - 12/07/13
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American Polish Century Club



Sterling Heights, MI, June 2013

The Tradition Continues
Macomb County’s largest American Polish Festival is scheduled for Friday – Sunday, July 12, 13 & 14, 2013.

Continuing to give back to the community, the American-Polish Century Club is hosting its 33rd American-Polish Festival and Craft Show on Club grounds in Sterling Heights (14 Mile and Hoover) and admission is FREE! “We have been working real hard to make this year the most exciting and successful festival to date” said Festival Chairman Arnold Beller.

The ever so popular “Srodek’s Pierogi Eating Challenge” will continue with events scheduled for Saturday and Sunday. Festival goers may enter the open challenge on Sunday for a $20.00 fee with a trophy and three cash prizes totaling $1000 being awarded. The open contest starts at 4:00 pm. Participants are encouraged to enter as soon as possible since the contest is limited to the first (40) contestants. Mayor Notte and the Sterling Heights City Council vs. the Warren City Council will return in rivalry this year on Saturday at 5:00 pm to see which team can eat the most pierogi in 10 minutes. Additionally the Sterling Heights Police Department will once again challenge the Sterling Heights Fire Department under the same rules on Saturday at 1:00 pm. Each team will be competing for a charity of their choice with the top two teams receiving $500.00 each and runner ups $250.00 each. Srodek’s Market of Hamtramck is very happy to sponsor this event and to be a part of this great festival tradition.

Members will be working long hours preparing a 5,000 Golabki, over one ton of city chicken, 750 lbs of potato pancakes and more than 20,000 Pierogi. The weekend events feature tents, live music, dancing, craft show, kids games and rides, along with a variety of Polish food, dinners and beverages.

Live entertainment will go on all weekend till midnight featuring the nation’s top bands and Polish Folk groups. Opening Friday night will be Hamtramck’s very own “The Polish Muslims” along with the “New Brass Express.” The Wawal Dance Ensemble will also perform on Friday. Saturday starts with “The Coachmen” from noon til 4pm, followed by two more of the nation’s hottest bands taking center stage; The “DownTown Sound” from Chicago IL will entertain with their Chicago Push Style Music and the “Polka Country Musicians” of Hartford, CT (making their only Michigan appearance in 2013) combine their own style of Country, Polka and Classic Rock. Also included are the PRCUA’s Zajaczek and Halka Dance Ensembles. Sunday will bring the crowds back for encore performances of the “Polka Country Musicians” alternating with “The John Steven’s Doubleshot from Eastern, PA.” PRCUA’s Zakopane Dance Ensemble will also be performing throughout the day.

Over 55 juried craft booths will be at the festival throughout the weekend. The craft show opens on Saturday at 10:00am. A Polish Mass will be held on Sunday at 12:00 noon in the hall, with smusic by the American Polish Century Club Mixed Choir.

The festival promises plenty of authentic Polish Cuisine and American Favorites; with the return of our trademarked “Polish Slider” and “Polish Nacho.” New on the menu this year will be the “Polish Egg Roll”. We will have plenty of ice cold Polish and domestic beer, an extensive line of Polish and premium spirits at the Polish Pub and the area’s largest wooden dance floor in southeastern Michigan.

The American Polish Century Club is committed in their support of Polonia and the community. In doing so, they are bringing the best American Polish Entertainment to Macomb County, while allowing families to enjoy all of this during Michigan’s tough economic times. Parking in area lots will be $5.00. Continuous shuttle buses will be running from all lots to the festival. Festival hours are Friday 4pm-1am, Saturday 10am-1am, and Sunday 11pm-9pm.

Additional information is available at the Festival website: or by calling the American-Polish Century Club at (586) 264-7990. For the Press: Tours, walk thru and interviews before or during our festival are available; those wishing photo’s, please download from the website. If you should need additional documentation, please email: Arnold P. Beller, Festival Chairman at: or Festival Co-Chairman Walter Ziemniak at

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