Daily Attractions

Enjoy:

Tyskie Beer- imported direct from Poland

 

 The "Big Boomski" Fireworks display sponsored by Nick Ignatowski of Planners Financial Group - Saturday 10:30 pm

 

Cultural Village 2019 

Polish Folk Arts- The 2019 Cultural Village will feature folk artists demonstrating traditional Polish crafts, including wycinanki (paper cut design), pisanki (decorated eggs), wianki (floral head wreaths), the Polish Confederatka cap, straw weaving, and wood carving.

Special Exhibit – Poland Regained: Polish Posters from the 1890s to the 1930s
Created in partnership of Warsaw’s Poster Museum (Wilanów Museum,) the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Washington D.C., the Polish Cultural Institute of New York, and in cooperation with the Consulate of the Republic of Poland in Chicago, Polish Fest is proud to bring you this remarkable centennial display. Poland Regained tells the story of an emerging independent country and darker events in the advent of WWII, uniquely presented by some of Poland’s notable visual and graphic artists of the period.

Genealogy- Experts from the Milwaukee County Genealogical Society and Polish Genealogical Society of Chicago will be available to assist you in tracing your family’s Polish roots.

Budka Fotograficzna- Family Photo Booth – Celebrating our heroes, builders, and fathers. Make Your Dad a King!

Polanki Sales Tent- Shop from an assortment of Bolesławiec pottery, Christmas ornaments, Polish recipe books, hand carved items and more. Polanki’s used book sale is also located in this tent.

Polish Forum Tent

Forum Speakers
*Polish Fest is pleased to bring you a mini clinic with Steve Szabodos, Genealogy Columnist for the Polish American Journal.

Friday 
4 pm   *Immigration to America – When, Where, Why and How
            How Polish history influenced immigrations – and why early U.S.
            documents can be misleading. Note: This session repeats Saturday at 1 pm.

6 pm   *Polish Genealogy – Four Steps to Successful Research
            Jump start your research and enjoyment of your Polish heritage. 
            Note: This session repeats Saturday at 3 pm 

7:30 pm   Jacek Przepiora    Travel to Poland – Dos and Don’ts

Saturday
1 pm   *Immigration to America – When, Where, Why and How
           How Polish history influenced immigrations – and why early U.S.                                   documents can be misleading.

2 pm    Jacek Przepiora    Travel to Poland – Dos and Don’ts

3 pm   *Polish Genealogy – Four Steps to Successful Research 
            Jump start your research and enjoyment of your Polish heritage.

4 pm    Piotr Puchalsi, Ph.D. candidate at UW-Madison
            “Remembering 1919 and 1939: Another Look at Poland’s Interwar Diplomacy. 

Sunday
4 pm      Martin John Kozon, Ph.D. candidate at UW-Milwaukee
              “Cathching Up to History: Polish Society and Historiography since 1989.”

5 pm      Jacek Przepiora    Travel to Poland – Dos and Don’ts

 Cooking Demonstrations- Look for Polish Fest’s wildly popular cooking demonstrations in the large forum tent, which will be located directly north of the main gates. Follow the pierogi signs! Ask for more details at the Cultural Village Polish Forum, Exhibit, or the Polanki Sales tents.

Friday – Noon to 4 pm
Saturday – 6 pm to 9pm
Sunday – Noon to 3:30 pm

Polish Sheepdogs- Poland’s Highland Tatra dogs will be wagging their tails to greet you at Polish Fest once again. Look for them on the lakefront side of the Cultural Village. These remarkable dogs will only be in the village during the day.

Children’s Activities- Ask for details at the Cultural Village Exhibit Tent