Is there anything better than kielbasa? Answers the town of Plymouth: More Kielbasa! So it is, the annual Kielbasa Festival inundates the main thoroughfare with rich foods, fun activities, cool crafts, music and more kielbasa. In fact, there is so much to do at Kielbasa Festival you could say it’s stuffed like, well… sausage. In fact, with the rich and savory smells drifting through the streets and alleys, the sound of games buzzing and bands playing music, Kielbasa Festival is more like sensory overload.
At Kielbasa Festival first thing is first: food; there is a lot of it so come hungry. In fact, come famished because Kielbasa is just the start. Granted it is a good start. Almost a dozen different kielbasa vendors infiltrate the festival and get ready to dish out large portions. Vendors from all over converge to compete and create the tastiest links in both fresh and smoked varieties. Best kielbasa is awarded prizes and trophies in various categories. Everyone else is still eating fine meats. Everyone is happy. In addition to the polish sausage there is also barbeque pits serving extremely popular steak sandwiches, local cafes serving from their menus, perogies, homemade candies, ice cream, and funnel cakes.
With nearly two dozen live acts at Kielbasa Festival there is no shortage of music and shows. Everything from Polka to heavy metal is represented as are troupes and dancers. A show of over fifty vendors offers a wide range of arts and crafts for sell. Everything from wooden furniture, candles, jewelry, toys, gifts, and antiques are available for purchase. For the kids there is face painting, body art, balloons and balloon art, plus a plethora of games and activities. The Veterans Parade on Saturday is a huge crowd pleasure and is not to be missed. Veterans Parade is complete with fire engines, marching bands, jesters, street dancers, classic cars, trailer floats, costumed historical re-enactors, and of course the proud men and women in uniform serving today and past days.
Admission and parking is free.