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Polish Festival - Chicago


gloios 12 | 76  
1 Aug 2007 /  #1
When is the big Polish Festival in Chicago. I was going to visit sometime this August but would rather go during the festival weekend.
krysia 23 | 3,057  
1 Aug 2007 /  #2
Starts August 31st
A festival celebrating Polish traditions includes live entertainment, polka dancing, arts and crafts, food, beer and more.

Aug. 31: 5 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Sep. 1: noon - 11 p.m.
Sep. 2: noon - 11 p.m.
Sep. 3: noon - 10 p.m.

Price: $3-$7; free for kids under 12
Phone: 773-777-8898

And boy have I got an idea.!! O.o
We want to meet there, whoever can come, and we should walk around with cards announcing The Polish Forum so we know who we are.
OP gloios 12 | 76  
1 Aug 2007 /  #3
Thanks! Just found it myself "Taste of Polonia"

Hmm Labor day prob very busy and expensive to fly into Chicago.
Daisy 3 | 1,227  
1 Aug 2007 /  #4
We want to meet there, whoever can come, and we should walk around with cards announcing The Polish Forum so we know who we are.

LOL, that would look so funny, would you have to have a pic of your avatar on the card, so people would recognise you?
OP gloios 12 | 76  
1 Aug 2007 /  #5
If you guys are from Chicago, do you know the Holiday Inn Hotel @ Merc Mart? I read such mixed reviews about it on the internet.
Goonie 8 | 242  
1 Aug 2007 /  #6
We should definately meet up, I plan on attending this year :)

Let's set something up.

Sorry gloios, never been to that one. tons of nice hotels around here though!
OP gloios 12 | 76  
1 Aug 2007 /  #7
I think I am going either the weekend of 17-19th or 24-26th - Hotels are expensive there! Anyone going to be in town those weekends?

Any suggestions on places to go while there?

Went to Wicker Park area and Polish Museum last time. Actually found this cool building that was a High School for Polish Boys and is now condos.
sledz 23 | 2,250  
1 Aug 2007 /  #8
If you guys are from Chicago, do you know the Holiday Inn Hotel @ Merc Mart?

Thats pretty far from the fest..

Your better off finding a room by O`hare its closer and cheaper
OP gloios 12 | 76  
1 Aug 2007 /  #9
Sledz - Thanks for info but I think labor day will be too hectic of a weekend to go.
sledz 23 | 2,250  
1 Aug 2007 /  #10
Its is the last weekend of summer but alot of people also leave the city for
places like Wisconsin to go camping etc...

I went to the fest last year it was a great time!!!

It would be worth it trip if you can make it

A festival celebrating Polish traditions includes live entertainment, polka dancing, arts and crafts, food, beer and more.

They even had a few Rock bands last year

In case anybody needs info on the fest:

copernicusfdn.org/home.php?dzial=9
Wladyslaw III  
5 Aug 2007 /  #11
aaahhhh alizma, I saw them at polski fest in MKE,WI last year.
sledz 23 | 2,250  
6 Aug 2007 /  #13
He is sometimes at jedynka or used to be, I havent gone there in a long time.

T.O.P. has live music going all day and night
Eurola 4 | 1,906  
6 Aug 2007 /  #14
we should walk around with cards announcing The Polish Forum

How about T-shirts with the website address? I bet it would cause a sudden spike of activity on this website; plus tons of new members!

How about the free marketing Admin? :)

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More members, more problems (with steady donation level being equal to zero ;). Admin
sledz 23 | 2,250  
7 Aug 2007 /  #15
Dont you want the forum to grow?
I would never advertise without youre consent..admin

As we know you being based in Mt.Prospect there is a huge Polish community
that lives in the Chicago area.

More members more problems?

Without members what would you have?

Are we not good enough to spread the word here in Chicago?

Its going to be a good time and I cant wait to meet my friends that I`ve met here.
Eurola 4 | 1,906  
7 Aug 2007 /  #16
Yeah! Off to the mall to get a T-shirt.... or, use a permanent marker... :)
Krysia, being an artist, she can come up with some funky stuff on the T-shirt... This could be fun. We need some more people from the polish city of Chicago!
sledz 23 | 2,250  
7 Aug 2007 /  #17
I`m dressing up as a pierogi
Eurola 4 | 1,906  
7 Aug 2007 /  #18
I'll be dancing



sledz 23 | 2,250  
7 Aug 2007 /  #19
Yep me too!!!!

Did you ever go before????
Eurola 4 | 1,906  
7 Aug 2007 /  #20
I was there last year, but the pic is from Polish fest in Milwaukee.
sledz 23 | 2,250  
7 Aug 2007 /  #21
How many people do you think go there over the course of the fest?

I`d say a few thousand huh???
Eurola 4 | 1,906  
7 Aug 2007 /  #22
Definately, it's very crowded everday! I hope it will not rain like did a little last year. Have you heard from Larry?
sledz 23 | 2,250  
7 Aug 2007 /  #23
I remember it rained on the last night and they gave out free okocim raincoats

I havent heard from him latley but I have his number

I`ll give him a call soon

There has to be a few thousand ppl that attend each day

It was a really big crowd when I was there
krysia 23 | 3,057  
7 Aug 2007 /  #24
I`m dressing up as a pierogi

you had hair???????????O.o

Krysia, being an artist, she can come up with some funky stuff on the T-shirt...

I'll send some samples....O.o
Eurola 4 | 1,906  
10 Aug 2007 /  #25
Krysia, Sledz said that ADMIN may provide T-Shirts!!! Wouldn't it be great, a pack o people walking around, drinking, dancing and having polishforums.com address and some other info...on it? Maybe you can help ADMIN to design them? I wonder how many people would ask, what are we about, or just note the address and log on... Admin was somewhat "afraid' of "more" work. We could have variety of people signing on.. Fun, fun, fun. I'll be happy to donate the price of T-shirt, and then some.. :)
Goonie 8 | 242  
10 Aug 2007 /  #26
would be cool to meet all of you :)

even the admin
PolskaDoll 28 | 2,105  
10 Aug 2007 /  #27
even the admin

Admin, you getting this? Goonie getting smart...

(Hope I didn't startle you awake this time Admin - I tried to whisper).
Goonie 8 | 242  
10 Aug 2007 /  #28
polska doll should fly in, she could sleep at my place ;)
Eurola 4 | 1,906  
10 Aug 2007 /  #29
she could sleep at my place ;)

An offer you can not refuse, PD :)
Goonie, I hope, you can make it this time.
PolskaDoll 28 | 2,105  
10 Aug 2007 /  #30
polska doll should fly in,

I wish! :( Believe me, if it was an option, I'd be there!

could sleep at my place ;)

then again, there's an offer that's hard to refuse...but sleep? hmmm... ;)

(posted a lovely pic of the R8 on your car thread...geez that car has got me!)

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