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Polish American Congress WNY Division

The Annual Polish Heritage Festival
is postponed for 2015 due to family illness

The Theme for the 2014 Festival was
“Honoring St. John Paul II at Polish Folk Mass”
June 7th at 4pm

Polish Folk Mass
The theme this year is “Honoring St. John Paul II at our
Polish Folk Mass June 7th at 4pm” The Polish Folk Mass
will be led by Rev. Msgr. Matthew S. Kopacz P.A.
with Polish folk music by John Gora and the Gorale.

Watch for future updates!

Youth through age 16 years receive FREE
regular Festival admission when accompanied by an adult.
Admission includes: Polish music, dancing, exhibits, vendors & more!

The Polish Heritage Festival is helping
"Special Children with Special Needs"!
Click Here to see the video and read the article.

Last Year's Festival

Back by popular demand...

John Gora and the Gorale
Sponsored By

Kitchen World
Grammy nominated 6 piece band. In 1990 the band released their first polka CD, READY FOR TAKEOFF with a polka version of "Yellow Polka Dot Bikini" becoming their first hit. The band has released an additional 6 recordings: TAKE A SPIN in 1994, DUTY FREE POLKAS in 1998 (Grammy Nominated), FOLLOW ME in 2000 (Grammy Nominated), CAN AM POLKAS in 2002, PANGORA'S BOX in 2004 (Grammy Nominated) and BULLETPROOF POLKAS in 2007 also Grammy Nominated. In August of 2008 John and the band were recognized by the IPA (International Polka Association and won awards for the “CD of the Year” for their recording BULLETPROOF POLKAS and IPA “ Song of the Year” for the song “Kiss of Fire”. "Bulletproof Polkas" CD is also nominated for the JUST PLAIN FOLKS MUSIC AWARDS in Nashville, TN. On June 25, 2009 the eigth CD was released "POLKA PLAYIN' FOOL". In May of 2013 the newest release is out titled "BUTTERFLY"

Back by popular demand...

The Buffalo Touch
Sponsored By
J. Rutowski Pharmacies, Inc.
High energy, Entertaining, a Good Time and "Plenty of Dancing" is how to
describe the shows performed by The Buffalo Touch. This Award Winning
POLKA band including two members of the I.P.A. (International Polka
Association) Hall of Fame, perform music sure to put a smile on the face
of everyone young and old alike from Los Angeles to Atlantic City. The
Buffalo Touch has received three Grammy nominations for "Best Polka
Album" and were the sole representatives of Western New York for the
45th, 46th and 51st annual GRAMMY AWARDS.

First Appearance at the Festival...

Special Delivery
Sponsored By
First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association
Everything from Ethnic to Alternative. SPECIAL DELIVERY plays music to please all your guests. Oldies, Classic Rock, Latin, Country, Swing, Blues and even good, old-fashioned foot-stompin’ polkas. Besides playing several instruments each, all members of the group sing, providing rich harmonies that will make you want to sing along.

2nd Appearance at the Festival...

Bob Uleck Polka Relations
Sponsored By
Lamb & Webster of Springville
From Pennsylvania, keeping Polka music alive,
playing happy music for happy people.

Polish Choir

"Ludowa Nuta"
Polish-Canadian Folk Choir

The Polish Canadian Folk Choir "Ludowa Nuta" of Hamilton Ontario has been performing since October of 2005. The group consists of 45 enthusiasts of Polish folk music and has delighted audiences in both Canada and the United States with over 100 performances to date. Acclaimed for it’s authenticity, energy and enthusiasm, the Ludowa Nuta Choir is one more link in the preservation of Polish folk music.
Contact: e-mail - ludowanuta@hotmail.com; phone: (905) 304-1945

Festival Pageant & Pierogi Eating

Sponsored By

Big L Windows & Doors

2 Exciting Videos from the
2008 Polish Heritage Festival!
Duck Races
Guinness World Record Breaking Fish Fry
Video compliments of Channel 2
Video compliments of Channel 2

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