Saturday & Sunday, October 14 & 15, 2023
As part of Deerfield’s 350th Birthday Celebration to recognize the important contributions of Eastern European and other immigrants to our town, Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association, the Friends of Deerfield, and the Deerfield 350th Steering Committee are hosting this festival which is free and open to the public, for all ages. (With an option to prepay for a Polish Plate Lunch on Saturday)
Saturday, October 14, 12 noon to 5 pm,
10 Memorial St., Old Deerfield
- Enjoy a catered Polish plate lunch, 12 pm—2 pm, from Bernat’s Polish Deli including golumpki, two potato and cheese pierogis, kielbasa & kapusta, rye bread; a vegetarian option is also available.
Pre-payment of $16 by credit card or check for the lunch is required by October 8,
Seating is limited: click here to order your Polish Plate now!
- Polka music under the big tent by the Eddie Forman Orchestra for your listening & dancing pleasure, 12:30-4:30
- Free refreshments of beverages and Polish and Ukrainian desserts
- Cash Bar until 4 pm with beer & wine; No BYOB
- Polish cultural and craft displays and demonstrations by Susan Urban
- Saturday at 2:30 pm make Kurpie Kwiaty, crepe paper flowers, with Wiesława Bogdańska. Class is free but registration is required as space is limited to 25 students. Please bring a pair of sharp scissors; all other materials will be provided. Click here for more info.
- Polish Genealogical Society of Massachusetts booth
- Polish American Foundation booth
- Amber and Polish items for sale
- Displays of Eastern European immigrant photos & artifacts
- Family activities
- Ellis Island immigration program
- Local produce from area farmers for sale
- Raffle & Door prize drawings
- Memorial Hall Museum will be open from 11 am to 4:30 pm and will offer a self-guided tour of immigrant items in the museum collection.
Sunday, October 15, 1 pm to 5:00 pm,
Frontier Regional School,
113 N. Main St., South Deerfield
- “Piast” Polish dancers from Webster, MA
- Dr. James S. Pula will speak on the Kosciuszko Squadron—its creation after World War I and its role in helping to win the Battle of Britain
- Displays of Eastern European immigrant photos and artifacts
- Free refreshments of Eastern European foods and beverages will be available
- Zolotyj Promin Ukrainian Dance Ensemble of Hartford, Connecticut
Sponsored by the Town of Deerfield, Friends of Deerfield, Inc.,
Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association members and donors, the Polish American Citizens Club of South Deerfield,
and the Massachusetts Cultural Council
Activities are subject to change. Check back for more details.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 413-774-7476, x 260