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Kramarczuk’s Kielbasa Festival is Friday and Saturday

Posted by: Tom Horgen under Nightlife Updated: September 7, 2012 - 2:56 PM

Nothing says Nordeast like sausage and beer. Clear your schedule Friday and Saturday for Kramarczuk's annual Kielbasa Festival. The legendary northeast Minneapolis deli will fill its parking lot with the sounds, smells and suds of its Eastern European heritage. The $10 admission gets you a fancy beer stein (right) and your first beer on the house. The tented party includes live music, Polish street food and the following beers on tap: Grainbelt Nordeast, Surly Hell, Crispin Cider and Schell’s Oktoberfest. The winner of a sausage recipe contest will be announced Friday night. Saturday night brings the second annual Pyrohy eating contest.

Here are the band line-ups:

5:30 p.m. - Ukrainian Village Band
7 p.m. - The Brass Barn Polka Band
8:45 p.m. - Red Daughters

11:30 a.m. - Dolina Polish Folk Dancers 
1 p.m. - Patty & The Buttons
2:30 p.m. - Cheremosh! Ukrainian Folk Dance Ensemble
4 p.m. - Dr. Kielbasa
5:30 p.m. - St. Mary's Balalaika Orchestra
7 p.m. - Brian Just Band
8:45 p.m. - Lucy Michelle & The Velvet Lapelles

Watch this silly video of Orest Kramarczuk showing off his Kielbasa dance moves:

Details: 5-10 p.m. Fri. and 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sat. 215 E. Hennepin Av., Mpls. 612-379-3018. www.kramarczuk.com

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