Kickoff Summer with St. Mary's Polish County Fair

The annual St. Mary's Polish County Fair will return to kickoff summer with a weekend of rides, food and fun. 

The festival runs from Friday, May 26th to Monday, may 29th and proceeds will go to benefit the students at the 130-year-old high school. The event is the nation's largest high school fair, attracting more than 100,000 visitors each year. The fair will be open from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday through Sunday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday.

After 6 p.m., attendees must be 18 or older, with a valid ID, or be accompanied by a parent to enter the fair. 

This year will feature a new sports tent, as well as the opportunity to buy tickets early online for a discounted rate.

St. Mary's Preparatory Chef Emily Vannest joined us on The Nine this morning to show us a polish specialty to go along with the themed weekend. Watch on her creation on the video player above.


 Learn more about the fair and to buy tickets, visit