Do you know it takes 40 minutes of polka-dancing to burn up the calories in one Slovenian
sausage? The National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame makes it easy for you at
the 15th Annual Slovenian Sausage Festival, with eight hours of non-stop music, Wednesday,
September 12, from 12:00 to 8:00 p.m. You can also vote for the sausage you like
It's the 15th anniversary of polka music's tastiest celebration! Dance to thirteen
Cleveland-Style bands and entertainers, especially Canada's Polka King Walter Ostanek.
Enjoy reigning button box players of the year, Ron Likovic and Patty C and the Guys,
along with Hall of Famer Kathy Hlad. Performers include Joe Godina and the Summit
Button-Boxers, the Fairport Jammers, Ray Kovac and the Mahoning Valley Button Box
Club, Anthony Culkar, Frank Svet, Aaron Dussing's Polka Revolution, and Polka Hall
of Famer Ron Sluga. More bands to be announced.
Tote along your accordion and squeeze with your pals. Sample a sausage from each
maker and then choose your favorite. Nationality treats and refreshments await you
between dances. The 2018 klobasa prizes are announced at 7:00 p.m.
Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the gate. 18 and under free. SNPJ Farm is at
10946 Heath Road in Kirtland, Ohio, off Chardon Road (Route 6), three miles east
of Route 306 and six miles west of Route 44. For tickets, stop by the Polka Hall
of Fame, 605 East 222nd Street, Euclid, next to Euclid City Hall. Open Tuesday, Wednesday,
Friday and Saturday from 11:00 to 4:00. Call (216) 261-FAME, toll-free (866) 66-POLKA.
Online at Polkashop@aol.com.
Raddell's Sausage Shop of Cleveland won last year's People's Choice at the Polka
Hall of Fame Slovenian Sausage Festival, coming up Wednesday, September 12, 2018,
at SNPJ Farm, in Kirtland, Ohio.
Canada's Polka King Walter Ostanek performs at the 15th Annual Polka Hall of Fame
Slovenian Sausage Festival, Wednesday, September 12, 2018, at SNPJ Farm, on Heath
Road in Kirtland, Ohio.