Corpus Christi Church is once again looking for Buffalo’s best pierogi. This historic east side church is hosting its seventh annual Buffalo’s Best Pierogi contest on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 4:30p.m. The contest is open to all amateur cooks and businesses.

The contest is the centerpiece of Corpus Christi’s Corpus Christi’s 35th annual Dożynki (pronounced Do-ZHIN-kee) Polish Harvest Festival on August 15, 16 and 17. Christopher Byrd, the contest organizer, says the event “captures Buffalo’s love for food and while celebrating our city’s rich ethnic heritage with recipes and traditions passed on from one generation to the next. The contest draws people from all of Western New York. Buffalonians have incredible passion for their pierogi.”

People who wish to enter the contest can online by visiting the church’s website www.CorpusChristiBuffalo.org or by contacting the rectory at (716) 896-1050. The deadline for entries is Wednesday, August 13, 2014.

Applicants will be judged in one of four following categories:

Homemade Traditional – boiled or fried pierogi filled with cheese, cheese/potato or kapusta (pickled or fresh cabbage) with or without mushrooms, carrots, etc.

Homemade Non-Traditional – open to entrant’s creativity, keeping in mind that a pierog is a stuffed pocket of dough.

Commercial – open to any business using a traditional recipe.

Desert – pierogi made as a desert open to entrant’s creativity.

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A group of celebrity judges will determine the winners for the contest. Winners in each category will walk away with the title of Buffalo’s Best Pierogi Maker.

Corpus Christi Church was founded in 1898 and is located in the heart of East Buffalo’s Historic Polonia. It is on the state and national lists of historic site.

For more information about the festival, visit http://dozynki.corpuschristibuffalo.org.