WHITING, INDIANA --
Mr. Pierogi -- who asked not to be identified by his real name -- jokes around with, from left, babushkas Jean Lovasko, Carolyn Kruszynski and Laine Kaminsky during the Pierogi Fest in Whiting, Indiana on Sunday, July 26, 2015. The babushkas cheered on participants in the pierogi throwing and eating competitions.
The three-day festival, which has taken place every year since 1994, draws crowds from across the region and country to celebrate eastern European culture, traditions and foods.
CREDIT: Alyssa Schukar for The Wall Street Journal