215 E. Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55413
This weekend, check out all the fine meats on display at the James Beard Award-winning Kramarczuk's as it hosts its annual Kielbasa Festival. If you're 21 or over, admission includes a commemorative beer stein and your first glass of beer. The owners have a tent all lined up, so the party will rage on rain or shine. There will be plenty of music, courtesy of swingers like the Ukrainian Village Band, St. Mary's Balalaika Orchestra, the Pistol Whippin' Party Penguins, the Brass Barn Polka Band, the Brian Just Band, John Mark Nelson, and Dr. Kielbasa (could you really call it a kielbasa fest without a good doctor?). It's bound to be more fun than you can shake a hot sausage at. The party will be based in the deli's side parking lot, so "meat" them there. (Photo by Bob Iwaskewycz)
Fri., Sept. 6, 5-10 p.m.; Sat., Sept. 7, 11 a.m.-10 p.m., 2013