Celebrate Poland: A New Fall Festival Tradition for Poland


Sam LaHart, Helen Faur, and Jacob Thompson

As the air gets colder and the leaves begin to change color, Poland has a select way of bringing the community together. This year, the very first Fall Celebrate Poland took place.

Many activities for all ages were available, including cookie crafts, a pumpkin decorating contest, and a pet costume contest. For entertainment, there was a parade in the afternoon where kids will be encouraged to dress up in Halloween costumes. A food and a craft show will be included, as well as live music throughout the day. The festival was held on Saturday, October 8 from 11 a.m to 6 p.m and will be located at the Poland Village Hall. 

Prior to the festival, Cindy Best, the president of the Celebrate Poland celebrations, describes the fall festival as very family and kids friendly, as well as an opportunity to bring the community closer together. Cindy outlines the festival as “just something to get the community together for the fall.” 

This year’s celebration was much more small-town oriented, as students and community members are encouraged to participate. Since the summer celebration is much more costly, the fall celebration will be smaller and double as a fundraiser for the community. 

Last year’s Summer Celebrate Poland Celebration took place in the Fall due to Covid restrictions, which resulted in positive feedback from the community about a fall community event. The Celebrate Poland team is hoping for a good turnout for this event; it will be a great opportunity to grow the bond among the Poland community, as Cindy claims, “It’s a very good feeling to watch everybody get together.”

Ultimately, the very first Fall Celebrate Poland was organized to bring together Poland and bring a little fun for families this fall season, and it will hopefully be making its return for years to come. More to come in our follow-up story which is coming soon.