The Paczki Party Returns to the Polish Center of Wisconsin on February 9th, 2020!

The Wisconsin Bakers Association invites you to join us to taste some of the best paczki from our member bakeries as we celebrate our favorite Fat Tuesday treat at our Paczki Party!

Tickets include our Paczki Passport which gets you samples from each of the participating paczki vendors!

Turn in your passport at the end of the sampling session for your chance to win a dozen paczki and to vote for your favorite paczki which will help determine the BEST PACZKI!

Participating bakeries include:

  • Le Reve Patisserie & Cafe
  • Cranky Al's
  • Grebe's Bakery
  • Elsie Mae's Canning & Pies

All attendees will also receive mardi gras beads and a swag bag that includes a ticket to Polish Fest!

Enjoy live music!

Special guest appearances by Little Miss Polish Fest!

Tickets are sold out! No tickets will be available at the door. 

What exactly is the Paczki Party?

The Paczki Party is a celebration to get people excited for Fat Tuesday hosted by the Wisconsin Bakers Association at the Polish Center of Wisconsin, 6941 S. 68th St., in Franklin. The festivities will take place on Sunday, Feb. 9 with four tasting sessions. Tickets include a Paczki Passport which entitles each guest to samples from each participating paczki vendor and vote for his or her favorite paczki flavor and bakery. In addition to the paczki sampling, there will be live polka music by a local musician and special guest appearances by Little Miss Polish Fest.

Attendees will have the opportunity to experience a delicious paczki tasting session featuring music, fun, and more. Each attendee will receive mardi gras beads along with a swag bag!

How do the Passports work?

Attendees will be given a passport upon arrival to take to each vendor station. At each station, attendees will be able to sample two paczki samples. The passport will be checked off at each station indicating that the samples have been given out. Once the attendee has completed sampling, they will turn the passport in select their favorite paczki flavor and bakery in a People’s Choice vote which will be announced following the event. Winners will be drawn randomly from the passports – one winner gift certificate value at 1 dozen paczki will be awarded from each participating vendor.


$15 Paczki Lover - Advance (Choose from one of three Paczki Lover tasting sessions!) SOLD OUT
$30 V.I.P. (Very Important Paczki) ticket includes entry to the earliest tasting session (10 am - 11:30 am) and t-shirt.SOLD OUT

When are the tasting sessions?

VIP (Very Important Paczki)  10 am - 11:30 am  SOLD OUT

Paczki Lover                              11:30 - 1:00 pm  SOLD OUT

Paczki Lover                              1:00 - 2:30 pm SOLD OUT

Paczki Lover                                2:30 - 4:00 pm SOLD OUT

Do children need their own tickets?

Children under 5 may attend with an adult that has purchased a ticket however they will not receive a passport. Each ticket includes one paczki passport which gets you two samples from each participating bakery vendor. 


"This was so enjoyable! Wonderful bakeries sharing their best paczkis (in time to order for Fat Tuesday!). It was a challenge to choose the "best." Thank you to all the the bakeries and the Wisconsin Bakers Association for putting this event together. The raffle prizes were very generous, too. Nicely done!"
~ Judie K.

"What a great event!!! We had a blast and the Paczki were some of the best in the area!"
~ Joe P. 

"Wonderful event. Very well planned and run. Thank you."
~ Angela H. 
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