The Wisconsin Bakers Association (WBA) has announced that its popular Paczki Party is returning in 2023 with an added Mardi Gras Dessert Tasting Experience.

Starting in 2019, the WBA has held the Paczki Party as a celebration to get people excited about Fat Tuesday, this year taking place on February 21. Hosted in partnership with the Polish Center of Wisconsin, this year’s festivities take place on Sunday, February 5, 2023.

Tickets to the Paczki Party & Mardi Gras Dessert Tasting Experience include samples from eight local bakeries, including Paczki from Cranky Al’s, Grebe’s and Le Reve Pâtisserie & Café, along with a variety of Mardi Gras Desserts from Elsie Mae’s, MOR Bakery, Greige Patisserie, The Cupcake-A-Rhee and King Cake from Breadsmith of Appleton.

The event will feature live accordion music, photo ops, a coloring contest for kids, a silent auction, door prizes and special guest appearances by Little Miss Polish Fest. Each attendee will receive an admission ticket to the 2023 Polish Fest, and a cash bar (21+) with paczki pairing options will be available as well.

A limited number of tickets will be sold for this event. VIP Admission, available now, gives attendees first choice of any of the seven timeslots plus a fun t-shirt.