CHICAGO (CBS) — The wackiest fest in the Midwest is right here.

It’s the one event that could take former CBS 2 meteorologist Steve Baskerville out of retirement.

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He served as grand marshal at Pierogi Fest parade in Whiting, Indiana.

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The event, which draws hundreds of thousands of people, celebrates eastern European food and culture with a wacky twist.

It features food and fun but most importantly, the star of the show, pierogis.

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Pierogi Fest continues through Sunday.