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Serb Fest returns to Michiana this weekend

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — The Annual Serb Fest kicks off this weekend in South Bend.

Christian Corthier tells ABC57 that he lives for Serb Fest. It's the annual event that dishes out up to 500 to 700 dishes of food in just hours.

"Everything is homemade," said Corthier. "It is like going to your mom's kitchen but instead of five mom's, you have 100 moms, so it is pretty awesome."

Corthier said the main dishes are mouthwatering. They include lamb and saudma.

"Lamb is the national dish of Serbia. It's a spring lamb," he said. "Saudma which we have here is like a cabbage roll. Our food is influenced by the Ottoman Empire and Turks."

All bellies will be filled for a good cause. Money raised through parking goes straight to the Northern Indiana Food Bank.

Corthier said the day is filled with music and games as well. And compares it to other popular events in Michiana.

St. Peter and Paul's Church is celebrating its 102 year anniversary, and they say Serb Fest is its way of sharing their culture, food and dancing with the Michiana community.

Serb Fest kicks off at 4 p.m. on Saturday and wraps up at around 11 p.m.

The church is at 59250 Keria Trail in South Bend.

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