It was in 1980 that Freddie Bulinski, together with his wife, Marsha, and Gil and Mary Ziemski kicked off the first Polkamotion By The Ocean festival in Ocean City, MD. This event immediately sprung to national prominence success. Freddie and his staff sought to introduce the sincere concept of putting together a festival that belonged to the thousands of fans who came out to enjoy the finest Polka music performed by the best bands. In September 1980, Freddie introduced the festival from the stage in Ocean City by saying, "This is Polkamotion, and This is for You!" For over thirteen years, he has worked on that premise, the festival belongs to the people, "our job is to give them what they want at an affordable price with no compromise in excellence and especially friendship."
Freddie and his Staff successfully ran Polkamotion for 25 years. After moving north to Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, the legacy continued under the eventual guidance of Mike Ziemski, Mike and Anne Marie Matousek.
In 2023, PucoYashu decided to take over the festival after Mike and Anne Marie Matousek retired to Florida. PucoYashu consists of Mike Pucowski, Jeff Yash, Carla Jasinski and Jill Czerniak and their goal is to continue the success of Polkamotion.
PucoYashu - Carla Jasinski, Mike Pucowski, Jeff Yash and Jill Czerniak
From the beautiful ocean view to the iconic boardwalk, Rehoboth Beach is a must-visit destination. By day, you’ll see flip-flopping sunbathers enjoying their favorite treats and hear the thrills of Funland. By night, you’ll see the town light up with character and experience one-of-a kind dining.
Delaware offers tax free shopping, and Rehoboth offers streets lined with unique boutiques and local shops beaming with a coastal spirit. In addition the "mile of style", features Tanger Outlets. Here, you will find more than one-hundred brand name stores with some of the best bargains you can find. Shop from favorite stores like Michael Kors, Vineyard Vines, Old Navy and more.