The search has begun to find the best pierogi in the Mahoning Valley.

The Pierogi of the Valley 2019 Cook-off kicked off Sunday at noon at the Tyler History Center on West Federal Street in Youngstown. 

Judges will decide the winner of four competition categories: Best Professional, Best Amateur, Best Dessert, and People's Choice. 

Proceeds from the event will go towards the YSU Foundation's Recipes of Youngstown Veterans Scholarship and the Mahoning Valley Historical Society.

Attendees can purchase tickets at the door for $10, which includes six taste-sized pierogis.

Tickets for a 50/50 raffle and pierogi auction are also available for purchase.

The event goes on until 4 p.m.