A visit to Bremond centrally located between Bryan/College Station and Waco, and just a two-hour drive from Dallas or Houston, will tell you the history of how it was founded in 1869 and settled by Polish families thanks to a museum, historical church, and renovated buildings. But if you really want to experience the Polish hospitality and flavor of this community, be sure to attend Polski Dzien – Bremond Polish Festival Days held the fourth weekend in June.
This is the 30th year for the Czech Kolache Klobase Festival scheduled for Sat., June 13 at Riverside Hall in East Bernard, located about 45 miles southwest of Houston on Hwy. 90-A. This event brings people together to enjoy good music, good food, and to celebrate ethnic heritage and culture. Beginning at 10:30 am and continuing nonstop until 8 pm, this year’s festival again features a first-rate lineup of entertainers – Ennis Czech Boys, Czech & Then Some, Dujka Brothers, Red Ravens, Al Sulak & Country Sounds, and Blue Denim. The threeband concert at 4:30 pm inside the hall will feature Czech & Then Some, Dujka Brothers, and Red Ravens. Dancers are also on the program this year – students from A Time to Dance Studio will perform in the pavilion at 3:30 pm.
Texas Folk Life and the Czech Heritage Society of Victoria will sponsor Polka Youth Accordion Workshops on Sat., March 28 from 1-4 pm at the Museum of the Coastal Bend. Accordions will be provided or young musicians are invited to bring their own. The day will feature workshop instruction and performances by Big Squeeze winners and polka accordion masters. If you wish to participate, RSVP at TexasFolkLife.org or call 512-441-9255.
The Texas Czech Heritage and Cultural Center (TCHCC) in La Grange invites you to welcome spring with a family day filled with music, food, laughter, and remembrance during the annual Slavnost (May Fest) on Sun., May 17. Festivities begin with a ceremony at 10:30 am paying tribute to all Czech- Texas Immigrants. If you would like to recognize Czech Immigrants in your family, contact TCHCC for a recognition form. Your family will be named during the ceremony. Forms are due by May 11.
For the seventh year in a row, TCHCC was voted Best Museum by readers of the Fayette County Record.