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2017 Westfest to be held labor day weekend

(Source: City of West) (Source: City of West)
WEST, TX (KXXV) -

Since 1976, the City of West has held the annual Westfest, a Czech and Polka festival, and the 2017 festival will be kicking off Labor Day weekend. 

From Sep. 1 -3, There will be Polka bands, dance performances, a parade, a kolache eating contest, a carnival, the kolache 5000 challenge, horseshoe and washer pitching, helicopter rides, a domino tournament, a taroky tournament, Polka mass, a kolache baking contest, Miss Westfest presentation, authentic food and drink and over 100 arts and crafts vendors.

The festival will be held at 1110 S. Main St. in West. On Friday, festival hours are from 6 p.m. - 12:30 a.m., Saturday hours are 9 a.m. - 12 a.m., and Sunday hours are 8 a.m. - 12 a.m.

Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 6-12 and free for those under 6. Parking costs $5. 

Calendar of Events:

Friday: 

  • 6 p.m. - Gates open
  • 7:30 p.m. - Fling Horseshoe Tournament
  • 8 p.m. - Roger Creager
  • 10 p.m. - Kevin Fowler

Saturday: 

  • 9 a.m. - Gates open
  • 9:30 a.m. - Miss Westfest Contest, downtown
  • 10 a.m. - Downtown parade
  • 12 p.m. - Opening ceremonies, Bud Light Stage
  • 12 p.m. - Dujka Brothers Band, Bud Light Stage
  • 12 p.m. - Chirs Rybak, Coors Light Stage
  • 2 p.m. - Washer Tournament, Arena
  • 3 p.m. - Horseshoe sign-ups, Arena
  • 4 p.m. - Jodie Mikula Band, Bud Light Stage
  • 4 p.m. - Praha Bros, Coors Light Stage
  • 8:30 p.m. - Brave Combo, Bud Light Stage
  • 8:30 p.m. - Jerry Haisler, Coors Light Stage

Sunday: 

  • 8 a..m. - Gates open
  • 8 a.m. - Kolache 5000 Challenge
  • 10:15 a.m. - Polka Mass, amphitheater
  • 12 p.m. - Kolache Eating Contest registration
  • 12 p.m. - Czechahollics, Bud Light Stage
  • 12:15 p.m. - Kolache Eating Contest, amphitheater
  • 12:15 p.m. - James L. Wages, Coors Light Stage
  • 2:30 p.m. - Brave Combo, Coors Light stage
  • 3 p.m. - Horseshoe throwing signup, arena
  • 4 p.m. - Kolache Baking Contest results, cultural area
  • 4 p.m. - Czech & Then Some, Bud Light stage
  • 6:30 p.m. - Ennis Czech Boys, Coors Light stage
  • 8 p.m. - Sundae Drivers, Lone Star stage
  • 10 p.m. - Sam Riggs, Lone Star stage

For more information visit www.westfest.com.

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