Join the Texas Wendish Heritage Society for its 26th Annual Texas Wendish Festival, Sunday, Sept 28. Activities include live Czech music, children’s activities, competitions, sausage and sauerkraut making demonstrations, Wendish Easter egg decorating demonstrations, quilting, vintage machinery, food and more. The Texas Wendish Heritage Society preserves the history of the Texas Wends (or Sorbs), Slavic immigrants from Lusatia, an area in eastern Germany. #GiddingsTXTexas Wendish Heritage Museum | St. Paul Lutheran Church 1011 County Road 212 Giddings, TX 78942
Texas Folklife presents The Big Squeeze Statewide Accordion Contest Finals and Concert at the Bullock Texas State History Museum on Saturday, April 26, from 2-6 pm. Nine finalists compete for three grand prizes in polka, zydeco and conjunto. Winners will perform at the Texas Folklife’s highly acclaimed annual Accordion Kings & Queens Festival at Houston’s Miller Outdoor Theatre on Saturday, June 7, 2014. #Free and open to the public. #Austin #ATXBullock Texas State History Museum 1800 N. Congress Avenue Austin, TX 78701
The Texas Polka Festival & Symposium featuring the state’s European polka traditions of German, Czech and Polish heritage takes place Sat., Feb. 22, in Schulenburg, Texas. Performances by The Boerne Village Band, Brian Marshall, Czech Melody Masters, Mark Halata, Santiago Jimenez Jr., and a showcase of contestants in the Big Squeeze Accordion Contest. Panel discussions include European history, Texas dance hall architecture, polka music history, culture and more. Tickets $0-15.
The First Annual POLKAPOCALYPSE, a multicultural polka festival, takes place Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, at the Elisabet Ney Museum from Noon to 5 p.m. Tap your feet to the Czech, Polish, Slavic, Mexican-American and Ukrainian Polka beat. Lineup includes Brian Marshall, The Fabulous Polkasonics, Conjunto Los Pinkys, The Flying Balalaika Brothers, Mark Halata and Texavia. Family-Friendly and #FREE Admission. #Austin #ATXElisabet Ney Museum 304 East 44th Street Austin, TX 78751
Join the Texas Wendish Heritage Society for its 25th Annual Texas Wendish Festival, Sunday, September 22, 2013. Activities include live Czech music, children’s activities, a washer pitching competition, sauerkraut making demonstrations, Wendish Easter egg decorating demonstrations, quilting, classic cars and trucks, food and more.
The Texas Wendish Heritage Society preserves the history of the Texas Wends, Slavic immigrants from Lusatia, an area in eastern Germany. Today the Wends of Lusatia are called Sorbs.Texas Wendish Heritage Museum | St. Paul Lutheran Church 1011 County Road 212
Giddings, TX 78942
The Texas Music Museum presents the Third Annual International Music Festival celebrating the diverse cultures of Austin with FREE live entertainment and music from around the world. September 7-8, 2013 | Noon to 7 p.m. | George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center | #Free #Austin #ATX #ATXMusicGeorge Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center 1165 Angelina Street Austin, TX 78702
Westfest Czech & Polka Festival takes place Labor Day weekend in the Czech community of West, Texas (15 miles north of Waco). Polka music and dancing, food booths, parade, 100+ juried arts and crafts vendors, carnival and midway and more! The Cultural Amphitheater features various dance groups, including Czechoslovakian, Norwegian, Mexican, Scandinavian and Dutch.Westfest 1110 S. Main Street West, Texas 76691