Texas Wendish Festival | Giddings, Texas | Sept 28

Image Credit: Texas Wendish Heritage Society

Image Credit: Texas Wendish Heritage Society

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.  #GiddingsTX

Texas Wendish Heritage Museum | St. Paul Lutheran Church
1011 County Road 212
Giddings, TX 78942
 

The Big Squeeze Statewide Accordion Contest Finals and Concert @ Bullock Texas State History Museum | April 26

The Big Squeeze Finals 2014

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 #ATX

Bullock Texas State History Museum
1800 N. Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78701
 

Texas Polka Festival & Symposium | Schulenberg, Texas | Feb. 22

Texas Polka Festival 2014

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.

POLKAPOCALYPSE | Multicultural Polka Festival | Nov. 23

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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 #ATX

Elisabet Ney Museum
304 East 44th Street
Austin, TX 78751
 

Texas Wendish Festival 2013 | Giddings, Texas | Sept 22

Image Credit: Texas Wendish Heritage Society

Image Credit: Texas Wendish Heritage Society

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

 

International Music Festival Celebrates Diverse Cultures of Austin | Sept 7-8

Texas Music Museum 3rd Annual International Festival Sept 2013 Schedule

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 #ATXMusic

George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center
1165 Angelina Street
Austin, TX 78702
 

Westfest Czech & Polka Festival | West, Texas | Aug. 30 – Sept. 1

Westfest

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