Heritage Fest & Muziky
Get ready to dance, feast, shop, and learn about Texas Czech culture at the Heritage Festival & Muziky on October 20-21, 2017. The Fest will begin at 4 PM on Friday with vendors and craft booths open in the Czech Village. At 5:30 PM, chicken and dumplings will be served while it lasts in the Hanslik Banquet Hall. Oktoberfest on the Deck will begin at 6 PM with music by the Dujka Brothers Band till 9:30 PM.
Saturday will see plenty of action all over the TCHCC Complex. The day kicks off with an opening ceremony at 10 AM. The Hospoda will be filled with cold pivo and musical entertainment by the Red Ravens and Bohemian Dutchmen from 11 AM to 6 PM.
In addition to enjoying the great music, you’re invited to stroll the Czech Village, an early 1900s recreated village complete with residential houses, barns, tavern, sawmill, and general store. Demonstrations of early life for the immigrants will take place throughout the grounds all day, including working in the saw mill, blacksmithing, corn shelling and grinding, hay pressing, and the making of textiles, noodles, sausage, and wine. An antique farm equipment and antique car show will spread through the village. Vendors and craft booths will be available for shopping pleasure on the main street of the village, Czech Trail. Visit the country store for some good buys, including fresh, stone-ground corn meal. Plenty of food and cold beverages will be available, and the kids will love the children's activities.
Inside the TCHCC main center, stop by the Gift Shop to browse the brand new stock of authentic Czech items, T-shirts, caps, crystal, periodicals, music CDs, and new Christmas decorations. Watch textile demonstrations of spinning and looming, crochet, and knitting, and enjoy the display of authentic Czech kroje and other items. Have you always wondered about your Czech roots? The spacious Melnar Library will offer help with genealogy research. The Hanslik Hall will be the site of the KJT State Tarock Championship.
The day will conclude with the annual performance of Muziky, Muziky at the Sanford Schmid Amphitheater on the complex grounds overlooking the scenic Colorado River Valley. This year’s Muziky Legends Series Part V will salute the legacy of Bobby Jones and the Bobby Jones Czech Band. The performance will be 7-9:30 PM followed by a huge Fireworks Finale at 9:30 PM sponsored by HEB.