Czech it out! 50,000 kolaches in the oven for festival celebration!
Caldwell, Texas (The Kolache Capital of Texas) –The 33rd Annual Kolache Festival is scheduled for Saturday, September 9th 2017. The one day event begins at 9:00 a.m. and continues around the downtown area “on the square” until 5:00 p.m. The festival covers, the Courthouse Square and spills over into the adjoining streets and businesses to host more than 20,000 visitors. Admission is free. No pets allowed.
Kolaches are small wedding pastries made with fruit or meat toppings and fillings and when fresh and hot, they’re about the best thing a person can wrap a lip around. Bakers have competed for thirty-four years to win the coveted title of “Grand Champion”. 2016 Grand Champion winners are invited to help judge the 2017 Kolache Bake Show. There are six divisions Youth/Burleson County, Youth/State, Non-Professional/Burleson County, Non-Professional/State, Professional, Champion. Visit our website at burlesoncountytx.com and click on “Kolache Festival”, where you can view the guidelines and entry form. The Bake Show competition features celebrity judges from far and wide casting their votes for the absolutely best kolache.
A local favorite is the Kolache Eating Contest which will be held at 11:00 a.m. in front of the North stage with individual and team competitors entertaining the crowd in their quest to become the champion eating contestant in their categories with cash prizes and caps awarded. There are plenty of Kolache Bake Shoppe vendors to buy kolaches by the dozen - eat some and take the rest home.
The day-long Kolache Festival will feature continuous entertainment on North stage, featuring Czech bands including the Shiner Hobo Band and the Moravians. Jodie Mikula Orchestra will be playing at the South Stage (BB&T Drive-Thru on Buck Street). The festival will feature Adventure Land for children at the Fire Station Parking Lot, Quilt Show at the Civic Center, the Street Rod & Classic Car Show and an Antique Machinery & Tractor Show at Davidson Creek City Park. Approximately two hundred plus juried arts and crafts vendors will be scattered throughout the Festival. In addition, you can visit the Burleson County Czech Heritage Museum and also visit the Kraitchar House Museum where there will be demonstrations.