Czech it out! 50,000 ko­laches in the oven for fes­ti­val celebration!

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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 burleson­coun­ 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.

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