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Czech Days events set today, Saturday in Tabor

Czech-costumed dancers like these will be seen today and Saturday at Tabor's 64th annual Czech Days. (Photo courtesy of South Dakota Tourism)

TABOR -- The small southeastern South Dakota town of Tabor, population 423, will look more like a European village this weekend during the 64th annual Czech Days. For two days, the town will swell to overflowing with people from all over the region and world who come to celebrate the Czech culture. Kolaches, a Czech pastry, will be consumed by thousands and festival-goers will stay busy with a parade, music and dance performances and other activities. Following is a schedule of events.

Today

10 a.m.-6 p.m. Craft Fair-School Gym 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Gift and Information Center-Community Center-Main Street 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Cachet Stamp Cancellation-Post Office 10:45 a.m. Memorial Service-Vancura Memorial Park 11 a.m. Non-Denominational Church Service in St. John the Baptist Pioneer Chapel-Vancura Memorial Park 1 p.m. Giant Parade-Parade Route 1 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Quilt Show-Quilter's Quarters 3 p.m. Opening Program including Presentation of Colors, National Anthem, Welcome by Czech Days Royalty, Dedication, Czech National Hymn-Sokol Park 3 p.m. Kolace Baking Demonstration-Community Center 3 p.m. Introduction of Czech Days Queen Candidates-Sokol Park 3:30 p.m. Bob Vrbsky Accordian-Sokol Park 5 p.m. Dick Zavadny Band-Sokol Park 6:15 p.m. Nase Mala Kapela Concert and Polka Dance-Off Contest-Sokol Park 6:55 p.m. Parade Awards-Sokol Park 7 p.m. 2012 Czech Days Queen Talent Contest and Costume Judging-Sokol Park 8 p.m. Tabor 1890 Band Concert-Sokol Park 8:30 p.m. Tabor Beseda Dancers-Sokol Park 9:15 p.m. Outdoor Polka Jam Session (Weather Permitting)-Sokol Park

Saturday

10 a.m.-6 p.m. Craft Fair-School Gym 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Gift and Information Center-Community Center-Main Street 11 a.m. Kiddie Parade-1 block east of Church 11:30 a.m. Clowns & Balloons-Sokol Park 12 p.m. River City Gymnastics and Cheer Tumbling, Kiddie Parade Awards, Cachet Stamp Winners, Crowning of Czech Days Prince and Princess-Sokol Park 1 p.m. Encore of Queen Talent Competition-Sokol Park 1 p.m. Kolace Baking Demonstration-Community Center 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Quilt Show-Quilter's Quarters 1:30 p.m. Bob Vrbsky Accordian-Sokol Park 1:30 p.m. Pedal Tractor Pull Competition-South of Sokol Park 3 p.m. Dick Zavadny Band-Sokol Park 5 p.m. Czech Polka Mass-St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church 6:15 p.m. Bon Homme High School Bohemian Band-Sokol Park 7:30 p.m. Tabor 1890 Band Concert-Sokol Park 8:30 p.m. Tabor Beseda Dancers-Sokol Park 9 p.m. Crowning of the 2012 Tabor Czech Days Queen-Sokol Park 9:30 p.m. Czech Days Royalty Coronation Ball, Czechlanders Band-Beseda Hall

Other info

Czech meals, plus other Czech foods and kolaches, will be served at the air conditioned Beseda Hall and Legion Hall. Legion Hall: meals served from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Beseda Hall: meals served from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and with food available until 11 p.m. Saturday meals served from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. with food available until midnight.

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