Annual Czech Heritage Festival Sunday
Sept. 19, 2013 at 4:19 a.m.
The 28th annual Victoria County Czech Heritage Festival will be from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Victoria Community Center.
Admission is $7. A pork loin lunch will be available for $8.
The event includes live music, the Czech Heritage Museum exhibits, arts and crafts, face painting, Czech demonstrations and a homemade beer and wine show.
The music will include DJ Randy Janak, the Shiner Hobo Band, Fritz Hodde and the Fabulous Six and the Red Ravens.
Demonstrations will include a presentation by Jennifer Koll, Miss Texas Czech-Slovak Queen.
The Art of Egg Decorating will be presented by Daniela Sipkova Mahoney of Portland, Ore. Mahoney is a native of Prague, Czech Republic.
Another demonstration will be PolkaWorks.
Lori Najvar and Dawn Orsak of the nonprofit undertaking will talk about "Texas Czechs: Rooted in Tradition," a multimedia exhibit they are designing and building about Texas Czechs and their cultural traditions.
They will also offer some tips for documenting a family's traditions. As part of the exhibit research, they will record short interviews at the festival to promote the Texas Czech culture.
For more information, call 361-575-0820 or 361-578-6730.