71st CZECH DAYS at Tabor

 

THURSDAY JUNE 13, 2019

 

  6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. -- CRAFT FAIR & QUILT SHOW-School Gym

  6:00 p.m.     -- MERRIAM’S MIDWAY SHOWS-Main Street Midway WRIST BANDS AND ADVANCE SALE AND REGULAR TICKETS USED

  7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. – DANIELA MAHONEY Free Lecture-Holidays in Czech Lands – Opsahl-Kostel Funeral Home

  7:30 p.m.     -- TABOR BLUEBIRDS BASEBALL GAME Leonard Cimpl Park

10:30 p.m.     -- RICH SCHILD HUGE FIREWORKS DISPLAY-Leonard Cimpl Park

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 14, 2019

 

10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

  -- CRAFT FAIR & QUILT SHOW-School Gym

  -- INFORMATION/SOUVENIR CENTER-Community Center

  -- HERITAGE & COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT DISPLAY BOARDS – Opsahl-Kostel Funeral Home

           Czech Days Queen Candidates

  -- FAMOUS CZECH & SLOVAK AMERICANS – Opsahl-Kostel Funeral Home

           A National Czech & Slovak Museum Traveling Exhibit

  -- CHAIN SAW CARVINGS – North of Information Center on Midway

           Jeff Klatt, www.runawaysaws.com

10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.  – DANIELA MAHONEY WORKSHOPS-Czech Glass Beaded Ornaments – Opsahl-Kostel Funeral Home, Cost is $5.00 each for supplies

10:45 a.m.    – CZECH HERITAGE MEMORIAL SERVICE-Vancura Memorial Park

11:00 a.m. - Noon -- Queens Reception, Cardinal Fitness

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  – DANIELA MAHONEY WORKSHOPS-Jewelry from Czech Made Glass Beads – Opsahl-Kostel Funeral Home, Cost is $5.00 each for supplies

12:00 Noon  -- MERRIAM’S MIDWAY SHOWS-Main Street Midway  NO WRIST BANDS--ADVANCE SALE AND REGULAR TICKETS USED

 1:00 p.m.    -- GIANT PARADE-Led by the 2019 Parade Marshalls Clarence and Verda Sykora

 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.  – DANIELA MAHONEY WORKSHOPS-Hot Wax Eggs – Opsahl-Kostel Funeral Home, Cost is $5.00 each for supplies

 3:00 p.m.    -- OPENING PROGRAM-Sokol Park-Jean Hunhoff and Matt Hunhoff, MC’s

     Presentation of Colors-Tabor American Legion

     National Anthem-Allison Carda

     Welcome-2018 Czech Days Royalty:

     Miss Bailey Kortan-Queen

     Miss Olivia Kaul-Princess

     Master Max Beran-Prince

     Recognition of Former Czech Days Queens

     Recognition of Former Czech Days Prince and Princesses

     Recognition of Czech Days Parade Marshalls Clarence and Verda Sykora

     Dedication of 71st annual Czech Days to the late Emil and Evelyn Beran

     Dedicatory Address

     Czech National Hymn-Mike Koranda

 3:00 p.m.    --KOLACE BAKING DEMONSTRATION-Abbey Hunhoff-Gift and Info Center

 3:25 p.m.   --INTRODUCTION OF 2019 CZECH DAYS QUEEN CANDIDATES

     Miss ReAnna Kotalik

     Miss Sydney Kubal

     Miss Allisan Van Winckle

 3:30 p.m.   -- BOHEMIAN TRACTOR PULL-South of St. Wenceslaus Church on Yankton Street

 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.  – DANIELA MAHONEY WORKSHOPS-Paper Crafts – Opsahl-Kostel Funeral Home, Cost is $5.00 each for supplies

 3:50 p.m.   -- PARADE AWARDS-Sokol Park Stage

 4:00 p.m.   -- DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE VIETNAMWAR COMMEMORATION-Sokol Park Stage

 5:00 p.m.   -- GREGORY POLKA BAND-Sokol Park Stage

 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  – DANIELA MAHONEY WORKSHOPS-Wheat Weaving – Opsahl-Kostel Funeral Home, Cost is $5.00 each for supplies

 6:15 p.m.   -- NASE MALA KAPELA CONCERT-POLKA DANCE-OFF CONTEST- Sokol Park Stage-Kevin McLouth Director-Community Band Members Welcome. Matt Hunhoff, MC

 7:00 p.m.   -- QUEEN CANDIDATE COSTUME JUDGING AND PUBLIC INTERVIEW-Sokol Park Stage 2019 Czech Days Queen Candidates

 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  – DANIELA MAHONEY FREE LECTURE-Glass Beads in Czech Lands – Opsahl-Kostel Funeral Home

 8:00 p.m.   -- TABOR 1890 BAND CONCERT-Sokol Park Stage

 8:30 p.m.   -- CHAIN SAW CARVING AUCTION–4 Carvings-Sokol Park Stage

 8:45 p.m.   -- TABOR BESEDA DANCERS-240 Dancers Sokol Park

 9:45 p.m.   -- KAUL BOYS FREE CONCERT-Sokol Park Stage

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 2019

 

7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.  -- CZECH DAYS KOLACHE KRAWL 5K RUN/WALK REGISTRATION- Leonard Cimpl Baseball Park-All Ages Welcome

8:00 a.m.    -- CZECH DAYS KOLACHE KRAWL 5K RUN/WALK-Start at Leonard Cimpl Baseball Park-All Ages Welcome

10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

  -- CRAFT FAIR & QUILT SHOW-School Gym

  -- INFORMATION/SOUVENIR CENTER-Community Center

  -- HERITAGE & COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT DISPLAY BOARDS – Opsahl-Kostel Funeral Home, Czech Days Queen Candidates

  -- FAMOUS CZECH & SLOVAK AMERICANS – Opsahl-Kostel Funeral Home

            A National Czech & Slovak Museum Traveling Exhibit

  -- CHAIN SAW CARVINGS – North of Information Center on Midway

           Jeff Klatt, www.runawaysaws.com

10:30 a.m.    -- KIDDIE PARADE     --1 block east of St. Wenceslaus Church

11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  – DANIELA MAHONEY WORKSHOPS-Straw and Blue Ink Eggs– Opsahl-Kostel Funeral Home,  Cost is $5.00 each for supplies

11:30 a.m.    --Sokol Park

  -- FACE PAINTING-Sokol Park-Yankton High School Student Council

  -- KENYA THE ZEBRA SHOW – Jared Lynch

  -- “Devin and Javi: Saxophone Duo”

12:00 Noon    -- MERRIAM’S MIDWAY SHOWS-Main Street Midway    NO WRIST BANDS--ADVANCE SALE AND REGULAR TICKETS

12:00 Noon    -- KIDDIE PARADE AWARDS-Sokol Park Stage-Jean Hunhoff and Matt Hunhoff, MC’S

                      - CROWNING OF 2019 CZECH DAYS PRINCE AND PRINCESS (Must be between the ages of 8 years old and not yet 12 years old at the time of selection)

12:30 p.m. – CZECH HERITAGE REINACTMENT PRESENTATIONS – Sokol Park, Free Will Donation

 Frank Bem – Pioneer Travel Guide

 Carda Family – Stories of Coming to America

 Joseph Dvorak – Tabor Newspaper Editor, Photographer, Musician and Speaker

 Anna King – Restaurant Owner

 Melichar Family – Stories of Life on the Prairie

12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.  – DANIELA MAHONEY WORKSHOPS-Jewelry from Czech Made Glass Beads– Opsahl-Kostel Funeral Home,  Cost is $5.00 each for supplies

 1:00 p.m.  -- KOLACHE BAKING DEMONSTRATION-Ann Beran- Gift and Info Center

 1:30 p.m.   -- PEDAL TRACTOR PULL COMPETITION-Street South of Sokol Park, C & D PEDAL PULLERS-Chad Stevicks, Burke, SD

 1:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.  – DANIELA MAHONEY WORKSHOPS-Paper Cutting for Postcards & Note Cards- Opsahl-Kostel Funeral Home,  Cost is $5.00 each for supplies

 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  – DANIELA MAHONEY WORKSHOPS-Czech Glass Beaded Ornaments- Opsahl-Kostel Funeral Home,  Cost is $5.00 each for supplies

 4:00 p.m.   -- CZECH POLKA MASS-St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church -Tabor Area Czech Singers and Musicians

 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  – DANIELA MAHONEY WORKSHOPS-Hot Wax Eggs- Opsahl-Kostel Funeral Home,  Cost is $5.00 each for supplies

 5:00 p.m.   -- NEBRASKA AREA JAZZ ENSEMBLE-Sokol Park, Kevin McLouth and Crew

 5:45 p.m.   -- ST. PAUL CZECH & SLOVAK FOLK DANCERS – Sokol Park

 6:45 p.m.   -- TABOR 1890 BAND CONCERT-Sokol Park Stage

 7:15 p.m.   -- TABOR BESEDA DANCERS-240 Dancers Sokol Park

 7:45 p.m.   -- CHAIN SAW CARVING AUCTION–4 Carvings-Sokol Park Stage

 8:00 p.m.   -- INTRODUCTION OF FORMER CZECH DAYS QUEEN-Coronation Honor Guards

                   -- CROWNING OF THE 2019 TABOR CZECH DAYS QUEEN-Sokol Park

 9:00 p.m.   -- CZECH DAYS ROYALTY CORONATION BALL-Angie Kriz and the PolkaToons-Beseda Hall

 

 

Saturday, JUNE 29, 2019 (Note: Date change)

 

 1:00 p.m.   -- MINI-ROD, PICK-UP AND TRACTOR BENEFIT PULL-South of Tabor Co-op Fertilizer Plant-Concessions Available

                    -Mini Rods – NE Iowa Tractor Pullers Association

                    -Trucks/Tractors – Great Plains Tractor Pullers Association

                    -Two Tracks with Two Sleds

 

Alphabetical List

Most events take place on the stage in Sokol Park on the south side of Beseda Hall.

  • 5k Walk/Run-Kolache Krawl-Baseball Park-Saturday registration 7am-8am, starts at 8am
  • Baseball Game-Thursday 730pm
  • Beseda Dancers-Friday 845pm, Saturday 715pm
  • Bohemian Tractor Pull-330pm Friday, South of St. Wenceslaus Church
  • Carnival-Thursday starts at 6pm-wristbands allowed, Friday and Saturday starts at Noon-No wristbands
  • Chain Saw Carvings-Friday and Saturday 10am-6pm, Auctions at 830pm Friday, 700pm Saturday
  • Coronation Ball-Beseda Hall-Saturday 900pm Angie Kriz and The PolkaToons
  • Coronation-Saturday 800pm-Introduction of former Queens and crowning of 2019 Queen
  • Craft Fair & Quilt Show-School Gym-Thursday 630pm-800pm, Friday and Saturday 10am-6pm
  • Crafts-Daniela Mahoney Workshops & Lectures-Opsahl-Kostel Funeral Home
  • Czech Heritage Memorial Service-Vancura Park-Friday 1045am
  • Famous Czech- & Slovak-Americans-Traveling Exhibit-Opsahl-Kostel Funeral Home-Friday and Saturday 10am-6pm
  • Fireworks-Thursday dusk after the baseball game
  • Food-Beseda Hall Friday 11am-8pm, Saturday 11am-6pm; Legion Hall Friday and Saturday 10am-8pm; Fire Hall Friday and Saturday 11am-6pm
  • Heritage & Community Involvement Display by Queen Candidates-Opsahl-Kostel Funeral Home-Friday and Saturday 10am-6pm
  • Information/Souvenir Center-Community Center-Friday and Saturday 10am-6pm
  • Kiddie Parade-Saturday 1030am, After Parade: face painting, Kenya the Zebra Show, Devin & Javi: Saxophone Duo, Parade Awards
  • Kolache Baking Demonstration-Community Center-Friday, 3pm, Saturday, 1pm
  • Kolaches by the Dozen-Beseda Hall-9am til sold out each day Friday and Saturday
  • Live Music-FRIDAY Gregory Polka Band 5pm, Nase Mala Kapela Concert 615pm, Tabor 1890 Band 8pm, Kaul Boys 945pm
  • Live Music-SATURDAY-Nebraska Area Jazz Ensemble 500pm, Tabor 1890 Band 645pm
  • Opening Program-Friday 3pm
  • Parade Awards-Friday, 350pm
  • Parade-Friday 1pm
  • Pedal Pull-Saturday 130pm
  • Polka Dance Off Contest-Friday 615pm-700pm, Registration at 545pm
  • Polka Mass-St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church-Saturday 400pm
  • Prince and Princess Selection-Saturday Noon
  • Queen Candidates-Costume Judging and Interview-Friday 7pm
  • Queen Candidates-Introduction-Friday 325pm
  • Tabor Pioneer Reenactment-Sokol Park-Saturday 1230pm, Free Will Donation

ATTRACTIONS

71st CZECH DAYS at Tabor

 

BLUEBIRD BASEBALL GAME AND FIREWORKS DISPLAY – Leonard Cimpl Park; The Tabor Bluebirds amateur baseball game begins at 7:30 pm followed by the Rich Schild Memorial Fireworks Display.

 

SOUVENIRS & INFO -- Community Center; Open Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

 

DANIELA MAHONEY LECTURES AND CRAFTS – Opsahl-Kostel Funeral Home, Lectures are Free, Crafts are $5.00 each

Lecture-Holidays in Czech Lands-Thursday, 7:00pm

Lecture-Glass Beads in Czech Lands-Friday 7:00pm

Czech Glass Beaded Ornaments-Friday 10:00am, Saturday 3:00pm

Jewelry from Czech Made Glass Beads-Friday 11:30am, Saturday 12:30pm

Hot Wax Eggs-Friday 2:00pm, Saturday 5:00pm

Paper Crafts-Friday 3:30pm

Wheat Weaving-Friday 5:00pm

Straw & Blue Ink Eggs-Saturday 11:00am

Paper Cutting for Postcards & Note Cards-Saturday 1:45pm

 

HERITAGE & COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT DISPLAY BOARDS -- Opsahl-Kostel Funeral Home; Czech Days Queen Candidates and Current Czech Days Queen will have their Display Boards open to the public on Thursday evening, Friday and Saturday.

 

JEFF KLATT'S RUNAWAY SAWS -- Chainsaw Carvings; eight (8) carvings auctioned for sale--four (4) sculptures on Friday and four (4) sculptures on Saturday.

 

BESEDA DANCERS BIG PERFORMANCE -- Sokol Park; 238 Colorful costumed folk dancers performing both evenings.

 

MERRIAM’S MIDWAY SHOWS – Main Street Midway; carnival rides, games, and Concessions Thursday Evening, Friday and Saturday.

 

CRAFT FAIR AND QUILT SHOW – Tabor Elementary School Gym and Cafeteria; Located North of St. Wenceslaus Church, Open Thursday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Friday and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

 

KOLACE BAKING DEMONSTRATIONS -- Senior Citizens Center; Friday 3:00 p.m. with Ann Beran and Saturday 1:00 p.m. with Abby Kokesh.

 

TABOR PIONEER RE-ENACTMENTS AND MINI CZECH PIONEER VILLAGE – Vancura Memorial Park; Consisting of a Chapel, jail, store, log school and log house “Chalupa”, are all part of Vancura Memorial Park and are open for public inspection.  Homemade noodles, playing cards of old tabor scenes, and old world Czech music tapes are available for sale in the store during Czech Days.  The new Heritage Museum welcomes visitors to many new exhibits.  On Saturday at 12:30 p.m. the re-enactments take place at Sokol Park portraying Frank Bem, Carda Family, Joseph Dvorak, Anna King and Melichar Family.  Free will donation.

 

POLKA DANCE-OFF CONTEST -- Friday 6:15 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in Sokol Park with the Nase Mala Kapela providing the music. Contestants will register at 5:45 p.m. in Sokol Park. Six Age Groups determined by the oldest of each couple: (1) 6 & under; (2) 7-13; (3) 14-20; (4) 21-30*; (5) 31-49*; (6) 50 & Over*. *Groups 4, 5, & 6 will also be competing with a waltz. . Czech dress is not required. Prizes given to the top couple in each age group.

 

KOLACHE KRAWL 5K RUN/WALK – Leonard Cimpl Park; Saturday 8:00 a.m. with registration from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. All ages welcome. Registration forms can be found at www.taborczechdays.com; www.allsportcentral.com. Email: taborczechdays@gmail.com or call Amy at (605) 660-4749.

 

KIDS PEDAL TRACTOR PULL – Street South of Sokol Park; Saturday-1:30 PM. C & D Pedal Pullers of Burke, SD--Chad Stevicks

 

FOOD

BESEDA HALL--Czech Meals (including individual kolaches) Friday 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Kolaches by the dozen for sale starting at 9 a.m.

LEGION HALL– lunches (including individual kolaces) from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday

FIRE HALL--pork loin sandwiches, hot dogs and ice cream Friday and Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

 

GEOCACHING SITES – at various locations in and around Tabor will give all members of the family a challenge in locating the special hidden caches.

 

COUNTDOWN TO CZECH DAYS CALENDAR CARDS -- This is a Tabor Chamber of Commerce fundraiser. 69 Chances to win. Receive a Countdown Calendar Card for $20 and become eligible to win a daily cash prize.  Daily drawings of $50 begin on Monday, April 1, 2019 and conclude on Saturday, June 15, 2019. Saturday drawings are $100. Thursday, June 13 is $150, Friday, June 14 is $250 and Saturday, June 15 is $500.  Winning names can be drawn over and over again to win more than one time. You need not be present to win. Winners are drawn and posted in CorTrust Bank in Tabor. Make your check payable to the Tabor Chamber of Commerce and mail it to PO Box 21, Tabor, SD 57063 to receive your Countdown to Czech Days Calendar Card.

 

SATURDAY JUNE 29, 2019 – BENEFIT PICKUP AND TRACTOR PULL (NOTE DATE CHANGE) -- Organized by Ed and Mike Sedlacek - Saturday, June 29 south of the Tabor Co-op Fertilizer Plant. Proceeds from the pull will be used for improvements at the Leonard Cimpl Bluebirds Baseball Park and Takota Park. Refreshments are served on the grounds. NE Iowa Tractor Pullers Association will provide the sled for the Mini Rods and Great Plains Tractor Pullers Association will provide the sled for the Pick-ups and Tractors. There will be two tracks for the pullers. For more information call (605) 660-3497.

 

 

For Additional Information Contact:

 

Tabor Area Chamber

Of Commerce, Inc.

PO Box 21

Tabor, SD  57063-0021

 

Phone:  605-463-2478

 

Or Visit our Web Page at:

www.taborczechdays.com

 

Or E-Mail us at:

taborczechdays@gmail.com

 

Or Visit us on Facebook:

www.facebook.com/TaborCzechDays

 

71 years of Czech Days

1948-2019

And

147 years of Tabor

1872-2019

 

The two words are synonymous with fun, music entertainment, dancing and traditional Czech foods.  Thousands of dozens of the tasty Czech pastry, the kolache, are consumed by the visitors.  There is the traditional Czech dance - "The Beseda" folk dance performed by 238 dancers in Sokol Park, young and old alike.  One feature, which always attracts a large crowd, is the colorful parade held on Friday - a parade, free of rain, has the blessing of the weatherman most years.

 

The 5K Run/Walk takes place Saturday morning with registration from 7 to 8 a.m. The Kiddie Parade takes place Saturday morning with many children dressed in their Czech kroj. The Czech Heritage presents a performance of re-enactments of five local pioneers in the mini Czech village on Saturday.

 

An added attraction for the past few years has been the Polka Mass at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday afternoon and regular Mass will on Sunday morning at 8:30 am at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church.  Many persons will be taking home fine souvenirs some of which the people of the community have prepared by hand. A kolache and roll baking demonstration both days takes place in the Information Center kitchen.

 

There is plenty of toe-tapping polka music being played throughout the celebration. There is a public dance - with a polka band included on the program for Saturday evening

 

 

 

 

Tabor Chamber of Commerce

PO Box 21

Tabor, SD  57063

 

Email: taborczechdays@gmail.com

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In case of bad weather, seek shelter in one of the following locations.

Storm Shelter Locations:

Beseda Hall, 135 N. Lidice St., Tabor, SD 57063

Tabor Elementary School, 227 N. Lidice St., Tabor, SD 57063

Tabor Community Center, 138 N. Lidice St., Tabor, SD 57063

Tabor Fire Hall, 122 S. Lidice St., Tabor, SD 57063

Tabor Legion Hall, 145 N. Lidice St., Tabor, SD 57063

Tabor Ambulance Shed, 133 S. Lidice St., Tabor, SD 57063