70th CZECH DAYS at Tabor

 

THURSDAY JUNE 14, 2018

 

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

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

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

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

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 2018

 

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

  -- CRAFT FAIR-School Gym

  -- INFORMATION/SOUVENIR CENTER-Community Center

  -- CHAIN SAW CARVINGS-Jeff Klatt-North of Information Center on Midway-Runawaysaws.com

  -- OPSAHL-KOSTEL FUNERAL HOME

     -JOURNEY FOR FREEDOM PRESENTATION-Peter Vodenka

     -HERITAGE & COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT DISPLAY BOARDS-Czech Days Queen Candidates

     -FAMOUS CZECH- & SLOVAK-AMERICANS-National Czech & Slovak Museum Traveling Exhibit

10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. -- PAST CZECH DAYS QUEEN RECEPTION-Elementary School Library

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

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 2018 Parade Marshal – Marlene Kostal

                    -- JOURNEY FOR FREEDOM PRESENTATION-Peter Vodenka-Opsahl-Kostel Funeral Home

 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-2017 Czech Days Royalty:

     Miss Elyssa Walloch-Queen

     Miss Reese Hejna-Princess

     Master Brock Kotalik-Prince

     Recognition of Former Czech Days Queens

     Recognition of Former Czech Days Prince and Princesses

     Recognition of Borek Lizec, Consul General Czech Republic in Chicago

     Recognition of Czech Days Parade Marshal--Marlene Kostal

     Dedication of 70th annual Czech Days--Leonard Cimpl

     Dedicatory Address-Donald Cimpl

     Czech National Hymn-Mike Koranda

 3:00 p.m.    --KOLACE BAKING DEMONSTRATION-Ann Beran-Gift and Info Center

                     --JOURNEY FOR FREEDOM PRESENTATION-Peter Vodenka-Opsahl-Kostel Funeral Home

 3:25 p.m.   --INTRODUCTION OF 2018 CZECH DAYS QUEEN CANDIDATES

     Miss Erika Bruna

     Miss Bailey Kortan

     Miss Sydney Kubal

     Miss Rachel Pechous

     Miss Emily Tycz

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

 4:00 p.m.    -- BOB VRBSKY BAND-Sokol Park Stage

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

 6:00 p.m.   -- CHAIN SAW CARVING AUCTION–4 Carvings-Sokol Park Stage

 6:15 p.m.   -- NASE MALA KAPELA CONCERT-POLKA DANCE-OFF CONTEST-Kevin McLouth Director-Community Band Members Welcome

 Sokol Park Stage

 7:00 p.m.   -- COSTUME JUDGING AND PUBLIC INTERVIEW-Sokol Park Stage 2018 Czech Days Queen Candidates

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

 8:30 p.m.   -- TABOR BESEDA DANCERS-240 Dancers Sokol Park

 9:30 p.m.   -- KAUL BOYS FREE CONCERT-Sokol Park Stage

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 16, 2018

 

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-School Gym

              -- INFORMATION/SOUVINER CENTER-Community Center

              -- CHAIN SAW CARVINGS-Jeff Klatt-North of Information Center on Midway-Runawaysaws.com

              -- OPSAHL-KOSTEL FUNERAL HOME

                    -JOURNEY FOR FREEDOM PRESENTATION-Peter Vodenka

                    -HERITAGE & COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT DISPLAY BOARDS-Czech Days Queen Candidates

                    -FAMOUS CZECH- & SLOVAK-AMERICANS-National Czech & Slovak Museum Traveling Exhibit

11:00 a.m.    -- KIDDIE PARADE     --1 block east of St. Wenceslaus Church

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 2018 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)

 1:00 p.m.  -- KOLACHE BAKING DEMONSTRATION-Abbey Kokesh- Gift and Info Center

                  -- JOURNEY FOR FREEDOM PRESENTATION-Peter Vodenka-Opsahl-Kostel Funeral Home

                  -- CZECH HERITAGE REINACTMENT PRESENTATIONS–Vancura Park

                        -Dr. Frank and Catherine Blezek-Local Doctor

                       -Jan Hakl-First Town Board Member and Musician

                       -Joseph Ptak-First Czech Sheriff in Dakota Territory

                      -Joseph Rezac-Purebred Herford Cattle Breeder

                      -Alois Ruman, Sr.-ZCBJ Lodge Official

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

 3:00 p.m.   --JOURNEY FOR FREEDOM PRESENTATION-Peter Vodenka-Opsahl-Kostel Funeral Home

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

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

 6:00 p.m.   -- CHAIN SAW CARVING AUCTION–4 Carvings-Sokol Park Stage

 6:30 p.m.   -- TABOR 1890 BAND CONCERT-Sokol Park Stage

 7:30 p.m.   -- TABOR BESEDA DANCERS-240 Dancers Sokol Park

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

                   -- CROWNING OF THE 2018 TABOR CZECH DAYS QUEEN-Sokol Park

 8:30 p.m.   -- CZECH DAYS ROYALTY CORONATION BALL-Freddie’s Combo Band-Beseda Hall

 

 

SUNDAY JUNE 17, 2018

 

 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 830pm, Saturday 730pm
  • 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 6pm each night
  • Coronation Ball-Beseda Hall-Saturday 830pm Freddie’s Combo Band, Admission Charged
  • Coronation-Saturday 800pm-Introduction of former Queens and crowning of 2018 Queen
  • Craft Fair-School Gym-Thursday 630pm-800pm, Friday and Saturday 10am-6pm
  • 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
  • Journey for Freedom-Peter Vodenka-Opsahl-Kostel Funeral Home-Friday and Saturday 10am-6pm, Presentations at 1pm and 3pm Friday and Saturday
  • Kiddie Parade-Saturday 11am, 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 Bob Vrbsky Band 4pm, Gregory Polka Band 5pm, Nase Mala Kapela Concert 615pm, Tabor 1890 Band 8pm, Kaul Boys 930pm
  • Live Music-SATURDAY-Nebraska Area Jazz Ensemble 500pm, Tabor 1890 Band 630pm
  • Opening Program-Friday 3pm
  • Parade Awards-Friday, 350pm
  • Parade-Friday 1pm
  • Past Czech Days Queen Reception-School Library-Friday 1030am-1230pm
  • Pedal Pull-Saturday 130pm
  • Pickup/Tractor Pull-Sunday, 1pm
  • 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-Vancura Park-Saturday 1pm, $5 admission

ATTRACTIONS

70th CZECH DAYS at Tabor

 

THURSDAY-JUNE 14, 2018 BLUEBIRD BASEBALL GAME AND FIREWORKS DISPLAY – 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.

 

JOURNEY FOR FREEDOM PRESENTATION-Peter Vodenka will be presenting both days at the Opsahl-Kostel Funeral Home

 

HERITAGE & COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT DISPLAY BOARDS-Czech Days Queen Candidates and Current Czech Days Queen will have their Display Boards open to the public in the Opsahl-Kostel Funeral home 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 - 238 Colorful costumed folk dancers performing both evenings.

 

FOOD

BESEDA HALL--Czech Meals (including individual kolaces) Friday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Kolaches by the dozen for sale starting at 9 a.m.

 

LEGION HALL– lunches (including individual kolaces) from 10 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 a.m. to 6 p.m.

 

MERRIAM’S MIDWAY SHOWS--carnival rides, games, and Concessions Thursday Evening,  Friday and Saturday.

 

CRAFT FAIR--Tabor Elementary school cafeteria and gym North of St. Wenceslaus Church.  OPEN Thursday from 6:00 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

 

3rd ANNUAL KOLACHE KRAWL 5K RUN/WALK –Saturday 8:00 a.m.  Registration 7:00 to 8:00 a.m. at Leonard Cimpl Ball Park.  All ages welcome.  Registration forms can be found at www.taborczechdays.com, www.allsportcentral.com. Email: taborczechdays@yahoo.com or call Amy at (605) 660-4749.

 

KIDS PEDAL TRACTOR PULL – Saturday-1:30 PM.  C & D Pedal Pullers of Burke, SD--Chad Stevicks, operator on street south of Sokol Park.

 

TABOR PIONEERS RE-ENACTMENTS AND MINI CZECH PIONEER VILLAGE–-Czech Heritage Preservation Society--Saturday at 1:00 pm.

Dr. and Mrs. F. M. Blezek (Local Dr. and nurse); John Hakl (Chairman Town Board and Fiddle Player); Joseph Ptak (First Sheriff of Dakota Territory); Joseph Rezac (Herford Cattle Raiser); and Alois Ruman (Farmer) portrayed.  $5 Admission entrance through museum (includes bottle of water and kolache).  Homemade noodles, old world Czech music, and engraved memorial bricks for sale in the air conditioned Heritage Museum

 

POLKA DANCE-OFF CONTEST -- Friday 6:15 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.

 

KOLACE BAKING DEMONSTRATIONS – Friday, 3 p.m. in the Senior Citizens Center--Ann Beran and Saturday, 1 p.m. Abby Kokesh.

 

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

 

COUNT-DOWN TO CZECH DAYS CALENDAR CARDS - This is a Tabor Chamber of Commerce fundraiser.  67 Chances to win.  Receive a Count-down Calendar Card for $20 and become eligible to win a daily cash prize.  Daily drawings of $50 begin on Monday, April 2, 2018 and conclude on Saturday, June 16, 2018.  Saturday drawings are $100.  Thursday, June 14 is $150, Friday, June 15 is $250 and Saturday, June 16 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 Count-Down to Czech Days Calendar Card.

 

 

SUNDAY-JUNE 17, 2018 BENEFIT PICK-UP AND TRACTOR PULL - Organized by Ed and Mike Sedlacek - Starts at Noon Sunday, June 17 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 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@yahoo.com

 

Or Visit us on Facebook:

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70 years of Czech Days

1948-2018

And

146 years of Tabor

1872-2018

 

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