2021 CZECH DAYS at Tabor

 

THURSDAY JUNE 17, 2021

 

  6:00 p.m. -- MERRIAM’S MIDWAY SHOWS-Main Street Midway(No wrist bands. Only regular sales tickets on Thursday.)

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

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

10:00 p.m.  -- RICH SCHILD MEMORIAL FIREWORKS DISPLAY-Leonard Cimpl Park

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 18, 2021

 

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

  -- CRAFT FAIR & SUE SOUHRADA MEMORIAL QUILT SHOW-School Gym

  -- CHAIN SAW CARVINGS –  Jeff Klatt, www.runawaysaws.com

10:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m.  -- INFORMATION/SOUVENIR CENTER-Community Center

10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. – QUEEN CANDIDATE HERITAGE & COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT DISPLAY BOARDS – Czech Heritage Museum

10:45 a.m. – CZECH HERITAGE MEMORIAL SERVICE– Sokol Park Stage

12:00 Noon  -- MERRIAM’S MIDWAY SHOWS-Main Street Midway

     (Advance sale wristbands, regular sale wristbands and tickets can be used)

     (Wristband Sessions 12noon-5pm and 5pm-10pm)

12:00 Noon – THE HAPPY PLAYERS POLKA BAND – North Main Street by CorTrust Bank

 1:00 p.m.    -- GIANT PARADE-Led by the 2021 Parade Marshals Ken and Vicky Carda

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

     - Presentation of Colors – Tabor American Legion

     - National Anthem - Abbey (Hunhoff) Peltier

     - Retirement of Colors – Tabor American Legion

     - Welcome – 2019 Czech Days Royalty, Queen Sydney Kubal, Prince Jaden Bult and Princess Kenzley Souhrada

     - Recognition of Former Czech Days Queens

     - Recognition of Former Czech Days Prince and Princesses

     - Recognition of Czech Days Parade Marshals Ken and Vicky Carda

     - Recognition of Marit Lee Kucera, Honorary Consul General of the Czech Republic in St. Paul

     - Recognition of Jan Kubista, Deputy Consul General of the Czech Republic in Chicago

     - Recognition of Anna Cookova, Online Czech Language and Culture Instructor

     - Dedication of 72nd Tabor Czech Days to Amelia Rokusek

     - Dedicatory Address - Paul Hunhoff

     - Czech National Anthem – Michael Koranda

 3:25 p.m. -- INTRODUCTION OF 2021 CZECH DAYS QUEEN CANDIDATES - Sokol Park Stage

     Miss Drew Hejna

     Miss Ciera Himes

     Miss Camille Sykora

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

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

 4:00 p.m.   – THE HAPPY PLAYERS POLKA BAND – Sokol Park Stage

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

 6:15 p.m.   -- NASE MALA KAPELA POLKA BAND & POLKA DANCE-OFF CONTEST- Sokol Park Stage

 7:00 p.m.   -- QUEEN CANDIDATE ORATORY, ONSTAGE INTERVIEW & KROJ JUDGING-Sokol Park Stage

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

 8:30 p.m.   -- CHAIN SAW CARVING AUCTION (4 Carvings) & COUNTDOWN CALENDAR DRAWING $250 - Sokol Park Stage

 8:45 p.m.   -- TABOR BESEDA DANCERS (40 Dancers) - Sokol Park

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

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 19, 2021

 

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

  -- CRAFT FAIR & SUE SOUHRADA MEMORIAL QUILT SHOW-School Gym

  -- CHAIN SAW CARVINGS –  Jeff Klatt, www.runawaysaws.com

10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  -- INFORMATION/SOUVENIR CENTER-Community Center

10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. – QUEEN CANDIDATE HERITAGE & COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT DISPLAY BOARDS – Czech Heritage Museum

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

11:00 a.m.  -- BALLOON ANIMALS & GOAT KIDS PETTING ZOO – Sokol Park

11:45 a.m. -- INTRODUCTION OF FORMER CZECH DAYS PRINCE AND PRINCESSES – Sokol Park

12:00 Noon – MERRIAM’S MIDWAY SHOWS – Main Street Midway

     (Advance sale wristbands, regular sale wristbands and tickets can be used)

     (Wristband Sessions 12noon-5pm and 5pm-10pm)

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

                      -- CROWNING OF 2021 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 RE-ENACTMENT PRESENTATIONS – Sokol Park, Free Will Donation

     Msgr. Emmanuel A. Bouska – Longtime St. Wenceslaus Parish Priest

     Janda Families – Founders of Tabor and Tabor Businesspeople

     Sister Katherine Koupal – Involved in the Creation of the Mayo Clinic

     Charles & Magdalena Stibral Family – Early Settler and Farmer

     Wagner Families – Local Banker and Farmer

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

 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. - MOGEN'S HEROES - Sokol Park Stage

 2:15 p.m. -- KOLACHE EATING CONTEST – Sokol Park Stage

 4:00 p.m.  -- OUTSIDE CZECH POLKA MASS – St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church North Parking Lot – ALL FAITHS WELCOME. Please bring your own lawn chair to sit on. No seating provided outside.

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

 6:00 p.m.  -- TABOR 1890 BAND CONCERT-Sokol Park Stage

 7:00 p.m.  -- CHAIN SAW CARVING AUCTION (4 Carvings) & COUNTDOWN CALENDAR DRAWING $500-Sokol Park Stage

 7:15 p.m.  -- TABOR BESEDA DANCERS (40 Dancers) - Sokol Park

 8:00 p.m.  -- INTRODUCTION OF FORMER CZECH DAYS QUEENS as CORONATION HONOR GUARDS -Sokol Park Stage

                  -- CROWNING OF THE 2021 TABOR CZECH DAYS QUEEN-Sokol Park

 9:00 p.m.  -- CZECH DAYS ROYALTY CORONATION BALL featuring ANGIE KRIZ AND THE POLKATOONS-Sokol Park Stage

 

 

Saturday, JUNE 26, 2021 (Note: One week after Czech Days)

 

MINI-ROD, PICK-UP AND TRACTOR BENEFIT PULL-South of Tabor Co-op Fertilizer Plant

                    -Mini Rods – NE Iowa Tractor Pullers Association

                    -Trucks/Tractors – Great Plains Tractor Pullers Association

                    -Two Tracks with Two Sleds

 

ATTRACTIONS

72nd 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.

 

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 -- Sokol Park; 40 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 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Friday and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

 

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 portraying area early pioneers on the Sokol Park Stage. A free-will offering will be collected.

 

POLKA DANCE-OFF CONTEST -- Friday 6:15 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in Sokol Park with the Nase Mala Kapela Polka Band 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.

 

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 (Friday 2:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Saturday from 12:00 Noon – 6:00 p.m.)

--Kolaches by the dozen for sale starting at 10 a.m.

LEGION HALL– lunches (including individual kolaches) from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 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.

 

SATURDAY JUNE 26, 2021 – BENEFIT PICKUP AND TRACTOR PULL (NOTE DATE CHANGE) -- Organized by Ed and Mike Sedlacek - Saturday, June 26 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

 

72 years of Tabor Czech Days (1948-2019, 2021-)

149 years of Tabor, SD (1872 – 2021)

 

 

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