Dancers wearing traditional Czech costumes dance during Westfest.

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Head for the town of West, about an hour's drive south of D-FW, for polka music and dancing, kolache eating, arts & crafts, carnival rides, washers and horseshoe tournaments, and more. The long-running Labor Day weekend festival is a salute to the area's Czech heritage.

Fri 9/1:
Gates open at 5:30 p.m. for the Friday Night Preview Party with music at 8 p.m. with Roger Creager and Kevin Fowler (10 p.m)

Saturday-Sunday 9/2 & 9/3:
Westfest is in full swing on Saturday and Sunday with live music and dancing from noon until midnight in 2 pavillions. Other highlights include a downtown parade at 10 a.m. on Saturday, the Miss Westfest Contest, a Sunday Polka Mass, Kolache Eating and Kolache Baking Contests.

Tickets can be purchased in advance on the website or at the gate. Festival passes and carnival armbands are also available.

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