West High School polka dancers at Westfest.

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Head for the town of West, about an hour's drive south of D-FW, for this annual celebration of the area's Czech heritage. Visitors can enjoy polka music and dancing, arts and crafts, carnival rides, a parade of costumes, and delicious kolaches and other Czech food.

Friday 8/31:
Friday Night Preview Party with music by William Clark Green.

Saturday-Sunday 9/1 & 9/2:
Westfest is in full swing on Saturday and Sunday with live music by a number of polka bands, including Brave Combo, 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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