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49th annual National Polka Festival

Photo by Michael Amador 

The Lone Star State’s Czechoslovakian heritage will be on full display as Ennis hosts its 49th annual National Polka Festival, May 22-24. Polka and dancing are the highlights, including 14 bands and nightly performances at three Ennis fraternal halls. Don’t miss Friday night’s King and Queen Dance Contest, featuring dancers in traditional Czech kroj, or folk costumes, and music by the Dujka Brothers. The weekend also includes a parade, arts-and-crafts show, horseshoe tournament, kolache-eating contest, fun run, and polka Mass. www.nationalpolkafestival.com.

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