For a real taste of Czech culture, nothing beats the annual Westfest during Labor Day weekend.
Westfest was founded in 1976 as a way for the West community to raise funds for a variety of projects. The event salutes the area’s Czech heritage with authentic Czech music, food and dancing.
All activities with the exception of the downtown parade on Saturday morning happen at the West Fair and Rodeo grounds, located one mile south of downtown on South Main Street. Kolache-eating and kolache-baking contests are just two of the events during Westfest.
The Friday night preview party gets the weekend started in a big way with the crowning of Miss Westfest at 7 p.m. This year’s preview party performers are William Clark Green at 8 p.m. and headliner Wade Bowen at 10.