Prague Kolache Festival

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Prague Kolache Festival Main Street (Hwy 62 W)
Prague, OK 74864

Phone: 405-567-4866
Fax: 405-567-3496
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The annual Prague Kolache Festival celebrates the Czech heritage of Prague with polka music, dancing, food, Czech costumes, a parade, beer garden, wine tasting booths, made in Oklahoma foods, a carnival, pony rides, mechanical bull and free entertainment. Head to Prague this year for the 55th annual celebration of Czech heritage.

This celebration, held the first Saturday in May, attracts some 25,000 to 30,000 people to this unique town of 2,500. Kolaches are baked months in advance to prepare for the festival. It is estimated that some 50,000 kolaches are consumed by residents and visitors alike during the festivities. A kolache is a sweet bread filled with items like cherries, poppyseeds and apricots. A contest to determine the best homemade kolaches, bread and wine is held in conjunction with the festival.

The annual Prague Kolache Festival celebrates the Czech heritage of Prague with polka music, dancing, food, Czech costumes, a parade, beer garden, wine tasting booths, made in Oklahoma foods, a carnival, pony rides, mechanical bull and free entertainment. Head to Prague this year for the 55th annual celebration of Czech heritage.

This celebration, held the first Saturday in May, attracts some 25,000 to 30,000 people to this unique town of 2,500. Kolaches are baked months in advance to prepare for the festival. It is estimated that some 50,000 kolaches are consumed by residents and visitors alike during the festivities. A kolache is a sweet bread filled with items like cherries, poppyseeds and apricots. A contest to determine the best homemade kolaches, bread and wine is held in conjunction with the festival.

Activities kick off at 9am with a costume contest followed by Prague Czech Folk Dancers. Entertainment continues throughout the day with live music. At 11am, one of Oklahoma's largest parades starts at 7th Street on Hwy 99 and makes its way through downtown Prague ending at the grandstand at the city park on Highway 62. Residents dressed in colorful Czech costumes can be seen along the parade route. Floats, bands, horses, clowns and more make up the two-hour parade. Free entertainment ranging from singers, dancers, bands and a tribute to Elvis are guaranteed to please the curiosity of all. A polka band will play during the afternoon at a designated location along Main Street. An arts and craft show featuring jewelry, face painting, wood art, ceramics, yard art, clothing and much more will be held around the park's gazebo.

Visitors to the Prague Kolache Festival can feast on locally made smoked Czech sausages, Klobase and their favorite flavor of kolache. Other ethnic foods such as Indian tacos and Polish hot dogs will also be available. The Czech Beseda Dance will be performed at 5pm followed by the royalty crowning at 6pm. Don't miss the Polka street dance from 7pm to 10pm followed by an exciting fireworks display.

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  • General Information: Free admission

  • Group Amenities: Bus/Motorcoach Parking

  • Projected Attendance: 25,000

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Saturday

9:00 am

10:00 pm

Located 50 miles east of OKC, 7 miles north of I-40 from Exit 200. Located 18 miles south of I-44 (Turner Turnpike) from Stroud exit.

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From TravelOK.com Staff on 05/06/15

Gloria, the festival is held the first Saturday in May every year so mark your calendar! Thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From Gloria Jean White on 05/06/15

Been to Prague many times but never have gotten to be there when they are having a Festival, and my ancestors from Wahoo,Nebraska, were Czecks and so my Grandmother Mother and Dad came from Praque and my Grandmother was born in Nebraska but was a Czeck and so my Mother had her share of being but never expressed it, and so finally learned after a 2nd marriage gave me time to search my ancestors out and have the list of those born over in Czech, so want to be included in the mail for next year so we get ahead of not missing the festival from now on.


From TravelOK.com Staff on 04/29/15

For vendor information, please contact the event coordinator using the phone number, email address or website listed at the top of this page.


From beth Petersen on 04/29/15

how much would it cost for a booth?


From S Givens on 10/01/12

My favorite!


 
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