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65th ANNUAL CZECH DAYS IN Tabor 65 years of Czech Days 57 Daily drawings each with $50 winners - $2,850. 11 Saturday drawings each with $100 winners - $1,100. 1 Thursday Czech Days drawing $150 winner. 1 Friday Czech Days drawing $250 winner. 1 Saturday Czech Days drawing $500 winner. TOTAL PRIZES - $4,850 TABOR BESEDA DANCERS 238 MEMBERS - DANCING EACH NIGHT 1948-2013 and 141 Years of Tabor 1872-2013 The two words are synonymous with fun, music entertainment, dancing and traditional Czech foods. The celebration has kept alive the heritage of the early founders of the little South Dakota community who came to Tabor from Czechoslovakia as early as 1869. What started out to be a small community celebration has grown into an attraction that draws literally thousands of people each year. The little town of 400 people and the surrounding rural community has attracted as many as 10,000 people to Czech Days, its ethnic celebration.

POLKA DANCE-OFF CONTEST - Friday 6:15 to 7:00 p.m. in Sokol Park with the Nase Mala Kapela providing the music. Contestants will register at 5:45 p.m. in Sokol Park. Six Age Groups: (1) 6 & Under; (2) 7-13; (3) 14-20; (4) 21-30*; (5) 31-49*; (6) 50 & Over*. *Groups 4, 5, & 6 will also be competing with a waltz. Group contestants will be determined by the age of the oldest member of each couple. Czech dress is not required to enter the contest. Prizes will be given to the top couple in each age group. GEOCASHING – at various locations in and around Tabor. AN AUTHENTIC MINI CZECH PIONEER VILLAGE consisting of a chapel, jail, store, log school and log house “Chalupa”, are all part of Vancura Memorial Park and is open for public inspection. Homemade noodles and old world Czech music tapes are available for sale in the store during Czech Days. The new Heritage Museum welcomes visitors to many new exhibits. BLACHNIK MUSEUM consists of unique handmade items of the late Emil Blachnik and is adjacent to Vancura Park on the east side across the alley. COUNT-DOWN TO CZECH DAYS CALENDARS - This is a Tabor Chamber of Commerce fund raising project. 71 Chances to win. Purchase a Count-down Calendar for $20 and become eligible to win a daily cash prize. Daily drawings begin on Monday, April 1, 2013 and conclude on Saturday, June 22, 2013. Winning names are replaced in the hopper and can be drawn over and over again to win more than one time. You need not be present to win. Make your check out to the Tabor Chamber of Commerce and mail it to PO Box 21, Tabor, SD 57063 to receive your Count-Down to Czech Days Calendar.

Czech Days has become so popular and so well attended that it was listed in Top Events USA as one of the top 10 events to see in South Dakota in 2009. Czech Days was listed as one of the Five 2007 and 2008 Great Events selected by the South Dakota Office of Tourism, one of the top “20” June attractions in the nation according to AAA Travel magazine. The American Bus Association (ABA) in 1999 selected CZECH DAYS in Tabor, South Dakota, as one of the Top 100 Events in North America.

An added attraction for the past few years has been the Polka Mass at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday afternoon at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church. The Mass features area singers and musicians taking part in the Mass with traditional Czech music and songs being enjoyed by the many hundreds of worshipers filling the church. Many persons will be taking home fine souvenirs some of which the people of the community have prepared by hand. They have made records and tapes of their own 1890 Band, and initiated a kolace and roll baking demonstration both days in the Information Center. There is plenty of toe-tapping polka music being played throughout the celebration. The Keg usually hires a special band to provide “live music” for its customers during the celebration. There is a public dance - with a polka band included on the program for Saturday evening. One feature, which always attracts a large crowd, is the colorful parade held on Friday - a parade, free of rain, has the blessing of the weatherman most years. The Kiddie Parade takes place Saturday morning with many children dressed in their Czech costumes.

“Vitame Vas” “We Welcome You” To The

65th Annual

Czech Days

Thousands of dozens of the tasty Czech pastry, the kolace, are consumed by the visitors. Few go home without taking a dozen or two for the folks at home. There is the traditional Czech dance - “The Beseda” performed by 238 dancers in Sokol Park, young and old alike. The dancers dress in their colorful Czech costumes which their relatives in the Czech Republic and Slovakia might dress in. The Beseda Dancers were honored in 1999 during the two day celebration. Eight couples organized the first Beseda dancers in 1936. Members of the first group were Mr. and Mrs. K. L. Szymanski, Mr. and Mrs. Anton Cacek, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Soukup, and Mr. and Mrs. Jim Schuch.

2012 Tabor Czech Days Queen Miss Raquel Sutera

For Additional Information Contact: Tabor Area Chamber of Commerce, Inc. PO Box 21 • Tabor, SD 57063-0021 Phone: 605-463-2476 or Visit our Web Page at: E-Mail us at:

Thursday, Friday and Saturday June 20, 21 and 22, 2013

Tabor, South Dakota

65th CZECH DAYS at Tabor — Event Schedule — Thursday June 20, 2013 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Craft Fair - School Gym 6:30 p.m. MID-WAY OPENS - Mac’s Carnival and Attractions 7:30 p.m. TABOR BLUEBIRDS BASEBALL GAME Leonard Cimpl Park 10:30 p.m. RICH SCHILD HUGE FIREWORKS DISPLAY Leonard Cimpl Park

Friday, June 21, 2013 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. CRAFT FAIR - School Gym INFORMATION CENTER - Senior Citizens Building 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon CACHET STAMP CANCELATION - Post Office 10:45 a.m. MEMORIAL SERVICE - Vancura Memorial Park 11:00 a.m. NON-DENOMINATIONAL CHURCH SERVICE St. John the Baptist Pioneer Chapel, Vancura Memorial Park 1:00 p.m. GIANT PARADE Led by the 2013 Parade Marshal 3:00 p.m. OPENING PROGRAM-Sokol Park - Jean Hunhoff and Matt Hunhoff, MC’s • Presentation of Colors • National Anthem • Welcome-2012 Czech Days Royalty: Miss Raquel Sutera, McKensie Sedlacek, and Bryce Dangler • Dedication of 65th annual Czech Days to Vi Zdenek Povondra • Dedicatory Address • Czech National Hymn KOLACE BAKING DEMONSTRATION (Video or Live) - Gift and Info Center 3:25 p.m. INTRODUCTION OF 2013 CZECH DAYS QUEEN CANDIDATES - RECOGNITION OF FORMER CZECH DAYS QUEENS 4:00 p.m. DICK ZAVODNY BAND - Sokol Park Stage 5:00 p.m. CONCERT - Gregory Polka Band 6:15 p.m. Nase Mala Kapela Concert and POLKA DANCEOFF CONTEST - Erin Tycz Sedlacek, MC 6:55 p.m. PARADE AWARDS - Sokol Park Stage

7:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. 8:30 p.m. 9:15 p.m.

TALENT CONTEST and COSTUME JUDGING - Sokol Park Stage 2013 Czech Days Queen Candidates TABOR 1890 BAND CONCERT - Sokol Park Stage TABOR BESEDA DANCERS - Sokol Park OUTDOOR POLKA JAM SESSION (Weather permitting) - Sokol Park Stage - Featuring the Gregory Polka Band

SATURDAY, JUNE 22, 2013 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. CRAFT FAIR-School Gym - INFORMATION CENTER - Senior Citizens Building 11:00 a.m. KIDDIE PARADE 1 block east of St. Wenceslaus Church 11:30 a.m. CLOWNS AND BALLOONS - Sokol Park 12 noon RIVER CITY GYMNASTICS AND CHEER – Competitive teams tumbling - KIDDIE PARADE AWARDS - Sokol Park Stage-Jean Hunhoff and Matt Hunhoff, MC’s - Cachet Stamp Winners - CROWNING OF 2013 CZECH DAYS PRINCE AND PRINCESS (Must be between the ages of 8 years old and not yet 12 years old at the time of selection) 1:00 p.m. ENCORE OF QUEEN CANDIDATES TALENT Sokol Park Stage 1:00 p.m. KOLACE BAKING DEMONSTRATION (Video or Live) - Gift and Info Center 1:30 p.m. PEDAL TRACTOR PULL COMPETITION South of Sokol Park Dan Hunhoff-MC 3:00 p.m. DICK ZAVODNY BAND-Sokol Park Stage 5:00 p.m. CZECH POLKA MASS - St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church Tabor Area Czech Singers and Musicians providing Czech singing and music 6:15 p.m. BON HOMME HIGH SCHOOL BOHEMIAN BAND - Sokol Park Stage TABOR 1890 BAND CONCERT - Sokol Park Stage 7:30 p.m. 8:30 p.m. TABOR BESEDA DANCERS - Sokol Park 9:00 p.m. CROWNING OF THE 2013 TABOR CZECH DAYS QUEEN - Sokol Park Stage 9:30 p.m. CZECH DAYS ROYALTY CORONATION BALL - Beseda Hall - Tabor 1890 Band

GIFT & INFORMATION CENTER - Main Street, OPEN Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Czech recipe books, Czech gifts and CD’s and cassette tapes, clothing items, imported Czech items and other souvenirs are offered for sale. BESEDA DANCERS - 238 Colorful costumed folk dancers performing both evenings. CZECH MEALS - plus other Czech foods & kolaches will be served at the air conditioned Beseda Hall and Legion Hall. OPEN – LEGION HALL – Meals served from 10a.m. to 8:00 P.M. Friday and Saturday BESEDA HALL - Meals served from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday with food available until 11 p.m. and on Saturday meals served from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. with food available until 12 p.m. MAC’S CARNIVAL AND ATTRACTIONS of Huron, SD will furnish carnival entertainment and rides on the midway Thursday, Friday and Saturday. CRAFT FAIR IN THE SCHOOL GYM - North of St. Wenceslaus Church. OPEN Thursday from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. CACHET STAMP - Cancellation, Friday, June 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Post Office located between Sokol Park and Vancura Memorial Park. PEDAL TRACTOR PULL - South of Sokol Park on Saturday June 22 at 1:30 PM. KOLACE AND ROLL BAKING DEMONSTRATION - Friday, 3 p.m. and Saturday, 1 p.m. at the Gift & Information Center Kitchen. This year the demonstration may be a video or live.

2012 TABOR CZECH DAYS PRINCE AND PRINCESS Bryce Dangler and McKensie Sedlacek

Czech Days - Tabor  

Schedule of events for 2013 Tabor Czech Days