Weekend Lineup
Czhili, Hog's Eye, Island, Germantown, Bier!
Name the fest that goes with each of the words above - Czhilispiel in Flatonia, Hog's Eye Festival in Elgin, Galveston Island Oktoberfest, Muenster Oktoberfest, and OctoBierFest in Round Top. No matter what part of the Texas world you're in, there's a fest!
Czhilispiel has Los Kolaches, Czechaholics, Jon Wolfe, Roger Creager, and the Velvets...Hog's Eye Fest has a street dance Friday night with Sean Orr/Texas Gold Band & The Shop Dawgs, then Rocky King Band on Saturday...Galveston has Chris Rybak, Das Ist Lustig, Auf Geht's, TubaMeisters, Alpenmusikanten...Muenster has Czech & Then Some, Ennis Czech Boys, Brave Combo...Round Top has Round Top Brass Band, Enzian Buam, Seven Dutchmen.
More Weekend Fun: Chris Rybak at Dozinky Polish Fest in Houston Saturday and Sunday. Sunday - Bootleg Country at VFW in Houston...Roger Kirby/Texas Heartbeat at Sefcik Hall in Seaton...Nathan Colt Young at Community Center in Sweet Home.

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Coming in November: Tomball celebrates its 10th German Christmas Market. From a flatbed truck with one polka band to two major German festivals every year, the Tomball Sister City Organization has found the formula for a successful festival. Gary McKee salutes the town band, namely the Schuhmann Band and its connection to the Christmas at Winedale event. Justin Everett reviews the Das Ist Lustig 10th anniversary CD, Road Trip, and takes a tour of the polka museum in Schulenburg. Lots of Christmas destinations like Santa's Wonderland, Christkindlmarkt in Hallettsville, and Slovacek's in West is your one-stop Christmas shop. Find out how you can receive a free A Czech & Then Some Christmas CD by giving a subscription to the paper or ordering from the Polka On! Store. Of course, we have your listings of dances, festivals, and live music events. 

Photo Gallery
Heritage Fest Dancing on Deck
Heritage Fest
Exhibits & Folks
Muziky, Muziky
Bobby Jones
Heritage Fest
Monster Tractor
Click on photos above to see images by Gary E. McKee and Julie Matus at the Heritage Fest hosted by Texas Czech Heritage & Cultural Center in La Grange.

Bellville Church Picnic
Everyone enjoyed dancing to Mark Halata & Texavia at Sts. Peter & Paul Oktoberfest. Click on photo to see images by Julie Matus

Bluebonnet Opry
It was family polka night at the Bluebonnet Opry in Brenham. Click on photo to see images by Gary E. McKee and Julie Matus

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More Photos/Videos
Swiss Alp Dance Club. Music by Al Sulak! Images by Gary E. McKee
Kurtz/Williams Wedding. Congrats to polkabeat photographer on her wedding!

Watch the videos by Walt Harfmann of Red Ravens and Bohemian Dutchmen in La Grange, along with several videos from Bluebonnet Opry Polka Night, featuring Glynis and Walt, the house band, and John Dujka.
Three friends from the local congregation were asked, "When you're in your casket, and friends and congregation members are mourning over you, what would you like them to say?"
Artie said, "I would like them to say I was a wonderful husband, a fine spiritual leader, and a great family man."
Eugene commented, "I would like them to say I was a wonderful teacher and servant of God who made a huge difference in people's lives."
Al said, "I'd like them to say, 'Look, he's moving!'"
Submitted by Gary McKee
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