Weekend Lineup
Bier, hogs, czhili, & island fest, man!
The 6th Annual OktoBierFest will be held at the Round Top Schuetzen Verein's  "Schuetzenpark" located at 710 FM 1457 just east of the city limits of Round Top. Imported German Bier will be front and center. The music lineup will feature Enzian Buam Alpine Yodelers from Frelsburg, a talented group featuring Bavarian style music/yodeling, a first-class German show band called Auf Geht's from the Houston area, and the Round Top Brass Band a 20-member group of semi- and professional musicians playing traditional Oktoberfest blasmusik. Read more.

Hogs, Sows and Piglets are all sure to find a pigtivity just right for them at the Hogeye Festival in downtown Elgin. Street dance Friday night with Kenny Orts & No Chance. Pig out on the great food, go hog wild with all the activities and music on 3 stages Saturday, featuring Briana Adams Full Band, Rocky King, and you gotta see the Sowpremes! Read more.

Czhilispiel 46 happens on the streets of downtown Flatonia Friday through Sunday. Czhili cook-off, vendors, Lions Club pie contest and auction, car and truck show, plus live music by Praha Brothers, Los Kolaches, Broken Alibi, D'Vine Testament, and more. Read more.

Celebrate The 37th Annual Edition of Galveston Island's Oktoberfest on Friday evening and all day Saturday.   T his fun, family weekend will feature continuous live entertainment on 3 stages, an expanded menu of authentic German food and libations, cake wheel, shopping for fine arts, crafts and gifts in the historic 1860 Lyceum, a lively auction, new and exciting fun, family children's activities, and much more.  Oktoberfest is held on the grounds of and streets adjacent to First Lutheran Church, 24th and Winnie - in historic downtown Galveston. Admission is FREE and German costumes are encouraged. Enjoy music by Dujka Brothers, Das Ist Lustig, TubaMeisters, Yodel Blitz, Czechaholics, & more! Read more.

Church Picnic Alert: Sunday - Dujka Brothers at Sts. Peter & Paul in Bellville...Das Ist Lustig at Our Savior Lutheran Church Lutherfest in Houston...Enzian Buam at House of Prayer Lutheran Church in Houston...Texas Sound Check at St. Michael's (KC Hall) in Needville.


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Also this weekend - Honky Tonk Festival in Canton Thursday-Saturday...Friday: Glen Collins/The Alibis at Taylor SPJST..Vic Rodriguez at Cistern Country Store. Saturday: Fritz Hodde/Fab 6 at Shriners Auditorium in Austin...Pettit Brothers at Henry K's in Flatonia...Glen Collins/The Alibis at Geronimo VFW (Halloween party)...Deep Soul at Lodge 88 (Halloween party)...Smokin Guns at Mullins Prairie Store in La Grange...Al White/Chaparral at Trinity VFW. Sunday: Polkapocalypse in Austin featuring  Ginny Mac, Ennis Czech Boys, Los Enmascarados Conjunto Official, Brave Combo...Jodie Mikula Orchestra at Dallas Sokol...Bootleg Country at Houston VFW...Charles/Fab 4 in New Taiton...Jerry Haisler/Melody 5 at Sefcik Hall in Seaton...Fritz Hodde/Fab 6 at Bexar County Czech Day in Schertz...Nathan Colt Young in Sweet Home...GEEZER in Yorktown.

It's fall y'all! Get out there and Polka On!
 

Coming in November: It's a salute to veterans! And the story of one polka musician who took his trumpet with him on the USS Intrepid. The story comes from a new book - Veterans Voices and Home Front Memories by Elaine Thomas. Find out how this book came about and how to order a copy. Gary's column features a salute to the American Legion. Theresa pays tribute to her dad's WWII service. A former Hi-Topper takes a trip down memory lane. Justin Everett reviews a gospel CD by D'Vine Testament, profiles DJ Alfred Vrazel, and features teen polka idol Josef Slovak. We remember Allen Pollard, musician, DJ, and long-time advertiser in Texas Polka News. Of course, we have your listing of dances, festivals, live music events, and church picnics. Visit texaspolkanews.com to see the latest issue.



 
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Polka On! Pre-Party TCHCC
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TCHCC Heritage Fest
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TCHCC Legends Series Pays Tribute to Vrazels' Polka Band

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Watch the videos by Walt Harfmann of Enzian Buam, Jerry Haisler & Melody 5, and the Legends Series tribute to the Vrazels' Polka Band

Red Ravens @ Sweet Home
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Bluebonnet Opry Polka Show
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GEEZER rock-n-roll in Gonzales
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Watch the videos  by George Weber of Bluebonnet Opry Polka Show...Incredible Music Makers at Hostyn Church Picnic

Watch the videos by Walt Harfmann of TCHCC Heritage Fest: Enzian Buam and Jerry Haisler & Melody 5, Legends Series Tribute to Vrazels' Polka Band...Fritz Hodde & Fab 6 in Elgin...Fredericksburg Oktoberfest performances by Chris Rybak, Walburg Boys, Czechaholics, and Jodie Mikula Orchestra
WEEKLY LAUGH
The wedding ceremony came to the point where the minister asked if anyone had anything to say concerning the union of the bride and groom.

The moment of utter silence was broken when a beautiful young woman carrying a child stood up. She starts walking slowly towards the minister. The congregation was aghast - you could almost hear a pin drop.

The groom's jaw dropped as he stared in disbelief at the approaching young woman and child. Chaos ensued.

The bride threw the bouquet into the air and burst out crying,
then the groom's mother fainted.

The groomsmen started giving each other looks and wondering how to save the situation.

The minister asked the woman, "Can you tell us, why you came forward? What do you have to say?" There was absolute silence in the church.

The woman replied, "We can't hear you in the back."

Submitted by Shane Lala         Share your jokes: Theresa@polkabeat.com
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