After all of this writing about the Nebraska Czech community, I know that I want our family to attend the Czech Festival sometime. (Due to watching a friend’s child, a piano recital, birthday party and church commitments, this is not our year!) While there are definitely events catering to adults during Czech Fest, the schedule contains many child friendly options. If we were going, I would hope to take our children to these events. Planning the Czech Festival for Children does require a bit of advanced scheduling.
5-6:30 Accordion Jamboree (options of this all 3 days!)
7:00 Children’s Parade
8:00 Little tugger’s tractor pull
Several Czech cultural demonstrations at various times
Noon: Introducing the Czech queens (what little girl wouldn’t love that!)
4-8 Live polka bands (a distinct memory of my husband when he was growing up was listening to polka being blared from the speakers atop of his uncle’s vehicle. I am sure our kids have somehow inherited an appreciation for the polka!)
5:45-6:30 Wilber Junior Czech dancers
8:15 Community Worship
more morning cultural events
2:00 Another parade
4:15 A Czech program
Visit this Wilber 2013 Czech Festival PDF to see the complete schedule.
More on the Wilber Czech Festival
If you would like to know more about the Wilber Czech Festival, you would enjoy reading Kelsey’s tales (another Nebraska blogger) of being involved with the Wilber Czech Festival. She writes about her experiences as Czech Queen. In addition to several other Czech entries on her site, she also has tips on where to find the best Czech food while at the Wilber Czech Fest. (Crucial information when you travel with children!) If you have time this week-end, Wilber is a wonderful destination.