KOLACH DAYS

 

 

kolachesKolaches, a favorite Czech and Slovak dessert originating from Eastern Europe, are baked pastries of yeast dough with delicious fruit filling. Some fillings include prune, poppy seed, apricot, cherry, & cottage cheese. Kolaches are available for sale from many groups and individuals and at many Verdigre businesses year-round.

 

A festive celebration of Verdigre's Czech heritage, was conceived in 1939 and sponsored by the Czech Federation. It became an annual event in the 1950's. Past festivities have included a carnival, bands, dancing, Kolach Baking Contest, Kolach Eating Contest, Turtle Races, Kiddie Parade, Grand Parade, flea markets, stage productions, basketball tournament, mud volleyball, various shows and demonstrations, tractor pull, Bull-o-Rama, Alumni Banquet, & crowning of the new Kolach King and Queen. It continues as an annual event, held on the second full weekend in June.

Sponsored by the Verdigre Improvement Club
Recipient of the Ike Friedman Community Leader Award 2000 & 2002

Make plans to attend Verdigre’s Award Winning 49th Annual Kolach Days 2017,
June 9-11

Selected as Nebraska’s Outstanding Event 1999!


 

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