AT IS A KOLACH?
Kolaches, 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.
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,
Selected as Nebraska’s Outstanding Event 1999!
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.