KOLACH DAYS, a festive celebration of Verdigre's Czech heritage, was actually 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 Queen. It continues as an annual event held on the second full weekend in June.
WHAT 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.
VERDIGRE's 44th ANNUAL KOLACH DAYS 2013- Begins Sunday June 6 and runs through Sunday June 9, 2013.
COZY CORNER CAFÉ - Full menu all weekend. Friday night: chicken special; Saturdayevening: steaks with salad bar; Sunday: breakfast, noon specials. Specializing in home-cooked meals, fresh-baked pies, rolls and soft-serve ice cream.
CATHOLIC CHURCH - Kolaches by the dozen Saturday from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the handicap access (east side of church), and Sun. at 10 a.m. until gone at the ZCBJ Hall.
MISTY'S SALOON - Tuesday evening: Texas Hold'Em.
Wednesday evening: Karaoke Contest.
Thursday evening: Horseshoe Throwing Competition (must register).
Beer Garden Thursday - Sunday.
Two bands on Sunday. Serving food throughout the weekend. Cover charge beginning at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
VERDIGRE BAKERY - Open all weekend. Kolaches & other Czech favorites, doughnuts,sweet rolls, ice cream. 402-668-2233.
UNITED METHODIST CHURCH - Serving begins at 10:30 a.m. Sunday until gone: Roast pork, fried chicken, sauerkraut, dumplings, green beans, salad bar, desserts.
Kolaches sold by the dozen.
JACK'S QWIKSHOP - (Hwy. 14): Old-fashioned wieners, bologna, jaternice & beef jerky. Gas-Diesel-Off Sale Beer (only) - Soft Ice Cream - Pop and Kolaches for sale.
AMERICAN LEGION BUILDING - Sunday serving plate lunches and kolaches by the
dozen. Serving a plate lunch at the Royalty Ball.
Sponsored by the Verdigre Improvement Club
Recipient of the Ike Friedman Community Leader Award 2000 & 2002
Make plans to attend Verdigre’s Award Winning 45th Annual Kolach Days 2013,
Selected as Nebraska’s Outstanding Event 1999!