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Join us for our fall dance on Sat., Sept. 29 from 2-5:30 pm at Sealy American Legion Hall, with music by Lost Cause.

 Visit us during TCHCC Heritage Fest Oct. 20, 2018!

Visit us during TCHCC Heritage Fest Oct. 20, 2018!

  Voted Best Plumber in Fayette County

Voted Best Plumber in Fayette County

  Voted Best Fried Chicken and Hamburgers in Fayette County

Voted Best Fried Chicken and Hamburgers in Fayette County

 Check out our 4th Annual Oktoberfest Guide to plan your fall festival travel schedule!

Check out our 4th Annual Oktoberfest Guide to plan your fall festival travel schedule!

Monday, September 24

AUSTIN: Central Texas Accordion Assoc (Last Mon.) @ Casa Chapala, 7P...512-459-4242

AUSTIN: Charles Thibodeaux/Austin Cajun Aces @ Evangeline Cafe, 6:30-8:30P...512-282-2586

 

Tuesday, September 25

PLANO: Alan Walling @ Bavarian Grill, 6:45-10P…972-881-0705

SAN ANTONIO: San Antonio Accordion Assoc. (Last Tues.) @ Chester's Hamburgers, NE Loop 410, 5:30P...210-805-8600

 

Wednesday, September 26

HOUSTON: Das Ist Lustig @ Rudi Lechner’s, 6-10P…713-428-2019

PLANO: Alan Walling @ Bavarian Grill, 6:45-10P…972-881-0705

 

Thursday, September 27

EL CAMPO: Gravel Road @ American Legion, 7:30-10P…979-543-3108

FT WORTH: Oktoberfest @ Panther Island, 5-11P – Alpenmusikanten, Walburg Boys, Auf Geht’s, Nick Ballarini, Alpine Village Band, (Banner ad above)

PLANO: Brave Combo @ Legacy Hall, 8P…972-846-4255

SAN ANTONIO: Oktoberfest @ Alamo Beer Co, Chris Rybak, 3-6P; TubaMeisters, 6-9P…210-872-5589

WACO: Branded Heart (Boot Scootin' Club) @ Sul Ross Center, 7-10P...254-752-6412

 

Friday, September 28

CISTERN: Wesley Pearson @ Cistern Country Store, 8P-12A…361-865-3655

FT WORTH: Oktoberfest @ Panther Island, 5-11P - Walburg Boys, Auf Geht’s, Alpenmusikanten, Das Ist Lustig, Nick Ballarini (Banner ad above)

GIDDINGS: Lost Cause @ The Bull Pen, 8:30-11:30P…979.542.0208

GRANGER: DJ/Karaoke @ Cotton Club, 7-10P…512-859-0700

HOUSTON: Bob & Mike @ Rudi Lechner’s, 6-10P…713-782-1180

LOCKHART: Western Swing & BBQ Festival – The Gathering & Texas Western Swing Hall of Fame Show @ Comanche Country Ranch, 7-10P (Banner ad homepage)

MCKINNEY: Oktoberfest, 4-11P – Alpine Village Band, STV Almrausch, Royal Klobasneks, Brave Combo (Banner ad above)

SAN ANTONIO: @ Bier Garten Riverwalk, Austin Polka Band, 4P; Chris Cruz Band, 8P (Banner ad above)

SAN ANTONIO: Oktoberfest @ Alamo Beer Co, TubaMeisters, 6-8P & 9:30-11P…210-872-5589

SEGUIN: Bob Appel @ Silver Center, 7:30-11P…830-303-6612

WALBURG: Off the Grid @ Walburg German Restaurant, 7:30-11P…512-863-8440

 

Saturday, September 29

AUSTIN: Austoberfest @ Saengerrunde Hall - Austin Polka Band, 5:30-8:30P, The Chainlink Band, 9-11P…512-666-7464

CAMERON: Bobby Flores/Yellow Rose Band @ VFW, 8:30-11:30P...254-295-6222

CISTERN: Vic Rodriguez Karaoke & Dancing @ Cistern Country Store, 9P-1A…361-865-3655

DENTON: Fry Street Oktoberfest - The Holophonics, 12P; JB & The Zydeco Posse, 1P; Puddin Taine, 2:45P; Brave Combo, 3:30P

FT WORTH: Oktoberfest @ Panther Island, 11A-12A– Nick Ballarini, Royal Klobasneks, Alpenmusikanten, Alpine Village Band, Off the Grid, Das Ist Lustig (Banner ad above)

GRANGER: Six Sanchez @ Cotton Club, 9P-1A…512-859-0700

HALLETTSVILLE: Kolache Fest @ KC Hall – Upper Pavilion: Chris Rybak, Dujka Brothers, Los Kolaches; Biergarten Pavilion: Texas Sound Check, Red Ravens, Czechaholics, Faith Family Church Band (Banner ad above)

HOUSTON: Bob & Mike @ Rudi Lechner’s, 6-10P…713-782-1180

HOUSTON: Oktoberfest @ The Water Works on Buffalo Bayou, 11A-6P – Enzian Buam, Auf Geht’s, Eurofest, Yodel Blitz (Banner ad above)

HOUSTON: St. Jerome Fall Festival – Black Tie Affair, 7-10P (Banner ad above)

LA GRANGE: Neil & The Real Deal Band @ Mullins Prairie Store, 8P-12A…979-247- 4220

LA GRANGE: Battle Dance with Rocky King Band & Jeff Woolsey/Dancehall Kings @ Round Up Pavilion Hall, Fayette Co Fairgrounds, 7P-12A

LA GRANGE: The Hot Attacks @ Blissful Folly Farm, 1-5P...979.249.5652

LIBERTY: Liberty Opry on the Square – 50s Doo-Wop Specialty, 4P…936-336-5830

LOCKHART: Western Swing & BBQ Festival @ venues throughout town; Festival Dance @ Courthouse Stage featuring Carolyn Martin and Kristyn Harris, 7:30-10:30P (Banner ad above)

MCKINNEY: Oktoberfest, 10A-11P – David Casper Band, Alpine Village Band, STV Almrausch, Royal Klobasneks, Alpenmusikanten, Czech & Then Some, Brave Combo (Banner ad above)

ROUND ROCK: Taptoberfest – TubaMeisters, 3-6P…512-341-2337

SAN ANTONIO: @ Bier Garten Riverwalk, Derek Lewis Trio, 2P; Chris Cruz Band, 8:30P (Banner ad homepage)

SEALY: Texas Heritage Music & Dance Club Public Dance @ American Legion with Lost Cause, 2-5:30P (Banner ad above)

SEGUIN: Oktoberfest @ Seguin Brewing Co downtown w/Fritz Hodde & Fab 6, 3-5P & 7-9P…210-771-3913

SHINER: Methodist Church Dance w/Red Ravens @ Family Center, 7-10:30P…361-594-3830

WACO: Muscular Dystrophy Assoc. Oktoberfest @ Indian Spring Park – TubaMeisters, 10A-12P; Czech Melody Masters, 4-6P; Chris Rybak, 7-10P…512-691-0065

WEBSTER: Kenny James @ Alpine Brauhaus, 6-9P…281-336-0788

 

Sunday, September 30

ELGIN: Lost Cause @ SPJST Lodge 18, 3-7P...512-285-3100

GERONIMO: Charles & Fab 4 @ VFW, 3-6:30P…830-305-8829

GRANGER: Can’t Hardly Playboyz @ Cotton Club, 5-10P…512-859-0700

HOUSTON: Texas Roadrunners @ VFW #10352, 2-5:30P (Ad Monthly Calendar page)

HOUSTON: St. Jerome Fall Festival – Sandy G y Lost Gavilanes, 5-8:45P (Banner ad above)

HOUSTON: 55th Slavic Festival @ Northside Columbus Club, 12-6P (Banner ad above)

LA GRANGE: Czechaholics Polka Sunday @ Round Up Pavilion Hall, Fayette Co Fairgrounds, 2-6P (Banner ad above)

LOCKHART: Western Swing & BBQ Festival @ several venues in town (Banner ad above)

MCKINNEY: Oktoberfest, 12-5P – STV Almrausch, Auf Geht’s, Czech & Then Some, Alpenmusikanten (Banner ad above)

SAN ANTONIO: Oktoberfest @ Bier Garten Riverwalk, Derek Lewis w/Joe Klaus, 2-6P; Box String Duo, 7-11P (Banner ad above)

SAN ANTONIO: Oktoberfest @ Alamo Beer Co, TubaMeisters, 1-3P & 5-6:30P…210-872-5589

SEALY: Immaculate Conception Church Bazaar – Kovanda’s Czech Band, 11A (Banner ad above)

SEATON (Temple): Jerry Haisler & Melody 5 @ Sefcik Hall, 6-9P…254-985-2356

SWEET HOME: Queen of Peace Picnic @ Community Center, (Ad Monthly Calendar page)

 

Monday, October 1

AUSTIN: Charles Thibodeaux/Austin Cajun Aces @ Evangeline Cafe, 6:30-8:30P...512-282-2586

See full September schedule

 

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Concerts, Exhibits, Special Events

Sat., September 29
Celebrating the Centennial of the Founding of Czechoslovakia and the U.S. and Czech Partnership
Presented by Texas Czech Genealogical Society 8A-4P
Caldwell Civic Center

Sun., November 4
WWI Presentations & Reception
Texas Czech Heritage & Cultural Center, La Grange

Through November 25, 2018
World War I & The Birth of Czechoslovakia
Also celebrating 100 years of Czech independence
Texas Czech Heritage & Cultural Center, La Grange

Through November 26, 2018
Lidice 1942
Texas Czech Heritage & Cultural Center, La Grange

Mon., November 26
Texas Dance Hall Preservation Photo Exhibit
Exhibit opens; program TBA
Texas Czech Heritage & Cultural Center, La Grange
 

Videos

Watch the videos by Walt Harfmann of Franz & Schorsch in Walburg...Ennis Czech Boys in Elgin...bands from his European trips

Watch the videos by George Weber of Alfred Vrazel and Fritz Hodde sitting in with Praha Brothers at Marak Picnic

 

 

  Safeguarding the Dance Hall Days of Texas  - a feature in Preservation magazine of the National Trust for Historic Preservation

Safeguarding the Dance Hall Days of Texas - a feature in Preservation magazine of the National Trust for Historic Preservation