Czech Out the National Polka Festival in Ennis

As we approach Memorial Day Weekend and the 46th National Polka Festival in Ennis, I give you my Top 10 reasons why you need to be there! 10. Dance to the music of 14 live bands at 3 halls and 2 street dances. Awesome! See the schedule. 9. King and Queen Dance Contest on Friday night at Sokol Hall. 8. Parade at 10 AM Saturday through downtown Ennis with Miss Texas 2011 as grand marshal. Enjoy the music of the festival's polka bands riding on decorated floats and the sounds of the award-winning Ennis High School Marching Band. 7. Kolache Eating Contest at 1 PM on Saturday at Downtown stage. 6. Live Remote with the KBEC Johnnie I. Krajca Polka Show at KJT Hall on Sunday from 9-11 AM, featuring the music of the Ennis Czech Boys and The Moravians. FREE admission, kolaches and door prizes! 5. Thursday night pre-festival jam sponsored by Lots of great Polka On! giveaways and those great Polka On! shirts will be available for only $10. Price goes up to $15 the rest of the weekend. 4. table at KJT Hall on Saturday and Sokol Hall on Sunday. Stop by to stock up on the latest Polka On! products--bumper stickers, fans, car windshield sunshades, and jewelry. 3. The food! OMG! 2. Celebrate Texas Czech heritage! 1. It's a family tradition.