Polka On at the East Bernard Kolache Festival

Some polka festivals are spread out over a weekend or even weeks, but no one packs as much entertainment and great food in only one day than the Kolache and Klobase Festival in East Bernard, Texas. You don't want to miss the 22nd running of this great fest on Saturday, June 9. Here are my Top 10 reasons you need to be in East Bernard on Saturday. 10. Non-stop entertainment. From 10:30 AM to 11 PM eight bands perform in the pavilion and in the historic Riverside Hall. 9. The food! They start serving plate lunches of sausage, barbecue chicken and all the trimmings at 11 AM. 8. The kolaches! Dozens and dozens. My favorite is cheese. 7. The vendors. Lots of talented people selling their creations. Polkabeat.com will be there with new items from the Polka On! store. 6. The people. None friendlier than a polka crowd. 5. The hall. Lots of room to dance and great floor. 4. The flag tribute and grand march. Starts at 3 PM. Makes you proud to be an American and a polka lover! 3. The 3-band concert. Starts after the flag tribute and features Czech and Then Some, Dujka Brothers and Red Ravens. 2. The dancing. All the bands play a great variety of music from polka to country to cha cha. 1. The tradition. It's just one of the best run festivals in the state.