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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

36TH WESTFEST


It's finally here...the 36Th Annual Westfest. Vitame Vas Na Westfest. Welcome to the Westfest. This will be another special one for me, cause I'll have a guest for Westfest. Someone to show off my little town to, someone to share Skunk Egg's and Kolaches with. Just wish you all could come down for it too. Because I guarantee..we will be having some  fun. Babs will pick up Rae up at the Waco Airport while I do all my running around..It's pay day, need to pay all my bills, buy some groceries, alert the media that I'll be at Westfest so they can double up on the local police. ha..I wish.. 
So? What's going to be going on at Westfest? It starts off with Friday night Preview Party. The gates open at 5:30 with Roy Mitchum and the Heart of the Night Band  set to provide the music from 6-7. the Miss Westfest Pageant is scheduled on the the East Pavilion stage at 7 p.m. as six West High School students vie for the coveted Miss Westfest crown. The reigning Miss Westfest 2010 Katen Kolar will crown the new Miss Westfest at the conclusion of the event. Following the pageant, Johnny Lee and the Urban Cowboy Band are scheduled to perform in the same area from approximately 8-10 p.m. followed by the featured entertainer, Kyle Park, who is scheduled to be on stage from 10 p.m. till midnight. There will be special prices for the kids rides between 7 to 11 p.m. for $20, for them to ride all the rides. This doesn't include the price of admission. 
Saturday morning is set off with the Westfest Parade, which to tell you the truth is my favorite part of Westfest. I love the parade..One year I was in the parade, and I liked it cause I got to throw candy to the kids. Plus the one year I was in the parade with the Grassroot Democrats and wore my Obama Mama t-shirt. I really had fun that day. I'll take plenty of pictures.  Soon as the parade is over the gates open up and Westfest officially begins. 
Brave Combo will play for the 35th year. I always thought they had played every year but ...I was wrong.  There will be karaoke, washer tossing contest, horseshoes(which the Dulock's almost always win... they are very...very..very good. There will be a Kolache baking contest for professional and non professional bakers. One year...I will enter..just to see how well a viking does cooking Czech.
There will be a tractor pull, the Kolache 500 Race,  a Polka Mass, and arts and crafts. The arts and crafts consist from fused glass, sun-catchers, candle holders, geode bookends, belt buckles, hats, wooden toys, wicker baskets, handbags, jewelry, baby quilts, regular sized quilts, candles, potpourri, art, palm leaf hats...wait..palm leaf hats..Shady Lane has one and says they are the best hats in the world..They don't mess up your hair and don't make your head sweat. hmm, I may get me one. Etched glass, vases, caricatures , handmade boots, purses , t-shirts, novelty items, hair halos, Christmas items, mosaic tile art, rustic furniture, natural honey(oh I'll get the honey and save me a trip to Waco), face and body painting, crosses, handmade walking canes, hand puppets, decorated flip flops, wind chimes, tie dyed clothing, pewter figurines, belly dance costumes, china cup bird feeders, metal art, Russian nesting dolls, Polish pottery, steins, Salsa, Emu oil, and Goddess knows what else.
When I was younger I really cared about who played what and which tent. Cause I love to dance..now? not so much, but I do enjoy listening to Brave Combo and extra goodie for me? Gary P. Nunn is going to play from 10 till midnight. I love Gary P. Nunn. For you that aren't in the know Gary P. Nunn wrote London Homesick Blues(I wanna go home with the Armadillo) and if you still don't know who it is? you-tube it..it's a yafta.
Oh there will be  a Taroky Tourney Saturday too. Plus I'm pretty sure my niece and her 2 kids will be dancing with the Czech Dancers like they have every year and I love to see them dance. 
Raymond and Lill Matus are going to be the Parade Marshals.
Well, I'll make this short, and will post all the pictures either Sunday night or Monday after the regular Monday post. Have a great holiday, and wish you all were here.

11 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Your blog must have a virus or something weird, YDG, because clicking on your blog name in my Blogger reader diverts me to a site called blogrolling.com. But there's no problem when I just click on the post name to get to your blog.

Just FYI.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Enjoy WestFest with your guest! The arts and crafts lineup sounds especially great.

YELLOWDOG GRANNY said...

I don't get it..when I click on it it just takes me to my blog...weird..if anyone else has that problem let me know..
westfest has some terrific arts and crafts..I have bought an African statue, a beautiful bowl, and various different types of jewelry. and the best cheese dip ever.

My name WAS Female, I shit you not! said...

:0( I'm going to MISS the FUN!

Jan said...

I think ESPN should cover Westfest.

Rox said...

I had the same thing happen...your blog goes right to blogrolling. Hm...

So, here's something you don't know about me. I could fucking polka ALL NIGHT. And sing Patsy Cline songs.

I'm an enigma.

YELLOWDOG GRANNY said...

I cant' even find anything called blogrolling.com.what the fuck?...
they should cover the horse shoes tossing..they are soo good.

The Future Was Yesterday said...

Damn! Country music, all kinds of good stuff to eat, & I'm sitting here with "rap" coming thru the walls so loud my pictures are swaying.

I think I'm gonna....I'm gonna....I'm gonna.....someday!")

Ted McLaughlin said...

It's doing it to me also, YDG. Maybe you should e-mail Blogger.

Wish I could see Gary P. Nunn with you. He's great.

Grandma K said...

Gary P Nunn AND Johnny Lee. Sure wish I were going to be able to be there!

Intense Guy said...

If ESPN or some other TV broadcaster "does" Westfest, you, YDG would have to do the color commentary!!

Sigh... those "Queens of Westfest" are all soooooo beautiful.