36th Annual Kolache Festival planned for Saturday

Published: Sep. 10, 2021 at 3:58 AM CDT|Updated: Sep. 10, 2021 at 10:45 AM CDT
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CALDWELL, Texas (KBTX) - Caldwell, known as the “Kolache Capital of Texas,” is celebrating its Czech heritage Saturday, Sept. 11 with the 36th Annual Kolache Festival.

Festival Chairwoman, Janice Easter said it’s going to be a pivotal year for the festival.

“We are very excited because we didn’t have it last year, so I feel like this is pivotal for our community this year,” said Easter.

The day will be packed will all kinds of different activities starting with the Kolache Krunch 5k. The 5k starts at 7:30 a.m. and will go through downtown Caldwell.

The run is hosted by the Burleson Aggie Moms and benefits Aggie students in the form of scholarships. To register for the run, click here.

Once the race is over, at 9:00 a.m. the day will kick off with an official welcome, the crowning of the 2021 Miss Kolache Festival, and a patriotic salute.

Throughout the day head on over to the Caldwell Civic & Visitors Center and check out the quilt show.

Authentic kolaches and pastries will be available for purchase. Plus, several other food vendors will be on site.

According to the Kolache Festival, guests can enjoy visiting over 150 vendors, live music, a kolache eating contest, different shows, and check out local museums.

“Susan at the chamber has been working very very hard to make this a success this year. She has worked very hard in getting vendors, exhibitors, and bakeries and all of the things to make the Kolache Festival a success,” said Easter. “And I know behind the scenes the City of Caldwell works very hard as well putting up electrical poles- everything it takes again to make the festival a success.”

To learn more about this year’s Kolache Festival, click here.

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