Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Dozinky 2012

Dozinky is an annual Harvest festival at New Prague, Minnesota, that celebrates the Czech Heritage and the Farm Heritage of the city and the surrounding area. The September event is always fun and well attended because it features the sale of Czech foods, ethic-related items, and a Parade of Farm Pride.
Czech Village is managed by the volunteers of the Czech Heritage Club of New Prague.

Nancy and I felt honored to be invited to display and sell our farm heritage books and Czech apparel at a booth located in the Czech Village, which consisted of a group of tents in a space between two downtown building on the north side of the main street in New Prague. Pedestrian traffic kept us busy all day as friends stopped by to say hello and as customers checked out our books, tee shirts, sweat shirts, caps, and visors.
Nancy at our booth in the Czech Village.

 Street scene about 9:00AM (above)
Street scene at same location about 11:00 AM (above and below)

By noon both sides of the street were lined with people eager to watch the Parade of Farm Pride, which features a variety of floats from organizations, musician, political figures, and tractors new and old.
In the above photo, my cousin Ben Cervenka drives his restored D15 Allis Chalmers.
 Street vendors were busy and the Czech Village was packed during much of the day. Visitors were eager to listen to the Czech music and watch Czech dancers perform in the tent at the far end of the Czech Village, shown on the right of the above photo.

Nancy and I wish to thank everyone involved in organizing and managing Dozinky 2012.

We especially thank Vi Chromy and Deb Ziskovsky for inviting Nancy and me to display and sell our books and apparel at the Czech Village. We were proud to be part of it.

Visit New Prague during Dozinky next year. You and your family will be glad you did.

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