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  • Dates: March 26, 2021
  • Location: Hallettsville KC Hall
  • Time: March 26-28
Do you love Polka music? Do you love sausage? Stop by the Polka and Sausage Fest for both, plus lots of fun. The South Texas Polka and Sausage Fest was the brainchild of three dedicated Knights of Columbus members, Henry Pavliska, his brother Bobby Pavliska, and Wence Shimek. They felt that with the deep Czech and German heritages in the area, a Polka festival would be a unique project for the council. The weekend of the fourth Sunday in March 1980 marked the first South Texas Polka and Sausage Fest, and today it has become one of the major annual events for the Knights of Columbus. Friday night begins with a fish fry with all the trimmings, followed by a night of Polka music and dancing. Saturday the festivities begin with a Polka Mass celebrated at the hall followed by lots of fun, food, and fellowship. The Knights of Columbus serve a delicious meal consisting of sausage, sauerkraut, potatoes, chicken noodle soup, and of course tasty kolaches. Polka music starts in the evening for dancing and fun. Sunday there is fried chicken on the menu in addition to the other menu items from Saturday, and the music continues with various bands. For the finale, all the bands join together for a concert in the late afternoon. Camper hook-ups are available at the hall and there are several motels in the area within driving distance for an overnight stay. The proceeds from the festival benefit the Sacred Heart Catholic School Athletic program.