Bechyn Czech Folk Dancers
Our Bechyn Czech Folk Dance group was formed in 1994 and performs each year at the Czech Heritage Festival. Our dance group now includes second generation dancers! Members range in age from 3 years old thru adult (even grandparents!). We strive to perform authentic Czech/Slovak folk dances, and also have choreographed original folk dances. In 2013, we debuted our new kroj (folk dress) which is fashioned after kroj from the Valassko region, Moravia, Czech Republic.
Our weekly practices start in June. If you are interested in joining our dance group, please contact us on our contact page.
Czech Heritage Festival Sunday, August 8 - 2021 Bechyn, Minnesota
Plans are underway for our 2021 Festival in Bechyn!
We are looking forward to seeing all of you this year in Bechyn. We have a great line-up of entertainment for August 8.
Our friends Mollie B and Ted Lange will start the day with a Polka Mass at 10 a.m. and will headline the afternoon entertainment. Also joining us be the Sleepy Eye Concertina Club and Colton Tupy & The Sand Creek Connection!
Incredible music along with our delicious Czech foods will make our 30th Festival a grand celebration! Please mark your calendar and join us in Bechyn on August 8th. See you then!!
St. Mary's Preservation Association, is a 501c3 non-profit organization and proud to sponsor the annual Czech Heritage Festival
in Bechyn, Minnesota!
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Places of Interest in Renville and Redwood Counties
Renville County Genealogy, Renville Public Library
Renville County Historical Society and Museum, Morton, Minnesota
Renville County Park System
Birch Coolee Battlefield, Morton, Minnesota
Redwood County Genealogy, Redwood City Library
Redwood County Historical Society and Museum, Redwood Falls, Minnesota
Alexander Ramsey Park, Redwood Falls, Minnesota
Gilfillan Estate, Morgan, Minnesota
Minnesota River Valley Scenic Byway
2020's Virtual Czech Heritage Festival presented by Mollie B and Ted Lange
is available to watch again, or for the first time, on youtube right here on our
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St. Mary's Preservation Association of Bechyn P.O. Box 101
Olivia, MN 56277
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We've heard that
Bechyn is located
13 miles south of Olivia or
10 miles north of Redwood Falls, Minnesota
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