henryville map for header

"Come Home to Bechyn!"

Czech Heritage Festival


Sponsored by St. Mary's Preservation Association of Bechyn

Enjoy live music and kick up your heals for a joyful "polka", the dance step that originated in Bohemia.  Ethnic foods served throughout the day will guarantee you won't be going home hungry!


The festival is enjoyed by all ages.  There are games and housenka (caterpillar) rides for the children, quilt raffle, farmers market, handcrafted souviners, silent auction and our own Czech Folk Dancers! 


The Wendinger Band, Matt Hodek and the Dakota Dutchmen and the Sleepy Eye Area Concertina Club, will provide dance and listening music of the highest quality.  Our folk dancers enjoy performing and sharing the dances they have learned with all who attend our festival and they especially love inviting everyone to join them in the schottische!


Please join us on August 13, 2017  for a great day with family and friends!  Bechyn is located 10 miles NE of Redwood Falls, Minnesota.

"Come Home to Bechyn!"


Vitame Vas!

26th Annual

Czech Heritage Festival

Sunday, August 13, 2017

crowd 2 2 cropped
festival flier folk art border


Czech Heritage Festival Bechyn, Minnesota August 13, 2017

10:00 Polka Mass

11:00 - 2:00 Pork Dinner

Takeout available 10:30 - 1:00

Afternoon Entertainment

Wendinger Band*

Matt Hodek & the Dakota Dutchmen*

Sleepy Eye Area Concertina Club

Bechyn Czech Folk Dancers

*Bands sponsored by Leonard Malecek

Children's Activities

Quilt Raffle   

Farmers Market

Childrens Games


Held Rain or Shine


Benefit Raffle

Silent Auction


Ethnic Foods

Beer Garden

Free Admission

dona festival outline
dona festival outline
dona festival outline

Artwork by Dona Larkin

dancers 2 cropped

Czech Heritage Festival


"An early bird will hop farther." ...Czech Proverb















































bottom border for home page