Back by popular demand, this free, outdoor event will feature musical performances, a play, polka dancing, a large farm life exhibition and fun activities for children. This year’s festival will feature a special performance of “Lydia Comes to America,” an original play written and performed by Zitta family. A special exhibit on “kroje,” the traditional folk costume, has been added to the program. The area’s historically Czech and Slovak churches will be selling food based on traditional recipes. Baked goods such as “kolache” and Czech and Slovak beer will also be available for purchase.
Come learn about the rich and unique culture of Virginia’s longtime Czech and Slovak-American community, you are guaranteed to enjoy yourself. The Heritage Center will also feature new exhibits and artifacts about the community.