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A taste of Dakota festivals

Wild West Days in Faulkton, S.D. Photo courtesy Faulk County Record

TABOR, S.D. Czech Days For nearly 70 years, the community of Tabor, S.D., has celebrated its predominantly Czechoslovakian heritage around farmers’ schedules, with a Czech pioneer village, kolache baking, polka dance-off, and Czech Days queen, prince and princess pageants. The two-day festival benefits Tabor’s economy and sense of community. “Almost every resident has a part doing something, whether it’s working ... Read More »

How do you create a living tradition?

by Wendy Royston & Heidi Marttila-Losure When the celebration of a history or heritage is done well, it takes on a life of its own. “If you can find a way to really integrate those celebrations and festivals into your communities, and bring that there, you’re going to attract people from the outside,” said Brenna Gerhardt, executive director of the ... Read More »

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