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Ennis Nat. Polka Fest. & Arts & Crafts in Ennis, TX

Fri May 27th - Sun May 29th
Other Possible Names for this Event:   -   National Polka Festival  -   Ennis Polka Festival Arts & Crafts  -   National Polka Festival National Polka Festival  -   National Ennis Polka Festival  -   Polka Festival  -   National Ennis Polka Festival

Event Location
002 E. Ennis Ave
Ennis, TX 75120
Ennis, TX 75120
Ellis County - 37,056 housholds avg $60,149 ea.

Location/Facility Name: Downtown Ennis
Listing Details for Event #: 2008290
Posted: Sep 11, 2015
Last Updated: Feb 27, 2016
Listing Completeness %: 90%
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Event Details
Primary Category:
  - Art & Craft Events
     - Art and Craft Show
Additional Categories:
  - Ethnic & Regional
     - Ethnic Festival
Dates: Fri May 27th - Sun May 29th
Rain Date Policy: Only SEVERE weather will cancel event. There will be NO refunds due to weather.
Show Hours: SAT. 9-5, SUN 11-4
Setup Time: AFTER 6PM FRI.
Year #: 48
Public Admission Price: FREE-OUTDOORS
Vendor Help: NO
Vendor Breakfast: NO
Vendor Lunch: NO
Parking: city streets
Vendor Parking: Streets, church lots
RV Parking: NO
Restrooms: in bldgs, and portables
Awards/Prizes: o
Electricity: NO
Water: limited
Tables/Chairs: NOT PROVIDED
Misc Details: Outdoor Event w/o Cover Provided, Retail Items
Website: URL on file! Click Here for more info.
Advertising: Advertising in newspapers, radio
Entertainment: Saturday May 27th, 2006 Music provided by Czechaholics of Hallettsville, TX 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m.

  Jury Fee: NONE
Jury Requirements: list of items to be sold
Commission: 20% of food sales
Art/Craft Space Price: $150 10 X 10,

Retail Space Price: $150 FOR 10X10, $275 2 spaces, $375 for 3 spaces

Food Space Price: 20% commission of sales + $105 10x10, $200 2 spaces, $285 3 spaces

App Deadline: unknown
Still Accepting App's: unknown
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Polka Festival

Downtown Ennis - Arts & Crafts, Food Vendors, childrens activities and music entertainment
Also the KJT, Knights of Columbus and SOKOL Halls have Polka Bands & traditional Czech food all weekend long.
Make plans now to experience authentic cuisine, sounds, and costumes of the Czech and Slovak heritage at the City's largest festival -- the long-running National Polka Festival taking place Memorial Day weekend in May. Join the fun starting with a dance on Friday evening from 7-11 pm. King/Queen Dance Contest is at 9 pm. On Saturday, enjoy the Rotary Club's 5K and 10K Polkafest run at 7:00 am, and gala parade at 10 am. The festival features 14 live polka bands, great Czech food, arts and crafts, and much more. Children 12 and under have free admission into the halls. One admission per day includes all three halls. Shuttle buses carry enthusiastic visitors both to-and-from the various entertainment sites for polka music, lunch and dinners. Visit the National Polka Festival Official website). Vendor applications can be obtained by contacting the Ennis Chamber of Commerce at or visiting the Chamber's website at http://www.ennis-chamber.com.

Call if you have any questions! Come polka with us!

parade 10 am sat, bands ,food,dancing,crafts,vendors,10k race
You will experience our traditions, religious customs, dancing, tastes, sights, sounds, and "a little bit of the Czech Lands" throughout historic downtown and at our three spacious air conditioned halls (KJT, KC and Sokol Halls).
The festival kicks off with an opening dance Friday at 7:00 pm, featuring polka music and the King and Queen Dance Contest, where participants and non-participants are encouraged to wear traditional Czech kroj (costumes). At 10:00 on Saturday morning, floats, bands, and colorful costumes will kick-off the downtown festivities. The parade traditionally includes something for visitors of all ages. Enjoy the music of our polka bands riding on decorated floats or the sounds of our award winning Ennis High School Marching Band. The Shriners make their annual appearance, as well as celebrities, public officials, motorcycles, horseback riders, clowns, kids, and seniors! This giant parade twists through historic downtown Ennis and is sure to please.
Event/Application Rules & Regulations

Common Rules Selected: City law requires city issued vendor permit. (Cost: $25 for Food Vendors) Standard Rules: All work and displays must stay within designated space. No boxes, extra merchandise or debris should be visible. Spot area must be kept clean throughout the event and be left spotless afterwards. No soliciting, approaching patrons, or distribution of advertising material outside of booth area. All vendors must have a state sales tax license. Vendors are responsible for collecting and remitting all sales tax.
Event Quality Level Determining Flags:
Retail Items Allowed.
All items must be hand made or embelished.
All product types to be sold must be listed on application.
Vendors with items violating contract terms WILL BE asked to remove them.
Determined Quality Level: 2   quality levels explained
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Driving Directions
From Dallas: South on I-45, Exit 253 or 251-B.
From Houston and Corsicana: North on I- 45, Exit 249 or 251-B.
From Ft. Worth, Midlothian, Waxahachie: East on US Highway 287, Exit Ennis Business 287.
From Austin, Waco, Hillsboro: North on I- 35E, East on US Highway 287, Exit Ennis Business 287.
From Terrell, Kaufman: South on Texas Highway 34.
From Shreveport, Longview, Tyler: West on I- 20, South on I- 45, Exit 253 or 251-B.
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