Kolache Festival & ChiliFest

Kolache Festival in the Kolache Capital of Texas

Look all around Caldwell and the surrounding area known as The Texas Czech Belt and you will find kolaches. This delicious pastry took the state of Texas by storm and for the last 36 years has been celebrated by the folks in Caldwell, Texas, or as it is known during Kolache Fest, the Kolache Capital of Texas.

Pronounced, Ko-lah-chee, and sometimes referred to as a kolach, or kolace, or kolacky, this pastry originates in the Czech lands and Slovakia region of central Europe. It is a pastry that holds a portion of fruit and sometimes cheese encircled in a puffy dough. Czech immigrants who migrated to Texas in the 1880s brought with them this delicious baked good and filled it with traditional flavors of poppy seed, apricot, prune and farmer’s cheese. In the decades since, the Texas Czech Belt has evolved to include kolache fillings such as pineapple, blueberry, strawberry and cream cheese. Some Texan kolache makers even include jalapeno, sausage, and other types of cheese. There is some argument from community people on whether or not a kolache can include meat, however one thing is certain, they all are tasty.

The Kolache Festival in Caldwell features lots of fun for all. It takes place each year in September. There’s a 5K marathon, the Kolache Krunch, a street rod and classic car show, a quilt show, a battle of the Polka bands with names like The Moravians and Czech & Then Some, and plenty of other types of entertainment all day long. You will, of course, find tons of different kinds of kolaches to sample and buy.

Chilifest Music Festival

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The Chilifest Music Festival is a two-day music festival that takes place in the nearby town of Snook, Texas that attracts 35,000-50,000 people each year. There is also a pretty competitive chili competition, as well. The event is scheduled for April each year and brings a lineup of many of the hottest country music artists. This event has been held each year since 1991 and it exists to raise money for area local charities such as Burleson County Go-Texan, the Boys & Girls Club of Brazos Valley, and the Snook Volunteer Fire Department.

If you are coming to Chilifest, we can accommodate both large and small groups in our Caldwell TX rentals. Our units feature hot tubs, plenty of space to park your cars and trailers, and lots of peace and quiet during your downtown. We are very family friendly.

Our Caldwell TX rentals are perfect for your family. We offer different sized units that can accommodate both large and small groups. We are just 10 miles from Somerville Lake with its fantastic fishing opportunities, and 25 miles from College Station, or as some call it, Aggieland as it is the home of Texas A & M university. While you are here you can sit back and sip on some delicious Texas wine made in the Brazos Valley, and take a wine tour or check out the things to do in Caldwell, Texas. Book your stay today!