Westfest is an annual event held every Labor Day Weekend that salutes the area’s Czech heritage.
The festival featuring constant live music and entertainment, authentic food & beverages, and non stop family-oriented activities.
Westfest was founded in 1976 as a means for the West community to raise funds for a variety of projects, including various athletic facilities for youth groups, senior citizen activities, a community center, library and other civic and cultural programs.
To date, Westfest has raised over $986,000 dollars for the community. We are excited to surpass the $1 million dollar giveback amount this year!
Westfest is made possible each year thanks to the HUNDREDS of Volunteers that dedicate their time before, during, and after the annual festival.
We welcome new volunteers and would love for you to join our team!
Runners of all ages line up at 8 a.m. Sunday to run the 3-mile Westfest course. There are divisions for men and ladies in several age categories.
The colorful Westfest Parade presented by Sykora Family Ford winds through the streets of downtown West Saturday morning beginning at 10 a.m.
Stop by the Amphitheater for a display of many cultural performances including West High School's own Jr. Historians!
One of the largest carnivals in Central Texas! Check out the admissions page for information on All You Can Ride bracelet nights!
Arts & Crafts vendors open all weekend!
A Westfest tradition continues, join us Sunday at 10:00 am in the Amphitheater for Polka Mass. Entry to mass is free and all are welcome to attend.
A diverse display of Czech cultural costumes is held in the Amphitheater Saturday afternoon at 2pm.
Czech out our indoor Westfest Souvenir Store!
Stop in, cool down and browse.
See Westfest from the sky! Rides are available everyday of the festival. Fee is $40 per person with a 2 passenger minimum.
Swing by the Amphitheater to see the local gymnastic exhibit held both Saturday and Sunday afternoons.
Sausage and sauerkraut on homemade beer bread with cheese and poppy seed dressing.
Fruit-filled, cheese or sausage pastry made famous by our Czech culture.
Czech filled pastries served with all the fixins'
With heavy hearts we mourn the loss of one of our brightest stars. Faye Connor, Past Director and Westfest visionary has reached her heavenly home. Her dedication and commitment to Westfest and all it stands for will live on in all of us.
Just last month we had the pleasure of hearing about the beginning days of Westfest with Granny Faye and Clara Carter, enjoy this memorable interview!
Arrangements and donations to the Westfest Scholarship fund are being handled through Aderhold Funeral Home.