St. Wenceslas Brewfest

St. Wenceslas Brewfest (festival)

St. Wenceslas Brewfest  /  Svatý Václav Brewfest (festival)

Saturday, September 25, 2021 from 10:30am – 10:30pm CDT

Where: Milligan, Nebraska

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Savor a delicious selection of Czech beer and cuisine while listening to live bands.
Cheers!  Na zdraví!

1:00 PM  Welcome/Ceremony

  • Czech Embassy - Washington, DC
  • Czech Consulate - Chicago
  • Honorary Czech Consulate - Nebraska

MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT / ACTIVITIES  Located in the Milligan Auditorium Beer Garden

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Accordionettes and Friends
12:00 PM - 12:15 PM    Wilber-Clatonia Czech Alumni Band
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM      Accordionettes and Friends

Czech music (CD) - hall dining area

The following bands start playing as part of and following the Opening Ceremony. They will play until 10:30 PM.

43rd Army National Guard Band

  • USA National Anthem
  • Czech music following Opening Ceremony
  • Alternate: Milligan Czech Brass Band

Milligan Czech Brass Band

  • Czech National Anthem
  • Alternate: 43rd Army National Guard Band and Mark Vyhlídal Orchestra

Mark Vyhildal Orchestra

  • Alternate: Milligan Czech Brass Band

7:00 PM - 10:30 PM     Kenny Janak Orchestra


  • Czech Trivia - Czech Embassy
  • UNL Czech language student Czech dialogue
  • Czech Culinary Show
  • Czech Language Corner
  • Children entertainment
  • Czech artists

11:00 AM - 12:45 PM  (stop serving for the opening ceremony)
Main Meal:

  • Czech Style Smoked pork knee
  • Czech Style Pork Ribs
  • Czech Goulash with Bread Dumpling
  • Bavarian Style Sauerkraut
  • Sweet & Sour Cabbage
  • Potato dumplings
  • Vegetable

Afternoon Meal:

  • Roast Pork
  • Czech Style Hotdogs
  • Obložené chlebíčky
  • Festival Food

For more information, go to Visit Fillmore County.

St. Wenceslas | Svatý Václav

Svatý Václav, known posthumously in English as “Good King Wenceslas,” is the patron saint of the Czech Republic and, most affectionately, beer. Svatý Václav ruled as the Duke of Bohemia, at a young age from 921 to 935 AD. He was known for being generous to the poor, the orphaned, and the sick. He knew the value of Bohemian hops in his day, decreeing death to anyone who would export the cuttings. Albeit he worked endlessly to unite the lands, he was notoriously martyred by his pagan brother on September 28, which is now a national holiday in Wenceslas’ honor and the Czech Republic's statehood.

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