The Bremond Chamber of Commerce is busy getting ready for the big crowd that will come to celebrate Bremond’s rich Polish heritage at Polski Dzien (Polish Day) XXV on Saturday, June 23, 2012. This year’s festival will feature lots of delicious Polish food, piwo and plenty of Polish music by Dr. Jim Mazurkiewicz, Brian Marshall and friends.
Although the main festival is on Saturday, there are always lots of people having fun in downtown Bremond on the night before Polski Dzien. Texas Slav & German Boutique will hold a Beer and Music Night at their warehouse in downtown Bremond starting at 5pm and there will be a free street dance at 8pm on Friday night with music by Jerry Haisler and the Melody 5.
Saturday’s festivities start early with the Polish Pickle Run at 8:00 AM and the Kids 1K run immediately after the adult run. Arts and crafts and food booths will open early Saturday morning. Shirts, caps, flags, polish pottery, amber rosaries, polish folk dolls and much more will be available from Texas Slav & German Boutique at their warehouse on Main Street.
There will be lots of fun for the kids with a petting zoo, pony rides, train rides and a Kid’s Zone with water slides. The big parade with lots of Polish themed floats starts at St. Mary’s Catholic Church at 10:30 AM and makes its way downtown. Other events for Saturday include judging of the barbecue entries, 42-tournament, horseshoes, washers and volleyball. Be sure and stop by the air-conditioned Bremond Historical Museum.
There should be plenty of good Polish food for everyone this year. Texas Slav & German Boutique will be serving family style Polish food all day long in their warehouse on Main Street and Bremond Video & Ice Cream Parlor will also have Polish food this year in their air-conditioned store on Main Street.
Musical entertainment will be provided under the big tent from about 11am to 3pm. Dr. Jim Mazurkiewicz will be playing old time Polish music on his concertina along with Mark Hopcus, Frank Motley, James Mazurkiewicz, C. J. Jozwiak, Jakub Marshall and Michal Marshall. From 3-8pm in the Texas Slav & German Boutique Warehouse, Polish danceband fiddler Brian Marshall, along with sons Jakub and Michal and some talented friends, will entertain the crowd with his own brand of old time Polish music, including some of Bremond born fiddler Steve Okonski’s old songs. The long day ends with a street dance from 9 pm to 1 am with music by the Route 4 Band from Brenham.
Below is a slide show of photos from last years Polski Dzien: