20-year history shows growth of Dozinky Festival

In 1985, a group of New Prague civic boosters, led by Bill Frost, then executive director of the New Prague Chamber of Commerce, decided the city needed a community celebration.

Thus was born Oktoberfest, a two-day event, featuring a Friday street dance and Saturday festivities, including music and sales booths, foods and various craft items.

The results were modest, but encouraging. Taking advantage of the city’s Czech heritage, the chamber changed the name of the celebration to Dozinky

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