A LITTLE CZECH TOWN ON THE AMERICAN PRAIRIE
In the late 1800’s a group of Czechoslovakian immigrants made their way across the plains of the Midwest to settle in a small area around what is now Tabor, South Dakota. Making a life and community on the wild lands along the Missouri River was a difficult task. Though through the long winters and hot summers, these settlers created a community that honored their Czech traditions. Today those traditions are still an important part of Tabor’s culture.
Every year, with the dedication of its entire population of 417 people, Tabor invites the world to participate in a celebration of its past. The Czech music, foods, and traditions are the inspiration for this event.
Tabor depends on the economic success of Czech Days to survive. “Tabor” is a heartwarming film where the little town is the underdog, unwilling to succumb to the growing challenges that have created casualties of so many other small towns across the country. And Czech Days will show itself as the exciting and even magical event it is…leaving viewers with a surprising impulse to travel to South Dakota
and witness the magic themselves.
Get your very own copy of the heartwarming story of Tabor, its community, and the festival that keeps the town alive. You will find it hard not to feel compelled to visit this South Dakota town and experience the magic in person. And all we can say is: Vitáme vás! We welcome you!
This 60 minute documentary examines the drive behind the Czechoslovakian festival for which the town is known. Directed by one of Tabor's own, you are assured special access to the people, places and activities surrounding Czech Days.
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