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ADMISSION

*Prices Subject to Change

FRIDAY

Adults: $9

Kids 12 & Under: FREE

 

Daily Admission includes entrance to Sokol Hall. 

Food & Beverages available for purchase.

SATURDAY

Adults: $14

Kids 12 & Under: FREE

Downtown Activities: FREE

Country Concert: TBA

Daily Admission includes entrance to all participating Halls (KJT, Sokol, & SPJST).

Food & Beverages available for purchase.

SUNDAY

Adults: $11

Kids 12 & Under: FREE

Downtown Activities: FREE

Daily Admission includes entrance to all participating Halls (KJT and Sokol). 

Food & Beverages available for purchase.

3-DAY PASS

Adults: $30

Kids 12 & Under: FREE

Downtown Activities: FREE

Daily Admission includes entrance to all participating Halls (KJT, Sokol, & SPJST). 

Food & Beverages available for purchase.

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FAQs

Frequently asked questions

Are credit cards accepted for admission into the dance halls?


Yes, cash and credit are accepted for admission to the halls. There are ATM machines at the KJT Hall, Sokol Hall and SPJST Hall. Admission for Friday night is $9, admission for Saturday is $14, Country Concert admission is additional, admission for Sunday is $11. Children 12 and under are FREE.




Is there a three day pass offered?


Yes, but only on Friday night, May 28, at the King/Queen Dance. It is $30 for the weekend, which is a $4 savings.




Can you bring dogs to the festival?


Pets are only allowed at the downtown festival, not the dance halls. All pets most be on a leash and no exotic animals are allowed (reptiles, etc.). Service dogs are permitted in the halls.




Is there a cost for parking?


Free parking is available in downtown Ennis and at the halls.




Where do I park?


Parking is free at the halls and in downtown where there is availability.




Is there handicap parking for the parade?


Yes, there is limited handicap parking at the Ennis Public Library at 501 W. Ennis Ave, Ennis, Texas 75119




Where is the polka mass?


The polka mass will be held on Sunday, May 30 at 9:00 am at St. John Nepomucene Church, located at 401 E. Lampasas Street, Ennis, Texas 75119. Time subject to change. Check back soon.




Is there an admission fee for the downtown part of the festival (arts/crafts/street dance)?


There is no admission fee to the downtown part of the festival. However, activities at the festival (children’s activities, food, beer at the Pivo Pavilion) are fee based.




What time does the parade start?


It will start in downtown Ennis at 10:00 am on Saturday, May 29 and will run from N. Clay, then left on W. Ennis Ave through downtown, then right on SW Main Street. It is suggested to come as early as 9 am to line up to watch the parade.




Is there alcohol served at the festival?


Various types of alcohol are served at each participating hall in the bar and beer only will be served in downtown Ennis at the Pivo (Beer) Pavilion.




Do the bars at the halls accept credit cards?


The hall bars accept cash only. There is an ATM on site at the halls for KJT Hall, Sokol Hall and SPJST Hall.




How does admission work at the halls?


One hall/polka admission fee gets you into the participating halls all day long with one paid admission for polka entertainment. Once you pay at one of the halls, an admission band will be placed on your wrist so that you may enter each hall for the rest of the day. The Country Concert is not included in the hall/polka admission.




Is the Country Concert separate admission from the hall admission?


Yes, there is a separate admission to the Country Concert. Country Concert for 2021 is John Wolfe with special guest, Jesse Jennings.




Where can I purchase the Country Concert Tickets?


The Country Concert will be available online and at Kolache Depot / Doc's Beverage in Ennis.




Are there polka dance lessons available?


Polka Dance lesssons will be offered. Times TBA.




Is there food sold at the halls and in downtown?


Yes, food is being sold at the halls while supplies last. If you plan to eat a meal at the halls, we suggest you arrive early. Once the meals sell out, only sandwiches, etc., will be available. The downtown festival also has food for sale from vendors.




Can you go and eat at the halls at lunch without paying admission?


<h5 class="font_5">No, you will have to pay the admission to be able to eat lunch at the halls.</h5>




Where can I purchase an Official National Polka Festival T-shirt?


Online. Click here.




Are there RV hookups for camping?


Sokol and KJT have a limited amount of space for overnight RV stays. Please contact either of them directly for more information.




What places do you recommend for lodging?


Please visit www.visitennis.org for lodging information.




Where do I get vendor information?


The Ennis Chamber of Commerce handles all the National Polka Festival vendors. Click here to download vendor forms. For more vendor questions, please call 972-878-2625.




Do you require masks at your festival?


At this time, masks are encouraged, not required. This is subject to change depending on Covid numbers at the time of the festial. Please check back for more information.