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"Come Home to Bechyn!"

Czech Heritage Festival


Sponsored by St. Mary's Preservation Association of Bechyn

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2020 Summer



Bechyn Czech Folk Dancers

Our Bechyn Czech Folk Dance group was formed in 1994 and performs each year at the Czech Heritage Festival. Our dance group now includes second generation dancers!  Members range in age from 3 years old thru adult (even grandparents!).  We strive to perform authentic Czech/Slovak folk dances, and also have choreographed original folk dances. In 2013, we debuted our new kroj (folk dress) which is fashioned after kroj from the Valassko region, Moravia, Czech Republic.


Our weekly practices start in June.  If you are interested in joining our dance group, please contact us on our contact page.



Dating back to the 1870's, St. Mary's and henryville township played an important role in Renville County history.  The 520 page book spans three centuries of church, family and henryville township history.

Click here to learn more  about The Church of St. Mary history book »

30th Annual

Czech Heritage Festival Sunday, August 8 - 2021 Bechyn, Minnesota

Plans are underway for our 2021 Festival in Bechyn!

We are looking forward to seeing all of you this year in Bechyn.  We have a great line-up of entertainment for August 8.

Our friends Mollie B and Ted Lange will start the day with a Polka Mass at 10 a.m. and will headline the afternoon entertainment.  Also joining us be the Sleepy Eye Concertina Club and Colton Tupy & The Sand Creek Connection!  

Incredible music along with our delicious Czech foods will make our 30th Festival a grand celebration!  Please mark your calendar and join us in Bechyn on August 8th. See you then!!  

       St. Mary's Preservation Association, is a 501c3 non-profit organization and proud to sponsor the annual Czech Heritage Festival

in Bechyn, Minnesota!


Click here to learn more about our annual Czech Heritage Festival »


Vitame Vas!

2020's Virtual Czech Heritage Festival presented by Mollie B and Ted Lange

   is available to watch again, or for the        first time, on youtube right here on our 

YouTube Link! 





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Come Home to Bechyn!






Donate by U.S. Mail 

      St. Mary's Preservation           Association of Bechyn                    P.O. Box 101               

          Olivia, MN 56277

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Where is Bechyn?

      We've heard that     

question before!

Bechyn is located

13 miles south of Olivia or

10 miles north of Redwood Falls, Minnesota


You can find us here..    Church of St. Mary

 30278-735th Street

 Redwood Falls, Minnesota 56283

This publication is a great resource for those researching their family tree.


Click here to learn more about St. Mary's Cemetery Guide »

       St. Mary's       Historical and Cemetery Genealogy Publications


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"A loving word is better than a sweet kolache" ...Czech Proverb

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