COVID-19 impact: Prague cancels May Kolache Festival

Staff Writer
The Shawnee News-Star

The annual Prague Kolache Festival won't be held this year because of coronavirus concerns.

The Kolache Festival Board of Directors recently met to discuss the impact of the COVID-19 virus, CDC guidelines, Oklahoma Health Department recommendations and its impact on the 2020 Kolache Festival. As a result, the decision was made to cancel the 2020 Prague Kolache Festival and the 2020 Kolache Royalty Pageant.

"We would personally like to thank all the committee members for the countless hours of preparation that has gone into the planning of this year’s festival. We all are very saddened by the decision we had to make, but feel the health & safety of the community, all visitors, and vendors must be our priority," is posted on the Kolache website.

Contact the Prague Kolache Festival Office at (405) 567-4866 or via email at with any questions or concerns.