Family Fun


The colorful Westfest Parade winds through the streets of downtown West Saturday morning beginning at 10 a.m. The Westfest Parade is one of the biggest parades in Central Texas each year. You will love the floats, the bands, and more. Make sure you get there early so you can have the best view of all the many entrants.

Kolache Eating Contest РPresenting Sponsor-Gerik’s Ole Czech Bakery

Back this year is the Kolache Eating Contest. If you have what it takes to compete or just want to watch don’t
miss this event on Sunday afternoon.




Giant Carnival and Midway

Features lots of games and rides for kids large and small. Carnival Open Every Day.

Discount armband is available on Friday & Sunday Nights for $25 !

Back this year is a Lego Station, free for young children to come and enjoy playing with Big Lego’s and Duplo Lego’s.
There will also be sandboxes with a wide variety of toys and treasures.


Kolache 5000 Challenge

Runners of all ages line up at 8 a.m. Sunday to run the 3-mile Westfest course. There are divisions for men and ladies in several age categories. Awards are given for each division. Walkers are welcome.

T-shirts to all participants. Refreshments after the run including kolaches, fruit, sports drink, etc. Prizes will given away. Entry fee includes free admission to Westfest on Sunday only.

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Horseshoe Pitching – Presenting Sponsor – SPJST & KJT, Farm Bureau, Waco Meat & Seafood, Waco Market, Russell Brothers, Lochridge Priest, Mike Staas

Our horseshoe tournament has an increasing popularity every year.

New for 2017! Westfest First Annual Friday Night Fling- Draw for your partner horseshoe tournament. $10 per person. Sign up begins at 6:30 Friday September 1st . Tournament starts at 7:30. Prizes for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place depending on number of entries. Limited to first 128 entries. Only 64 teams to be taken for the Friday Night Fling.

Horseshoe pitching will also be held both Saturday & Sunday with registration from 3 – 5 pm, and competition beginning at 5pm.

Washer Pitching – Presenting Sponsor – Big Bear Construction & Michelob Ultra

The washer pitching contest will be held on Saturday at 3 pm. Registration for the event will begin at 2 pm. Arrive early, contest is limited ONLY to the first 64 teams to sign up. Multiple prizes will also be awarded in this event!


Washer Contest Rules

Helicopter Rides

This is your opportunity to see Westfest from a whole new perspective. Rides will be offered all 3 days of the fest. The rides are $40 per person with a 2 passenger minimum.