WEST - WestFest 2016 is in the books and officials say the cooler-than-normal weather helped draw bigger crowds.
More than 20,000 are estimated to have attended the annual Czech heritage celebration in West.
The festival's promotions director, Brian Muska, says the weather and around-the-clock polka bands were big hits at this year's festival.
With washer and horseshoe tournaments, too, many came to celebrate West's Czech heritage in true West fashion.
"We had a Kolache eating contest, we had a 42-domino tournament, we had a washer and horseshoe competition," Muska said. "Those are all real big events that people like to come out and enjoy, participate in and watch. it's been a good year. We've had cooler weather, a good overall crowd, everyone came out and enjoyed it."
WestFest is held Labor Day Weekend every year.