The north central Iowa community of Humboldt is hosting some 3,000 polka dancers this holiday weekend for the annual Midwest Polka Fest. Mary Mulligan, of Humboldt, is one of the organizers of the celebration, which started on Thursday. She says there are all sorts of polka bands performing.

Bands include: The Lyle Beaver Trio, Bruce Bradley, Becky and the Good Time Dutchmen. The events start today (Saturday) at noon and run until midnight. There’s a Polka Mass at ten Sunday morning plus a breakfast will be served. Then, it’s more polka music from noon to 8 P.M. Sunday. Mulligan says the festival is now in its 19th year.

The events are underway at the Humboldt County Fairgrounds. There is no website for the Midwest Polka Fest. If you would like more information you may call 515-332-5375.