The Kolacky Capital of the World
Montgomery is located just far enough from the shadow of the Twin Cities metro area to be a community retaining its unique flavor, yet with close access to “big-city life.” In its rural setting, Montgomery is quiet and safe, yet conveniently located only half way between Burnsville and Mankato. The rich history of Montgomery goes back to 1856 when an influx of predominantly Czech immigrants settled and cleared this area known as the \”Big Woods.\” The Montgomery area still has the largest Czech population in Minnesota. Those early settlers instilled a rich and proud legacy of ethnic heritage, hard work, perseverance, and a strong code of ethics still found in Montgomery’s community life today. The residents of Montgomery offer a resounding “Vitame Vas” (We Welcome You!) to all visitors, especially during their Kolacky Days Festival that dates back to 1929, when an estimated 6,000 people visited Montgomery for the first Kolacky Day celebration. And just in case you don’t know what it is, a kolacky is a small Bohemian dinner-roll-like pastry that is folded around a sumptuous fruit filling.