VIDEO: The First Festival in West, Texas Since the Explosion

Sep 3, 2013

Residents of the town of West, Texas came out over the weekend to enjoy their annual Labor Day festival – Westfest. With plenty of beer, sausage, polka music and rides, it’s a celebration of the town’s Czech heritage. 

West hasn’t had a lot to celebrate since a fertilizer plant exploded there on April 17, killing 15 people and destroying dozens of homes. 

KUT traveled to West, Texas to document the first Westfet since the blast. Watch our video in the player above and listen to our audio story below:

Credit Filipa Rodrigues for KUT News