Czech & Kolache Festival










Welcome everyone to the largest Czech/Kolache Festival in Northeastern Wisconsin on August 6 & 7. The Festival is always held on the first full weekend of August at our Heritage Agricultural Farm and Pavilion located 5 miles South of Kewaunee on State Highway 42. This year’s plans will include entertainment, food, dancing, singing, displays and baking demonstrations and vendors emphasizing our Czech Heritage & Culture throughout the two day celebration.

Activities will begin at 10:00 a.m. Saturday morning with arrival of the freshly baked kolaches. The baking of 13,000 or more kolaches begins on Friday 5:00 p.m. Friday evening and continuing throughout the night. The same process is repeated on Saturday and finishing on Sunday morning. The kolaches go on sale both mornings with all of your favorite homemade fillings available.
At 11:30 a.m., JoAnn Vogel, manager of the kolache baking will be in the pavilion to demonstrate and giving tips on how to make kolaches and the fillings.

Czech Music at Mass

Czech Music at Mass


Entertainment will start at 12:00 p.m. and continue throughout the day. The “Muzikanti, Pojdke Hrat” (Musicians Come and Play), Czech Choraliers, United Society of Moravian Dancers of Chicago, and the Northernaires will be performing in both the air conditioned pavilion and the threshing barn. Food and refreshments will be available in created Beer Garden, with Czech booyah, Kolaches and deserts in the pavilion. “Jiternice,” a Czech specialty will be featured in the food tent. Made by Konop’s Meat Market of Stangelville is a liver sausage served on rye bread. This combination has been popular with Czech tradition throughout the years.
Vendors selling many articles from jewelry to T-shirts, Christmas ornaments from the Czech Republic, will be in the stable of the barn and the Board Room of the pavilion. All of the farm buildings will be opened. The Blacksmith Shop will be demonstrating the art of blacksmithing, the 1876 furnished farm home will be opened, and the 1900’s Franklin Town Hall which is refinished will have displays of town records from the past. (You can find out what the amount of tax’s were in the 1930’s.) The “Rising Above” exhibit from the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library of Cedar Rapids Iowa will be on display in the small school house of the farm. Members of the Wisconsin Czech’s Inc will be available to answer questions about the display and information on how to become a member of the Wisconsin Czech’s Inc. Czech Cookbooks and CD’s can be purchased.








Sunday we begin our day with kolache sales beginning at 9:00 a.m. A Heritage Mass will begin at 10:30 a.m. with Reverend Bill O’Brien officiating with the OK Combo and Gail Johanek as Cantor. A Czech dinner will served following the Mass featuring Pork Roast, Sauerkraut and Dumplings, Vegetables and a famous kolache for dessert. Hamburgers, Brats, Jiternice, Ice Cream and refreshments will be available in the beer garden.

Entertainment will start after Mass in the threshing barn with the Old Time Brass and Czech Choraliers. The Moravian Dancers will be performing along with the Newtonburg Brass Band starting at 1:30 p.m. the OK Dance Band will be in the pavilion for your dancing and listening pleasure.

General admission to the Saturday celebration will be $8.00 children under 16 will be free.

Sunday admission will be a general admission of $8.00. $12.00 dinner.
$20.00 General Admission & Dinner.
No charge for Heritage Mass.

On both days prior to the day of activities we will recreate a Czech Wedding March that was popular in the days of our ancestors. We will encourage all to join us in the beginning of the celebration of our Czech Heritage and Culture.

For additional information: JoAnn Vogel @ (920) 682-6615
Orville Konop @ (920)432-1556

Sponsored By: Agricultural Heritage and Resources Inc.
Wisconsin Czech’s Inc.
Supporters of the Farm & Festival

AHR is a 501c3 non-profit organization. Any profits are returned in maintenance and future plans of the Heritage Farm!

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