Czech & Kolache Festival



See what’s New at this year’s

Kewaunee Heritage Farm!

Authentic “Kroje” Style Show
“Kroje” from Czech & Slovak origin will be modeled and narrations included. Our volunteered men and women will be on parade with dress and costume from native Czech Republic, Slovakia, costumes of the Czech Choraliers and Morivian Dancers. As a special, costume dress of the “Barushka Dancers” which were so popular in the early 50’s to the late 80’s in our area will be modeled by former dancers. Entertainment will fill in, seating in our air conditioned pavilion!


Patrick Dewane Presentation
Patrick Dewane, Grandson of Lieutenant Colonel Matt Konop, who was noted for fighting in the “Battle of the Bulge” and celebrated in the Czech Republic for his role in the liberation of the cities of Domazlice and Pilsen in Czechoslovakia on the end of World War ll. Konop was born in Stangelville, and graduated from Kewaunee High School.  Patrick Dewane will be performing his one man show “The Accidental Hero” on Saturday and will do narrating about his Grandfather in the Franklin Town Hall.

Saturday & Sunday
This is an opportunity for families of Czech origin to bring your old family letters and journals that may help you connect with family ties in the Czech Republic!
Another added feature of this year’s festival will be Anna Cookova. Anna has her beginning in 2009 with Czech Communications. Anna is presently Court Interpreter for the State of Illinois Courts. She would be able to translate your Czech documents into English. She will help with the Czech language and will offer free coupons towards her lessons on “Skype”. Anna will be located in our restored 1800’s Summer Kitchen.
Attractions for Both Days
Sale of Kolaches on both mornings. Baked fresh each morning – Recreated Pilsen Brass Band. Hear the Omp-Pa Pa sounds of days gone by! Czech Choraliers. Singing of all the old time Czech favorites. Morivian Dancer. In costume and your opportunity to get up and dance! Wisconsin Czech Displays in the restored Franklin Hall, along with the “Famous Czechs & Slovaks” display from the National Czech & Slovak Museum, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Czech Vendors, Czech authentic foods, (“jitrnice, metanky & deserts).Heritage Mass, (no admission charge.) Czech Dinner, Newtonburg Brass Band, Mark Jirikovec Czech Band, Czech Refreshments, beer garden, food and ice cream!
1876 Farm home opened for view along with our restored buildings. Shuttle service available!
($8.00 Admission for All Day Entertainment)







Kewaunee County Wisconsin and the Agricultural Heritage Farm located five miles south of the city of Kewaunee on State Road 42 is the location of the largest Czech and Kolache festival in the Northeastern part of the state. This year’s festival will be held on Saturday and Sunday August 5 & 6 at the “Heritage Farm”.

For additional information call: JoAnn Vogel @ 920-682-6615 or or Orv Konop @920-660-0156.










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