Czech & Kolache Festival










“VITAME VAS” Welcome everyone to the largest Czech/Kolache Festival in Northeastern Wisconsin on August 6&7. The Festival is always held on the 1st full weekend in August at our beautiful Heritage Farm /Pavilion located 5 miles south of Kewaunee on Hwy 42.  Another Special Exhibit will be coming from the Czech/Slovak Museum . The very popular Moravian Dancers from Chicago will be performing in the Threshing Barn and the Pavilion on Saturday and Sunday several times during both days.
Admission —$8.00 each day –Children under 16 are Free. Music, Vendors, demonstrations, Czech Beer, and wonderful food both days in the Air Conditioned Pavilion and Beer Garden.

Activities will begin at 10:00am on Saturday morning with the arrival of the kolaches. The baking of 10,000 or more begins on Friday evening at 5:00pm and continues throughout the night. Saturday evening we repeat the same process and finish at 10:30 Sunday morning. In the process we watch the sun go down over the beautiful Lake Michigan harbor and the sun come up the next morning. The smells emulating from the ovens remind us of our grandmothers baking the Czech treats. All your favorite homemade fillings will be available. Czech Chicken Booyah, kolaches , desserts will be available in the Pavilion. Food and refreshments in the Beer tent along with Jiternice ( made by Konops Meat Market of Stangleville) It is a Liver Sausage and will be served on rye bread.


Czech Music at Mass

Czech Music at Mass

Back by popular demand –JoAnn Vogel, Co Chair of the Festival and Manager of the Kolaches and the Baking will be on site in the Pavilion to demonstrate and give tips on how to make kolaches and the fillings. Classes are available at the Farm –Kolache, Christmas , Easter, Dumpling and a new class—The International Foods Class. You may enjoy music for your listening pleasure or for dancing each day in the Pavilion and the Threshing barn. Vendors selling many articles from jewelry to T-shirt’s will be in the Stable area of the Barn. Christmas ornaments from the Czech Republic will be sold in the Board room. Blacksmith Shop will be open, and demonstrating in the 1876 Cherovsky home –furnished will be open, and the Franklin Town Hall is completely finished and will house displays .Sunday will begin with the arrival of Kolaches at 9:00 am—Polka Mass at 10:30 with the famous Father Bill O’Brien officiating and Gail Johanek , Cantor –Music by the Ok Combo. A Czech Dinner –Saurkraut, Dumplings, Pork Roast, Vegetables, and a FamousKolache of your choice for Dessert. Dinner will be served from 11:30 until sold out. Hamburgers, Brats, Hot Dogs, Jiternice on rye, sod , Czech Beer along with American brands in the area of the Beer Garden both days. The Newtonburg Brass will play and entertaining in the Threshing Barn in the afternoon until closing. The Jim Pekol Band will play in the Pavilion from 1:30 -4:00. Parade of the Kroj will be held at 2:30 , also a performance of the Moravian Dancers from Chicago. We invite you to come with your family or friends and spend the day or 2 days with us. Admission $8.00 for each day. Dinner on Sunday $12.00. Enjoy the resurgence of our culture through food , music and beer. For additional information call: JoAnn Vogel, CoChair of Festival @ 920-682-6615 or or CoChair Orv Konop @920-660-0156.This wonderful family outing is sponsored by : Agricultural Heritage and Resources Inc. . It is a 501c3 non-Profit organization. Commonly known as the Heritage Farm.



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