Czech & Kolache Festival

NORTHEASTERN WISCONSIN CZECH & KOLACHE FESTIVAL

SATURDAY & SUNDAY AUGUST 4 & 5, 2018

 

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See what’s new at this year’s

CZECH & KOLACHE FESTIVAL

Kewaunee Heritage Farm!

Kolache Sales

Freshly baked kolaches will go on sale both Saturday and Sunday mornings. There will be a limited amount of kolaches baked each morning and a limited amount that can be purchased.

Authentic “Kroje” Style Show

Beginning at 1:00 p.m.

“Kroje” from Czech and 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 the Domaci Czech Folk Dancers. As a special, costume dress of the “Brushka 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 by the Domaci Dancers will fill in, seating will be in our air conditioned pavilion.

Following the style show a narrated documentary of the “Brushka Dancers” will take place with pictures and narration of the start of the dance group and information of their activities throughout the years that followed. There dress and scrap books compiled through the past will be displayed.

The Wisconsin Czech’s Inc. will be displaying the exhibit entitled “Famous Czechs and Slovaks” and will feature well known Czechs and Slovaks in sport, art, acting, science and so on.  The exhibit is borrowed to us from the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  This will be all day exhibit and with other displays from the Wisconsin Czech’s. Your opportunity in becoming a Wisconsin Czech Inc. member will be available. This will take place in the restored “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!

A feature at this year’s festival will be Anna Cookova. Anna has her beginning in 2009 with Czech Communications.  Anna 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”. She is also President of the Wisconsin Czech’s Inc. 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. Here the Omp-Pa Pa sounds of days gone by. Czech Choraliers. Singing of all the old time Czech favorites backed up by a 7 piece old time band! Domaci Czech Folk Dancers. In costume and your opportunity to get up and dance!  The dancers are from the Minnesota Czech Country of Lonsdale, Montgomery and New Prague. A new group for this year’s festival. Wisconsin Czech Displays in the restored “Franklin Town Hall”, along with the exhibit from the NCSML. Czech vendors, music and dancing in the stable and threshing floor, Czech authentic foods, (“jitrnice, metanky & deserts.) Heritage Mass (no admission charge.)  Czech Dinner, Newton Brass Band, Hayes Boys Orchestra, Czech refreshments, beer garden, 1876 Farm home opened for view along with our restored buildings. Shuttle service available!

($8.00 Admission for all day entertainment!) ($12.00 Sunday dinner).

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

For additional information call:  JoAnn Vogel @ (920) 682-6615 or jvogel@tm.net

Orv Konop @ (920) 660-0156 or okkonop@aol.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

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