2017 Northeastern Wisconsin Czech-Koloche Festival

The largest celebration of the Czech heritage in our area is coming soon.

The Northeastern Wisconsin Czech-Koloche Festival features Czech-inspired food, music, vendor booths and tours of a Czech farmstead.

The festival is all about celebrating Czech heritage and culture with music, dancing, singing, food, and of course kolaches, kolaches, kolaches.

The baked kolache is made from a sweet yeast dough filled with different fillings such as poppy seed, raspberry, cherry, prune, apricots, and strawberry/rhubarb. The Kolaches arrive on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. All sorts of Czech foods are available from the food garden

A Kolache baking demonstration will take place at 11:30 a.m. with Joann Vogel, the Kolache Baking Queen.

Other Czech-inspired foods will be available all day on both days with a Czech Dinner on Sunday in the air conditioned pavilion.

New this year, there is an authentic Czech clothing being modeled and narrated. There will be several models that are going to model the clothes, known as "Kroj" with intervals of music and dance from the Moravian Society Dancers from Chicago. They will perform with 24 dancers in two groups on both days of the festival.

All of the old-time farm buildings will be opened including the 1876 homestead, early 1900's Franklin Town Hall, summer kitchen, stable and treshing barn. Anna Cookova (Czech Translator) wil be in the summer kitchen to translate Czech to English to English. Anyone can bring in documents in Czech to be translated

There will Czech inspired vendors and entertainers including: Pilen Brass Band, Czech Choraliers, Moravian Dancers, Sunday Morning Heritage Mass, Mark Jirikovec Czech Band, Newton Brass Band and more

The Northeastern Wisconsin Czech-Koloche Festival will be at the Agricultural Heritage Resource Center located on State Hwy 42 5 miles South of Kewaunee. Saturday & Sunday August 5 & 6. Admission $8.00 per day 16 and under are free. $12.00 for the Czech Dinner and $20.00 for the entire day of entertainment on Sunday.


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