Belgian Harvest Celebration

There will be a Belgian Kermiss on Sept. 21 from 11 am to 4 pm, at the Belgian Heritage Center located at 1255 County Road DK (the former St. Mary of the Snow Church in Namur). A Kermiss is a traditional Belgian harvest celebration that is open to the whole community featuring Belgian food, beer, music and camaraderie. There will be Belgian food including booyah, trippe, hamburgers, jutt, Belgian pie, tortes, and old-fashioned ice cream making powered by a tractor. All proceeds will benefit the Belgian Heritage Center.

There will be music from 12:30 to 2:30 pm by Polka Man Dale. Other activities include Dennis Nellis demonstrating his chainsaw carving, old-fashioned hammer and sawing competitions, display of antique tractors, craft exhibitions and a large bucket raffle.

As at all Belgian heritage events, guests are invited to bring old family and community pictures to scan. There will be genealogy assistance available for those interested in exploring their Belgian heritage.