The Belgian Heritage Center (BHC, belgianheritagecenter.org) will host its annual Belgian Kermiss on Sunday, Aug. 15, 11 am – 4 pm. A kermiss is a traditional harvest festival featuring Belgian food, beer, music and camaraderie that’s open to the whole community.
The variety band Mad Cats will perform its mix of country, rock and pop music, 11 am – 3 pm. Antique farm-implement demonstrations will illustrate life on the farm. History buffs can see the BHC’s exhibits and take a guided tour of the 1894 schoolhouse. A raffle and silent auction will provide an opportunity to win items donated by local businesses and individuals.
The Belgian food delights will include booyah (a flavorful soup), trippe (a Belgian sausage similar to bratwurst), hamburgers, jutt (a vegetable dish), Belgian pies, tortes and old-fashioned ice cream made on-site by using the power drive on a tractor. And Thumb Knuckle and Noble Roots – two area craft breweries – will feature their brews.
All proceeds will benefit projects of the Belgian Heritage Center, 1255 Cty DK in Brussels.