Belgian Heritage Center Kermis 2017

© Photographed August 20, 2015
Namur, Door County, Wisconsin
44.734260, -87.666632

The Belgian Heritage Center is located 1255 County Road DK, Brussels, Wisconsin 54204.

This event was so much fun! The food was delicious, the museum inside the church is filled with photos and stories about the tenacity of the Belgian settlers and the hardships they endured, and learning about the antique farm equipment was very interesting.

A Wisconsin Historical Society "official" marker tells the
story of the "Belgian Settlement in Wisconsin".

The location is a prestigious National Historic Landmark,
one of only 42 in all of Wisconsin.

The Historic Church

This beautiful stained glass window is in the church lobby.

Elizabeth was the mother of John the Baptist and the wife of Zechariah, according to the Gospel of Luke.
Saint Patrick was a fifth-century Romano-British Christian missionary and bishop in Ireland. Known as the "Apostle of Ireland", he is the primary patron saint of Ireland, along with saints Brigit of Kildare and Columba.
Where the altar used to be.

The Food, The Food, The Food!!!

The food lines were long, but so worth the wait!

 It's not Belgian without Booyah!!!

 The Belgian Trippe (sausages) are wildly popular.
Last year they ran out!

 My feast! Belgian Trippe (pork and cooked cabbage sausage) (on the right)
and jutt (a hot sauerkraut with bacon pieces) (on the left).

 The Belgian Trippe was so good I had two!
A lot of people eat their trippe in a hot dog bun,
but I ate mine without, with mustard and onions on the side.
This is my new favorite food! I now prefer trippe to brats.
They aren't as dry, and because the meat is mixed with cooked cabbage
trippe is softer and juicier -- and just dang yummy!
Click here on where to buy Belgian Trippe.

 Jutt -- a little too bland for me, but I was glad I tried it!

The tortes. So hard to choose!
I chose the peanut butter and chocolate which was beyond yummy!!!

The Farm Equipment
Oh, how I love old tractors!!!

 This machine would normally be used for tobacco plants.
Here it's grinding up corn, which, in the old days would
be put in a silo and fed to the cows during the winter.

 See that machine on the far right? It's a Hercules machine.
I was told it belonged to the grandfather of the person who
restored it. The machine sat in the family barn for over 75 years,
was completed rusted, and didn't run. It's now restored to its
original beauty and running beautifully. What a great story!

The Hercules Gas Engine Co. logo, on all their equipment.

 Beautiful nearby barn . . .

The Belgian Heritage Center is located in Namur, Wisconsin.

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