By Paul Schmitt
The annual Belgian Kermiss is this Sunday at the Belgian Heritage Center in Door County. A Kermis is a traditional harvest celebration that is open to the whole community and features Belgian food, beer, music, and presentations. Joe Alexander, co-president of the heritage center, says you don’t have to be of Belgian-descent to enjoy the kermis and ethnic food.
Old fashion ice cream will be made on-site as well, according to Alexander. The Belgian Kermis will include a special presentation on “When Walloon pioneers emigrated to Wisconsin” at 12:30. Kermisses were traditionally celebrated in Belgian settlements on consecutive weeks prior to Labor Day and extending into October. The event will be from 11 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Sunday. The Belgian Heritage Center is located on County Road DK west of Brussels on the curve in Namur.