Mother Nature was kind to the Belgian community in Door County as it was perfect weather for their annual Belgian Kermiss in Brussels. Kermisses date back to the late 1800’s when Belgian immigrants wanted a way to celebrate the harvest festival. Kermiss represents a Catholic Church mass and following the service each Belgian community would hold a celebration filled with food, music and activities. The Belgian Kermiss in Brussels stayed true to heritage and featured traditional Belgian foods like booyah, trippe, and Belgian pies. Co-Chairman of the Belgian Heritage Center Joe Alexander was happy the rain held off so the event would go on without a hitch.
The Belgian Heritage Center in Brussels is open on weekends during the summer if you would like to visit and learn about the community.