• belgianbreadbooyah2022

Event Category: Educational Events, Family-Friendly Events, Food & Drink Events, Fundraising Events, and Heritage Events


    Join Belgian Heritage Center (BHC) for a traditional Belgian lunch. The menu will include BHC’s  famous booyah, bread, desserts, and a beverag

    • 12 for adults
    • $8 for children ages 4 to 12
    • free for children 3 or under.

    Take-out booyah will be offered for $10 per quart after 12:00 pm.

    “THE HISTORY OF BELGIAN BOOYAH” 11:00AM until 1:00PM showing @ schoolhouse
    1:00PM showing @ BHC

    You are invited to bring any historic photographs from the Belgian community to be scanned. BHC is particularly interested in photos of people engaged in work or leisure activities as well as places or buildings in the settlement area.

    Press Release

    Bread and Booyah Lunch at the Belgian Heritage Center

    This event is in connection with Door County History Days in partnership with the

    Heritage Alliance of Door County

    A Bread and Booyah lunch will be served at the Belgian Heritage Center on Sunday, June 26 from 11:00 – 1:00 pm.  Booyah, a hearty soup typically cooked in outdoor kettles, is a traditional dish and a mainstay at gatherings in the Belgian settlement area.  The menu will include our famous booyah, bread, desserts, and a beverage for $12 for adults, $8 for children ages 4 to 12, and free for children 3 or under.  Takeout booyah will be sold outside for $10 per quart starting at noon.

    History of Belgian Booyah Documentary to Premiere at Booyah Event

    A very special bonus for attendees at this year’s Booyah and Bread event will be the premiere showing of the new documentary film, the History of Belgian Booyah.  The video will be shown continuously at the schoolhouse on the Belgian Heritage Center campus, from 11 am to 1 pm and at the Belgian Heritage Center at 1 pm.  A committee of the BHC has been hard at work on this project for the past couple years.  They had the pleasure to work with the local film production experts at Door County Digital Production Services of Sister Bay on this project.

    Given the popularity and drawing power of Booyah in this area the committee thought it was high time to document the history of this favorite ethnic food and were surprised that this story hadn’t already been put on film.  As they got into the research, they found out that there are multiple competing stories as to how Booyah came to be and no single authoritative source on the topic.  In the course of producing the video they interviewed dozens of local and regional Booyah chefs, ole timers, historians and food connoisseurs.  Fortunately, the story came together at the end after consulting a Wisconsin cultural food expert.

    So, if you like Booyah, don’t miss the renowned offering at the Bread and Booyah event on June 26.  And at this year’s event you might even learn how the Belgian Americans invented and perfected the delicacy we enjoy today. The BHC would like to thank the Raibrook Foundation for the financial assistance they provided to make this documentary possible.

    For more information please contact:
    Joe Alexander – President, Belgian Heritage Center – 920-343-6149
    Bill Chaudoir – Board Member spearheading the Booyah Video – 920-559-3113

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  • Venue:

    Belgian Heritage Center
    1255 County DK
    Brussels, WI