Time for olie bollen and wooden shoes

Cedar Grove to host Holland Fest this weekend

The 72nd Holland Festival, calling itself Wisconsin’s friendliest fest, will be held this weekend, July 26 to 28, in Cedar Grove.

Wooden shoe making, racing, dancing, music, a parade, art and car show, children’s activities and ethnic food are some of the highlights.

Among the delectibles are worstebroodjes (pigs in a blanket) and olie bollen (fried donut holes coated with sugar, available with raisins).

Parking is available at six places in the area, and the main festivities in the park are handicapped accessible.

The fest’s website is hollandfest.com.

The event schedule is:

Friday, July 26

At 3 p.m., the street scrubbers will prepare Van Altena Avenue for the Klompen Dancers, followed by the wooden shoe races.

A raffle will be held throughout the day with winners drawn each hour.

A book sale at the Cedar Grove Public Library will be held from 2 to 5 p.m.

From 3 to 5:30 p.m., Luke Traver the Klompenhouwer will hand carve wooden shoes.

From 3 to 7:30 p.m., the children’s tent will be open with activities and entertainment, including bingo with prizes.

From 4 to 4:45 p.m., Barely Balanced, a three-member comedy and acrobatics act will put on a family friendly show.

From 5 to 7 p.m., live music will be performed at the bandstand.

From 7 to 9:15 p.m., live band karaoke will be held.

Saturday, July 27

From 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., a car, motorcycle and tractor show will be held on the lawn behind the library. The entry fee is $5 for vehicles. Prizes will be awarded. Registration is from 8 a.m. to noon.

At 8:30 a.m., the 2-mile run/walk and 10-kilometer run starts at Independence Park.

From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., an art fair will be held featuring a variety of crafters from across the Midwest.

At 10 a.m., the Smies and TeRonde families will be recognized at the bandstand for their local heritage.

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Het Museum, 118 S. Main St., and the TeRonde House Museum, 103 N. Main St., will display collections of Dutch memorabilia and historical items.

From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., free trolley rides touring Cedar Grove will be given. They take a break from 1 to 3 p.m. for the parade.

At 11 a.m., stage dancers perform at the bandstand.

At 1 p.m., street scrubbing and klompen dancing will be held on Main Street, followed by the annual parade featuring the South Shore Drill Team and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Echoes of Camp Randall. Both groups will perform after the parade on Van Altena Avenue as well.

From 3 to 7:30 p.m., the children’s tent will be open with activities and entertainment, including bingo with prizes. 

A raffle will be held throughout the day with winners drawn each hour.

From 4 to 7:30 p.m., Pineview Wildlife Rehabilitation Center will host a petting zoo that includes an albino skunk.

From 6 to 9:15 p.m., Brewtown Beat will play a mix of reggae and modern pop and rock with a full horn section.

At 9:15 p.m., a raffle drawing for the grand prize will be held.

Sunday, July 28

An evening worship service sponsored by the Cedar Grove Ministrial Association will be held at 6 p.m. in Memorial Park.

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