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P.O. Box 81, Ellis, KS 67637, USA 
Martha McClelland , President
Bukovina Society Headquarters & Museum, Ellis KS 67637

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Bukovina Society of the Americas
Ellis and Hays, Kansas
September 15 - 17, 2006


Thursday, September 14  Lb. Brewing Co. Private Dining Room, 117 E. 11, Hays

5:30 PM

  • Early Bird Social and Dinner
    Special guests, Karl and Tina Honas (Lichtenstein, Germany)
Friday, September 15 Bukovina Society Headquarters, Ellis                      Yahoo maps
9:00 AM
  • Registration/Coffee  

  • Welcome - President Ralph Honas

9:30 AM
  • An Evolving Community:  The Collyer Township Bohemians, 1879-1900,

    Steve Park (West Pueblo, CO)

10:30 AM
  • From Bohemia to Bukovina: The Hapsburg Homeland,

    Irmgard Hein Ellingson, (Grafton, IA)

11:30 AM
  • The Bukovina Immigrants and Their Homeland,
    Irmgard Hein Ellingson
Noon Lunch on your own, with four Ellis cafes to choose from
Arthur’s Pizza, Bo’s Landing, Matt’s Rib Shack and Kevy-Lee’s
1:30 PM
  • An Afternoon in Bukovina, featuring three recent visitors to Bukovina

    • Prof. Ayrton Goncalves Celestino (Curitiba, Brazil)

    • *Dr. Ladis Kristof (Yamhill, OR)

    • Herman Ottschofski (Woodland Park, CO)

    The panel of three presenters will answer questions from the attendees

* (Change as of September 1, 2006) Due to a vehicle accident, Dr. Ladis Kristof will not be able to present at the Bukovinafest.  Oren Windholz, past president of the Society, has toured the Bukovina district and will substitute for Dr. Kristof.

  Vagabond Buffet,  2522 Vine St., Hays
5:30 PM
  • Social
6:30 PM
  • Dinner
7:00 PM
  • Folk Dress of German-Bohemian Ancestors of Bukovina Germans,

  • Karen Hobbs (Colorado Springs, CO)


Saturday, September 16

Sunday, September 17

 Ellis County Fair Grounds, I-70 and Hwy 183 Bypass  

Bukovina Society member Steve Augustine and dance partner at the 2002 Midwest Oktoberfest

The 2006 Midwest Deutsche Oktoberfest 
Plenty of FREE parking with FREE shuttle from the parking area
Ideal for motorcoach groups  -  Overnight hookups for RV's
Activities for the entire family - Family reunion groups welcome


  with presentations in cooperation with the Bukovina Society
Tentative schedule*
Saturday September 16, 2006 
Time                                        Event                                                    	Location             
9:30-11:00 am                         Polka music-Joe Dolezal                                          	Gold building
10:00 am                                  Opening ceremonies/German welcome                     Gold building
                                                Recognition of sponsors                                           Gold building
                                                German singers/Tapping of the keg                          Gold building                        
10:30 am-9:00 pm                   Food, beverage and craft booths open                      	Festival grounds
Through out the day                Crafts, homemade items, vendor booths                  	Schenk building 
                                                Kinderspiele (Childrens games)                                 Festival grounds
                                                Antique motor display                                             	Festival grounds
                                                Antique car, tractor & machinery displays               	Festival grounds
                                                Displays and demonstrations of stationary motors   Festival grounds 
Dancing lessons                                	                Commercial building 
                                                History of Ellis County presentation                   	Commercial building                 
                                                Singerbund & German singers                               	Commercial building
                                                Various displays of local German memorabilia          Commercial building
                                                Antique washing machines and kitchen items       	Commercial building 
11:00                                       Quilting demonstration                                  	Commercial building
11:00 am-12:30 pm                 Olmer Wittman & the Polkaneers                	Gold building
12 noon – 5 pm                       Miniature horse cart rides                                         South of Gold building
		     Music Makes the Family Grow- Lary Weigel	Schenk building
12:30-2:00 pm                         Herrmanettes-polka music                                       Gold building                                            
1:00 pm                   	      Crowning of the 2006 prince & princess          	Gold building
                                                Traditional wedding march                                       Gold building
		      Volga German communities in South America 	Schenk building
                                                Wheat threshing                                                      	Southwest of commercial building
2:00 pm                   	      The Immigrant Woman-Norma Pipkin	Schenk building
2:00-3:30 pm                           Country Dutchman-polka music                          	Gold building            
3:00 pm                   	      German Cookinig Presentation- Making Grebbel	Schenk building
3:30 pm                                   Tractor Pull                                                        	Southeast of Commercial building
3:30-5:00 pm                           Olmer Wittman & the Polkaneers                           Gold building 
4:00 pm                   	      Home Sweet Home in Ellis County-Jerry Schmidt	Schenk building
5:00 pm                   	      Dance lessons                                                  	Gold building 	                                             
5:00-6:30 pm                           Herrmanettes-polka music                                       Gold building
6:30-8:00 pm                           Wes Windholz Band-polka music                             Gold building
8:00-9:30 pm                           Country Dutchman-polka music                           	Gold building            
9:30-11:00 pm                         Wes Windholz Band -polka music                            Gold building                                                            
11:00 pm                 	      Closing                                                                	Gold building                            
Sunday September 17, 2006
Time                           	Event                                                                      	Location                                  
 10:00 am                 	Polka Mass                                                              	Gold building
                                       	Music by Country Dutchman and the Catherine choir
11:00 am-6:00 pm   	Food, beverage and craft booths open                      	Festival grounds
Through out the day        	Crafts, homemade items, vendor booths                   	Schenk building 
                                      	Kinderspiele (Childrens games)                                 	Festival grounds
                                       	Antique motor display                                           	Festival grounds
                                       	Antique car, tractor & machinery displays               	Festival grounds
                                   	Display and demonstrations of stationary motors    	Festival ground
		Dancing lessons                                                         	Commercial building 
                                      	History of Ellis County presentation                       	 Commercial building                                 
                                       	German singers                                                         	Commercial building
		Various displays of local German memorabilia          	Commercial building                                 
                                      	Antique washing machines and kitchen items           	Commercial building                                                 
11:30 am-1:00 pm   	Olmer Wittman & the Polkaneers                           	Gold building
12 noon – 5 pm             	Miniature horse cart rides                                         	South of Gold building    
		Dance contest                                                            	Gold building
		Faith of the Volga Germans                                      	Commercial building 
                                       	Selection of Prince and Princess candidates for 2007    Gold building
                                         	Wheat Threshing                                                     	Southwest of commercial building                             
1:00-2:30 pm                   	Herrmanettes-polka music                                       	Gold building
1:00 pm		Dulcimer demonstration - Joe Erbert		Schenk building
		Folk guitar singer - Steve Parke
2:00 pm		Soap making - Judy Walker			Schenk building
		Apple cider press demonstration - Lowell Johannes	Schenk building
3:00 pm		Bierock demonstation-Norma & Harold Dorzeiler	Schenk building
2:30-4:00 pm                  	Wes Windholz Band-polka music                                  Gold building
4:00-5:00 pm                  	Country Dutchman-polka music                             	Gold building
5:00-6:00 pm                   	Jam session with the Country Dutchman                  	Gold building
                                     	(anyone is welcome and encouraged to join in and play along with the band)
6:00 pm                              Closing
* For Schedule Updates and Changes, Please see: 


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