Northwoods Residents Celebrate Diverse Heritage at Heritage Fest

From the streets of Bavaria to the pubs of Dublin, the Northwoods celebrates it's diverse heritage at the second annual Northwoods Heritage Fest.

Skip and Syd Brunswick started the Three Lakes festival last year, after Syd decided she wanted to have Polish cook off to celebrate her family's roots. Instead, the couple decided to pay tribute to all the various heritages in the Northwoods.

"Up here in the Northwoods we're very heavy into boating. fishing and skiing, but there is other things as well, including the culture and the family fun and the education that you can learn from the various heritages," Skip explains.

He adds attendance at this year's festival was almost triple what it was last year with an estimated 3,000 people coming over the two day span. Syd hopes everyone who comes will take the time to stop and think about their heritage.

"They can come here and be with their family and it brings back memories of grandma and grandpa and the things they used to do and things they may still do, all the traditions that they carry through and this is the reminder of how important that is," Syd says.

Next year Skip and Syd hope to add more cultural crafts to the list of activities.

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