Food and Beverages

Hot Coffee, Hot Chocolate and Rolls in the morning

We have some good country FOOD scheduled for our Colors of Kendall Festival:

Rocky Top Brat Patties,

Fried La Farge Bologna,  Hamburgers and more!

An Amish Bakery in Ontario called Countryside Bakery will be baking the pies.   We will have:

Cherry, Apple, Pumpkin, Pecan, and Peach!   Yum Yum!

All Amish Bakeries are inspected and have a food license.


Now what is more Wisconsin than this?

Autumn Ridge Tour

St. Luke's Pix press release

October Hymn Sing at St. Luke’s

This year, the October 11th Colors of Kendall Autumn Ridge tour will include an old fashioned hymn sing at Historic St. Luke’s Church located at 30013 Oxford Road. The sings will be at 10:00 am and again at 1:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

While you are there, you can enjoy the delicious homemade soup and desserts that the Auxiliary has prepared for your enjoyment. Take some home to freeze and save for your holiday guests.

The raffle this year features several great sports related prizes as well as lots of other prizes and will make future events at the church possible as well as helping maintain the building.

After each of the hymn sings we will present a session on organizing and saving your photos. At 11:30am and 2:30pm Ann Matuszak, co-creator of Pixologie, will discuss the latest information and technology to help you organize all of your photos and answeryour questions. Take a chance on winning a $250. photo album from Pixologie.

Preserving photos plays such a big roll in saving the history of your family as well as the history of our community. You will love this informative session.

St. Luke’s has not had an active congregation for many years but a group of descendants of the charter members have restored the building and now make it available for community activities. Learn about the history of the region through the many photos and church records that are on display at the church. Some going back to the late 1800’s. Look in any direction and see the breathtaking views of the colorful  hillsides.

From Kendall, follow 71 about half a mile toward Elroy, turn right onto W, go about 4 miles and on top of the ridge, turn left onto Owl AV. The church is about half a mile from there on the corner of Owl and Oxford.

You can pick up a map at the Gazebo downtown.

Sampling of tractors on Autumn Ridge Trou
                                                               Colors of Kendall Autumn Ridge Tour 
                                                              –  MAPS  Available at the Gazebo

1. Sit and Knit 9:00-3:00
208 Thayer Street
Petting Zoo
From Sheep to Shawl
A demonstration of yarn making
See wool Fleeces and how they are turned into yarn by skillful hands
Yarn and finished hand knit items for viewing and sale
2. Laser Kraft 9:00-11:30
327 Huschka Drive (Hwy 71)
View the inside of this small town national business – factory tour
Largest nationwide producer of laser cut 3D lake maps
Official vendor for the Green Bay Packers
Have a look at the 3D rendition of Lambeau Field in the Packer Proshop or online
Creates serving trays and clocks and takes special orders

3. Murray’s Alpine Haven 9:00-2:30
26016 County Hwy W
Goats Milk soaps and lotions
o Lotion making at 10:00
o Soap making at 12:00
Started with a few fragrances now a decade later, has up to 12
You will be able to meet the animals
Soaps and lotions for sample and sale
4. St. Luke’s Church 9:00-4:00
300800 Oxford Road
Built in the late 1800’s by German settlers
Recently restored by descendants of the original congregation
Old Fashion Hymn sing at 10:00 and 1:00
Pixologie presentation at 11:30 and 2:30
o Pixologie is all about organizing your photos weather they are 100 years old or the latest digital imaging
o Latest technology available to make it easy and share tips
Homemade German deserts and coffee
5. Dave’s Hot Rods 9:00-4:00

30155 Norway Avenue
Auto show- cars from Wisconsin and other states
Extensive toy car and farm machinery collection
Food, drink, music and a good time provided
Miniature garage on display complete with mechanics and tools. Everyone notices something different
Miniature barn and animals
6. Wyttenbach’s Whinery
501 East South Railroad Street (Hwy 71)
Award winning local wines
15 varieties, taste 1 or more
Wyttenbach’s have perfected their sweet fruit flavored wines
Now working on dry wines

Charles Lydon
Award Winning Allis Chalmers collection
o Allis Chalmers were manufactured in West Allis
o All US Made
Collection of toy farm machinery
1st tractor was found by Francis Greenachek in Hartford WI, collection has grown to 26 tractors
Always got the 1st look at local tractor ads when he was postmaster. No one beat him to a tractor he wanted
8. Litengard (little farm) 9:00-3:00
Many animals to view
o Alpacas, Icelandic sheep ewes and lambs
o Heritage Turkeys, Chickens
o Rabbits
No chemical wormers, antibiotics or fertilizers used net fencing is used to rotate animals to make this possible
o Using and moving portable electric nets all day
o Try your hand at drop spindle spinning
Cuts of Lam, whole Chickens and Rabbits

Downtown Vendors

LindaFall2Vendor List for “Colors of Kendall” fest to be held on October 11th..

Kelle’s Heavenly Cheesecakes – Cheesecakes on a stick!
Bedazzled Bottles – Decorated bottles with lights
Origami Owl – Jewelry
Thrive life
Pasch Cupcakes – Cupcakes
Tastefully Simple
For Tails Only
Pink Zebra – Candle/wax company
Quilts & Crafts
Baskets & Paintings
Hickory Wind Farm Alpacas
Thirty- one- Totes and Handbags
Young Living Oils – Essential oils
Gehl’s Woodshop – Small wooden tems
Insparational Jewelry
L’Brie – Lotions, etc.
Apples & Antiques
Geology booth
organ Donation booth with paintings by Judi Pearl Pulaski

 Lila Rose Hair Accessories

Janet’s booties & more
Jerky Direct
Linda Rieck Crafts
Jewelry in Candles
Make your photos big
Homemade laundry products


Downtown Entertainment

Heritage recipes – samplings from the traditional recipes of Kendall’s heritage

Author reading – Feckenmeyer’s Mailbox

Face painting and kids’ games

Antique car rides


9:00 -11:00 LeRoy Petersen, country guitar and bass voice

11:00 – 2:00 Patchouli with sparkling, acoustic sounds

2:00-4:00 Jim Giebel, acoustic guitar with familiar oldies

6:00 Tor Eness, country music for dancing and clapping

Theater: 3:00 p.m. in the Ford Garage
” Marriage Can Be Murder” – a bawdy production with all local actors and lots of fun

Music/Dancing from 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Whose Ready for Mayhem??

Plans are already afoot for this year’s Murder Mystery?  Lots of secret goings on as the cast gets ready to wow you again this year with their selection for “murder and mayhem” in Kendall!!!

Tickets are already on sale at the following locations:

Kendall Co-Op                                                                                                                            Kendall Fastrip                                                                                                                           Kendall Library                                                                                                                         And, as always, from any KAACO member or cast member.

Can it be true. . . . .

That summer is almost over????  Where did it go?? As you can tell, I obviously have not been very good at keeping everyone up-to-date with schedule changes.  Sorry.  Hope no one missed the ice cream social and concert in the park last week.  I’ve heard a good time was had by all!

As to more schedule changes, they are as follows–The Murder Mystery is Friday, 15 August 2014 starting at 6 p.m. and the Holiday Fair is Friday AND Saturday, 7 & 8 November 2014; not just Friday, 7 November 2014 as earlier reported.  And, don’t forget the Colors of Kendall – Autumn Ridge Tour on Saturday, 11 October 2014!!

Well, that ought to give everyone a few things to do for the rest of the summer and fall.  Enjoy!!!


Whose ready for 2014?

Now that summer is almost upon us (?)–at least we hope so–let’s see what’s in store for events.

Right around the corner is our Garden Tour on Saturday, July 19th. Then in August we have 2 spectacular events scheduled. The always exciting “who dun-it” and a concert. The Murder Mystery will be Friday, August 8th and the Concert will include an ice cream social on Wednesday, August 20th. Please don’t miss either event!!!!

Then our always expanding and always fun fall event, the Colors of Kendall Festival, will be Saturday, October 11th.

We round out the year with the ever popular Kendall Holiday Fair on Friday, November 7th. Get an early start on your holiday shopping here!!

More details will be forthcoming so stay tuned!!

Just to recap. . .

It’s been a while since I’ve posted any information here. Hope everyone had a GREAT winter and is ready for some more fun in our little section of “God’s Country”!

Just to recap: Our mission has been to promote arts and culture in the greater Kendall area, and to generally promote Kendall.

Our events have included Colors of Kendall fall festival, the Autumn Ridge Tour of local artisans and rural highlights, community concerts, an April Fool’s party night, Holiday Craft Fair at Christmas.

We held an auction of works by local artists last fall, to benefit Judi Pulaski and help meet costs of her second kidney transplant.

We have committed to helping fund new welcome signs at the edge of town.

And, we have funded a Shakespeare in the Schools program at Royall reaching all grades and coordinated by the Kendall Public Library.

We are gradually saving funds for our vision of a self-supporting venue in Kendall which might include the library, art display space, mid-sized meeting and event space, etc.

Don’t Miss a Thing!! Check the Schedule!!


12 OCTOBER 2013


   8:00 – 9:30  Trail Tours

 10:00 – 2:00  Pioneer Games with Jarrod Roll

 10:30   St. Luke’s Salute to Cemetery Veterans

 11:00   Dead Men Talking with Karen Parker

 12:00   Dead Men Talking with Karen Parker

   1:00   Kevin Alderson, author of Letters to Sarah (Civil War)

 Local Interest

 9:00 -11:30  Tours at Kustom Kraft Laser

 All Day – Handmade canoe, model train, face painting

 1:00  St. Luke’s Church Salute to Cemetery Veterans

 1:00    Euchre tourney at Hidden Inn

   1:30  T.M. Vernier, author of Feckenmeyer’s Mailbox

   2:00  Art auction benefit for artist Judi Pulaski


  9:00  Leroy Peterson

 10:00-1:00  Julie Patchouli

   1:00  Jim Goebel

For Kids

10:00 – 2:00   Pioneer Games

 11:00   T-shirt spin paint

 12:00  Sawdust pile and games at Kickback Bar & Grill

 12:30   T-shirt spin paint

 1:00  – 3:00  Bowling at Thunder Alleys