On Sunday 14 August, the tenth edition of Bruisend Balegem, already described as the Gentse Feesten in one day, will take place. If that’s not a compliment. In that typical Balegem way, the BB committee provides the thousands of visitors with a fantastic musical, cultural, artistic and folkloric spectacle. In rural Balegem there is again a lot to experience. A day to fully enjoy. Balegemnaars are hospitable. Every ‘herring eater’ (the favorite name of the Balegem native) welcomes you on Sunday 14 August. Let yourself taste the menu of Bruisend Balegem. Everyone is welcome to enjoy a wide range of activities.
In the meantime, the top effervescent Christ Meuleman and the bruisers have already achieved their ambition to make Bruisend Balegem a top tourist and cultural event in East Flanders. Sparkling Balegem will be mega good again. A true ‘sea of people’ is expected. And it must be said, the BB committee has pulled out all the stops for the tenth edition. On Sunday 14 August it will be ‘bakske’ again full of a whole string of stars, excellent bands, street theatre, village breakfast, animation, flea market, old crafts, Marché aux Bons Vivants, art, photo exhibition, village breakfast, old-timer and tractor show and much food & drink. The strong ingredients of Bruisend Balegem will also remain intact on the 2022 edition. Five stages, exciting street theater with De Dromenkoper, De Sierk Mobiel, De Toeterman and Het Straatcircus, great animation, surprises everywhere. The public will be introduced to old crafts, art, the ‘Balegem past and present’ exhibition, many stalls on the flea and antique market, chugging old-timers and tractors. And there is never a lack of food and drink at Bruisend Balegem. Gourmets, bon vivants, pure Burgundians, … will enjoy Asian food, potato dishes combined with regional products, vegetables & meat, oliebollen, apple fritters, Japanese food, mattentaarten, pastry, cuberdons, sandwiches with ham on the bone, herb bacon, pizzas, waffles, pancakes, Aalsterian flans , artisanal pastries, vegan Tom Poes, muffins, storage wafers and of course hectoliters of (regional) beer, coffee, and the ‘Balegemsen’ of course, the best there is. Celebrate the good life. There will be no fireworks. “We fully understand the decision of the government, due to the extreme drought, for safety reasons, the fireworks will be cancelled,” said Christ Meuleman.
Vibrant Balegem 2022 will be a heyday of entertainment and culture. The committee wants to ensure a fun and enjoyable Sunday for an audience of all ages. Opperbruiser Christ Meuleman has many words of thanks for the team of friends of the Bruisers, the sponsors, the municipal council, the municipal services, the police and the many employees. All visitors are welcome at Bruisend Balegem, an anniversary edition. (mvdv, photos ddl)