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February 2016

St. John Church Fastnacht

February 9 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

German pancake and sausage Dinner Tuesday before Ash Wednesday each year. The day before Ash Wednesday activity at the church hall starts with a family style dinner of pancakes, sausage, applesauce and doughnuts from 5 to 8 p.m., and ends with German music by the New Hanover Deutschmeisters from 6 to 8 p.m. The cost for the evening is $8 for adults and $3 for children ages 6-12. Children under 6 are free. In keeping with German tradition, children will…

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Sweetheart Dinner

February 13 @ 6:30 pm - February 14 @ 6:30 pm
Vici’s Front Porch & Tea Garden,
1109 Mill Street
Maeystown, IL 62256

"5-Course Candlelight Dinner for Two" $75.00/couple Doors Open at 6:00 p.m. Dinner served at 6:30 p.m. Advanced Reservations Required Call (618) 539-3665 or e-mail teatime@htc.net  

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Hallo Deutschland

February 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Vici’s Front Porch & Tea Garden,
1109 Mill Street
Maeystown, IL 62256

Planning a trip to Germany?"Hallo Deutschland"A taste of Germany followed by an introduction to conversational German language, culture and a tour of historic Maeystown ~Dates: February  20th, 27th, March 5thCost: $90.00 includes lunch each week, conversational German class, tour and book.Advance reservations required!

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March 2016

Spring Art Show

March 19 @ 11:00 am - March 20 @ 11:00 pm

The show is sponsored by Historic Maeystown. Its mission is to highlight and recognize the works of local artists in the Monroe and Randolph County area. Art will be displayed from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m in the ballroom of Corner George Inn and at the Preservation Society Mill and Museum both days. There is no admission price for the show.  The mission of the show is to feature the work of local artists.  There is no admission charge to the public and there is…

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May 2016


May 1 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Antique and Garden Show. See the town as it springs into bloom. First Sunday in May of each year. Historic Maeystown to Host Antique & Garden Show   The Fruehlingsfest will feature unique antiques from some of the finest dealers in the Midwest. In addition, various local nurseries will be selling annuals, perennials and herbs. This show, held rain or shine on the first Sunday in May, has rapidly become one of the best and most highly anticipated antique shows in the Midwest. The event is free, so attendees can check…

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June 2016

Maeystown Paint Out

June 4 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Historic Maeystown invites all artists who love to paint in the open air--plein air--to come to Maeystown for our annual Plein Air Paint Out.  Registration begins at the Rock Mill at 8:30 a.m. with coffee, tea and donuts provided.  Painting time will begin at 9:00a.m. and end at 3:00p.m.  A display of the day's work will be held at the mill from 3:00-4:00p.m. for the public. The public is also invited to come watch the artists paint at any time throughout the…

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August 2016

Trash & Treasures Village Yard Sale

August 6 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Time: 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. First Saturday morning in August

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September 2016

Apple Butter Making

September 23 @ 8:00 am - September 24 @ 3:00 pm

Peeling: Friday, September 25,2015 Time: 8:00am-1:00pm Stirring: Saturday, September 26, 2015 Time: 6:00am-3:00pm Instruction in the art of making apple butter will be provided at the restored 1859 rock mill in Maeystown.  Members of the Maeystown Preservation Society will demonstrate various apple peeling and stirring methods in preparation for the annual Oktoberfest in October.  Apple peeling will take place at the mill between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Friday the 24th.  Apple stirring will begin at 6 a.m. and…

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October 2016


October 9 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Arts, Crafts and Antique Fair. Experience the sounds and smells of Autumn. Second Sunday in October each year Featuring arts, crafts, antiques and food from 9:00-4:00 p.m. at the area around the stone mill and bridge. More than 50 artisans, crafters, dealers, and numerous food stands will be featured. Arts and crafts will include rug weaving, felting, blacksmithing, photography, woodworking, and a country store. Food will include turtle soup, potato pancakes and popcorn cooked in old-fashioned kettles. Bratwurst, funnel cakes, apple butter, and pies will be some of the other choices available. The village…

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November 2016


November 18 @ 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Enjoy an evening just for the ladies! Frauenabend, or Ladies Night Out, will feature unique dining, shopping and pampering for the holidays. Vici's Front Porch and Tea Garden will be open for dinner during the event, with dining from 4:30-8:30 p.m. A variety of holiday shopping and pampering experiences will be offered or the evening. The Maeystown General Store will offer private label food samplings, the Village Kaffeehaus will feature its Smooth Brew and teas, the Sweet Shoppe will offer discounts on teapots, Georgia Mae's Antiques will offer discounts on select items, and the Preservation Society…

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December 2016

An Old Fashioned German Christmas in Maeystown

December 4 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Participate in a traditional German Christmas with music, carriage rides, shopping and more. First Sunday in December each year. Carriage rides and visits with Sankt Nikolaus will be available. This year’s even will feature the Band Room Brass ensemble strolling through town, as well as music from the Valmeyer High School chorus and band, Carl Seavers and Jim Abbott on hammered dulcimer, and Mardy Eisloeffel on accordion. There will be a German carol sing at 3 p.m. in the Corner George…

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