May 4, 2014
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 out the show as often as they like. A variety of food will be offered at Fruehlingsfest, including bratwurst, barbecue, potato pancakes, kettle corn, funnel cakes, and strawberry shortcake.
August 2, 2014
Time: 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
First Saturday morning in August
August 17, 2014
Show us you ride… Cars, trucks, motorcycles and tractors.
Third Sunday in August each year.
September 26, 2014 – September 27, 2014
Peeling: Friday, September 27, 2013 Time: 8:00am-1:00pm
Stirring: Saturday, September 28, 2013 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 go until 3 p.m. on Saturday the 25th. Friends of Maeystown willing to help peel apples or donate two hours of stirring time are asked to contact David Braswell at 618-458-6660.
October 12, 2014
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 specialty shops, bed & breakfast, restaurants and museum will be open throughout the day.