Events

Seasonal Festivals

Fruehlingsfest/Springfest

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See the town as it springs into bloom. First Sunday in May of each year.
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, pretzels and strawberry shortcake.

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Oktoberfest

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.

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An Old Fashioned German Christmas in Maeystown

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 Inn ballroom, and a traditional carol sing and lighting of the village weinachtsbaum at 4:30 p.m. Food and refreshments will be available throughout the day. For more information, call 458-6660 or 458-7463.

 

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Other Annual Events

St. John’s Church Fastnacht

Tuesday before Ash Wednesday each year.
The day before Ash Wednesday activity at the church hall starts with a German 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 dress in costume and go “grebbling” door to door to collect dough-nuts, then come back to win votes in a costume contest. Grebbling starts at 5 p.m. in front of the church.

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Spring Art Show

Featuring the work of local artists. Held in March of each year on varying weekends. 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 St. Joe Women’s Fellowship will be serving food at the Mill. The mission of the show is to feature the work of local artists. There is no admission charge to the public and there is no fee for participating artists. Artists are chosen each year by Historic Maeystown for the two day event. The 2013 Spring Art Show will feature the work of several of the instructors in the public and parochial schools in Monroe County. Exhibiting works will be Jane Huebner, Waterloo High School; Diane Corzine, Gibault High School; Jen Traube, Columbia High School; Sara Schoenborn, Valmeyer Junior High and High School; Annette Rau, Waterloo Junior High School; and Tammy Fulte, Columbia Middle School.

 

Civic Association Homecoming

Memorial Day weekend

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Trash & Treasures Village Yard Sale

First Saturday morning in August

 

Fire Department BBQ & Car Show

Show us you ride… Cars, trucks, motorcycles and tractors.
Third Sunday in August each year.

 

Apple Butter Making

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.

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Frauenabend

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 Museum will be open for visitors.

 

Maeystown Paint Out

Historic Maeystown invites all artists who love to paint in the open air—plein air painting—-to come to Maeystown on Saturday, June 15, 2013 for a Paint Out. We will host you from 9a.m. until 3p.m. and will provide a lunch for you. We will need to ask for a registration from each artist in order to prepare the lunch. There are no fees involved! During the lunch, we would like to share our plans with you for Maeystown’s first annual Plein Air Festival in 2014.