Antique and Garden Show.
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.
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.
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.