Frühlingsfest to feature variety of food, crafts, music


Various flavors of food and music and several craft vendors will be a part of the inaugural Frühlingsfest.

Presented by Knights of Columbus Council 1252 in Seymour, the event will take place from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the B and O Railroad Parking Lot behind the K of C off of East Second Street in downtown Seymour.

Admission is free, and the festival is open to all ages.

Just like Spätsommer Fest in the fall, Frühlingsfest will be conducted with everyone’s health and safety in mind during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The festival committee submitted a plan to the Jackson County Health Department, and it was approved. Booth workers and festival volunteers will follow local and state guidelines. Also, the Jackson County Visitor Center donated hand sanitizer for stations set up on the festival grounds.

There will be 12 food vendors set up in the parking lot:

  • Knights of Columbus: Bratwursts, Polish sausages and German potato salad
  • Dudleytown Conservation Club: Fish sandwiches
  • Bob and Kev’s BBQ: Pulled pork, nachos and barbecue parfaits
  • Mr. Beefy’s: Sirloin tip dinners
  • Ginocchio’s: Pizza and Italian food
  • Enter His Courts: Pommes frites
  • Sati Babi: Grilled pork on a stick and egg rolls
  • Lazy J’s Kettle Corn: Kettle corn
  • Lot Hill Dairy Farm: Gelato
  • The Rolling Pig Pin: Paninis and whoopie pies
  • Jalapeno’s Grill: Gourmet burgers and tacos
  • Schwätzer’s German Restaurant: Bavarian balls, currywurst poutine and butter cake

“With so many great options, no one will be disappointed,” the K of C said in a Facebook post.

The K of C also will sell beer, wine and seltzer.  No outside alcoholic beverages will be permitted on the festival grounds.

The stage for live music will be set up on the east end of the parking lot.

The music lineup for Friday includes:

  • 3 to 5 p.m.: Heather McGrath and Brad Cole (rock, blues, country and folk covers)
  • 5 to 7 p.m.: Rob Daugherty (classic rock, country and pop)
  • 8 to 11 p.m.: The Ertels (’70s, ’80s and ’90s classic rock, pop and folk)

Performing Saturday are:

  • 12:30 to 2 p.m.: Patrick Boyd and Daniel Grube (rock, pop, country and a mix representative of the Midwestern soul)
  • 2:30 to 3 p.m.: Southern Indiana Pipes and Drums (Scottish and Irish highland bagpipe tunes)
  • 5 to 7 p.m.: Forrest Turner (country)
  • 8 to 11 p.m.: These Fine Gentlemen (alternative rock and pop and ’90s and 2000s rock and pop)

“Bring your chairs, sit back and enjoy some of the absolute best live music Seymour has to offer,” the K of C says.

The 11 craft vendors will be set up on Indianapolis Avenue on the west end of the parking lot. They include

  • Applegate Furniture: Handmade wood furniture
  • Sassy Lassie Boutique: Children’s clothing
  • Kim Eaglen: Wood signs and hanging basket stands
  • Running on Faith and Glitter: Clothing and personalized mugs
  • Eric Simo: CBD products
  • Amanda’s Tinytown Pyrography: Wood-burned plaques, clocks and decor
  • Laura Jo’s Cookies for Kids: Homemade iced cookies
  • Resource MFG: Employment opportunities
  • VFW: Poppy sales
  • Daughters of Isabella: Rummage sale
  • Summer Monday (Saturday only): Macrame jewelry, plant hangers and wall hangings

The festival also will feature kids games with prizes and a face painting station from 2 to 6 p.m. Friday and from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday inside the K of C, 118 E. Second St. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1925 will staff the games and also have members selling poppies at the festival.

“We are very excited to be bringing the community this great event, which will allow us to come together and enjoy beautiful weather, great shopping, amazing food, much-anticipated live music and possibly an adult beverage or two,” the K of C says.

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What: Knights of Columbus Council 1252’s inaugural Frühlingsfest

When: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday

Where: B and O Railroad Parking Lot in downtown Seymour behind the Knights of Columbus building off of East Second Street

Who: More than 20 food and craft vendors; open to all ages except beer garden is for 21 and older

Cost: Admission is free

Details: There also will be live music both days, and kids activities will go from 2 to 6 p.m. Friday and from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday inside the Knights of Columbus

Information: Call 812-522-2989 or visit


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