St. Meinrad Sesquicentennial in St. Meinrad, Indiana

St. Meinrad Sesquicentennial in St. Meinrad, Indiana


St. Meinrad, Indiana is an absolutely beautiful part of the state and was preparing to throw one amazing party.

After hearing about the grand festivities planned for the 150th anniversary of this Spencer County town, well, little Indiana had to be there!

St. Meinrad, Indiana Sesquicentennial

I’ve been keeping tabs on my calendar, eyeing events, and really hoping I’d be able to make it to this Indiana town celebration. Let’s just say not only did I make it there, but I polished off a warm from the griddle Funnel Cake in record time!

We weren’t sure where in the world to go so we looked for a bunch of cars, and followed the crowd. After parking, we made our way through the (yummy) food booths. My husband, Jeremy, chose a steak sandwich.

St. Meinrad Sesquicentennial Fun

St. Meinrad Sesquicentennial in St. Meinrad, Indiana

St. Meinrad Sesquicentennial in St. Meinrad, Indiana


Was I surprised to see Kevin, the owner of Santa’s Candy Castle in Santa Claus, Indiana there helping out at the Boy Scout Troop’s Booth! Apparently, he is a man who wears many hats. That’s the thing about small businesses–they are always out there supporting their community!

Anyway, Kid #1 wouldn’t hear of looking at a thing until he got to play in the bounce houses. Yes, that is plural and yes–the bounce houses were free! Now, is that small town or is that small town? It’s also a very smart move and one that I hope more festival and event planners will follow.

When he finally let us tear him away, we headed to the St. Meinrad American Legion where we perused many old newspaper clippings and other memorabilia from throughout the town’s history. Talk about interesting! It was an all-around fantastic display! St. Meinrad, Indiana should be very proud of their heritage!

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St. Meinrad Sesquicentennial in St. Meinrad, Indiana

St. Meinrad Sesquicentennial in St. Meinrad, Indiana


We settled in to watch a juggler perform but a thunderstorm rolled in! After a short debate we decided to wait it out. I am glad we did–it cleared up rather quickly leaving behind a rainbow. We got back to the Juggling act (that even involved fire!).

Happy Birthday, St. Meinrad! little Indiana was happy to be there. Here’s to many, many more!

Small Towns: Destinations, not Drive-Thrus! I’m Jessica Nunemaker and THIS is little Indiana!

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St. Meinrad, Indiana in Spencer County, Indiana

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