Frühlingsfest 2023 Guide

 In Events, Festivals

A fun weekend is planned with the Knights of Columbus Council 1252’s Frühlingsfest!

Frühlingsfest, which is German for “Spring Fest”, is a two-day festival scheduled 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, May 12 and from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, May 13, in the B and O Parking Lot behind the Knights of Columbus building along East Second Street. If you’re not familiar with where that is at, click here.

The festival will offer up some great food that you’ve come to know and love as well as some new ones to try. There also will be high-quality vendors, live music and a bier garten.

The Jackson County Visitor Center has you covered on everything you need to know about the festival.


Bob & Kev’s BBQ – Pulled Pork, nachos, BBQ Parfaits Booze-e Bundts – Bundt cakes with your favorite liquors
Dudleytown Conservation Club – Fish sandwiches Knights of Columbus – Maid Knight loose meat sandwiches
Kovener’s Korner – Ice cream, shaved ice Lola’s Modern Kitchen – Breakfast: Burritos, biscuits & gravy, empanadas, Fruity Pebble cheesecake chimichangasLunch & Dinner: Tacos, nachos, burritos, cheesecake chimichangas
Mr Beefy’s – Sirloin tips, red potatoes, onions, mushrooms PSI Lota XI – Grilled cheese, hot dogs, chips, water
Puckett’s Wood Fire Pizza – Wood fire grinders Rolling Pig Pin – German sticky buns, German potato salad, chicken bacon ranch paninis, chicken nachos, home lemonade
Sati Babi – Sati Babi, eggrolls, lemon shakeups Schwatzer’s German Restaurant – Currywurst, poutine, Sprecher craft sodas
Shaggy’s Concessions – Deep fried treats, cheeseburgers, chicken fingers, pretzels, fries, cheese curds  


The Frühlingsfest biergarten will be open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. both days of the festival. The organization will use a ticket system where one ticket equals one drink. Tickets are $6 each or 8 for $40. ID checks and bracelets will be given at the tent located between the beer truck and ticket booths. A bracelet is required to purchase drinks.

Menu: Busch Light, Bud Light, Michelob Ultra, and a rotation of craft beers, seltzers, wine.


Friday, May 12

4 to 5 p.m.: Seymour High School Jazz Band

5 to 7 p.m.: Fred and Steve Acoustic Show

8 to 11 p.m.: Bad Medicine sponsored by Kenna White of Berkshire Hathaway

Saturday, May 13

4 to 6 p.m.: The Dwight Hendrix Experience

6 to 8 p.m.: Forrest Turner

8 to 11 p.m.: The Jackson Way sponsored by Bryan Bowman Ford, Chrysler, Jeep

Shopping vendors

Be’s Party Supply – Handmade crafts Brittany Myers – Scentsy products
The Licorice Guy – Homemade licorice Lakeside Gifts and Custom Embroidery – Aprons, koozies, wine totes, other
Mike and Dena – Tools and yard art The Pacey Farm – Jewelry, candles, crystals
Sugar Mae Sweet – Large variety of candy Unique Home Solutions – Home improvement information
Wicks Smithy and Glassworks – Glass and metal art  

Other Entertainment

Opening Ceremonies

There will be opening ceremonies at 6 p.m. Friday, May 12. The Young Marines will be presenting colors.

Den Boss Entranken (Dunk tank)

Local volunteers will be in the dunk tank for 15 minute intervals on Saturday, May 13.

It’s $5 for 3 balls, $10 for 7 balls, $15 for 10 balls, or $20 to push the bull’s eye for an automatic dunk.

Those participating: Brian Hamp, JCBank; Brandon Harpe, Seymour Community Schools; Brad Lucas, Seymour Fire Department Chief; Jim Lucas, Indiana State Representative; Matt Nicholson, mayor of Seymour; Jordan Richart, Jackson County Visitor Center; Darren Richey, Jim’s Body Shop; Jeremy Richey, Seymour High School baseball; Dan Robison, Jackson County Chamber; Stephanie Strothmann, Jackson County United Way.

Proceeds from this will benefit Gibault Children Services of Terre Haute, an organization that Knights of Columbus supports.

Seymour VFW Post 1925

This local group will be selling Poppies and offering kids games and prizes during the festival.

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