St. Donatus may have just 135 permanent residents, but the town will be swelling to two or three hundred on Thursday (June 21, 2012) as folks honor their ancestors by celebrating National Luxembourg Day. Stop into Kalmes Restaurant (between 5pm and 8:30) for a buffet dinner of homemade treats and Luxembourgian specialties (ever tried triepen?) […]
Introduction St. Donatus [dun-ae-tus] was founded by immigrants from Luxembourg and built on the backs of the farm economy, never getting too big for its britches. The village has a few attractions that merit a quick stop (including several stone buildings that date to the 1850s), but the real treats are the festivals. Visitor Information […]
One of my goals this summer was to go festival crazy, while not overdosing on corn dogs and funnel cakes. Mission accomplished. I only had one corn dog and one funnel cake, but I couldn’t pass up my first (and last) fried Twinkie. Here’s a list of the festivals that were part of my summer/fall circuit: • National […]
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