Calendar of Events

Date/Time Event
Jun 17, 2023 - - Jun 18, 2023 Circus Calliope and Mechanical Music Festival

The 2023 Circus Calliope and Mechanical Music Festival will be held on Friday June 16th, Saturday June 17th, and Sunday June 18th at the grounds of the International Circus Hall of Fame outside Peru, Indiana.

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Aug 30, 2023 - - Sep 6, 2023 2023 MBSI Annual Meeting

The 74th MBSI Annual Meeting will take place in St. Paul, Minnesota, from August 30 – September 6, 2023. This meeting will be hosted by the Snowbelt Chapter. Hotel stays can be booked at Doubletree by Hilton Downtown St. Paul. Details on meeting-rates for rooms will be available on the reservations forms delivered with your Mechanical Music magazine.

Tours will include a visit to Kiven and Cheryl Lukes’s home. They invite you to a day in the country, enjoying music and seeing what it takes to put food on your table. Enjoy a concert performance on one of the many pianos in the Lukes collection.

Bill, Stacy and Charlie welcome you to Skyrock Farm to learn about raising horses and see their wonderful collection of mechanical music. Ride a steam train.

Tom and Hongyan welcome you to Williams Woods and the Kuehn Collection. Also see Hongyan’s Flower Garden, the The Kuehn MBSI Presidential Library and the world’s largest miniature portable midway.

Additional attractions include the St. Paul Gangster Tour and home tours with Heidi and Rich Poppe who invite you to visit their wonderfully appointed home near Lake Como. Enjoy an Ice Cream Social at Cafesjian’s Carousel in Como Park.

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