Little Flower Summerfest Kicks Off Summer Festival Season

A long-standing tradition on the east side, the Little Flower Summerfest, is slated for June 3-5. The annual event at the church on the corner of N. Bosart and Nowland, is one that brings the neighborhood together for three days of fun, food, and carnival rides.
The festival features a raffle with a $5,000 grand prize as well as a huge silent auction that runs all three days. Poor Jack Amusements will be on the midway.
One of the highlights of Summerfest is the gigantic  rummage sale that will be held on Friday, June 3 and  Saturday, June 4 from  8 a.m. until 4 p.m. under a tent on the church lawn. This year the rummage sale will also be open on Sunday beginning at 11:30 a.m.   As part of the rummage sale, a used book sale will take place. The selection is huge and the used book sale will continue into Saturday evening and Sunday.
Summerfest food offers something for everyone. A Saturday night indoor dinner will be offered featuring beef and noodles from  the Steer In! On Sunday, a brunch will be available from 9:30 a.m. until noon. Rounding out the food offerings outside will be all those festival favorites everyone craves:  burgers, fries, tenderloins, hot dogs, brats, Italian sausage, nachos and walking tacos, corn on the cob, pizza, elephant ears, spiral potatoes, strawberries, and ice cream.  Beer, wine from Buck Creek Winery, and craft beers will also be available in the Beer Garden (21 and over, please).
Monte Carlo games for adults will be available on Friday and Saturday evening, with a Texas Hold ‘em tournament on Friday night. Bingo will be held on Friday evening only and will  include $1,000 in cash prizes. Live entertainment will be available Friday and Saturday evenings. Sunday will include special attractions for families, beginning at noon with juggling, Binky the Magic Clown, and face painting. Silly Safari will do their live animal show at 1:30 p.m. and Irvington native Mr. Daniel will follow at 2:30 p.m. The Indiana Pacer Fan Van is scheduled for Sunday at 1 p.m
Proceeds from Summerfest support the Church of the Little Flower. Dedicated in 1926 in what was a large, vacant part of Indianapolis, the parish and its church has become the cornerstone of the east side.
Further information about Summerfest and the church is available at