Cat Spring was a farming community from its earliest days. An 1850 census found that 27 of the 38 German families living around Cat Spring were farming, mostly to feed themselves. But while Anglo settlers tended to farm independently, the farmers in and around Cat Spring did what Germans do: they came together and formed a society. The Cat Spring Agricultural Society held its first meeting in 1856.
In 1903, the society would move into its gleaming, new, 12-sided turnverein pavilion – locals call it Cat Spring Hall – which would serve residents well as a venue for dances, festivals, and community events well into the 21st century.
The vintage wooden hall is the site of a large annual antiques fair each September and its annual June Fest.
Agricultural Society Hall