Shop Small Celebration


Rooster found the Shop Small Celebration in Cutler, Indiana, while conducting an online search for local festivals. Cutler is a tiny burg that consists of a two-block radius and a population of maybe two hundred people. They have a blacksmith shop, grain elevators, and a general store, which sells antiques. In addition, Adams Mill is close to this small town. I have written about the site of the old grain mill and covered bridge in previous blogs. It is the favorite riding destination of local bikers. We had to make the trip to the Shop Small Celebration to satisfy our curiosity about the shopping experience in Cutler, Indiana.

Our Experience at the Shop Small Celebration

Rooster pulled the motorcycle out of the garage, and we headed for the small town of Cutler. Giant grain silos are the first sign of the small farming community.

Drove past the general store

Wandering from vendor to vendor

We saw some neat stuff at the Shop Small Celebration.

Rooster even discovered a tool used to force large animals to take their medicine.

Cutler has a genuine blacksmith.

Irony at work. Democrat county where the majority of people vote Republican these days.

We could have bought a gun at the Shop Small Celebration.

Overall impression of Cutler’s Shop Small Celebration

As far as festivals go, this one didn’t measure up to our expectations. One of the vendors told us the local blacksmith came up with the idea. We believe he is on to something. The tiny burg of Cutler has the potential to be one of those quaint little places people travel to visit. The existence of Adams Mill, a short drive away, could attract campers to the town if the general store included a restaurant and a store. Bed and breakfast would attract visitors. Like Rooster says all it takes is a big pile of money.

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I am the author of Saving the Hen House. I didn't know when I started it would turn into a series. I love to ride motorcycles, the blues, my family, and going on adventures. This old hen rocks.

2 thoughts on “Shop Small Celebration

  1. Thanks for this glimpse of a small town’s festival. Great photos (of hubcaps, lace and old records!) Always glad to see things get passed/sold to new owners rather than discarded…

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