Stephen Foutes

Stephen Foutes is Communications Coordinator for the Missouri Division of Tourism.

Missouri Fall Festivals 2016

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Fall is a season of celebration in Missouri, where opportunities to enjoy live music, parades, shopping, food and activities for all ages are abundant. The lineup of fall fairs and festivals in Missouri is incredible, with enough to keep you busy from the start of school through Oktoberfest. Missouri’s fairs and festivals come in all sizes, from events focusing on …

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How to Become a Chiefs Fan

You’re from Missouri. You root for the home team. Perhaps that’s why some of you spent the last 20 NFL seasons wearing variations of blue and gold on NFL Sundays. Those days are over. You’re a Kansas City Chiefs fan now. The bandwagon has seating, climb on. As the season nears, it’s going to be helpful if you know a …

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Grab Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch in Branson and Springfield

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Breakfast. You’ve probably heard it said that it’s the most important meal of the day. What about lunch? Don’t you need that all important mid-day break to clear your mind after several hours slogging away at your job? Isn’t mid-day fuel vital to finishing the work day and making sure you’re fully primed for a night of vacation fun? And …

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Grab Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch in Columbia

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Breakfast. You’ve probably heard it said that it’s the most important meal of the day. What about lunch? Don’t you need that all important mid-day break to clear your mind after several hours slogging away at your job? Isn’t mid-day fuel vital to finishing the work day and making sure you’re fully primed for a night of vacation fun? And …

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Grab Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch in St. Louis

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Breakfast. You’ve probably heard it said that it’s the most important meal of the day. What about lunch? Don’t you need that all important mid-day break to clear your mind after several hours slogging away at your job? Isn’t mid-day fuel vital to finishing the work day and making sure you’re fully primed for a night of vacation fun? And …

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Grab Breakfast, Brunch or Lunch in Kansas City

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Breakfast. You’ve probably heard it said that it’s the most important meal of the day. What about lunch? Don’t you need that all important mid-day break to clear your mind after several hours slogging away at your job? Isn’t mid-day fuel vital to finishing the work day and making sure you’re fully primed for a night of vacation fun? And …

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Add Some Fun to Back-to-School Shopping in Missouri

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With Fourth of July well in the rearview mirror, it’s time to come to terms with something difficult: summer’s end is drawing near. It won’t be long before you’re packing lunches and the kids are heading out the door for another campaign at school. Fortunately, there’s still time to play in Missouri. In fact, any upcoming back-to-school shopping outings you …

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Check Out Missouri’s Brand New Echo Bluff State Park

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Echo Bluff State Park is one of those places you must visit to truly appreciate. The newest addition to Missouri’s robust State Parks system, Echo Bluff is situated along Highway 19 in northern Shannon County, between Salem and Eminence. The park officially opens July 30. The natural beauty and modern features will appeal to both hearty outdoors enthusiasts and to …

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Gear Up for Adventure on Missouri’s Katy Trail

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Missouri’s Katy Trail (technically Katy Trail State Park) is a popular pedestrian and bicycle path that runs across the heart of Missouri. Starting near St. Charles on the east, the approximately 240-mile trail parallels the Missouri River until it reaches the Boonville area, where it takes a southwesterly path through Sedalia to its ending point near Clinton.   The mostly …

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7 Reasons to Get Excited About Missouri State Fair 2016

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There’s no better way to cap the summer. The Missouri State Fair brings 11 days of family fun, food and live entertainment to Sedalia, where hundreds of thousands of visitors flock each year for the season’s unofficial “last hurrah.” With everything from 4-H and FFA exhibits and tractor pulls to carnival rides and major musical acts, the Missouri State Fair …

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