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Creative Minds Focus on Missouri Stories

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Who knew Missouri is such a hotbed of imagination? Robert Heinlein … Langston Hughes … TS Eliot … Mark Twain … Maya Angelou … Jim Butcher … Gillian Flynn – to name just a few. Or a sought-after destination for Hollywood filmmakers? “Paper Moon” was shot in Missouri under the guidance of director Peter Bogdanovich and landed an Oscar for ... Read More »

Quiz: How Well Do You Know Missouri Storytellers?

        Missouri films, Missouri books, Missouri authors: the Show-Me State is a treasure trove of creativity. Now we’re on a quest to discover and mentor the next generation of great storytellers, with the Missouri Stories Scriptwriting Fellowship national competition. Just submit a script for a screenplay or television pilot with story lines set in Missouri. All you need is ... Read More »

Last Minute How To: Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival 2014

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We’re only a few hours away from the Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival! This annual festival showcases over 30 artists in genres including blues, folk, gospel, and more. There will also be plenty of food vendors on hand including, of course, a lot of BBQ and the Ozark Mountain Biscuit Co. For the second year in a row, Roots N Blues ... Read More »

Battle of Pilot Knob Reenactment and Renaming Ceremony

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The Battle of Pilot Knob was a major Civil War engagement. Reenactors gather Sep. 27-28, 2014, to reenact the 1864 running battle through the Arcadia Valley. In addition to commemorating the 150th anniversary of the battle, a special ceremony, Sep. 27, 2014, highlights the recent name change of the historic site. Saturday, Sep. 27, 2014, at 10:30 a.m., Missouri State ... Read More »

Missouri Fall Festivals of 2014

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If your preference is the traditional harvest festival showcasing fall crops and farm equipment… If you love blues or jazz or traditional music… If fine arts or homey hand-made crafts thrill you… If your taste runs to, well, taste: wine, mead, beer and lots of wonderful things to eat… Show-Me State fall festival season will satisfy you, body and soul. Read More »

Racers Can Hit the Trails with Missouri State Parks Racing Series

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Missouri State Parks is unveiling its inaugural season of the “Missouri State Parks Racing Series” this fall. Trail races of various types and distances of will take place at Finger Lakes, Johnson Shut-Ins, Stockton and Katy Trail state parks. The series begins with the Adventure Challenge at Finger Lakes State Park on Sept. 6. A combination race of paddling and ... Read More »

Enjoy the Best View at Baxter’s Lakeside Grille

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Located on the Lake of the Ozarks, one of the Midwest’s most popular vacation destinations, Baxter’s Lakeside Grille announced today that it has been named a winner of OpenTable Diners’ Choice Awards for the Top 100 Scenic View Restaurants in America. The list of winners is derived from more than five million reviews submitted by OpenTable diners for more than ... Read More »

10 Favorite Fair Foods Found at the Missouri State Fair

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For me, the anticipation of the State Fair is right up there with Christmas. Every year as the week approaches, I practically lie in bed while visions of corndogs and snow cones dance in my head. And yes, I know there are so many more things to do at the fair besides eat…but I’ll stick to stuffing my face instead. ... Read More »

Anheuser-Busch St. Louis Heats Up Summer with Cool Tour Options

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Summer has officially arrived in St. Louis and what better way to enjoy the hot days than with a cool tour of the famous Anheuser-Busch Brewery in St. Louis. Although the company’s tremendous pride in producing some of the world’s finest beers one batch at a time has remained unchanged over the last century, there are several exciting new developments ... Read More »

Tips to Extend your Missouri Getaway

Use fuel-saving tips to extend your Missouri vacation.

When it comes to a Missouri vacation, drivers have different needs. Some need to experience rolling hills and blacktops, while others prefer the convenience and accessibility of interstate highways. Despite those differences, there’s one thing all drivers agree on: Saving money at the pump is awesome!  So, our friends at the Missouri Division of Energy crafted a quick list of ... Read More »