Festivals and Events

Pop-up Bars Will Fill You With Holiday Cheer

Springfield is going to be a great place for holiday cheers. Yes, cheers. Plural. That’s because Missouri Spirits (507 W. Walnut) is transforming into a holiday-themed hot spot called Miracle on Walnut Street from Thanksgiving night through Dec. 30. Miracle on Walnut Street features specialty cocktails, drinks and snack foods for a limited engagement, offering guests a “pop-up bar” experience. “A pop-up …

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Show Me Holiday Events

Everyone celebrates the holidays a little differently. Are you “O Holy Night” or “Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer”? Do you prefer eggnog or cocoa … beautifully decorated homes or fabulous lights displays … a holiday classic play, ballet or concert or wild winter fun? Whatever your pleasure, here’s just a sampling of Show-Me State fun to suit your …

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It’s Fall In Missouri And The Smell Of Apple Butter Is In The Air

Missouri’s festival season is one fun time after another, with imaginable appeal to sight and sound, taste and joy. But I challenge you to find any event anywhere that simply smells as wonderful as the Kimmswick Apple Butter Festival. It’s the first thing to strike you as you arrive at this huge festival (more than 100,000 people attend each year) …

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Exciting Announcement from MO Wine MVP

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! You may or may not have heard the recent “breaking news” from Missouri Wines. Due to the popularity among its members, the Missouri Winery Visitors Program is being extended another full year! You now have until December 31, 2018 to earn points. Points can be redeemed for exciting rewards until March 1, 2019. There …

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October Brings Spirited Fun to St. Joseph

Late October evenings bring spirited conversation to St. Joseph’s Mount Mora Cemetery, and if you’re brave enough, you can join in. Each year Mount Mora hosts “Voices of the Past” interpretive tours where actors portray notable former residents and offer history lessons … from beyond the grave. While year’s theme is Rich Man, Poor Man, Beggar Man, Thief, Doctor, Lawyer, …

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BOTTOMS UP! At Missouri Beer Festivals

I have always associated summer with beer: nothing better on a blistering Missouri summer day than an ice-cold brew. With Labor Day (the unofficial end of summer) in the rear view mirror, and the official start of fall just around the corner, you might think beer-drinking season is winding down. But, happily, you’d be wrong. First, there are always some …

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2017 Fall Festival Season In Missouri

From the dawn of man, autumn has been a season of celebration. The heat has started to diminish, the harvest is in, there’s a break in the rhythm of farm life and the winter has yet to isolate one homestead from another.  It was a time of plenty, feasting, music and camaraderie. Although the world has changed and most people …

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Missouri Wine Country: The Perfect Eclipse Destination

Time is running out! You only have a couple of weeks to plan your Total Solar Eclipse getaway. We suggest you spend the day at one of Missouri’s scenic wineries. Several wineries are hosting special events in conjunction with the eclipse. From live music to a balloon glow, Missouri’s wineries offer an amazing experience you won’t soon forget. Some wineries …

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Missouri Motorcycle Madness

Motorcycling is pretty high in cool factor. It’s always been cool – but now it’s hotter than ever. As with most activities that people get passionate about, it can be kind of hard to pin down the reason it’s so attractive. I asked a few friends to tell me why motorcycling is so important to them. A few universal themes …

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New Things to do at Missouri Amusement Parks 2017

An often-quoted movie promo notes that, “In space, no one can hear you scream.” The same cannot be said here on Earth, where those in close proximity hear you shout and shriek with delight as you experience roller coasters and thrill rides at Missouri’s theme and amusement parks. For 2017, the Show-Me State’s largest parks, Six Flags St. Louis, Worlds …

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