Festivals and Events

Enjoy Fall Events in Kirksville

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In Kirksville, October means more than pumpkins and mums at Farmer’s Market.  October in Kirksville is a time for the FLATS Trail Half Marathon, the Scottish Highland games and the Midwest Antique Fest. If you love kilts and plaids and amazing feats of strength, the Scottish Highland Games is the place to be in Kirksville on Saturday, Oct. 8. From …

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A New Attraction to Visit While Celebrating Oktoberfest in Hermann

The “living history farm” is on 200 acres of hills east of Hermann.

Visitors to Oktoberfest in Hermann during the first four weekends in October will have a new site to visit, the 200-acre Hermann Farm and Museum on the east side of town. The farm, which opened in spring, offers a trip back in time to see how the first German immigrants lived and farmed after arriving in 1837 in the hilly …

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10 Fall Festivities in Missouri’s State Capital

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After months of sizzling temperatures we happily welcome the brisk chill in the air, leaves changing color and the scent of all things pumpkin – all exciting signs of the fun activities fall brings. Whether cozying up for a hayride, admiring fall foliage or attending a festival, you’ll find lots of exciting fall festivities in Jefferson City! Here are the …

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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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Celebrate Oktoberfest in Missouri

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Break out the lederhosen and get ready for a smidgen of schnitzel. It’s almost fall, when communities across Missouri celebrate the state’s German heritage at Oktoberfest. German roots run deep in the Show-Me State, which is one of the reasons Missouri has a designated German Heritage Corridor encompassing several counties, and the city of St. Louis, situated along the Missouri …

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That First Sikeston Rodeo Experience

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My husband and I are the proud grandparents of a 4-year-old.  She lives in a Missouri metroarea, and like many grandparents, we want her to experience the natural beauty and diversity found throughout Missouri.  Each year we plan a special trip showcasing a unique “Missouri” experience.  Last year we attended the Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo and participated in their Rodeo …

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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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Everyone Should Come to Missouri for Old Settlers Days

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Old Settlers Day 2016 in Waynesville, Missouri, is shaping up to be the most exciting family friendly festival in Central Missouri. The 36-year-old event is returning to its roots; activities are scheduled for both Saturday and Sunday, July 30-31, allowing festivalgoers to immerse themselves in a weekend of living history. One of the most anticipated additions to the schedule of …

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Summertime Fun at Lake of the Ozarks

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Ahh, my friends, it is that time of year again when the trees are green, winter is a distant memory, kids are out of school and we turn our attention to summer time fun at beautiful Lake of the Ozarks. The Lake Area’s summer kicked into full gear with Memorial Day weekend and all of its activities. Of course the …

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Missouri Summer Festivals 2016

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The festivals in Missouri this summer are as diverse as the state itself. From early June through Labor Day, you find special events in Missouri’s largest cities, including St. Louis, which hosts the 10th Annual St. Louis Brewers Heritage Festival on June 11, and Kansas City, where the Boulevardia celebration runs June 17-19.  Springfield has the Birthplace of Route 66 …

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