Festivals and Events

Visit a True Missouri Landscape


All are welcome to Prairie Day and Evening on the Prairie, hosted by the Missouri Prairie Foundation’s and the Cole Camp Chapter of Missouri Master Naturalists • October 10, 2015 • Cole Camp, MO, 20 miles south of Sedalia. Up until the time of statehood, tallgrass prairie once covered more than 15 million acres of Missouri. It is as much ... Read More »

4 Columbia Fall Festivals You Can’t Miss


Autumn just might be the best time of year in CoMo: the cooler weather is perfect for patio dining, our parks and college campuses become gorgeous scenes of fall colors, and of course, we have the return of four great festivals. 38th Annual Heritage Festival and Craft Show September 19-20 | Nifong Park, 3700 Ponderosa Step back in time at ... Read More »

Bacon and Blues in Kirksville

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What is it about bacon? Everyone loves it. The Kirksville Bacon Fest gives everyone an opportunity to taste crispy, flavorful bacon. On September 26, 2015, the 5th annual Kirksville Bacon Fest begins at 9 a.m. with a bacon-cooking contest and a Miss Sizzle and little Miss Bacon Bits pageant.  At noon, the local Oscar Mayer plant employees hand out free ... Read More »

Missouri Fall Festivals 2015

Painted Rock Conservation Area

You could spend almost every autumn day at a fall festival here in the Show-Me State. In fact, there is such an abundance and variety of fun activities available, I’m going to give you a short tour of some my favorite things (and be sure to check out the tabs at the bottom): ANIMALS: I love critters, so I’d check ... Read More »

The Toughest Race in America: MR340


Believed to be the longest continuous canoe marathon in the world, we are a day away from the 10th Annual Missouri American Water MR340, a 340-mile endurance race across Missouri via the Missouri River. The MR 340 starts in Kansas City and ends in St. Charles, and this year’s competition is expected to bring paddlers from across the U.S. (at ... Read More »

Ozark Empire Fair: Summer’s Biggest Party

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For 79 years, the Ozark Empire Fair has been a time for community celebration, and 2015 promises to carry on the tradition. With opening day slated for Thursday, July 30, the ten day run of the Ozark Empire Fair is packed full of FREE thrilling entertainment ranging from musical performers, to fast racing pigs – yes, pigs, to a shark ... Read More »

Follow the Music to Saint Charles this Summer

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“Les Petites Cotes” are alive with the sound of music! Saint Charles is a vibrant community anytime of the year, but the summer months bring festivals and music nearly every day of the week. From big (jazz) band concerts in Frontier Park to Miss Jubilee and the Humdingers at concerts on Beale in the Streets of St. Charles to coffee ... Read More »

Top 10 Things to Do at Jefferson City’s Annual Salute to America Celebration


What better way to celebrate the land of the free and the home of the brave than a star spangled Fourth of July celebration? We know what you’re thinking – another crowded fireworks show at the local park that lasts maybe ten minutes at most. Not even close. We’re talking about a full-fledged patriotic celebration. Jefferson City’s Annual Salute to ... Read More »

Platte County Summer Festivals: International Flair with a Country Twist


The aroma of Italian cooking fills the air with fresh made chicken spedini, meatball sandwiches and Italian cookies tempting the appetites of every passerby. The following weekend it’s the aroma of golabki, bigos and kielbasa. The following month it’s funnel cakes, kraut burgers and fried oreos! Ah – summer festivals in Platte County – transporting visitors, and their appetites, to ... Read More »

Get Ready for Missouri Summer Festivals 2015

The Harlem Globetrotters join in on summer fun at Silver Dollar City's Star-Spangled Summer

It’s time for summer festivals in Missouri, where we celebrate everything from music and the arts to food, fireworks and film. From mid-June through early September, activities aplenty help make your Missouri summer fun and memorable. Here’s a quick rundown of summer festivals on tap in the Show-Me State for 2015 – and yes, we realize that not all fireworks shows ... Read More »