Festivals and Events

Eagle Days Help You Discover Nature Around the State

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Join thousands of wildlife watchers around the state to view our nation’s symbol in action. December through February, Missouri’s winter eagle watching is spectacular. Discover nature with the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) through Eagle Days events around the state and enjoy eagle-viewing on your own. Because of our big rivers, many lakes and expansive wetlands, Missouri is one of ... Read More »

Celebrate Mizzou’s 103rd Homecoming

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The University of Missouri hosts its 103rd Homecoming game this weekend, continuing a tradition that began in 1911 at Old Mizzou. Yes, the University of Missouri invented Homecoming! The first homecoming at MU was designed to spark some excitement in the rivalry between Kansas and Missouri. Chester L. Brewer, MU’s athletic director at the time, felt alumni should be invited ... Read More »

Find Festive Fun This Fall in Columbia

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It’s hard to believe summer is already over, but the return of students, football games, tailgating and all things pumpkin-spiced have made it very apparent fall is back in Columbia. With shorter days, cooler weather and crunching leaves, it’s the perfect time of year to enjoy the great outdoors one last time before the real cold sets in. During fall ... Read More »

Fall into Missouri Wine Country

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The rustle of brightly colored leaves in the crisp fall breeze; the sound of laughter and contented conversation; glasses filled with a delicious Missouri wine…. What do all of these things inevitably mean? Fall in Missouri Wine Country. Don’t miss one of the most breathtaking and comforting experiences you can have in the Show-Me State. Fall in Missouri’s rich countryside ... Read More »

This October Promises to be Hoppy, Happy and Haunting in Hannibal

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October is a wonderful time in Missouri – the leaves are changing, fall festivals are in full swing, zombies are waiting to be shot with paintballs. Maybe you should read on; it will make sense, I promise. The festive month of October kicks off with the Annual Harvest Hootenanny, Oct. 10-12, at the Mark Twain Cave Complex. Craft beer tasting, ... 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 »

Enjoy Live Music and BBQ at Round Barn Blues

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When my husband and I attend Round Barn Blues I think his favorite part is the amazing music while my favorite part is sitting under the trees on the lawn beside the famous Round Barn eating barbeque beef sandwiches. If you love live Blues music you will not want to miss the Round Barn Blues on September 20th  in Kirksville. For one ... 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 »

Marian Days in Carthage is a Sight to See

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Marian Days brings an opportunity to share culture, faith and prosperity with thousands who pilgrimage to Carthage. Each year the community expands from a population of 14,500 to an estimated crowd of 60-80,000 new residents in the first weeks of August. Hotels become hubs of activity, neighboring lawns fill with campers and residents enjoy the sights and sounds of the festival atmosphere. What ... Read More »