Festivals and Events

To the Fair!

As the days of summer draw to an end and the kids get ready to go back to school, there’s still time to create some last minute summer memories. For starters, travelers can attend the Missouri State Fair which will take place Aug. 12-22, in Sedalia, Mo. There, guests can expect a wide range of tradition, family values and fun ... Read More »

Missouri State Kick-Off Party

The Missouri Division of Tourism is very excited for the 108th Missouri State Fair, which will be held Aug. 12-22 in Sedalia. On June 17, Missouri Division of Tourism Director Katie Steele Danner and I attended the Missouri State Fair Kick-Off Party, where state fair partners, such as the Division, were honored for supporting and contributing to the fair. Click ... Read More »

Springfield events for ‘Little Man’

Little Man

As a new mom, I find myself looking at and experiencing the world in a different way than I did before my son was born. Instead of attending events as a way to entertain myself and my husband, we attend to entertain, stimulate and educate our little man, Carson. Luckily, Springfield has plenty of events and activities that do just ... Read More »

Weekend outlook

The forecast around Central Missouri calls for rain showers today, but this weekend should be a great one around the state. Click this link to find some of the great activities scheduled for this weekend, http://tinyurl.com/y7nvdoc. Here are some options to consider for each region of Missouri: Northwest: Coalition of Historic Trekkers National Gathering at Fort Osage in Sibley (northeast ... Read More »

Cape Girardeau Storytelling Festival: An Entertainment Explosion

My television exploded this weekend. Just boom—exploded—pieces falling all over the floor—showering me with bits and shreds of static and airwaves. Yes, folks, my television exploded this weekend. Okay, well not literally. My television exploded in the way that audiences suddenly appear naked (when you nervously take to the stage) or in the way that your mother-in-law gets swallowed up ... Read More »

In the Saddle

There are a lot of events happening around Missouri this weekend, but probably the largest is the Pony Express Sesquicentennial happening in St. Joseph. This is a very special event for St. Joseph and northwest Missouri. Events began Thursday, continue today and into Saturday, which is when the Johnny Fry re-enactment ride will happen. That special ride is set for ... Read More »

Around Missouri This Weekend

It’s a little bit later than usual (blame it on a hectic week) but here’s a look at some of the events set for this weekend around Missouri. All of these events are posted on www.VisitMO.com if you’d like to find more information. Here’s what’s happening: Ansel Adams: Masterworks Exhibit, (today-June 27), Crisp Museum, Cape Girardeau: This exhibit features photographs ... Read More »

Planning your weekend

If you’re going to be in Missouri this weekend, there are plenty of activities to take in, no matter which part of the state you’re visiting. If you’re interested in St. Patrick’s Day parades and festivities, please see the blog entry from KatiesTrail (below) which puts the spotlight on Irish heritage. Don’t forget to check out our Calendar on www.VisitMO.com ... Read More »