Fall Festivals of Missouri

Fall in Missouri is full of vibrant colors and fun filled festivals.
Fall in Missouri is full of vibrant colors and fun filled festivals.

Autumn: crisp weather, colorful leaves, fall festivals.  Lots of fall festivals.  If you were to throw a dart at the state of Missouri, just about wherever it landed, you’d likely find a celebration of some kind.  But don’t let yourself be misled by a picture in your head: Show-Me State fall festivals come in all shapes, sizes, themes and flavors.

Here’s a look at the festivals you find in the Show-Me State from mid-September through mid-November:

  • September
  • October
  • November


9/12-15 Osage Beach 7th Annual Bike Fest
9/13-15 Blue Springs Fall Fun Festival
9/13-15 Laurie Hillbilly Fair
9/13-15 Sunrise Beach Fall Boat Show
9/13-15 St. Charles Festival for the Arts
9/15 Cape Girardeau River Tales Classic Car Show
9/19-21 West Plains Hootin’ an’ Hollarin’
9/20-21 Bloomfield Amateur Radio Event
9/20-22 Camdenton 2nd Annual Larry Stock  (573-873-5227)
9/20-22 Columbia RootsnBluesnBBQ Festival
9/20-21 Dixon 30th Annual Cow Days
9/20-22 St. Joseph Southside Fall Festival
9/20-21 St. Louis Great Forest Park Balloon Glow and Balloon Race
9/21 Camdenton Lake of the Ozarks Air Show
9/20-22 Kearney Jesse James Festival
9/21 Higginsville Country Fair
9/21 Richmond Missouri Outlaw Days Festival
9/21 Springfield Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park’s Fall Fest
9/21 St. Louis Dancin’ in the Street
9/21 Webster Groves 13th Annual Old Webster Jazz & Blues Festival
9/21-22 Columbia Heritage Festival and Craft Show
9/21-22 Springfield Cider Days
9/21-22 St. Louis Faust Folk Festival
9/26-28 West Plains HOBA 21st Annual Bluegrass Festival
9/27 Washington 13th Annual Chili Cook-off
9/27-29 Dixon Dead in Dixon Indie Horror Film Festival
9/27-28 Lee’s Summit Oktoberfest
9/27-29 Liberty 37th Annual Fall Festival
9/27-29 St. Charles Oktoberfest
9/27-28 St. Louis Scottish Games
9/27-29 St. Louis Taste of St. Louis
9/27-10/6 Ste. Genevieve Plein Air Painting Event
9/28 Eldon 28th Annual Turkey Festival
9/28 Jefferson City 13th Annual Oktoberfest
9/28 Mountain View Pioneer Days
9/28 Belle Harvest Fest
9/28-29 Washington 18th Annual Fall Festival of Arts & Crafts
9/29 St. Louis Art in the Park


10/4-6 Columbia Citizen Jane Film Festival
10/4-20 St. Louis American Arts Experience
10/4-6 St. Louis Best of Missouri Market
10/5 Cape Girardeau Craft Beer Festival
10/5-27 Hermann Oktoberfest (Sat/Sun only)
10/5 Butler Huckster’s Day  (660-679-3380)
10/5 Linn Creek Old Time Quilters Fest  (573-346-7191)
10/5 St. Louis Grove Fest
10/5 Thayer Fall Festival
10/5 Union Market on Main
10/5 Versailles 34th Annual Old Tyme Apple Festival
10/5 Waynesville Frogtober Fest
10/5-6 New Madrid 3rd Annual Fall Festival/Rendezvous on the River/Big Cat Quest
10/5-6 St. Louis 21st Annual Historic Shaw Art Fair
10/5-6 Weston 25th Annual Applefest
10/11-20 Carthage Maple Leaf Festival
10/5 Willow Springs 5th Annual Oz Festival
10/11-13 Columbia Artrageous Weekend
10/11-12 Doniphan Timberfest
10/11-12 Lebanon Cackle Hatchery’s Annual Chicken Festival
10/11-13 Linn Creek Camden County Living History/Apple Butter Days
10/11-13 St. Joseph Pony Express Pumpkinfest
10/11-13 St. Louis Soulard Oktoberfest
10/12 Bloomfield Stars and Stripes Car Show
10/12 Hartville Fall Festival
10/12 Jefferson City Multicultural Fall Festival
10/12 Kansas City Harvest Festival
10/12 Osage Beach 28th Annual Harbor Hop
10/12 Richland Hometown Harvest  (573-765-3532)
10/12 St. Louis Rocktoberfest
10/12-13 Clarksville Applefest
10/12-13 Hartsburg 22ND Pumpkin Festival
10/12-13 Thayer Fall Go Green Festival
10/13 St. Louis Columbus Day Parade/Festival
10/19 Bloomfield WWII Living History
10/19 Waynesville Route 66 Fest on the Square
10/19 West Plains Haunting in the Hollows
10/19-20 Warsaw Annual Heritage Days Festival
10/19-20 Hannibal 37th Annual Autumn Historic Folklife Festival
10/24-25 St. Joseph Voices from the Past – Civil War  (816-232-8471 ext. 13)
10/25-26 Butler Barbecue State Championship and Festival
10/25-26 Laurie Haunted Hayride
10/26 Hartville Runnin’ Scared 5K
10/26 Hartville Trail of Terror Hayrides
10/26 Ste. Genevieve Rural Heritage Days
10/26 Ste. Genevieve Déjà Vu Spirit Reunion
10/26 Washington Pumpkin Palooza
10/26-27 Dixon Fiber Festival


11/2 Kansas City Wilderness Run
11/2-3 Hannibal 50 Miles of Art
11/7-9 St. Joseph Annual Sugarplum Festival
11/14-24 St. Louis International Film Festival
11/16-17 Ste. Genevieve Wine Diva Weekend
11/22-23 Waynesville 15th Annual Southern Gospel Reunion  (573-774-6171)

Written by Barbara Brueggeman, web editor for the Missouri Division of Tourism. 

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