Missouri Fall Festivals 2016

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 community, such as Mexico’s Walk Back in Time, Sept. 23-25 at the Audrain Historical Museum Complex, and Rural Heritage Day, Oct. 22 in Ste. Genevieve, to happenings drawing thousands of attendees, like Pony Express PumpkinFest, Oct. 7-9 in St. Joseph.

It won’t be difficult to find one (or 10!) to suit you and your traveling companions. Just take it easy on the funnel cake.

Oh, don’t forget to share your photos with us on social media, using #MissouriAdventure.

Now, on to the festivals …

  • September 
  • Oct./Nov. 
Kansas City Sept. 2-4 Kansas City Irishfest
St. Joseph Sept. 2-4 Joestock Music Festival
St. Louis Sept. 2-4 Fall Art Fair at Queeny Park
St. Louis Sept. 2-5 24th Annual Staenberg Group Gateway Cup
St. Louis Sept. 2-5 St. Nicholas Greek Festival
Independence Sept. 2-5 Santa-Cali-Gon Days
Crocker Sept. 3 Railroad Days
St. Louis Sept. 3-4 Big Muddy Blues Festival
St. Louis Sept. 3-5 40th Annual Japanese Festival
Hannibal Sept. 3-5 Third Annual Big River Steampunk Festival
Concordia Sept. 6-10 Concordia Fall Festival
Jefferson City Sept. 8-10 ArtsLive Weekend (multiple events)
Kennett Sept. 8-11 RC Club 3D Bash
Lake Ozark Sept. 9 Hot Summer Nights’ Vettes for Veterans
St. Joseph Sept. 9-10 Coleman Hawkins Blues Festival
Buffalo Sept. 9-10 14th Annual Southwest Missouri Celtic Festival and Highland Games
Springfield Sept. 9-11 Japanese Fall Festival
North Kansas City Sept. 10 Swift Mile Street Festival
Grandview Sept. 10 Music on Main
Richmond Sept. 10 5th Annual Outlaw Days
Jefferson City Sept. 10 Capital Jazzfest and Capital Street Art Fair
Camdenton Sept. 10 Lake of the Ozarks Air Show
Osage Beach Sept. 10 16th Annual Osage Beach Fall Festival
Kansas City Sept. 10-11 Kansas City Chalk and Walk Festival
Chillicothe Sept. 10-11 32nd Annual Chautauqua in the Park
Kennett Sept. 10-11 Fall Into Arts Festival
St. Louis Sept. 10-11 Loufest
Cape Girardeau Sept. 10-17 SEMO District Fair
Hermann Sept. 11 River City Cruisers Car Show
Branson Sept. 14-Oct. 29 Silver Dollar City’s National Harvest and Cowboy Festival
Branson Sept. 15-17 43rd Annual Autumn Daze Arts, Crafts and Music Festival
Augusta Sept. 15-18 Fall Harvest Festival
Lake Ozark Sept. 15-18 Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest
Laurie Sept. 16-17 Annual Hillbilly Fair
Jefferson City Sept. 16-17 Second Annual So Long Summer Music Fest
Dixon Sept. 16-17 Cow Days Festival
St. Louis Sept. 16-17 Great Forest Park Balloon Glow and Balloon Race
Park Hills Sept. 16-18 Second Annual Parkland Celtic Festival
Kirkwood Sept. 16-18 55th Annual Kirkwood Greentree Festival
St. Louis Sept. 16-18 Budweiser’s Taste of St. Louis
Blue Springs Sept. 16-18 Fall Fun Festival
St. Joseph Sept. 16-18 Southside Fall Festival
Kansas City Sept. 16-19 KC Oktoberfest
Milan Sept. 17 5th Annual Milan Multicultural Festival
St. Joseph Sept. 17 4th Annual Shamrock on the Square Irish Fest
Riverside Sept. 17 Riverside MusicFest
California Sept. 17 26th Annual Ozark Ham and Turkey Festival
St. Louis Sept. 17 Old Webster Jazz and Blues Festival
Kirksville Sept. 17 North Star BBQ Championship
St. Louis Sept. 17 18th Annual HOP in the City Beer Festival
St. Louis Sept. 17 South Grand Fall Fest
Springfield Sept. 17 Food Truck Fest
Kimberling City Sept. 17-18 Boats and Bones BBQ Competition
Springfield Sept. 17-18 Cider Days
Chesterfield Sept. 17-18 Faust Heritage Festival
Hermann Sept. 17-18 Hermann Heritage Days
Cape Girardeau Sept. 18 39th Annual River Tales Classic Car Show
Springfield Sept. 17-Oct. 23 Harvest Fest at Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park
St. Joseph Sept. 23-24 Bluegrass Battles Hunger
Warrensburg Sept. 23-24 Burg Fest
Jefferson City Sept. 23-24 16th Annual Oktoberfest in Old Munichburg
Mountain View Sept. 23-24 Pioneer Days
Hannibal Sept. 23-24 Harvest Hootenanny
Mexico Sept. 23-24 Zenith Aircraft 25th Anniversary Open Hangar Days and Open House
Lee’s Summit Sept. 23-24 Lee’s Summit Oktoberfest
Mexico Sept. 23-25 Walk Back in Time
St. Louis Sept. 23-25 Murmuration Festival
St. Louis Sept. 23-25 Q in the Lou
St. Louis Sept. 23-25 Greater St. Louis Hispanic Festival
St. Louis Sept. 23-25 Strange Folk Festival
St. Louis Sept. 23-25 St. Louis Folk Roots Festival
Liberty Sept. 23-25 Liberty Fall Festival
Kansas City Sept. 23-25 85th Annual Plaza Art Fair
Jefferson City Sept. 24 AngiePalooza Street Party
Eldon Sept. 24 Annual Turkey Festival
Jamesport Sept. 24 Heritage Day
Carrollton Sept. 24 Band Day
Carrollton Sept. 24 Carrollton Fall Festival
Kirksville Sept. 24 Round Barn Blues
Washington Sept. 24-25 Fall Festival of Arts and Crafts
Mexico Sept. 24-25 Binder’s 10th Annual National Alpaca Farm Days
Walnut Grove Sept. 25 Meadfest
Kennett Sept. 27-Oct. 1 Delta Fair
Plattsburg Sept. 29-Oct. 1 Plattsburg Fall Festival
Gladstone Sept. 29-Oct. 2 Gladfest
Harrisonville Sept. 30-Oct. 1 Burnt District Festival
Cape Girardeau Sept. 30-Oct. 2 Cape Girardeau Heritage Days
St. Louis Sept. 30-Oct. 2 Best of Missouri Market
St. Louis Sept. 30-Oct. 16 American Arts Experience
Eureka Sept. 30-Oct. 30 Fright Fest at Six Flags St. Louis
Jefferson City Oct. 1 Multicultural Fall Festival
Versailles Oct. 1 Olde Tyme Apple Festival
Waynesville Oct. 1 Frogtober Fest
Kirksville Oct. 1 Red Barn Arts and Crafts Festival
St. Louis Oct. 1 Grove Fest
Springfield Oct. 1 Taste of Springfield and Oktoberfest Village
St. Louis Oct. 1-2 Shaw Art Fair
Hermann Oct. 1-30 Oktoberfest (weekends)
Fulton Oct. 7-8 Autumn on the Bricks
Lee’s Summit Oct. 7-9 Summit Art Festival
St. Joseph Oct. 7-9 Pony Express Pumpkinfest
Mount Vernon Oct. 7-9 Apple Butter Makin’ Days
Springfield Oct. 7-9 Ozarks Fall FarmFest
Kirksville Oct. 8 Scottish Highland Games
Hermann Oct. 8-9 65th Annual Arts and Crafts Festival
Bloomfield Oct. 13-15 Liberty Days at the Stars and Stripes Museum
Trenton Oct. 14-16 Missouri Day Festival
Kirksville Oct. 14-16 Antique Fest and Flea Market
Springfield Oct. 15 Pets and Pumpkins Festival and Parade
St. Louis Oct. 15 Brew in the Lou
Hannibal Oct. 15-16 40th Annual Autumn Historic Folklife Festival
Louisiana Oct. 15-16 32nd Annual Louisiana Country Colorfest
Cuba Oct. 15-16 Route 66 Cuba Fest
Cassville Oct. 21-23 The Show
Jefferson City Oct. 22 Third Annual River City Fall Festival
Cassville Oct. 22 Chili and Salsa Cookoff
Springfield Oct. 22 Wine and Food Celebration
Springfield Oct. 29 Ozarks Baconfest
Washington Oct. 29 Pumpkin Palooza
Kimmswick Oct. 29-30 Apple Butter Festival
St. Louis Nov. 3-13 Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival
New Haven Nov. 5 Firefest 2016
Kansas City Nov. 6-7 Day of the Dead Festival
St. Joseph Nov. 10-12 Sugarplum Festival

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