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That First Sikeston Rodeo Experience

JC Bootheel Rodeo Queens with Abby

My husband and I are the proud grandparents of a 4-year-old.  She lives in a Missouri metroarea, and like many grandparents, we want her to experience the natural beauty and diversity found throughout Missouri.  Each year we plan a special trip showcasing a unique “Missouri” experience.  Last year we attended the Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo and participated in their Rodeo …

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Everyone Should Come to Missouri for Old Settlers Days

Wayne Issleb as General U.S. Grant

Old Settlers Day 2016 in Waynesville, Missouri, is shaping up to be the most exciting family friendly festival in Central Missouri. The 36-year-old event is returning to its roots; activities are scheduled for both Saturday and Sunday, July 30-31, allowing festivalgoers to immerse themselves in a weekend of living history. One of the most anticipated additions to the schedule of …

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Missouri Summer Festivals 2016

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The festivals in Missouri this summer are as diverse as the state itself. From early June through Labor Day, you find special events in Missouri’s largest cities, including St. Louis, which hosts the 10th Annual St. Louis Brewers Heritage Festival on June 11, and Kansas City, where the Boulevardia celebration runs June 17-19.  Springfield has the Birthplace of Route 66 …

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Enjoy St. Lou Fringe

Loren D. AIF. Anthony Sapone

St Lou Fringe is the only performing arts festival of its kind in the Metropolitan Area. It takes place August 19-25, 2016, but is designed to have a lasting impact on the St. Louis community. One that reverberates through the streets of this city and in the hearts of artists and audiences for much longer than the set festival dates. …

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Missouri Spring Festivals 2016

Spring at Ha Ha Tonka State Park

Spring’s arrival means warmer weather, more outdoor fun and, of course, an abundance of fun festivals to enjoy in Missouri. The lineup of spring festivals in Missouri is diverse, with celebrations focused on everything from history and community heritage to music and the arts. Of course, no matter what idea festivals revolve around, virtually all of them offer great good …

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Be In The Know for True/False Film Festival 2016


It’s almost time for one of our favorite festivals – the True/False Film Fest in Columbia. With less than one month to go [March 3-6], we are busy working on our lists of must-see docs and trying to figure out how to fit as much into that weekend as possible. Whether you’ve never been to True/False or you attend every …

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Oktoberfest in Missouri


It’s that time of the year again; Oktoberfest! This joyous occasion calls for a celebration of bier, brats and everything Bavarian. From oversized pretzels to gingerbread hearts, Oktoberfest traditions and festivities help you enjoy this season in the Show-Me State! Oktoberfest, “Wiesn,” is a 205-year-old tradition that debuted in 1810 in Munich, Germany.  The legacy began as a royal wedding between Crown Prince Ludwig, later King Ludwig …

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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 …

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Bacon and Blues in Kirksville

Piggy & Bacon

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 …

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Charleston’s Dogwood-Azalea Festival: Fun in Full Bloom


You could debate whether the Missouri bootheel is part of the South, but there’s no dispute that each spring, Charleston, located near the top of the bootheel where the Mississippi and Ohio rivers meet, embodies a distinctly Southern charm, appearance, and hospitality during the annual Dogwood-Azalea Festival. In its 45th year, the festival will be held April 18-21, 2013, in …

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