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This is the 18th year for this event. Visit with people who have knowledge of the old skills. Activities include, among other attractions:
No alcohol allowed. No 4-wheelers or ATVs.
Head north from Gerald on Route Y and follow the signs.
Sponsored by the Missouri Draft Horse and Mule Association.
The Cotton Ramble Bike Ride begins and ends at the Sikeston Depot Museum in downtown Sikeston. Riders travel along shaded, tree-lined streets with majestic homes constructed in the early 1900s. This event is not a race. It is designed to allow riders to choose their routes based on their own level of training.
Choose from 13-, 26-, 65- and 100-mile rides. The longer routes leave town, traveling along fields of cotton, soybeans and corn. On the 26- and 65-mile routes you can visit two working cotton gins, each offering free tours. All routes are well marked and include rest stops with refreshments and toilet facilities.
While downtown, enjoy the Harvest Festival and Antique Tractor Show in Legion Square (adjacent to the Depot). You're invited to enjoy downtown's galleries, antique and collectible stores, and boutique shopping.
Registration at the Depot Museum: Oct. 10, 5 p.m.-7 p.m.; Oct. 12, 7:30 a.m. Ride begins at 8:30 AM at the Red Caboose.
The Ozarks Older Iron Club sponsors this annual event on the club grounds which includes: tractor pulls; exhibits; demonstrations; gas engines; steam engines; wheat thrashing; corn binding, hulling & grinding; rock crushing; antique tractors and farm equipment; wool spinning; barrel stave sawing; blacksmithing; wheelwright; kids games; pedal tractor pull; saw mill; hay baling; sorghum boil; cider pressing; horse drawn equipment; a swap meet and flea market; and a concession stand.
Free parking. Limited primitive camping and RV sites (no hook-ups) available.
The OOIC's purpose is to stimulate interest in collecting, restoring, preserving, and exhibiting gasoline and oil engines, gas/diesel and steam tractors, power and horse driven farm machinery and any other farm related equipment of historical value. OOIC shows and tractor pulls are the 2nd Friday and Saturday in May and October every year at the Ozark Older Iron Club Grounds.
Missouri is one of the largest cattle producing states in the United States; Johnson County, where Leeton is located, is the largest cattle producing county in the state.
Canine competitors from across the U.S. and Canada test their skills and vie for the title “United States Border Collie Handler's Association (USBCHA) National Cattledog Finals Open Champion.” With as many as 330 dogs competing, this is the preeminent herding-dog competitions in North America.
Visit the USBCHA’s website for details, directions and schedules.
NOTICE: No other pets allowed on the grounds – competing dogs and service dogs only.
Join the fun at the 29th Annual Turkey Festival, featuring: arts, crafts, food vendors, parade, quilt show, children's activities, pony rides, petting zoo, antique tractor display, farm equipment and three entertainment stages.
We have many activities planned this year including free fiber demonstrations, free alpaca seminars, a chance to shop for everyone on your Christmas list, or just visit with the alpacas.
In addition, there will be refreshments for sale, door prizes, raffles, crafts and more. Bring your camera and, for a small fee, get your picture taken with an alpaca. Admission is free.
Pick your own pumpkins. Activities include, among many other attractions: a corn maze; pig races; farm animals; gemstone mining; a rope maze; wagon rides; camp fires. Gourds and other holiday decorations available for purchase.
Check our website for details; some days have extended hours for special entertainment.
Admission: $10; younger than age 2, free.
On February 21-22, 2015 the seven Hermann area wineries will host the Chocolate Wine Trail, where the wineries have paired luscious chocolate creations with their wines. Participating wineries are:
The $30 ticket price includes a souvenir wine glass. Purchase tickets in advance online at www.HermannWineTrail.com or call the Hermann Welcome Center at 800-932-8687.
Stop by Jowler Creek Winery to pair everyone’s favorite Christmas cookies with our award-winning, hand-crafted Missouri wines. Take your favorite Jowler Creek wines home to enjoy with all things Christmas this year.
Nothing will warm Santa’s heart more than finding a delectable chocolate cookie and a sample of Jowler Creek Norton wine by the fireplace this Christmas Eve. You might even keep it for yourself!
Cost: $5/person and free for Creek Club members. No reservations are required for this event – just come on out 11 a.m.-5 p.m. both days to enjoy! Visit our website for the most up to date list of events.
Deep Woods Farm and Pumpkin Patch is a small, 4th generation, veteran owned family farm. Our goal is to provide you and your family with a fun and educational experience.
There are many activities, plus a hay ride through the “deep woods” to the pumpkin patch. Fall produce is available. There is a concession stand. Feed the farm animals. Photo opportunities abound, including the red barn, which was built in 1929.
Although our address says Crocker, we are located in the small community of Hancock, between Dixon (Route 28) and Crocker (Route 17).
Citygarden combines sculpture, plants, fountains and architecture into one location in downtown St. Louis. The area offers a vibrant, serene blending of lush plantings and internationally-renowned sculpture with water, stone, architecture and design. The Terrace View restaurant is on-site.
Citygarden is bounded by Eighth, 10th, Market and Chestnut streets.
Sample our wines and meads (mead is wine made from honey). Relax on the porch with a bottle of our wine and enjoy the view of the countryside. The gift shop offers wines, meads, wine accessories and gifts.
Bring your own picnic or purchase cheese, sausage and crackers here. Charcoal grills are available
Visit our website details, directions and a schedule of music and other events.
Located in the Ozark Mountain American Viticulture Area (AVA), 25 miles north of Springfield; two miles north of Walnut Grove, off of Route 123. Don't use GPS or on-line Maps to find 7C's – they often get you lost.
Established in 1855, Adam Puchta Winery is the oldest continuously owned and operated family winery in the United States. The Puchta family, now in their 7th generation, continues to produce award-winning wines in a unique, charmingly historic setting.
We offer wine tasting and a gourmet gift shop; live music on some weekends.
Located beside Frene Creek, on the original family homestead, 2.5 miles west of Hermann, off Route 100.
Check our website for details, special events and music schedules.
This museum, in a former school, documents the history of Agency, from the 1836 Platte Purchase to the present. After the Platte Purchase, Agency Ford was a thriving community, but, slowly, flooding caused the town to nearly vanish. Open by appointment.
Hands-on, interactive museum of agricultural history. The American Royal is Kansas City's famed barbecue, rodeo, horse and livestock show venue. Tours available.
"Quaint, quiet and a breath of fresh air in the country” is the most common phrase attributed to the Amish country, near Jamesport, 25 miles northwest of Chillicothe. This is often cited by various publications as one of Missouri's best day trips.
This area is home to the largest Old Order Amish Settlement west of the Mississippi River; one of the strictest Amish colonies in the world. There is a difference between the Amish and the Mennonite; the two religions are not synonymous.
Jamesport's Amish welcome visitors to their home-based stores and businesses, selling hand-crafted wares from baskets and furniture, to bakeries and dry goods, buggies and horses, and everything in between.
Escorted tours of the area are available thru Step Back In Time Tours (see separate listing).
The nice views from Apple Creek Winery offer visitors an idyllic place to relax while enjoying a glass or bottle of wine. Guests may savor their wine in our spacious tasting room; on our 360-degree wrap-around deck; and under the trees along the creek.
The on-site Creek Bank Cafe serves appetizers and fresh-made pizzas.
This is an ideal venue private wine tasting and special events. Indoor space accommodates 60; outdoor space, 75. Party tents are available for rent.
Located off of I-55, at exit 117; west 2.8 miles; north on Route 401.
Specializing in the ultimate country experience. View a working cattle farm while taking a guided trail ride through the woods along Stouts Creek, passing a Civil War historic marker.
In the spring and fall, see baby calves with their mothers. If you are lucky, you might glimpse a beaver at work and a great blue heron. The property is home to countless birds, wild turkey, eagles, white tail deer and other critters.
Bring your horse or ride one of ours. We hand-pick the horses to match your riding ability. Trail rides by reservation only. We have stall rentals on-site.
Our Plain & Fancy Bed & Breakfast inn is on site. Guests of our bed and breakfast receive a discount on trail rides.
The winery is situated on 75 acres, amongst four lakes, in a truly rustic setting. Soak up the views from the tasting room and deck overlooking the big lake (especially those sunsets); take a relaxing walk on the grounds; enjoy live music Saturday nights; savor our mouthwatering, wood-fired, rustic Italian pizzas (Fri., Say. & Sun.) – you are instantly transported away from the hustle and bustle of the real world.
Arcadian Moon is a great choice for your private events. With ample grounds, a large deck, and multiple event and meeting rooms, we have just the right space. With our fully-certified kitchen, we can create the menu you are looking for.
In the tasting room you can sample and purchase our wines, learn about and join our Wine Club and browse the gift shop.
We are located 45 minutes east of Kansas City, one mile off of I-70 at exit 49.
Nearly 7,000 acres of outdoor recreation; more than 30 lakes; several hiking trails, including a three-mile trail for hiking and biking; a full-service rifle, pistol, trap and skeet range (Fri.-Mon, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., and Tue., 2 p.m.-8 p.m., for a fee); and a field archery range. Missouri hunting seasons and regulations apply.
The visitor center features educational displays and naturalist-led programs in aquatic and forest ecology, reptiles, birds and trees. (Programs require reservations.) Picnic facilities include barbecue grills, benches and a covered pavilion.
From I-64; south on Route 94; west on Route D 1.5 miles. Closed holidays and Thanksgiving weekend.
Augusta Winery features a year-round complimentary tasting room, gift shop and a covered terrace.
The Wine and Beer Garden is open April through October and has free, live music on weekends. Bring your own picnic or purchase cheese, sausage, snacks and beverages at the winery.
No outside alcohol or beverages allowed.
Closed New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
During the winter months, we recommend guests call ahead to verify hours and to check on potentially hazardous road conditions.
Warm. Welcoming. Approachable. Offering wine novices and connoisseurs fine wines, a relaxed environment and personal service. Come relax on our wine deck or in our indoor seating area.
Free tasting and tours; live music; and events throughout the year.
Closed Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.
In June 1862, the Civil War Battle of Kirksville involved about 1,000 soldiers; with approximately 500 Union soldiers and 500 Confederate troops taking part.
It is unclear how many men were killed during three hours of fighting. Reports vary anywhere from five to 28 Union soldiers, and to between 35 and 100 Confederate soldiers. An unknown number of Confederate soldiers were executed following the battle.
The battle was seen as a victory for the Union; a marker in Forest Llewellyn Cemetery (four blocks west of Kirksville's square) was erected on the spot of a mass grave where local residents buried executed Confederates.
A spacious (1,400-square-foot), two-master-bedroom apartment inn with two baths, living room with view of the Mississippi River, full kitchen and dining area. Located in the heart of the historic downtown district in Clarksville. Ideal for a weekend or extended getaway for a couple, two couples or a family. Inn includes Wi-Fi and many other amenities. A year-round destination and superb eagle viewing venue in the winter months.
Beggs Family Farm opens every October for its Fall Harvest. Every season has a new themed 10-acre corn maze to find your way through using decoder maps and clues. On-site activities include: wagon rides to pick pumpkins to purchase at market price; farm animal displays; a real working bee hive; hillbilly pig races; a giant slide; jumping pillow; pedal cars; miniature golf; and paintball arcade.
There is a gift shop for all your fall decorating needs and concessions are available. Your family can spend at least four to six hours exploring our farm and all the attractions for one price.
Belvoir Winery's tasting room is filled with old-world charm, complete with a full bar. The 40,000-square-foot building is a former Odd Fellows Home, circa 1910. We have lots of space for private events or consider Belvoir for a wedding.
Belvoir, which is French for beautiful view, sits on 170 acres, with breathtaking vistas. It is located in the Odd Fellows Historic District off Route 291. Visit the winery and learn about the 130-year history of the property.
On days we have a wedding at the winery, we close the winery early at 6 p.m., and 5 p.m. in October only. Please call if you would like to check closing times.
Triple Creek Farm is located in Franklin County Missouri just a stone’s throw from the Missouri River in the heart of Missouri Wine Country. Berger Guesthouse is 7 miles east of Hermann, Missouri or 6 miles west of New Haven, Missouri just off Route 100.
Situated on 42 acres, Triple Creek Farm provides a quiet getaway with farm animals, a small lake, three creeks, in-ground pool, woods and wildlife galore. You can walk and bike to the Berger Bottoms from the farm or catch the Katy Trail in Hermann.
Berger Guesthouse has been totally renovated by Master Carpenter Phil Manne. The two newly renovated suites have their own private kitchens and baths and original hardwood floors. Both suites are exquisitely, but sparsely decorated with images taken on the farm by owner and photographer Margie Manne. In 1942 the caretaker built an addition on the guesthouse made solely out of ammunition boxes. The Mannes have preserved this fabulous piece of history just for you.
This 133-room hotel is less than half-a-mile from the Bass Pro Shop, Ameristar Casino, 10 restaurants and two grocery stores; eight miles from St. Louis Lambert International Airport. (Shuttle available for an additional fee.)
In addition to our standard guestrooms, we offer two-room suites and whirlpool suites. There are two meeting rooms that accommodate up to 70 people.
We offer a complimentary hot breakfast. Our oversized, heated, indoor pool has an adjoining outdoor sundeck.
Visit our website for details, photos and reservations.
Our wines and beers are made on the estate, perched atop the bluffs overlooking the Missouri River bottoms. Enjoy our friendly, relaxing atmosphere. You may sample our products in the tasting area.
We have indoor seating and an outdoor veranda, under grape arbors and shade trees. During festivals, tour the vineyard and the estate on our free tram.
Hours may very on festival weekends and during special events. Closed Easter, Thanksgiving, Dec. 25 and Jan. 1.
Directions: On Route 100, drive five miles east of Hermann (nine miles west of New Haven); then turn north on Route B, passing through the village of Berger; watch for our signs.
We are a small alpaca farm dedicated to raising happy, healthy alpacas. We use their fiber to create things from scarves, gloves and outerwear to sweaters. Alpaca fiber is warmer than most wool, hypoallergenic and as soft as cashmere.
We have alpacas from pet quality to many blue-ribbon winners. Contact us to set up a farm tour and see how these beautiful creatures provide us with high end clothing and other materials. There is no cost to visit. Hours are by appointment only.
Bring your own horse; we have miles of trails to ride. There is overnight horse boarding on-site. Lessons are available for all levels and all ages. Younger than 18 must be accompanied by parent and must wear a helmet. We have pony rides for younger children.
We have two cabins for rent; they sleep four. Weekday and weekend packages available. Full shower house. There is a bed and breakfast one mile east; campgrounds two miles west.
Five log cabins are nestled along a private lake. Swim, fish, canoe and relax on one of the docks, decks or screened porches. Enjoy a crackling fire by your cabin. Play ping pong and shuffleboard. Have your children explore little creeks. Snip fresh herbs from the garden. Barbecue on gas, charcoal or wood stoves. Enjoy a relaxing drink while watching the stars and fireflies. Hike winding trails on 380 acres. Rental fees for cabins include use of canoes, fishing and local fresh eggs.
Blumenhof is German for Court of Flowers. Our vineyards were established in 1979. Enjoy estate bottled wines. Bring a picnic, or buy one at the winery. No outside alcohol may be brought onto the premises. Large outdoor seating area; limited indoor seating. Tours by appointment. See the Website for live music schedules.One mile from the Katy Trail Dotzow Trailhead. Closed Thanksgiving, 25 December and 1 January.
Bommarito Winery is a small, boutique style winery producing handcrafted award winning wines. Our tasting room is open year-round. Outdoor patio seating is available with wonderful views. We have indoor seating for 24.
Our vineyards are located on the property, producing Norton, Vignoles, Vidal Blanc, Chambourcin, and St. Vincent grapes. Our wine selection includes our national award winning Port. Toast the good life.
Enjoy our grower and producer market every Saturday from April 5 to November 22, 8 a.m.-noon in the Boonslick Library parking lot. We are a self-certifying market of farmers and artisans from the local area. As the season progresses, we can be found in the late afternoons from 5 p.m.-7 p.m.
Seasonal produce, organic body products, jewelry, bedding plants, upcycled garden products and ornaments, honey, gourds, seasoning blends, eggs and jams are just a few of the items that can be found at our market.
All our vendors enjoy answering your questions and are always willing to recommend area businesses, tourist spots to visit and places to stay. Ask a local, shop local.
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