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Arrow Rock hosts one of Missouri's oldest and most popular heritage festivals, featuring traditional and modern hand-crafted items, historic reenactments, living history presenters, entertainment and food.
Booths feature: weaving; spinning; needlework; rug hooking; bobbin lace; gunsmithing; blacksmithing; soap making; rope making; pottery; woodworking; printing; and medical exhibits.
Note: Address and phone shown are for the Friends of Arrow Rock office. The festival takes place throughout the village of Arrow Rock.
This is the largest, longest-running bluegrass festival in the region. Event includes, among other activities: 5K race & kids fun run (register online); eight great bands; tasty food; craft booths; a car show; toy duck race; chili cook-off; and children's activities.
One lucky person will win a Breedlove Passport Plus Acoustic Guitar. Purchase raffle tickets at City Hall, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
This is a wonderful day for the family. Held at Center Creek Park.
Our annual Applefest includes, among many other activities: an art and craft show (indoor booths); quilt-block making demonstrations; a parade; baby show; fiddlers contest; apple baking contest; apple products; barbecue and other foods; pumpkins; and mums.
Activities are held at several locations in the downtown area.
The downtown artisan's shops are open for demonstrations and shopping.
American Blues Scene Magazine calls this: One of the most prominent festivals in the country. More than 30 bands and delicious BBQ fill Stephens Lake Park. Bring your own seating.
The lineup includes international, national, regional and local artists in roots, blues, gospel, country, folk and soul. In addition to music, fans enjoy delicious BBQ from several local and national vendors.
The festival includes a half-marathon and a 10K Saturday morning; and a special gospel event on Sunday. Visit our website for details, parking information, ticket prices, dos & don’ts, and a full schedule.
Not allowed: outside beverages, including water, soda, alcoholic beverages, coffee, etc.; coolers; glass containers; weapons; noise makers; laser pointers; professional recording equipment.
Tickets: online; at The Blue Note box office; at the MSA Student box office; and by phone for a $3 handling fee. Phone orders, Mon.-Fri., noon-6 p.m.: 573-874-1944.
One Day Annual Event: Fun for the whole family, or friends and couples looking for a day filled with fun.
Come learn some of the History of Monegaw!
All ages are welcome to participate in the 1-mile and 10k races which begin at the Margaret Harwell Art Museum.
Come to the festival and enjoy artists booths; concerts; food; and free children's activities on the museum's grounds.
You are invited to celebrate the old time music and the distinctive culture of the Ozark Highlands. This festival strives to acknowledge performers and the need to save these expressive traditions to maintain authenticity. The event is held downtown West Plains.
Music is performed on our main stage, featuring outstanding artists representing the musical traditions of the Ozarks. The second stage is designed to bridge the gap between the generations of musicians in an effort to keep the traditional music of the area alive and well through the interpretations of new performers.
Activities include: exhibits; mule jumping; singing; a cooking stage; blacksmiths; spinners and weavers; quilters; candle makers; traditional basket makers; jig dancers; fiddlers; banjos; string bands; pickers; et cetera. On the 'What's Cookin' Stage,' watch demonstrations of traditional Ozark cookin' with a dash of entertainment to boot.
Inside the air conditioned West Plains Civic Center, take part in workshops and jam sessions.
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.
Visitorsare taken to the traditions of the past. Listen, learn, and see history as it comes alive at Nifong Park. See artisans and tradesmen dressed in 19th century attire demonstrating their trades and selling their wares. A large contemporary handmade craft area is featured.
Enjoy entertainment on two stages, including music, dancing and storytelling. Tour the Maplewood Home and the Walter’s Boone County Historical Museum and Village.
A fun filled weekend of music and entertaining activities. Friday evening begins with "Pickin on the square," so take your acoustic instruments and join the fun.
A large parade (at 86 years, this is the longest continuing parade in Missouri) kicks off the festivities on Saturday, followed by a full day of music, food, and dancing.
Vendors set-up around the square to display their crafts. A small train is available for the children and a horse drawn carriage gives rides as well. There is something for everyone.
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