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Experience springtime in Augusta and watch the rich colors burst forth in nature ... and on canvas.
The rolling hills and woods of Augusta will be dotted with springtime's ‘splashes of color' and one of Mother Nature's most picturesque settings will again serve as the perfect canvas for artists from across the country. Artists complete their pieces in the tradition of Plein Air (outdoors), capturing the nuances of natural light in their work.
Complete your Plein Air experience with the sights, sounds and tastes of Augusta's wineries, restaurants, shops and other local businesses.
Monitor our website for details and schedules as they unfold.
Step into the past at Montauk State Park and experience lost skills, arts and crafts of the Ozarks.
The celebration includes tours of the old mill; old time music; dances; crafts; arts of the Ozarks; soap making; sheep shearing; and other skills.
Watch blacksmiths make steel that will be transforme into a gun barrel, a knife and horse shoes. See a real whiskey still; an Ozark quilting bee; and try your hand at using a cross cut saw. These are a few of the skills from the past waiting for you.
Don’t miss the 14th Annual Old Tyme Country Festival at Markham Springs Recreation Area. Enjoy the crafters; food; antique cars; water slide; bounce house; rail splitting; children’s games; and old time photos.
Camping and shuttle hayrides are available. Visit the Ellsinore Pioneer Museum and the rock house by the mill pond.
Live music all day:
Event takes place at Markham Springs Recreation Area, Mark Twain National Forest, located three miles west of Williamsville, MO on Route 49.
Join us at Perkins Park in Plattsburg for three days of scheduled events to commemorate the 1864 Battle of Plattsburg, April 25-27. There are way too many activities to list; please see the web page for the entire listing, from Battlefield to Grand Banquet and Ball!
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.
All ages are welcome to participate in the 1-mile and 10k races which begin at the Margaret Harwell Art Museum. Also, festival-goers can enjoy artists' booths, live entertainment, food, and free children's activities on the museum grounds.
Sample fried turkey testicles at this annual festival, held in downtown Olean Oh-lee-ann), seven miles north of Eldon. Enjoy live music, crafts, raffles, dancing, and most importantly – Rocky Mountain Oysters. Yes, other foods are available.
This festival draws thousands every year. Admission: $5 ~ age 12 and younger, free.
The Bingham-Waggoner Estate hosts more than 100 antique dealers and crafters on the beautiful grounds around the Mansion. Original crafts to outstanding collectibles are available for purchase.
Concession stands provide Polish sausages, hot dogs and hamburgers, "Walking Tacos," kettle corn, icy lemonade, and homemade cookies to enjoy in the shade of a nearby tree.
There is a door-prize drawing every hour. The Spirit of Independence Community Band performs in the afternoon. Mansion tours are given, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the regular fee.
The Brookside Art Annual is celebrating its 29th year on May 2, 3 and 4, 2014. Located in an eclectic neighborhood in the center of Kansas City, Brookside is just minutes from downtown, the Plaza and the southern suburbs. This is the first art show of the year and draws over 70,000 people from the entire region. The focus of the show is on ART!
This community loves art shows and it consistently ranks in the top 25 shows according to Art Source. Art Source says "This is a very pleasant, national caliber event attracting an affluent, enthusiastic and knowledgeable clientele.”
The show has children's activities on Saturday and Sunday and light music in the evenings. Food booths are operated by local restaurants.
Three days full of family friendly fun with a parade; carnival; talent show; largest Morel contest; Missouri Memorial Wall for Fallen Soldiers; food and craft vendors; and tons more!
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