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The Jazzfest and the Street Art Fair take place downtown, at the corner of Madison and High Streets.
The Street-Art Fair is a chalk-art competition, from amateur to professional levels, all drawn on the asphalt of the street, starting at 12:30 p.m.
The five music concerts cover straight-ahead jazz, Dixieland, funk-fusion and blues. Music begins at 1:30 p.m.
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You are cordially invited to attend the first ever Big River Steampunk Festival along the shores of the Mississippi River in historic Hannibal.
Step back in time as you stroll past the 19th century buildings on Main Street; visit the magnificent Victorian mansions on Millionaires Row; cruise the Mississippi aboard the riverboat Mark Twain; and savor the vista from high above the river in a hot air balloon.
This event has fun for all ages: food and drink; a midway; afternoon tea; main stage entertainment; a costume contest; ghost tours; and many other activities.
Whether you're just curious to see what Steampunk is all about or you're a seasoned Steampunker decked out in your most elaborate costume, there's something for everyone.
To educate the public on the life and times of pioneer settlers in the Boonslick area, a variety of crafters give demonstrations of 19th century crafts. The festival includes: period music; tours of the salt springs to explain the importance of salt mining in the early economy; food; children's games; and historical displays highlighting frontier and American Indian life.
Boone's Lick, the site of an early 19th century salt manufacturing industry, lies in the valley of Salt Creek in southwestern Howard County. At this location, several saline springs seep to the surface. Animals such as deer, elk and bison would gather at the springs and literally "lick" the ground to obtain the salt. Nathan and Daniel Morgan Boone, sons of famed frontiersman Daniel Boone, began making salt there in 1805.
Come to Boster Castle Fairgrounds for the 9th Annual Central Missouri Renaissance Festiva. Walk into a kingdom of entertainment, feasting, games, and costumed characters.
Festival patrons enjoy the pleasures of a simpler time, in a storybook town where you are entertained by artisans, musicians, dancers and comedians. Shop for wonderful arts and crafts. Participate in games. Feast on exotic food and drink. Cheer for dashing knights who battle to win their lady's honor. Join the pirates as they steal the show.
Admission, $8; age five and younger, free. West of Kingdom City; I-70; south at exit 144; follow the signs.
At Shrimpfest, education and entertainment merge in a rural farm environment, providing an astounding experience for all ages. We have a nice crop of freshwater shrimp.
Learn the basics of aquaculture and the phases of producing the freshwater prawns. Fresh, heads-on prawns are $10/pound, with free ice. Shrimp dinners: $9. Soda, water, chips and ice available for purchase.
Children enjoy the free, inflatable jump-house and pony rides. The event includes, among other activities: free tours of the shrimp farm; washer toss; volleyball, horseshoe pitching; wine tasting (must show ID); and karaoke for those who like to share their talents. We have musical entertainment with Scott Stoner, the amazing DJ and stand-up comedian from Dallas, Texas.
Held rain or shine at the Show-Me Shrimp Farm. Camping available. Bring your lawn chairs and spend a day in a relaxing atmosphere in the middle of nowhere. We are 2.5 miles west of Dixon, off of Route C.
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. Also, festival-goers can enjoy artists' booths, live entertainment, food, and free children's activities on the museum grounds.
Visitors will be taken back 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 will also be featured.
Enjoy entertainment on two stages including music, dancing and storytelling. Saturday Evening Ghost Stories (8 p.m.-9:30 p.m.) are sponsored by the Mid-Missouri Organization Storytellers. Tour the Historic Maplewood Home and the Walter’s Boone County Historical Museum and Village. Great food and a beautiful park setting will make the Heritage Festival a family tradition!
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.
You will see booths featuring weaving, spinning, needlework, rug hooking, bobbin lace, gunsmithing, blacksmithing, soap making, rope making, pottery, woodworking, printing and medical exhibits.
Note: Address is for Friends of Arrow Rock office. The festival takes place throughout the Village of Arrow Rock.
The Lexington area is the largest apple producing area in Missouri, with more than 20 varieties. Antique dealers and vendors setup on Main Street to bring you two days of shopping, entertainment and activities. Enjoy a wonderful art and antique show, live music, a car and tractor show, and get your fall apples.
A one hour drive through beautiful fall foliage and apple orchards east of Kansas City bring you to a town filled with a rich cultural heritage. Lexington boasts more than 130 antebellum buildings, great shopping, restaurants and plenty of history.
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