Sign up to receive e-newsletters, discounts and promotions
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.
Visit our website for details.
A fun filled weekend of music and fun 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 town 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.
In a 1920s and 1930s setting of flappers and flivvers, come mingle on Main Street with the likes of Civil War Bushwhackers and Jayhawkers, 1930s outlaws and gangsters, horse thieves in a shoot-out, bank robbers, and a few good men – U.S. Presidents and some others. From the most notorious to the most notable, we’re going to share the stories of the real people, real places and real happenings of our heritage in ways that are sure to be entertaining.
Chow down on biscuits, a favorite food of our heritage, with gravy, of course, and a variety of other old time scrumptious accompaniments throughout the day.
Enjoy never-before-seen fun activities for all ages. Watch as artisans and craftsmen create their wares. Climb on to the Percheron-pulled wagon for a tour of the Victorian home area old timers call “Silk Stocking Lane.” View the beautiful houses, the hitching posts and buggy steps as your tour guide tells the stories of the homes and their people. One of the Victorian homes will be open for tours. If you prefer, this tour can also be walked.
At 9 a.m., 11:30 a.m. or 2 p.m., catch the free shuttle for the Backroads tour of Boone Township and Beyond with KY3’s Mike Landis as guide. The tour will let you hear about, see and experience the Historic Sites of Phenix Marble Quarry (open to the public on this day only); the interesting mid 1830s living history at Nathan Boone State Historic Site’s Homestead Days; the Leaky Roof Rail Line; and Holy Resurrection Cemetery built for slaves, paupers and Indians. The shuttle will also drive by the birthplace area of infamous Ma Barker – FBI’s Public Enemy #1 during the early 1930s. Both the wagon tour and shuttle tour will begin and end on Main Street.
The Historic Village reverts to the 19th century, with period dressed re-enactors. Hay wagons carry visitors to and from the parking lots at Faust Park.
The event includes, in addition to other activities: traditional arts and crafts such as blacksmithing, rope making and pottery firing; historical arts and crafts demonstrations; food stands; hands-on activities for children, including, but not limited to, rope making, corn-husk doll making, peg making and crosscut sawing.
Admission: $5; age 4-12, $2; 3 and younger, free.
The festival is full of fun for the family: children’s games; live bluegrass and country music entertainment; a pie eating contest; a petting zoo; a carnival; pony rides; and bouncy houses. There is a parade at 3:30 p.m.
You won't go hungry with all the wonderful homemade food, barbecue, hamburgers, carnival treats and kettle corn. Vendors offer handmade goods such as candles; kitchen items; gardening and home décor; jewelry; and soap.
Started in the late 1960s as a marching band competition, the annual Maple Leaf Festival received its name thanks to Mother Nature. Every year, surrounded by an array of glorious fall colors, the city of Carthage proudly welcomes 80,000+ visitors to this wonderful fall celebration. Currently in its 48th year, the Maple Leaf Festival offers family style fun in a home town atmosphere.
On the third Saturday of October, the biggest day of the festival begins with one of the largest parades in southwest Missouri. This keystone event begins at 9 a.m. and ends around noon. The parade route begins on the Carthage Historic Square and ends at the Carthage Middle School.
Numerous events are scheduled throughout the day to entertain young and young at heart, including: Willie Arthur Smith's Marching Cobras; an art and crafts festival; car and dog shows; quilt show; food vendors; and live entertainment.
The rest of the festival is filled with a variety of activities, including: a 5K/10K; beauty pageants; baby and toddler contests; dog skill competition; a gospel sing; and a lip-syncing competition.
The New Madrid Fall Festival will be held in conjunction with the Bass Pro Big Cat Quest on October 4, 2014. This combined event will feature a 5K run/walk, car truck and bike show, beauty pageant, petting zoo, youth fishing tournament, arts and craft vendors, food, music, and the Rendezvous on the River, an 1840's mountain man event. The catfish tournament weigh-in will begin around 4 p.m. Most events will be on Main Street.
Oktoberfest is a street festival on Route 66, with six blocks of fun for kids, adults, families and couples:
Admission: free into the festival; some rides/attractions require a fee or cover charge.
“I Support the Festival” ribbon/wristband: $2 in advance, $4 at the gates. Enjoy complimentary access to some attractions and major discounts (such as half off) on certain attractions; plus receive a discount card good at 10 area businesses for the month of October.
PumpkinFest is an annual family arts festival held on the grounds of the Pony Express Museum, the second full weekend in October.
Come celebrate with live entertainment, a children's costume parade, festival rides, games, crafts and food.
Opening night, watch the lighting of the Great Pumpkin Mountain; hundreds of carved, electrically-lit pumpkins come to life with the flip of a switch.
Visit our website for details and schedules.
Contact Us | Blog | Privacy Statement | ADA Compliance | Help Us Help You | Facebook Disclaimer
Listings of businesses and events appearing on this site are supplied by the entities themselves. All information is subject to change without notice. Listings are posted for information only. The Missouri Division of Tourism (MDT) assumes no responsibility or liability for the accuracy or the content of individual listings or for the validity of any Web links included therein. A listing appearing on VisitMO does not imply endorsement or recommendation by MDT, the Missouri Department of Economic Development, the State of Missouri or any department/division thereof.
Web Development by SteadyRain Internet Strategy, Web Design, and Online Marketing