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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.
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 others.
Chow-down on biscuits with gravy, and other old-time foods; watch artisans and craftsmen; ride the horse-pulled wagon for a tour of the Victorian homes. View the beautiful houses, the hitching posts and buggy steps as your tour guide tells the stories of the houses and their people.
At 9 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., catch the free shuttle for the Backroads tour of Boone Township and beyond. Hear about, see and experience Phenix Marble Quarry (open to the public on this day only); the interesting mid 1830s living history, at Nathan Boone State Historic Site; see the Leaky Roof Rail Line and the Holy Resurrection Cemetery built for slaves, paupers and Indians. The shuttle passes the birthplace of infamous Ma Barker – FBI’s public enemy #1 during the early 1930s.
The annual Grape & Fall Festival returns to historic downtown Hollister October 11. Kicking off with the Color Me Grape 5K at 9 a.m., the festival is filled with entertainment and vendors. More than 10,000 people attended the 2013 festival and the 2014 festival will be bigger than ever.
The festival showcases:
The Grape & Fall Festival provides hours of entertainment alongside local businesses and culinary experts. Join us for the street dance at 7 p.m. and enjoy the Beer & Wine Garden throughout the day.
For more information, visit HollisterChamber.Net or call 417.334.3050.
Feel what it was like living in the 1830s. The Historic Site's long-running festival includes tours, living history, crafts demonstrations, live music, food and other period activities.
Nathan was Daniel Boone’s youngest son. Explore the 1830s home and the cemeteries associated with it; learn about one of the families that defined early Missouri.
The Scarecrow Festival Eureka kicks off with an “Invasion of the Scarecrows” Celebration on Saturday, Oct. , 11 a.m.-5 p.m. This event will feature with games, food, music, activities, dunk booth, historic tours, art fair and more.
The festival with take place throughout Eureka and will highlight the Scarecrow Festival tour, where you can vote for your favorite scarecrows. From Eureka's Uptown to Old Town, scarecrows will be everywhere! Visitors of all ages will enjoy a fun and festive feast for the eyes as these are not your ordinary scarecrows. Each scarecrow is a work of art constructed of paper mâché, pottery, plastic, metal and recyclable items, with all of them displaying creativity and originality.
A map will be made available, marking all the participating scarecrows, at the Chamber of Commerce office and at businesses throughout Eureka. For more information and to keep up on all events for Scarecrow Festival Eureka, please “LIKE” us on Facebook or visit our website.
This renowned event features the National Fence Painting Contest; a frog-jumping contest; live entertainment; mud volleyball; and lots of other fun activities.
An annual tradition (60 years strong) in Hannibal, National Tom Sawyer Days draws visitors from all over the world who come to experience the history of Hannibal, through the eyes of author Mark Twain.
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.
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