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Family fun is waiting at Missouri's largest agricultural showcase. The annual Missouri State Fair is steeped in tradition and heritage, dating from the first fair in 1901. The fairgrounds set the stage for an 11-day event that includes nearly 30,000 entries of Missouri's best livestock and competitive exhibits.
The State Fair includes a diverse lineup of entertainment options. The main grandstand provides 11 days of exciting entertainment, ranging from concerts to tractor pulls to internationally acclaimed entertainers.
In the arena, watch rodeo, bull riding and motorsports. The free professional entertainment and exhibits located throughout the grounds keep everyone entertained for hours and help make the State Fair very affordable for families. Free shows such as a circus under a big top, and the new Swashchucklers Comedy Pirate Show are just a sampling of the fun.
The fairgrounds offer public camping year-round; during the fair camp sites start at $20 per night.
Admission: $8 ~ ages 62+, $6 ~ ages 6-12, $2 ~ younger than 6, free. Parking is free. Special discounts on admission and carnival ride tickets are offered throughout the event.
Spend rodeo Saturday in downtown Sikeston at the Cowboy Up! Arts Festival. The fun begins with the Rodeo Parade, followed by a day of rodeo excitement.
Events and exhibits take place at the Sikeston Depot Museum and Art Gallery, and next door in Legion Square. Meet the rodeo clowns; enjoy cowboy and western arts and crafts; concessions; and pony rides. Live music by Anna Catherine DeHart, Kennedy Frohawk, and The Baker Family.
While downtown, visit antique and collectibles shops, boutiques and specialty stores.
Festival of Nations is the favorite and best-attended, annual, multicultural celebration in St. Louis.
The festival is a blend of new performers and traditions, along with time honored favorites. This is a multiethnic celebration, featuring, among other activities: dance; music; 40 ethnic food vendors; cultural exhibits; educational exhibits; folk art; demonstrations; and an international bazaar.
Held in Tower Grove Park. Visit the website for details, schedules, parking information and shuttle routes.
Join the Capital City Players Dinner Theatre at the Shikles Auditorium for the musical All Shook Up, directed by Rob Crouse.
Take one hip-swivelin’ roustabout, put in a small town under the rule of an ultra-conservative mayor, throw in some mixed up love stories and some wacky hijinks, set it all up with 25 of Elvis Presley’s greatest hits and you have the high energy musical comedy “All Shook Up,” guaranteed to have your entire family jumpin’ out of their blue suede shoes!
Downtown presents the second-annual "Sunday Funday." In the 200 Block of High Street (J. Pfenny's block), the street will be closed and there will be live music, beverages and activities for kids too.
From this fun zone, you will be able to watch the state championship bike race that is happening that day -- the cyclists will come down the 100 block of High Street and turn left onto Madison. The Missouri State Criterium will bring top level cyclists from around the state (including Mid-Missouri) together for a state championship bike race. The course is fast .85 mil loop around the State Capitol and through downtown Jefferson City.
“Sunday Funday” runs from noon to 4 p.m.; the races began at 9 a.m. and end at 5 p.m.
Looking for some end of summer fun? You won’t want to miss the event held in downtown Wentzville on West Allen, Linn and Main streets.
The festival features live musical entertainment; street performances and demonstrations; crafts; games and food booths; and more.
The Cotton Ramble Bike Ride begins and ends at the Sikeston Depot Museum in downtown Sikeston. Riders travel along shaded, tree-lined streets with majestic homes constructed in the early 1900s. This event is not a race. It is designed to allow riders to choose their routes based on their own level of training.
Choose from 13-, 26-, 65- and 100-mile rides. The longer routes leave town, traveling along fields of cotton, soybeans and corn. On the 26- and 65-mile routes you can visit two working cotton gins, each offering free tours. All routes are well marked and include rest stops with refreshments and toilet facilities.
While downtown, enjoy the Harvest Festival and Antique Tractor Show in Legion Square (adjacent to the Depot). You're invited to enjoy downtown's galleries, antique and collectible stores, and boutique shopping.
Registration at the Depot Museum: Oct. 10, 5 p.m.-7 p.m.; Oct. 12, 7:30 a.m. Ride begins at 8:30 AM at the Red Caboose.
The 23rd Annual Capital Jazzfest and Capital Street Art Fair is a FREE festival that takes place Saturday, September 6, 2014 at the corner of Madison and High Streets in downtown Jefferson City.
The music consists of five performances, covering straight-ahead jazz to Dixieland to funk-fusion to blues, and starts at 1:30 pm.
The Capital Street Art Fair consists of a chalk art competition, ranging from amateur to professional levels, all drawn on the asphalt of the street. The chalk art starts at 12:30.
Again, all of it is FREE and open to the public.
Don’t miss the 23nd Annual Capital Jazzfest and Capital Street Art Fair with its free concert and art exhibition.
Watch live jazz music and artist competition with chalk art drawings. Art competition begins at 12:30 p.m. and the music starts at 1:30. Music stage will be at the corner of Madison and High Streets. Chalk art competition will take place on High Street from Jefferson to Monroe streets.
Picture yourself inside a Norman Rockwell Christmas painting! That’s exactly how you’ll feel as a corridor of over 1500 glowing luminaries welcomes you to the sights, sounds and smells of ‘Christmas yesteryear’ in charming Augusta, Missouri. The town has pulled out all the stops and is ready to welcome visitors (young and old!) from near and far to create holiday memories to cherish during their 32nd Candlelight Christmas Walk December 5 and 12.
If you are looking to experience the spirit of an old-fashioned ‘Norman Rockwell-feeling’ Christmas, you’ll find it this season in historic Augusta, Missouri. Visit with Santa Claus in the Olde Wine Hall! Settle under a blanket and enjoy a leisurely horse-drawn carriage ride through the crisp winter air, then warm yourself ‘round the bonfire at the old town square while savoring freshly-roasted chestnuts. Afterwards, enjoy Christmas caroling in the historic church. There will be a town scavenger hunt with prizes.
Are you a serious shopper? See the artisans and crafters at the Visitor Center, then hop on board the free antique trolley and be gently whisked to the doorsteps of our shops and galleries showcasing unique & distinctive gift ideas including hand-blown glass, paintings, and jewelry … just in time for the season of giving.”
Enjoy delicious food and holiday spirits at local restaurants, wineries, brewery and churches. If music and dancing is your thing, come to Mount Pleasant Winery.
Start your holiday traditions with us in beautiful Augusta; get away from the hustle and bustle by staying at one of our charming Bed & Breakfasts …and so much more to get you into the holiday spirit.
Please monitor our website for the details.
Missouri's most popular lake destination features more than 1,100 miles of shoreline – that’s more shoreline than the coast of California. The Lake of the Ozarks offers access to public beaches; great fishing; and plenty of room for fun and recreation on the water.
Cities around the Lake of the Ozarks offer hundreds of dining and lodging options. Abundant recreation activities include, among other things: golf; horseback riding; boat excursions; wineries; airplane and helicopter tours; ziplines; spas; and shopping.
Marinas and rental services offer a variety of choices, ranging from a pontoon boat to fishing boats, ski boats to houseboats, and personal watercraft.
Please note: the address provided with this listing is for the Bagnell Dam, in Lake Ozark.
it...little word...big show. it - where 50 amazing singers, dancers, and musicians combine their astonishing scope of talents to create Branson's ultimate entertainment experience. From Broadway to country to comedy to patriotic to gospel to rock-n-roll, it is everything you want to see in a Branson show–and more.
From the energy and emotion of huge production number with brilliant lighting and sound to the warmth and charm of the on-stage talent, this is the show with it. The stars of it, including the Hughes Brothers and their families, create a sensational show for everyone, especially the show connoisseur looking for top-of-the-line entertainment with an emotional connection.
Presented January thru October at the Hughes Brothers Theatre.
Tickets: $39; ages 12-17, $15; ages 6-11, $9. VIP seating available in rows 1-6. Add a sit-down, table top dinner with your show.
Visit our website for details, schedules and tickets.
Top Finalists on NBC's "America's Got Talent."
Billy Bob, Billy Joe, and Billy Billee mix NASCAR with Beethoven, Elvis with Puccini and even kick up a little trailer park dust with Ave Maria Dixie. Along with lots of down-home laughs, big-city music and great entertainment, this is truly a family show.
Appearing at the Andy Williams Moon River Theatre, thru December 6, 2014.
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Join TV’s iconic star Greg from the Brady Bunch in a family friendly full-cast variety show with nonstop 70s hits, comedy and the Totally Awesome Band.
Relive the 70s through music and Barry's personal experiences as he takes you on a nostalgic trip through the grooviest decade.
Presented March through December at the Hughes Brothers Theatre with performances Tuesday and Saturday at 3 p.m..
Sample our wines and meads (mead is wine made from honey). Relax on the porch with a bottle of our wine and enjoy the view of the countryside. The gift shop offers wines, meads, wine accessories and gifts.
Bring your own picnic or purchase cheese, sausage and crackers here. Charcoal grills are available
Visit our website details, directions and a schedule of music and other events.
Located in the Ozark Mountain American Viticulture Area (AVA), 25 miles north of Springfield; two miles north of Walnut Grove, off of Route 123. Don't use GPS or on-line Maps to find 7C's – they often get you lost.
One of Branson's most unique shows. Vocal impressionist Cody Dooley has been performing in Branson for more than 11 years. Cody sings some of the biggest hits in country music, recreating the voices of such artists as Johnny Cash, George Jones, Conway Twitty, Marty Robbins, and other performers. This show helps you remember the "good ole days," when country music was just that—country.
Accompanied by 36,000 gallons of dancing water and lights, choreographed to the timeless hits you remember, the liquid fireworks bring this show to life like no other. The 45-minute shows includes a 10-minute behind the scenes look at how the fountains work. Presented at Waltzing Waters Theater.
Show times: Mon.-Wed., 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 3 p.m.
Experience the romance and magic of Neil Diamond’s music. Diamond look-and-sound-alike Keith Allynn unveils the story of Neil Diamond’s life through his songs from the 1960s through today, while weaving in his own incredible love story and unexpected career change from a top 10 Elvis tribute artist to Neil Diamond, all for the love of a woman. Come and see the story unfold live, along with the story of Neil Diamond’s life, his struggles and triumphs, while enjoying hits such as “Sweet Caroline,” “Song Sung Blue,” “Hello Again,” “Brother Love,” “America” and many more. Shows are Tues.-Fri., at 10:30 a.m.; there is a 10 a.m. pre-show. Presented at the Jim Stafford Theatre. Tickets: $34; ages 6-12, $10; ages 5 and younger, free. The box office hotline is available 24 hours per day, by call or text message, at 417-464-8497.
Relive the magic of Patsy Cline's forgotten, yet fabulous songs from yesteryear in this musical tribute, starring Tracy Lynn DeMille.
This is Tracy's 15th season performing in Branson. She has appeared on international television and received nominations for Female Vocalist, Tribute Artist, and Entertainer of the Year in Branson. This production is among the most unique and inspiring one-woman performances. Tracy's personal testimony is sure to warm your heart.
At the Branson Hot Hits Theatre in Historic Downtown Branson, June 5-Dec. 28. Show times: Tuesday-Friday, 5 p.m.
Performance schedule is subject to change without notice.
This park is known as The Quiet Campground for all the right reasons. You can hear the crackling of the fire and rustling of leaves. There are 79 nicely landscaped, level, full hook-up sites and six fully furnished two-story Villas that sleep six. Located 1.5 miles west of Silver Dollar City, on 43 acres of Ozark forest, 100 yards off Route 76. Big rigs are welcome.
Our amenities include: an outdoor pool; playground; enclosed pet play area; recreation-hall with full kitchen; private bathroom and showers; and a laundry facility. Planned social activities are held. Named Top 100 in the Nation by Good Sam Club in 2009; Mid-size Park of the year by Missouri Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds in 2009.
Acorn Ridge offers four charming guestrooms, each with a king bed, private bathroom, and nice views. At check-in, you are greeted with our signature Grandma Stumpe's cookies. A full breakfast is served.
We are less than one mile from the Katy Trail, Augusta Brewery, Mount Pleasant Winery, and Augusta Winery.
Whether you are looking for an easy get-away, or searching for a unique bed & breakfast, we have what you need.
Rooms available Fridays and Saturdays only. Please explore our website for details and reservations.
More than 40 acrobats showcase classic Chinese dance and physical-performance arts. Exotic backdrops, state-of-the-art lighting, and a fast-pace highlight this show.
The revolving line-up of unique acts includes, among other features: the playful lion dance; the dancing dragon; aerial fish ballet; butterfly lovers; pole climbers; diabolo (Chinese Yo-Yo); jar juggling; hoop-diving; daring trapeze; human strength and beauty; and spinning plates.
Presented at the New Shanghai Theatre; 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Tickets: $39; ages 13-17, $16; ages 6-12, $10. VIP seating rows 1-8 is also available.
Established in 1855, Adam Puchta Winery is the oldest continuously owned and operated family winery in the United States. The Puchta family, now in their 7th generation, continues to produce award-winning wines in a unique, charmingly historic setting.
We offer wine tasting and a gourmet gift shop; live music on some weekends.
Located beside Frene Creek, on the original family homestead, 2.5 miles west of Hermann, off Route 100.
Check our website for details, special events and music schedules.
We have 83 guestrooms; extra plush Serta pillow-top mattresses and premium pillows; interior corridors; an elevator; and a level parking lot; free hot breakfast; a security system; electronic door locks.
Spend the night off of the strip. We are on three, flat acres, with large outdoor pool and hot tub. All rooms include pillow-top beds with fridge/micro no extra charge, an activity table and chairs, self dimming alarm clock radio, smoke detectors, electronic door locks, separate dressing vanity and sound dampening masonry walls. Breakfast includes scrambled eggs with biscuits and gravy or French toast, hot and cold cereals, fruit, pastries, breads, coffee and juice. You must be 21 to reserve a room. Located across from Shoji Tabuchi Theater and the IMAX Complex.
Each of our locations provides access to Kansas City's attractions. Each location offers you free local calls, free hi-speed wireless Internet access, outdoor pool, and coin-operated laundry.American Inns offer three locations in the Kansas City, Missouri, area: I-70 and Woods Chapel Road in Blue Springs; I-70 and Noland Road in Independence; and I-35 and Armour Road in North Kansas City.
Our North Kansas City location is a full-service location featuring Spirits Restaurant and Spirit's Alibi Lounge. Should you have a meeting or reunion planned, allow us to assist you in North Kansas City or Independence in our meeting facilities.
Located in the historic 18th and Vine Jazz District, the American Jazz Museum showcases the sights and sounds of a uniquely American art form.
Activities include interactive exhibits; films; the Changing Gallery; the Blue Room Jazz Club; and the Gem Theater, a 500-seat performing arts center.
We offer education and community-based programs, traveling exhibits, live musical performances and special events.
Closed all federal Holidays, except Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Admission: $8; younger than 12, $3. Combo tickets with the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum: $10; younger than 12, $5.
We offer 43 guestrooms and suites. Breakfast of donuts, coffee, and juices. Free local phone calls.
Located on a flat lot in a scenic area. We have a great outdoor (seasonal) pool, with a large deck so you can swim or just sit and relax in the sun. We have a nice covered second floor balcony with a view of the Branson Strip.
The latest, most popular slot and video poker machines; a wide variety of table games; an exciting, nonstop-action live poker room; a variety of restaurants, ranging from a bakery to an elegant fine-dining venue; a full schedule of top name entertainers, musicians and bands; plus, meeting space galore.
At the first AAA Four Diamond hotel in St. Charles, the 397 luxurious suites are comfortable and versatile with oversized baths, sunken living rooms and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Missouri River or the city of St. Charles.
Experience the new standard in casual luxury at Ara Spa, the 7,000 square foot retreat featuring captivating design, innovative spa experiences, and star quality service.
Relax and enjoy great views of the Missouri countryside. Two trains daily each direction between St. Louis and Kansas City, with stops at St. Louis, Kirkwood, Washington, Hermann, Jefferson City, Sedalia, Warrensburg, Lee's Summit, Independence and Kansas City.
Limited carry-on bicycle space is available (St. Louis-Kansas City trains only); restrictions apply. Reservations are required for bicycle space and for all passengers. Purchase tickets from any travel agent or on the Amtrak Web site.
Discounts offered: seniors (62+), children (2-12), active duty military, groups (20+), AAA, Veterans Advantage members, and Student Advantage members. See individual listings for each city served.
On the shore of Table Rock Lake, in a wooded lakeside atmosphere. Our four modern guestrooms feature: two-person jetted tubs; king or queen luxury beds and linens; private baths; private entrances; private deck or balcony; electric fireplaces; cable TV with DVD; and Wi-Fi. In addition to a full breakfast, the inn provides free soft drinks and snacks. Breakfast is served in the dining area or on the screened porch overlooking the lake.
We also have two private cottages, not part of the bed and breakfast, with remarkable views of Table Rock Lake. Breakfast is not included with the cottages.
Located 35 minutes west of Branson; 20 minutes from Silver Dollar City; one minute walk to Table Rock Lake.
Quiet relaxation on beautiful Table Rock Lake. Individual one-, two- and three-bedroom lake view cabins and one condo. Valley View has a pool, a shaded park, playground, a guest laundry, a boat launch and dock. Boat rentals available.
All 113 of our guestrooms include luxurious pillow-top mattresses, deluxe pillows and Vellux blankets, free local calls. Rooms with a jetted tub are available. You must be 21 to reserve a room.
Extended continental breakfast includes biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs, French toast, breads, fruits, pastries, juices and cereal.
All the elements of a world-class nightclub with none of the attitude — part lounge, part club, all rock 'n' roll. Our lineup of entertainment includes DJs and live music. (There is a $5 cover charge most nights; could be higher for special events.)
Classic and comfortable with splashes of decadence, the focus of the room is a 130-foot bar, and cool seating areas that engulf the action. A live music stage and a 20-foot video wall complete the venue.
Located in the Power & Light District.
This circa 1865 house is located one block from the Katy Trail, amidst Augusta’s acclaimed wineries. Apple Gate offers three guest suites, each with private bath and private entrance; one has a kitchenette. A full, hot breakfast is served.
We provide guests with an escape to America's past, while enjoying the luxuries of today.
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