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September 2, 2021

Ring in the fall season in communities across the state that are celebrating with food and drink, art, music, history, entertainment and more. No matter where your interests lie, there's sure to be an event that will capture your attention.

Pedaler's Jamboree, Sept. 4, Jefferson City. Bicycle down the Katy Trail from Columbia to Jefferson City and stop at communities along the trail for live music and refreshments. End the day at Ellis-Porter Park for the feature events and camping to rest up before starting the second leg of the ride the next morning.

Japanese Festival, Sept. 4-6, St. Louis. Immerse yourself in Japanese culture at the Missouri Botanical Garden. Local organizations provide an authentic experience with music, art, dance, food and entertainment best enjoyed in the picturesque garden.

Augusta Harvest Festival, Sept. 17, Augusta. Indulge in the finer side of fall festivities with a gourmet picnic, a bottle of award-winning wine and port tasting in a historic wine cellar. A pumpkin wagon ride and live music after sunset provide options for all ages.

Liberty Fall Fest, Sept. 24-26, Liberty. Browse 175 booths boasting a wide variety of arts and crafts including textiles, ceramics, jewelry, leather, paintings and more. Once you've worked up an appetite from shopping and exploring, stop by one of the many food and drink vendors.

Mug Shots, Sept. 25, Excelsior Springs. Sample some of the finest craft beers Excelsior Springs has to offer at more than 21 participating businesses. Sip an assortment of brews as you browse boutiques, enjoy eateries and admire artwork at local galleries.

Roots N Blues Festival, Sept. 24-26, Columbia. Enjoy live music, art and delicious barbecue at this one-of-a-kind festival. This year's lineup of artists cover a multitude of genres: roots, blues, bluegrass, country, folk, rock, gospel and soul.

Annual Saxon Memorial Fall Festival, Oct. 9, Frohna. Watch demonstrations of skills and tasks from the 1800s to catch a glimpse of what life was like in the earliest days of Missouri's statehood. Sample German foods and fresh baked goods made in an outdoor brick oven and finish off your day with a horse and buggy ride.

Night of the Werewolf, Oct. 16, Ste. Genevieve. Hunt down a werewolf with the "local militia" to rid the village of the prowling beast at this family-friendly event. When you have a moment away from your mission, take a lantern tour of the historic Bolduc House and listen to stories around the campfire while feasting on s'mores and cider.

Maple Leaf Festival, Oct. 1-2, 9-10, 13-17, 30, Carthage. Witness the largest parade in Southwest Missouri at the 55th Annual Maple Leaf Festival. In addition to the parade, there are a whole host of events throughout the month including a bicycle tour, Dachshund Dash, car show and a costume ball.

The Ozarks Maker Faire, Oct. 23, Springfield. Displays of invention and innovation are sure to impress and spark your own creativity. Makers of all types gather to entertain and educate fairgoers with their creations. This event promotes "STEAM" (science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics) throughout the region.

We've just scratched the surface of seasonal festivities in the upcoming months. Check out the following list by region to find more fall festivals in the Show-Me State:

Northeast

Augusta Harvest Festival – Augusta – Sept. 17

Big River Steampunk Festival – Hannibal – Sept. 3-6

Hootenanny Harvest Festival – Hannibal – Sept. 17-18

Autumn Historic Folklife Festival – Hannibal – Oct. 16-17

Haunted Hannibal Halloween Festival – Hannibal – Oct. 30

Smokefest – Hermann – Sept. 18

Oktoberfest – Hermann – All weekends in October

Apple Butter Festival – Kimmswick – Oct. 30-31

Fall into the Arts – O'Fallon – Sept. 26

Missouri River Irish Fest – St. Charles – Sept. 10

Mosaics Fine Art Festival – St. Charles – Sept. 17-19

St. Charles Oktoberfest – St. Charles – Sept. 24-25

Legends & Lanterns – St. Charles – Oct. 16-24 recurring weekly on Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Japanese Festival – St. Louis – Sept. 4-6

Grapes in the Garden – St. Louis – Sept. 10

Fest-of-Ale – St. Louis – Oct. 15

St. Louis Beer Fest – St. Louis – Oct. 16

Pumpkin Festival - Troy - Oct. 30

Music at the Market – Washington – Sept. 9 - Oct. 14

Sunset on the Riverfront – Washington – Sept. 23

Fall Festival of the Arts & Crafts – Washington – Sept. 24-26

Renaissance Festival – Wentzville – Sept. 18 – Oct. 17

Northwest

Blue Springs Fall Fun Festival – Blue Springs – Sept. 17-19

Dogtober Fest – Blue Springs – Oct. 17

Oktoberfest – Excelsior Springs - Sept. 25

Mug Shots – Excelsior Springs – Sept. 25

Harrisonville Log Cabin Festival – Harrisonville - Oct. 1-2

Santa-Cali-Gon Days Festival – Independence – Sept. 3-6

Hummingbird Festival – Independence – Sept. 9-11

Independence Uncorked – Independence – Sept. 11

Kansas City Irish Fest – Kansas City – Sept. 3-5

Art Westport – Kansas City – Sept. 10-12

PARK(ing) Day – Kansas City – Sept. 18

Annual Waldo Fall Festival – Kansas City – Sept. 18

Plaza Art Fair – Kansas City – Sept. 24-26

Lawson Fall Festival – Lawson – Oct. 23

Lee's Summit Chamber Oktoberfest – Lee's Summit – Sept. 24-26

Fall Festival of Arts, Crafts & Music – Lee's Summit – Oct. 2-3

Liberty Fall Festival - Liberty - Sept. 24-26

Parkville Microbrew Fest – Parkville – Oct. 16

Grand Festival of Chez Les Canses – Sibley – Sept. 25

Fall Muster – Sibley – Oct. 24

Southside Fall Festival – St. Joseph – Sept. 17-19

Bluegrass Battles Hunger – St. Joseph – Sept. 24-25

Voices of the Past Cemetery Tour – St. Joseph – Oct. 14-15

Central

Pumkin Chunkin Palooza – Camdenton – Sept. 25

Cole Camp Oktoberfest – Cole Camp – Sept. 25

Cole Camp Pumpkinfest – Cole Camp – Oct. 30

Roots n Blues Festival – Columbia – Sept. 24-26

Turkey Festival – Eldon – Sept. 25

Pedaler's JamboreeJefferson City - Sept. 4

Thursday Night Live – Jefferson City - Sept. 16

Oktoberfest in Old Munichburg – Jefferson City - Sept. 25

Porchfest JCMO – Jefferson City - Oct. 3

Hot Summer Nights Car Cruise – Lake Ozark – Sept. 10

Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest – Lake of the Ozarks – Sept. 15-19

Fall Harbor Hop – Lake of the Ozarks – Oct. 9

Hillbilly Fair – Laurie – Sept. 17

Balloon Glow & Dinner – Lincoln – Oct. 1

Apple Butter Festival and Crafts – Linn Creek – Oct. 22-23

City of Osage Beach Fall Festival – Osage Beach – Oct. 9

Grape & Fall Festival – St. James – Sept. 8-11

Jacob's Cave Fall Swapping Days – Versailles – Sept. 30 – Oct. 3

Versailles Apple Festival – Versailles – Oct. 2-3

Warsaw Junk Market – Warsaw – Sept. 18

Warsaw Bicentennial Celebration – Warsaw – Sept. 18

Warsaw Heritage Days – Warsaw – Oct. 16-17

Warsaw Halloween Hoopla – Warsaw – Oct. 31

Southeast

Ozarks Black Gold Walnut Festival - Alton - Oct. 2

Caledonia Pumpkin Festival - Caledonia - Oct. 9

Annual Fall Muster at Fort D celebrating the 160th Anniversary – Cape Girardeau – Sept. 4

Shipyard Music Festival – Cape Girardeau - Sept. 17-18

Annual Veterans Day at Fort D – Cape Girardeau - Nov. 11-14

Cuba Fest – Cuba – Oct. 16

Stoddard County Fair – Dexter – Sept. 21-25

Annual Saxon Memorial Fall Festival – Frohna – Oct. 9

Pioneer Days - Mountain View - Sept. 25

Ozark Heritage Festival & Craft Show – Piedmont - Oct. 15-16

Butler County Fair – Poplar Bluff – Oct. 27-30

Moon Over Market – Ste. Genevieve – Sept. 17

Ste. Genevieve Fall History Conference – Ste. Genevieve – Sept. 18

Plein Air Art Competition, Show and Sale – Ste. Genevieve – Sept. 22-26

Ste. Genevieve Encampment – Ste. Genevieve – Sept. 25

Night of the Werewolf – Ste. Genevieve – Oct. 16

Rural Heritage Day – Ste. Genevieve – Oct. 23

Déjà vu Spirit Reunion – Ste. Genevieve – Oct. 23

Pecanapalooza & Fire Glow – Ste. Genevieve – Nov. 6

Southwest

Pioneer Heritage Festival of the Ozarks – Ava – Oct. 1-2

Shepherd's PumpkinFest – Branson – Sept. 24 – Oct. 31 (Friday-Sunday)

Fair Grove Fall Festival – Buffalo – Sept. 25

Starvy Creek Bluegrass Festival – Conway – Sept. 16-18

Fair Grove Heritage Reunion – Fair Grove – Sept. 25-26

Hootin an' Hollarin – Gainesville – Sept. 16-18

Apple Butter Makin' Days – Mt. Vernon – Oct. 8-10

Autumnfest of the Ozarks – Neosho – Sept. 25

Neosho Fall Festival Autumn Harvest – Neosho – Oct. 2-3

Pineville Fall Festival - Pineville - Oct. 9

Pumpkin Daze – Republic – Oct. 2

Cider Days on Historic Walnut Street – Springfield – Sept. 18-19

Art in the Park – Springfield – Oct. 9-10

Taste of SoMo – Springfield – Oct. 16

The Ozarks Maker Faire – Springfield – Oct. 23

Black Walnut Festival – Stockton – Sept. 23-25