Sawdust Fest 2024, June 15! King City, Missouri

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Maker Demo's Ready for the Day!
Sawmill Demo with Bucky!
First Ever Belt Sander Race!
Our guest demonstrators were a hit with adults and kids!

A unique summer event hosted by Millers Rustic Sawmill this summer in King City, MO.  Sawdust Fest Updates

Millers Rustic Sawmill is bringing you the third annual SAWDUST FEST on June 15 beginning at 8 a.m. We are a small business located in Northwest Missouri. We specialize in kiln dried, hardwood, live edge slabs. Our business is based around live edge wood, custom builds, woodworking, wood crafts and rustic designs. Many of our customers are talented artisans. We thought it would be a fun thing to bring some of our artisan customers to our town and have them demonstrate the creative skills they use as well as inspire others who might want to try a creative form of making something with wood. SAWDUST FEST will be a celebration of Missouri makers who use their hands to create a little sawdust while making beautiful, unique pieces of art.

We will be hosting several guest demonstrators from Missouri such as TJ Jenkins, a chainsaw artist from Weston, MO. We will also have a scroll saw artist, a luthier, raku firing demonstration, a pyrographer, a hand painting artist, woodturner, knife maker and a few more makers.

Our event will include the popular Belt Sander! Yes…Belt Sanders! Racers will have the chance to run their belt sander down a 100ft track to beat their competition. Sawdust Fest will also feature a best and worst beard contest, music in the historic Lucille Theater, old time photos, and a family friendly atmosphere with other related activities. The local shops on our Main Street will be open to roam through!

This event is a great way to spend the day in King City, MO! It’s a great day trip and a unique event for Father’s Day weekend.  Our neighbor town to the north, Stanberry, MO will hold their 51st annual Father’s Day Car Show on Sunday, June 18!

We kick off the event on Friday, June 14th with Make & Take workshops in our shop! We also host a private ticket event that gets you early access to shop our wood slabs and then join us for our VIP Kick Off Party, June 14th, 6pm with a catered dinner and live music featuring Grand Ol Opry singer Manda Lynn Hontz and the Hontz family band (tickets are required and must be purchased by June 1, 2023).  The VIP event has sold out each year so get your tickets!

If you are looking for a weekend full of small-town fun you can find it June 14, 15, and 16th in rural Northwest Missouri. Our friends to the north in Stanberry, MO hold their fifty first Father’s Day car show on Sunday, June 16th! Find a local place to stay and spend the weekend in Gentry county!

Details: Sawdust Fest Updates  

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Millers Rustic Sawmill
111 E. Vermont St.
King City, MO 64463

Additional Information

Travelers With Disabilities Information
Wheelchair Accessible
Smoking Policy
Smoking Allowed Outdoors Only
Cost Of Admission
Free Admission
General Interest Info
Open Year-round
Group Policy
Advance Contact Requested
Suitable For These Age Groups
Family Friendly
Types Of Payment Accepted