Fall Missouri Festivals

Find a Missouri fall festival to attend in 2021. Our events calendar for September, October and November 2021 has things to do across Missouri including activities in St. Louis, Kansas City, and Columbia. Our list includes festivals celebrating the local harvest, food, music, beer, Oktoberfest and more.

Last Major Update:

At this point we have checked for 2020 dates on all events. Some websites were still holding off on releasing a date, whereas other websites had not been updated at all for this year.
All events showing 2020 dates need to be verified to confirm that changes to the schedule were not made by the organizers after publication here, due to COVID-19. We do not run these events, and would hate for anyone to go out of their way only to find the event had been canceled after releasing a date. Please click through to the event website to confirm! Be safe and have a great fall!

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2021 Festivals

St. Louis Scottish Games - Chesterfield, MO - Jan 1, 2021
Will be back in 2021 with a new location after a break in 2019 and 2020. Masters World Championships featuring more than 150 highland athletes from around the world. Bagpipes, celtic rock and folk music, crafts, goods, food, Scotch and other drinks, highland dancing, sheepdog trials, sword fighting, birds of prey, kids activities and much more.

Aired Out Festival and Show - Neosha, MO - Jan 1 to Sep 29, 2019
Canceled for 2020, look for their return in 2021. Normally: This two-day event will include two nights of camping, live music each night, food trucks, a swap meet, and, of course, the city’s largest variety of classic and classy Volkswagens. This is a family-friendly event, and a portion of all proceeds will be donated to the Cornell-Beshore Cancer Institute.

Ernte Fest - Friestatt, MO - Jan 1 to Aug 16, 2019
Canceled for 2020, look for a return in 2021. Normally: 5 PM to Midnight. Has up to 10,000 visitors on a Saturday night. Hosted by the Freistatt Lion’s Club. Small cover charge for Bier Garten for ages 18 and over. Food and entertainment including bingo, chicken dance contest, bratwurst eating contest and anvil shooting. Credit cards not accepted (ATM on site). Children welcome inside Bier Garten with parent or legal guardian.

Southside Fall Festival - Saint Joseph, MO - Jan 1 to Sep 22, 2019
Canceled for 2020, look for their return in 2021. Normally: Enjoy fun for the whole family with parades, fireworks, rides, contests, food, crafts, music and more!

Japanese Festival - St Louis, MO - Jan 1 to Sep 2, 2019
Canceled for 2020, look for their return in 2021. Normally: One of the oldest and largest festivals of its kind in America. Celebrates the culture, history and people of Japan with art, food, dance, and entertainment. Produced by the Missouri Botanical Garden and local Japanese-American organizations, since 1977.

Humansville Fall Festival - Humansville, MO - Jan 1 to Sep 19, 2020
Canceled for 2020, look for their return in 2021. Normally: Features a parade, live entertainment, talented artisans, fun carnival rides and more.

Florissant Old Town Fall Festival - Florissant, MO - Jan 1 to Oct 11, 2020
Canceled for 2020, look for their return in 2021. Normally: Enjoy a chili cook-off, live entertainment on every block, children’s activities, flower show/competition, cultural activities, craft fair, flea market, food booths and more!

Versailles Olde Tyme Apple Festival - Versailles, MO - Jan 1 to Oct 6, 2019
Canceled for 2020, look for their return in 2021. Normally: Annual downtown event with pancake breakfast, apple pie baking, sock hop dance, parade, car show, live band entertainment, live lay at Royal Theatre, fun zone for the kids and even a golf tournament.

Old Miners Day - Viburnum, MO - Jan 1 to Oct 6, 2019
Canceled for 2020, look for their return in 2021. Normally: Mine tours on Saturday, plus carnival rides, rock wall, bounce house, live music, and more.

Ozark Beerfest - Springfield, MO - May 15, 2021
Postponed from fall 2020 to spring 2021. Normally: beer fest with unlimited food and beer samples for all attendees, plus extended time and other perks for VIP ticket holders.

Past Events

We know that you want current events. But we don’t always have dates for every event for the current year. We leave those events with their link here so that you can look for the new dates yourself. We hope you don’t mind!

National Crafts & Cowboy Festival - Branson, MO - Sep 12 to Oct 27, 2018
An annual event featuring over 125 visiting craftsmen, and a salute to the American Cowboy with wild mustangs, old fashioned barn dance, chuck wagon cooking with Kent Rollins in his restored 1876 Studebaker wagon, Wild West Show, Buck Taylor’s Cowboy Emporium, and more! Held at Silver Dollar City

New Madrid Fall Festival - New Madrid, MO - Oct 7 to Oct 8, 2018
Festival is held in historic downtown New Madrid, Missouri. There will be a youth fishing rodeo, beauty pageant, car truck & bike show, washers tournament, petting zoo, bouncy house, vendors, food, and of course the big catfish weigh-in.

River City Fall Festival - Jefferson City, MO - Oct 20, 2018
Family fun with craft and food vendors, live entertainment, wagon rides, pony rides and pumpkins.

Big Muddy Blues Festival - St. Louis, MO - Aug 30 to Sep 1, 2019
Join over 60,000 and come on down to the 3 outdoor stages and 4 indoor stages at Laclede’s Landing, to enjoy 19 hours of music over three days from more than 65 St Louis Bands, with proceeds going to the St Louis Blues Society.

Benton Neighbor Days Festival - Benton, MO - Aug 30 to Aug 31, 2019
This annual event hosts a parade, pageants, tournaments, live music, great food, mud races and greased pole climb.

Singletrack Mind Festival - Highlandville, MO - Aug 31 to Sep 2, 2019
An epic three day event with dozens of bike races and trail runs, plus kids zones, live music, camping, bonfires, and more.

Fall into Arts Festival - Kennett, MO - Sep 6 to Sep 8, 2019
Located in downtown Kennett the festival has art, food vendors, competitions, art related games, live theater and more.

Eureka Days - Eureka, MO - Sep 6 to Sep 8, 2019
Lots of carnival rides, children’s activities, over 80 vendors, a beer garden, and a parade. Saturday ends with fireworks.

Mother’s Brewing Oktoberfest - Springfield, MO - Sep 7, 2019
Mother’s Brewing Company sponsors this annual Oktoberfest. Event features local music, food, and lots of local craft beer. Costumes are encouraged. Tickets are $10 (pre-purchased, $12 at the door) with kids under 15 free. Enjoy foods by FireLight Pizza Company, Horrmann Meat Company, and Black Sheep Burgers & Shakes. They are selling glass boots and steins adorned with their logo, or feel free to bring a glass stein from years past. One token is good for one beer OR worth $5 at the merchandise station. If you want to fill that liter stein it’ll cost 2 tokens.

Brasil Day STL - St Louis, MO - Sep 7, 2019
Brazilian street festival featuring food, performing arts, music, and cultural experiences.

Kansas City Chalk & Walk Festival - Kansas City, MO - Sep 7 to Sep 8, 2019
A multi-cultural celebration of the arts and Crown Center Square. Street performers, paintings, workshops, Children’s Creative Corridor. Free admission.

Jefferson City Labor Day Parade - Jefferson City, MO - Sep 7, 2019
A free parade downtown

Downtown Wine Festival - Sikeston, MO - Sep 14, 2019
Historic Downtown Sikeston hosts an outdoor festival featuring regional wines, hor d’oeuvres, and live music all day.

HOP in the City Beer Festival - St Louis, MO - Sep 14, 2019
Food, live music and unlimited beer samples of most of the more than 40 different Schlafly Beer styles.

Maysville Country Harvest - Maysville, MO - Sep 19, 2019
An annual event first held in 1996 after residents responded to a community survey requesting a weekend festival. Festivities include a homemade scarecrow contest, panty hose bowling, several eating contests, lip sync battle, pancake breakfast, 5K, kids’ activities, parade, pumpkin bowline, dance demonstration, live entertainment and more.

Wine & Whiskey Walk - Springfield, MO - Sep 20, 2019
Over 100 wines and 50 whiskeys to taste, plus local food. Benefit for the Developmental Center of the Ozarks (DCO).

Fast & Furry Glow 5k - Jefferson City, MO - Sep 21, 2019
Enjoy an evening of party music and fun on the Greenway Trail at this family and dog-friendly 5K! Walk or run, this is not a timed event. There will be prizes for best dog costumes and first place overall for human and dog finishers.

Waldo Fall Festival - Kansas City, MO - Sep 21, 2019
Free family-friendly event with kids’ rides, games, food trucks, live & local music, vendors, face painting and more. The festival is located in the CVS parking lot at 75th Street and Wornall Road.

HOBA Bluegrass Festival - West Plains, MO - Sep 26 to Sep 28, 2019
Three days bringing bluegrass music to life with plenty of camping and facilities.

Oktoberfest in Cole Camp - Cole Camp, MO - Sep 28, 2019
Cole Camp, a historic town on the National Register of Historic Places, has been holding this event for more than ten years. It includes traditional German food and beer, gun show, bicycle tour and antique farm machinery displays (tractors and old engines). They also have a wine and beer tasting. The Prairie Day event, held at the same time, includes hayrides, nature exhibits, kids games, banjo concerts and star gazing in the evening.

Bootheel Annual Juried Art Show - Sikeston, MO - Oct 1 to Oct 31, 2019
View the works of established and up-and-coming artists from throughout the region at the Sikeston Depot Museum.

Pumpkin Daze - Republic, MO - Oct 5, 2019
Come to downtown Republic and view the giant 400 pound pumpkins, meet the growers, shop the craft booths, enjoy the foods such as hamburgers, ice cream, hot dogs, and cotton candy. A fun event for all since 1992.

Hermann Oktoberfest - Hermann, MO - Oct 5 to Oct 28, 2019
Weekends in Hermann have been packed with events for Missouri Oktoberfest seekers. The Hermannhof Festhalle on East First Street has wine, beer and brats. The German Bier Garten at Sesquicentennial Park on Gutenberg Street has food, beer and live music. Breweries, wineries and other clubs/locations have special events planned as well. The Arts & Crafts festival is on the second weekend of October. See the extensive schedule for details on their website as it is too detailed to list here completely and not all events are open every day. Location: Many locations throughout Hermann.

Oktoberfest in the Ozarks - Jacket, MO - Oct 5, 2019
2nd annual Munich-style Oktoberfest at Whistling Springs Brewing Co

Pumpkins & Mums Fall Festival - Excelsior Springs, MO - Oct 5, 2019
Lots of crafters, vendors, kids activities, pumpkin painting, carnival games and rides, pony rides, petting zoo, and of course great food. (Don’t miss the Zombie 5K the same day!)

Old West Octoberfest - Lexington, MO - Oct 5, 2019
Enjoy a new twist on the Old West, with music, food, vendors, and entertainment on Main Street. Formerly the Apples, Arts & Antiques Festival. Don’t forget to attend the Apple Auction at the LEX and the Fine Arts & Photography Show at P&H Event Center!

Missouri Town 1855 Fall Festival - Lee's Summit, MO - Oct 5 to Oct 6, 2019
1850’s music, skilled interpreters, dance, buggy rides, hot spiced sider, arts & carfts, hay rides and children’s game, all held at Missouri Town 1855, a living history museum with year-round programming focused on 1800s farm life. Cost is $10 per car/van, $20 per bus.

Parson Family Fall Festival - Jefferson City, MO - Oct 5, 2019
Partake in the fall festivities this year at the Parson Family Fall Festival event on the Mansion lawn! There will be a straw bale maze, live music and entertainment, freebies and activities for the kids, caramel apple, kettle corn, apple cider, photo booth and much more.

PorchFest JCMO - Jefferson City, MO - Oct 6, 2019
Come out for some afternoon fun, music and art as you stroll down Forest Hill. The porches will be filled with music and art while the street is full of activities, food, and just plain fun for the whole family

Rotary Club Oktoberfest Fundraiser - Kansas City, MO - Oct 10, 2019
Rotary Club of Johnson County Charitable Foundation. Food, drink, and fellowship. In addition to a silent auction, there will be a famous wine bucket drawing.

Hispanic Heritage Festival - Diamond, MO - Oct 12, 2019
National Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates and recognizes the contributions that Hispanic Americans have made to American society and honors various Central American countries that celebrate their independence. Enjoy a day of music, food and more!

Art in the Park - Springfield, MO - Oct 12 to Oct 13, 2019
Hosted by the Southwest Missouri Arts and Crafts Guild, this fine arts and craft show and sale happens at Sequiota Park on the second weekend in October each year. Free admission.

7Cs Oktoberfest - Walnut Grove, MO - Oct 13, 2019
Enjoy an Oktoberfest at 7Cs Winery

Louisiana Country Colorfest - Louisiana, MO - Oct 19 to Oct 20, 2019
Many activities to watch or participate in at this Colorfest.  Watch the fireman’s challenge.  Enjoy the Baby Show or Pageants like the Jr. Miss, Little Mr. & Miss, and Miss Louisiana show.  Also they host a Louisana’s Got Talent contest.  Oh did we mention the Car Show and the separate Motorcycle Show?

Wingapalooza - Springfield, MO - Nov 2, 2019
It’s all about buffalo wings at this festival! Live music, sample over 30 of the region’s best wings, and more, all for the price of admission!

Veterans Homecoming Week - Branson, MO - Nov 5 to Nov 11, 2019
A week long celebration of our veterans complete with parade, live music, vendor village, tributes, and so much more.

Prison Break Race - Jefferson City, MO - Aug 29, 2020
Take your chance to break out of a real dungeon under a 180 year old abandoned prison! Emerge from the dungeon, sprint through the prison, and set off on a 4+ mile course that will test your skills

Kansas City Irish Fest - Kansas City, MO - Sep 4 to Sep 6, 2020
One of the three largest irish festivals in the nation. 30 Celtic rock and traditional Irish bands on 7 stages. Massive children’s area, plus heritage workshops and displays, geneology, comedy, and more!

Concordia Fall Festival - Concordia, MO - Sep 8 to Sep 12, 2020
Thousands visit this themed festival every year held the first week after Labor Day, which started as a public Market Day in 1898. Queen contest, three parades, exhibits, bake sales and contests plus carnival rides like a carousel, ferris wheel, giant slide and more.

Seymour Apple Festival - Seymour, MO - Sep 10 to Sep 12, 2020
Join over 15,000 visitors to this free event which includes a parade, music, 5K run, food, over 100 craft and various vendors, plus apple contests, auction, and so much more.

Still Waters Resort Harvest Festival - Branson, MO - Sep 10 to Oct 30, 2020
Look forward to giant inflatables, live music, great food and drinks, pumpkin chunkin, pumpkin bowling, a magic pumpkin patch, crafts for the kids and so much more!

Calhoun Colt Show - Calhoun, MO - Sep 11 to Sep 13, 2020
It features 3 days of events from art, farm, orchard, flowers, baby show, car show, pet parade and more. Also Equine events, beer garden, carnival, church services, contests, night time music and lots of vendors. Since 1909.

Jesse James Festival - Kearney, MO - Sep 11 to Sep 20, 2020
Carnival, barbeque cook-out, craft fair, fishing tournament, demolition derby, rodeo, mud volleyball, 5K/10K, Little Miss and Mr. contest and more.

Q in the Lou - St Louis, MO - Sep 11 to Sep 13, 2020
A BBQ pitmasters event featuring legendary pitmasters, great bbq, cooking tutorials, cooking expo, and live local music. Entry is free – BBQ, beer, VIP experiences and more available to purchase.

Saint Louis Art Fair - Clayton, MO - Sep 11 to Sep 13, 2020
Created in 1994, the art fair aims to showcase high-end visual art and stimulating live performances, and has since been ranked as on of the top art fairs and festivals to visit by Art Fair Sourcebook. Enjoy this free festival!

Country Music Days - Branson, MO - Sep 11 to Sep 20, 2020
Enjoy 13 days of country music performances featuring talented voices and Saturday night celebrity concerts in Echo Hollow

Japanese Fall Festival - Springfield, MO - Sep 11 to Sep 13, 2020
Enjoy Japanese food and concessions. Explore crafts and arts, souvenir tents, a children’s activity area, tea cafe, folk dance, and live music performances, all in the charmingly scenic Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden

State of the Ozarks Festival - Hollister, MO - Sep 12, 2020
This festival celebrates the hardworking people of the Ozarks hills, with fine arts, dancing, a kids quarter, yoga, a strong-man exhibition, ozark music, super heros and villains cosplay and more!

St. Louis German Cultural Society Oktoberfest - House Springs, MO - Sep 12 to Sep 20, 2020
The German Cultural Society hosts their annual Oktoberfest over two weekends in September! So, gather your friends & join them for German food, folk dancing & live music at Donau Park in St. Louis. Admission is free.

Bike MS Ozarks - Republic, MO - Sep 12 to Sep 13, 2020
Bike MS is more than a ride. It’s an experience grounded in camaraderie and marked by passion, inspiration, determination and pure enjoyment. It will be an experience you’ll never forget, shared with new friends and old.

Gem City Days - Diamond, MO - Sep 12, 2020

Cole County Extension Fall Festival - Jefferson City, MO - Sep 12, 2020
Come support small businesses and the Cole County Extension Center at this year’s festival. There will be more than 150 vendors from across the Midwest selling their crafts.

Capital Arts Chalk Art Fair - Jefferson City, MO - Sep 12, 2020
A street art festival with stunning images in chalk by local artists, plus music and other fun

Country Days - Bolivar, MO - Sep 12, 2020
Fun includes the annual car show plus a kiddie tractor pull, kids games, live entertainment, street performances and so much more.

Hootin an Hollarin Festival - Gainesville, MO - Sep 16 to Sep 20, 2020
Parades, bed races, outhouse races, horseshoe pitching, calling contests, queen pageant, children’s pageants, terrapin races, pet show, quilt show, gun and archery shoot, pie contest, and musical entertainment all day and night.

Lake of the Ozarks BikeFest - Osage Beach, MO - Sep 16 to Sep 20, 2020
Activities include over 200 bars and restaurants, 50 live music events, vending areas, motorcycle ride tours, and tons of bike builders demonstrating their skills. One of the country’s great motorcycle gatherings.

Clark County Mule Festival - Kahoka, MO - Sep 17 to Sep 19, 2020
Experience the trail ride, lots of live events like the Dotty Pardon race, mule jumps, musical tires, cloggers performance and plenty of great foods. See over 100 mules and horses perform. Admission is only $5 per person

Autumn Daze Arts, Crafts and Music Festival - Branson, MO - Sep 17 to Sep 19, 2020
A free, family-friendly event where you can celebrate autumn’s arrival. Beginning at 9 a.m. each festival day, you’ll be able to explore downtown Branson while seeing hands-on demonstrations from artisans across the country, with over 80 craft vendors plus food trucks and refreshment stands, live entertainment, children’s activities, contests and more.

Blue Springs Fall Festival - Blue Springs, MO - Sep 18 to Sep 20, 2020
Feast on turkey legs, funnel cakes, BBQ Sunday, kettle corn, shaved ice, resh lemonade and more whie enjoying a carnival, parade, petting zoo, and two stages of entertainment. Shuttles are available from parking areas.

Celebrate St. Peters - St. Peters, MO - Sep 18 to Sep 19, 2020
Enjoy the carnival, vendors, food, live entertainment, rides, fireworks, and game booth.

Great Forest Park Balloon Race - St Louis, MO - Sep 18 to Sep 19, 2020
The oldest and most well-attended FREE Hot-Air Balloon Event in the World. Since 1973.

Greentree Festival - Kirkwood, MO - Sep 18 to Sep 20, 2020
Annual festival in Kirkwood Park. Parade, arts & crafts, book fair, car show, sailboat regatta, Kids’ dog show and canine frisbee contest.

Augusta’s Annual Harvest Festival - Augusta, MO - Sep 18 to Sep 20, 2020
Have fun with a live concert, gourmet picnic, wine sampling and fine arts at this festival which has been held for over 100 years! Friday night features a concert and picnic in the vineyard, Saturday continues the fun with activities for the whole family, including a parade!

Marionville Applefest - Marionville, MO - Sep 18 to Sep 19, 2020
Features a parade, garage sale, pageant, car show, fireworks, live music, lots of various vendors, food, contests and lots more fun activities for the family.

Taste of St. Louis - Chesterfield, MO - Sep 18 to Sep 20, 2020
An ultimate food experience with art, live music, a Chef Battle Royale, guest cooking demonstrations, a restaurant row, kids activities, and main stage shows, held at Soldier Memorial Park.

Cider Days - Springfield, MO - Sep 19 to Sep 20, 2020
Held outdoors, this event includes over 100 regional artists and crafters, a free children’s activity area with fall themed activities, scarecrow village, food, and three live performance stages.

MO Food Truck Fest - Springfield, MO - Sep 19, 2020
Food trucks, live music, cold drinks and more! Admission is free, but bring cash/card for the food trucks, and something cozy to sit on if you want to hang and listen to the music!

Mo Jazz Festival - Columbia, MO - Sep 19, 2020
A free music festival with fun for all ages, formerly the Capital JazzFest in Jefferson City. The music lineup begins at 3pm.

Blues, Brews and Barbecue - Branson, MO - Sep 19, 2020
Experience finger-licking barbecue samples and a blues concert from 5-10 p.m. at the Branson Landing. Then head to Andy B’s Bowl Social for an after party full of games and refreshments. Blues, Brews & Barbecue is a festival with a cause – a portion of the festival’s proceeds will benefit The Boys & Girls Club of the Ozarks.

Heritage Festival & Craft Show - Columbia, MO - Sep 19 to Sep 20, 2020
Three stages of live music and dance performances, crafts, artisan demonstrations, chuckwagons, Ghost stories, museum and village tours, and Fun for Young’uns Area with paper pumpkins, rope making and more.

O’Fallon Fall Into the Arts Fest - O'Fallon, MO - Sep 20, 2020
Held at City of O’Fallon’s newest park, O’Day Park (opened Spring 2019), up to 30 artists will be on-hand to exhibit and sell their work. Also featured is craft beer and wine tastings, artisan food vendors and live music at O’Day Ampitheater. This event is free and open to the public.

Harvest Festival – Craft Days and Pumpkin Nights - Branson, MO - Sep 23 to Oct 31, 2020
Experience a new Harvest Festival featuring craft days filled with new artisans each week and pumpkin nights, a glowing event with thrilling rides into the night, thousands of illuminated pumpkins and non-frightful fun for the entire family!

Ozark Piecemakers Quilt Show - Springfield, MO - Sep 24 to Sep 26, 2020
Hundreds of quilts on display, including judged quilts, display quilts, quilts of valor, opportunity quilt, plus vendor mall, guild boutique, silent auction, appraisals, lectures, door prizes and more.

Black Walnut Festival - Stockton, MO - Sep 24 to Sep 26, 2020
Vendors, live entertainment, parade and more!

Burg Fest - Warrensburg, MO - Sep 25 to Sep 26, 2020
A car show, KCBS BBQ contest and entertainment on the Main Stage plus craft vendors, children’s area, food vendors, live music, home brew competition and more.

Liberty Fall Festival - Liberty, MO - Sep 25 to Sep 27, 2020
Carnival, parade, vendors selling everything from food, arts & crafts, and farmer’s market, plus music, dancing and entertainment. They have a mobile app again this year with a map and schedule (Palaroo). Since 1934.

Saint Charles Oktoberfest - Saint Charles, MO - Sep 25 to Sep 27, 2020
A family friendly festival to celebrate the community and German heritage. Local bands and German bands on the entertainment schedule. Wiener dog races, brat eating contest, parade, 5K and one mile fun run, and kids zone. No admission fee. The event is held at Frontier Park off Riverside Drive, located between the Historic Downtown District and the Missouri River. Location: 500 S Riverside Dr, Saint Charles, MO 63301. Since 1986.

Lee’s Summit Oktoberfest - Lee's Summit, MO - Sep 25 to Sep 27, 2020
70,000 are expected in Downtown Lee’s Summit for Oktoberfest to enjoy the German meals, three stages of entertainment, dancers, biergarten, carnival, arts and crafts. It has been held for more than 20 years. Contests include a home brew beer competition, wiener dog race and baby contest. Kids street has contests for kids, crafts such as pumpkin decorating, and free activities.

Public House Oktoberfest - Rolla, MO - Sep 26, 2020
Join them for the annual Public House Oktoberfest on Saturday. They will have a beer and wine tasting tent with many Missouri breweries and wineries. Plus, food vendors and live music too!

Heritage Reunion Craft Show - Fair Grove, MO - Sep 26 to Sep 27, 2020
Plenty of demonstrations, great bands, lots of crafts, great food, tractor antics, and even a big parade are but a few of the highlights at this years event.

Jefferson City Oktoberfest - Jefferson City, MO - Sep 26, 2020
Celebrate Jefferson City’s German heritage with this fall festival. The annual Oktoberfest hosted by the Old Munichburg Association includes live music, dancers, beer/wine garden serving authentic food, demonstrations, kids games, hot rod/classic car show, dachshund costume contest and derby. They have expanded it to include Friday evening, with a German dinner hosted by the Central United Church of Christ and live music & beer garden on Washington Street. Location: West Dunklin, Washington, and Broadway streets

Excelsior Springs Oktoberfest - Excelsior Springs, MO - Sep 26, 2020
Crafters, vendors, and artists. Craft beers, barrel roll, bed racing competition, live entertainment and more!

Sky Wars - Wright City, MO - Sep 26, 2020
Enjoy family friendly activities before a two-hour long, giant fireworks show aka “a concert in the sky” at the Village of Innsbrook Fireworks Field.

Turkey Festival - Eldon, MO - Sep 26, 2020
Vendors with homemade crafts, food, direct sales and commercial offerings and information on non profits. Held rain or shine.

7C’s Meadfest - Walnut Grove, MO - Sep 27, 2020
Live music, medieval demonstrations. BBQ and more

Cotton Carnival - Sikeston, MO - Sep 29 to Oct 3, 2020
Celebrated since 1945, the American Legion’s Cotton Carnival is held at the Sikeston Rodeo Grounds and is a 5 day festival honoring military veterans and the cotton harvest. Enjoy carnival rides, games, pageants, and entertainment, plus a parade down Malone Ave starting at 10am Saturday.

Maple Leaf Festival - Carthage, MO - Oct 1 to Oct 24, 2020
Annual event with 80,000+ visitors throughout the month. The premiere event, a parade, is one of the largest parades of the region, and takes place the 3rd Saturday of October. Other events occur throughout the month – see the event website for the brochure or interactive calender. Enjoy vendors, carnival, 5K/10K, pageants, dog show, lip-syncing competition, band festival, wine tasting, quilt show, live entertainment and more. Started as a Marching Band competition in 1966.

Gladfest - Gladstone, MO - Oct 2 to Oct 4, 2020
Carnival, bands, crafters, market, pageant, parade, and more!

KC Oktoberfest - Kansas City, MO - Oct 2 to Oct 3, 2020
KC Bier Co and Grünauer Restaurant’s Oktoberfest host. Come celebrate authentic Bavarian-style beer, food, and entertainment at the Crown Center.

Faith Lutheran Church Oktoberfest - Branson, MO - Oct 2 to Oct 4, 2020
Three days of authentic German food, live polka and dancing, and more!

Roots N Blues Festival - Columbia, MO - Oct 2 to Oct 4, 2020
Over 40 musicians representing genres of blues, roots, gospel, folk, country, and soul, plus a 1/2 marathon and 10K, and more at Stephens Lake Park. Since 2007.

Applefest Celebration - Weston, MO - Oct 3 to Oct 4, 2020
Parade (including antique tractors, classic cars, fire trucks and bands), arts & crafts, apple dumplings and other food products from local churches. Children’s activities include pumpkin painting, pony rides, face painting and carnival games. Adult admission is $1. Kids under 15 are free. Free parking.

Pecan Festival - Brunswick, MO - Oct 3, 2020
Features a queen contest, Coach E 5k/10K Race, window decorating contest, food, kids activities, parade and more. Since 1980.

Neosho Fall Festival - Neosho, MO - Oct 3, 2020
Enjoy family activities including live music, scarecrow contest, art expo, chalk art contest, coaster car derby, free inflatable rides for kids and more.

Wilder Days - Mansfield, MO - Oct 9 to Oct 10, 2020
Celebration commemorating the life of Laura Ingalls Wilder, who authored the Little House books on American pioneer life. Complete with fiddle music, and lots of vendors.

Hollister’s Grape and Fall Festival - Hollister, MO - Oct 10, 2020
Enjoy live entertainment, a grape stomp, a Color Me Grape 5K, petting zoo, street dance and more, all in Historic Downtown Hollister.

Lake Area Fiber Arts Festival - Camdenton, MO - Oct 10, 2020
Annual event in the Lake of the Ozarks area with workshop, fiber arts display and vendor booths. Free admission. Held at Community Christian Church and sponsored by the Lake Area Fiber Artists.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Jefferson City - Jefferson City, MO - Oct 11, 2020
Take the first step to a world without Alzheimer’s by participating in this year’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

Arcadia Valley Mountain Fall Festival & Music Festival - Ironton, MO - Oct 16 to Oct 17, 2020
A twice yearly celebration of old time music with bluegrass, mountain and americana. The parade is the longest running parade in the state of Missouri at almost 90 years. Free admission.

Missouri Day Festival - Trenton, MO - Oct 16 to Oct 17, 2020
Over 15,000 attend the largest Trenton festival of the year. Started in 1984, it honors the history of Missouri. Visitors can enjoy a parade, car show, over 150 vendors, contests, and high school marching band festival. Parking and shuttle are available from First Baptist Church.

Kaysinger Bluff Pioneer Heritage Days - Warsaw, MO - Oct 17 to Oct 18, 2020
The Kaysinger Bluff Pioneer Heritage Association presents a living history experience through the demonstration of more than seventy 17th to 19th century crafts, trades and lifestyles of the early pioneers. At Harry S. Truman Visitor Center and throughout the wooded trails of Kaysinger Bluff in Warsaw, Missouri you’ll visit the Hooper House, the Concord School House and an 1850’s pioneer homestead and discover which dwelling once housed Frank and Jesse James for a night. Be sure to spend some time at the Civil War and Mountain Man Camps. As you stroll the trails you will find a variety of entertainment on the stage of the Trailside Theater and on the porches of the early American homes. There is lots of bluegrass singin’, fiddlin’ and storytellin’. Throughout the village you will smell the aroma of foods cooking on open fires. Satisfy your hunger at several spots along the trail that feature foods from back in the day as well as kid friendly foods. Take your pick from biscuits and sausage gravy, beef or pork sandwiches, roasted corn, fried pies, turkey legs, shaved ice, hamburgers, hot dogs and much more. This celebration has two primary locations; Kaysinger Bluff (Harry S Truman Visitor Center) and Drake Harbor in Downtown Warsaw. The modern celebration downtown is brought to you by the Warsaw Chamber of Commerce and the City of Warsaw. The event fee is $7.00 for adults, $4.00 for ages 6-12 and children 5 and under are free. Buses will transport guests to Kaysinger Bluff for the Pioneer demonstrations and crafts and to Drake Harbor for modern crafts.

Dogtober Fest - Blue Springs, MO - Oct 18, 2020
Free admission (with donation of canned or dry dog food) to this event with trail dog-walks, contests and games, workshops, demonstrations, and many more canine events. Don’t forget to bring your pup!

Kimmswick Applebutter Festival - Imperial, MO - Oct 24 to Oct 25, 2020
More than 100,000 visitors annually. Help stir the apple butter, live musical entertainment in the par, more than 500 food, drink & craft vendors line the streets plus, for kids, a miniature train, petting zoo and pony rides. Park at the Windsor School and catch the bus downtown, as streets will be closed during festival hours.

St. Louis International Film Festival - St. Louis, MO - Nov 5 to Nov 22, 2020
Going virtual for 2020, see event website for details. Normally: Annual event with almost 400 screenings and programs at more than 10 venues.

Christmas Tree Lighting – Jefferson City - Jefferson City, MO - Dec 3, 2020
Entertainment, refreshment, a visit from Santa and Mrs Claus, with tree lighting at 6:30pm.

Find other fun things to do in Missouri in the fall:

Oktoberfest in Missouri
Missouri Corn Mazes
Missouri Ghost Tours
Haunted Houses in Missouri
Pumpkin Patches in Missouri

2 thoughts on “Fall Missouri Festivals

  1. Christina McWaters says:

    October 5 in historic downtown New Madrid, Missouri. The 3rd Annual New Madrid Fall Festival will be held in conjunction with the Bass Pro Shop’s Big Cat Quest Tournament as well as the Rendezvous On The River (a pre-1840 mountain man event). There will be a youth fishing rodeo, beauty pageant, car truck & bike show, washers tournament, petting zoo, bouncy house, vendors, food, and of course the big catfish weigh-in. New vendors and events added weekly, huge event. For more information call 877-748-5300. Craft vendors still accepted $15 for 10×10 outdoor space.

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