Find a Missouri fall festival to attend in 2018. Our events calendar for September, October and November 2018 has things to do across Missouri including activities in St. Louis, Kansas City, Springfield and Columbia. Our list includes festivals celebrating the local harvest, food, music, beer, Oktoberfest and more.
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Oktoberfest Joplin - Joplin, MO - Oct 8, 2016
Joplin’s signature fall festival.
Ozark Beerfest - Springfield, MO - Nov 19, 2016
Crossroads Crush Art, Music and Spirit Festival - Cameron, MO - Jan 1, 2017
Held in downtown Cameron it features local musicians, local artists, craftsmen, great food, and plenty of samplings of spirits, brews, and wines.
Capital Jazzfest and Capital Arts Chalk Art Fair - Jefferson City, MO - Sep 9, 2017
A free music festival with fun for all ages, and street art
Kansas City Waldo Crawldo Challenge Cancer Bar Crawl - Kansas City, MO - Sep 16, 2017
Pledge to Challenge Cancer through various activities, including calisthenic activities, at different Waldo bars
Strut Your Mutt St Louis - St Louis, MO - Sep 23, 2017
Strut Your Mutt is a fun dog walk and fundraising event that raises money to help save the lives of homeless pets, supporting your choice of one of hundreds of participating shelters, rescue groups, and other animal welfare groups. There are Strut your Mutt events across the country.
Jefferson City Multicultural Fall Festival - Jefferson City, MO - Oct 7, 2017
Neosho Fall Festival - Neosho, MO - Oct 7 to Oct 8, 2017
Two days of family activities including live music, scarecrow contest, art expo, chalk art contest, coaster car derby, free inflatable rides for kids and more.
St. Louis German Cultural Society Oktoberfest - House Springs, MO - Oct 7 to Oct 8, 2017
Deutsch Country Days - Marthasville, MO - Oct 21 to Oct 22, 2017
35th Annual German Living Historic Festival on Historic Luxenhaus Farm.
Ernte-fest - Friestatt, MO - Aug 17 to Aug 18, 2018
45th Annual event in 2018. 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.
Prison Break Race - Jefferson City, MO - Aug 25, 2018
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 5+ mile course that will test your skills
Kansas City Irish Fest - Kansas City, MO - Aug 31 to Sep 2, 2018
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!
Big Muddy Blues Festival - St. Louis, MO - Aug 31 to Sep 2, 2018
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 31, 2018
This annual event hosts a parade, pageants, tournaments, live music, great food, mud races and greased pole climb.
Japanese Festival - St Louis, MO - Sep 1 to Sep 3, 2018
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.
Singletrack Mind Festival - Highlandville, MO - Sep 1 to Sep 3, 2018
An epic three day event with dozens of bike races and trail runs, plus kids zones, live music, camping, bonfires, and more.
Concordia Fall Festival - Concordia, MO - Sep 4 to Sep 8, 2018
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.
Dancefestopia - La Cygne, MO - Sep 6 to Sep 9, 2018
This event features non-stop musical entertainment on 3 stages for 3 days and four nights. Also available to enjoy are canoe trips, helicopter rides, fireworks, art, camping, and showers plus over 35 headlining performers.
Seymour Apple Festival - Seymour, MO - Sep 6 to Sep 8, 2018
45th annual. 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.
Bootheel Annual Juried Art Show - Sikeston, MO - Sep 6 to Oct 27, 2018
View the works of established and up-and-coming artists from throughout the region at the Sikeston Depot Museum.
Calhoun Colt Show - Calhoun, MO - Sep 7 to Sep 9, 2018
109 annual! 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.
Japanese Fall Festival - Springfield, MO - Sep 7 to Sep 9, 2018
Enjoy Japanese food and concessions. Explore crafts and arts. They have souvenir tents, a children’s activity area, tea cafe, folk dance, and live music performances, all in the charmingly scenic Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden
Jesse James Festival - Kearney, MO - Sep 7 to Sep 16, 2018
Carnival, barbeque cook-out, craft fair, fishing tournament, demolition derby, rodeo, mud volleyball, 5K/10K, Little Miss and Mr. contest and more.
Saint Louis Art Fair - Clayton, MO - Sep 7 to Sep 9, 2018
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!
Eureka Days - Eureka, MO - Sep 7 to Sep 9, 2018
Lots of carnival rides, children’s activities, over 80 vendors, a beer garden, and a parade. Saturday ends with fireworks.
Brasil Day STL - St Louis, MO - Sep 8, 2018
Brazilian Street Festival featuring food, performing arts, music, and cultural experiences.
Kansas City Chalk & Walk Festival - Kansas City, MO - Sep 8 to Sep 9, 2018
A multi-cultural celebration of the arts and Crown Center Square. Street performers, paintings, workshops, Children’s Creative Corridor. Free admission.
Lou Fest - St. Louis, MO - Sep 8 to Sep 9, 2018
A music festival featuring over 30 bands across 4 stages. Shop Market Square or enjoy family friendly activities at LouKidz including face painting, crafts and more.
Oâ€™Fallon Fall Fest - Oâ€™Fallon, MO - Sep 8, 2018
Live bluegrass music, all kinds of booths to shop at, food and beverage booths, plus kids’ activities like a Home Depot workshop and petting zoo, and free tours of the O’Fallon Log Cabin Museum!
Oktoberfest in the Ozarks - Springfield, MO - Sep 8, 2018
Mother’s Brewing Company sponsors this Annual Oktoberfest from 12:30-10:00 pm. Event features local music, food, and lots of local craft beer. Costumes are encouraged. Tickets are $10 with kids under 15 free. Enjoy foods by FireLight Pizza Company, Horrmann Meat Company, Cecil’s To Go and City Butcher. 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.
St. Louis German Cultural Society Oktoberfest - House Springs, MO - Sep 8 to Sep 16, 2018
First weekend is Sept. 8-9 and Second weekend is Sept. 15-16. The German Cultural Society hosts their annual Oktoberfest in September! So, gather your friends & join them for German food, fold dancing & live music in St. Louis. Admission is free.
Jefferson City Labor Day Parade - Jefferson City, MO - Sep 8, 2018
A free parade downtown
Country Days - Bolivar, MO - Sep 8, 2018
Fun includes the annual car show plus a kiddie tractor pull, kids games, live entertainment, street performances and so much more.
Fall into Arts Festival - Kennett, MO - Sep 8 to Sep 9, 2018
Located in downtown Kennett the festival has art, food vendors, competitions, art related games, live theater and more.
Lake of the Ozarks BikeFest - Osage Beach, MO - Sep 12 to Sep 16, 2018
Activities include over 200 bars and restaurants, 50 live music events, vending areas, motorcycle ride tours, and tons of bike builders demonstrating their skills. Â One of the country’s great motorcycle gatherings.
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
Maysville Country Harvest - Maysville, MO - Sep 13 to Sep 16, 2018
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.
Blue Springs Fall Festival - Blue Springs, MO - Sep 14 to Sep 16, 2018
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 14 to Sep 15, 2018
Enjoy the carnival, vendors, food, live entertainment, rides, fireworks, and game booth.
Clark County Mule Festival - Kahoka, MO - Sep 14 to Sep 16, 2018
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
Great Forest Park Balloon Race - St Louis, MO - Sep 14 to Sep 15, 2018
46th annual event. The oldest and most well-attended FREE Hot-Air Balloon Event in the World.
Greentree Festival - Kirkwood, MO - Sep 14 to Sep 16, 2018
Annual festival in Kirkwood Park. Parade, arts & crafts, book fair, car show, sailboat regatta, Kids’ dog show and canine frisbee contest.
Southside Fall Festival - Saint Joseph, MO - Sep 14 to Sep 16, 2018
30th annual. Enjoy fun for the whole family with parades, fireworks, rides, contests, food, crafts, music and more!
Taste of St. Louis - Chesterfield, MO - Sep 14 to Sep 16, 2018
An ultimate food experience with art, live music, a Chef Battle Royale, guest cooking demonstrations, a restaurant row, kids activities, and main stage shows.
Cider Days - Springfield, MO - Sep 15 to Sep 16, 2018
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.
Heritage Festival & Craft Show - Columbia, MO - Sep 15 to Sep 16, 2018
41st annual. 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.
HOP in the City Beer Festival - St Louis, MO - Sep 15, 2018
20th annual! Food, live music and unlimited beer samples of most of the more than 50 different Schlafly Beer styles.
MO Food Truck Fest - Springfield, MO - Sep 15, 2018
The Missouri Food Truck Fest returns for its 4th year! 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!
Wilder Days - Mansfield, MO - Sep 15, 2018
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.
State of the Ozarks Festival - Hollister, MO - Sep 15, 2018
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!
Downtown Wine Festival - Sikeston, MO - Sep 15, 2018
Historic Downtown Sikeston hosts an outdoor festival featuring regional wines, hor d’oeuvres, and live music all day.
Waldo Fall Festival - Kansas City, MO - Sep 15, 2018
Free family-friendly event with kids rides, games, food trucks, live & local music, vendors, face painting and more.
HOBA Bluegrass Festival - West Plains, MO - Sep 20 to Sep 22, 2018
Three days bringing bluegrass music to life with plenty of camping and facilities.
Hootin an Hollarin Festival - Gainesville, MO - Sep 20 to Sep 22, 2018
58th annual. They bill themselves as a “hand clapping, toe-tapping good time” with native crafts, square dancing, and music, plus all sorts of entertainment (outhouse races, bed races, horseshoe pitching, parades, and more).
Humansville Fall Festival - Humansville, MO - Sep 20 to Sep 22, 2018
Features a parade, live entertainment, talented artisans, fun carnival rides and more.
Q in the Lou - St Louis, MO - Sep 21 to Sep 23, 2018
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.
Wine & Whiskey Walk - Springfield, MO - Sep 21, 2018
15th annual. Over 100 wines and 50 whiskeys to taste, plus local food.
Marionville Applefest - Marionville, MO - Sep 21 to Sep 22, 2018
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.
Pyromania - Wright City, MO - Sep 22, 2018
Enjoy family friendly activities before a two-hour long, giant fireworks show aka “a concert in the sky” at Cedar Lake Cellars.
7C’s Meadfest - Walnut Grove, MO - Sep 23, 2018
Live music, medieval demonstrations. BBQ and more
Cotton Carnival - Sikeston, MO - Sep 25 to Sep 29, 2018
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.
Black Walnut Festival - Stockton, MO - Sep 27 to Sep 29, 2018
Vendors, live entertainment, parade and more!
Ozark Piecemakers Quilt Show - Springfield, MO - Sep 27 to Sep 29, 2018
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.
Burg Fest - Warrensburg, MO - Sep 28 to Sep 29, 2018
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 28 to Sep 30, 2018
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).
Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival - Columbia, MO - Sep 28 to Sep 30, 2018
Over 40 musicians representing genres of blues, roots, gospel, folk, country, and soul, plus BBQ, a 1/2 marathon and 10K, and more at Stephens Lake Park. Since 2007.
St. Louis Scottish Games - Chesterfield, MO - Sep 28 to Sep 29, 2018
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.
Jefferson City Oktoberfest - Jefferson City, MO - Sep 28 to Sep 29, 2018
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
Saint Charles Oktoberfest - Saint Charles, MO - Sep 28 to Sep 30, 2018
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. You must buy a $2 wrist band to purchase alcohol.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
Lee’s Summit Oktoberfest - Lee's Summit, MO - Sep 28 to Sep 29, 2018
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.
Sertoma Oktoberfest - Springfield, MO - Sep 28, 2018
21 and up for this party put on by Sertoma. Join in the 5K walk/run, live bands, Olympic style Oktoberfest games, and of course good beers and food.
Maple Leaf Festival - Carthage, MO - Sep 29 to Oct 31, 2018
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.
Turkey Festival - Eldon, MO - Sep 29, 2018
33rd annual. Vendors with homemade crafts, food, direct sales and commercial offerings and information on non profits, Held rain or shine.
Public House Oktoberfest - Rolla, MO - Sep 29, 2018
Join them for the 8th annual Public House Oktoberfest on Saturday from 11 AM to 11 PM. They will have a beer and wine tasting tent with many Missouri breweries and wineries. Plus, food vendors and live music too!
Cotton Carnival Parade - Sikeston, MO - Sep 29, 2018
Parade down Malone Ave starting at 10 am
Heritage Reunion - Fair Grove, MO - Sep 29 to Sep 30, 2018
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.
Pecan Festival - Brunswick, MO - Sep 30 to Oct 7, 2018
A three day event featuring a queen contest, Coach E 5k/10K Race, window decorating contest, food, kids activities, parade and more. Since 1980.
Fine Arts & Photography Show - Lexington, MO - Oct 4 to Oct 6, 2018
Formerly the Apples, Arts & Antiques Festival. Don’t forget to attend the Apple Auction at the LEX and the Old West Oktoberfest in Downtown Lexington!
Old West Oktoberfest - Lexington, MO - Oct 5 to Oct 6, 2018
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!
Gladfest - Gladstone, MO - Oct 5 to Oct 7, 2018
Carnival, bands, crafters, market, pageant, parade, and more!
Old Miners Day - Viburnum, MO - Oct 5 to Oct 7, 2018
Mine tours on Saturday, plus carnival rides, rock wall, bounce house, live music, and more.
Hermann Oktoberfest - Hermann, MO - Oct 5 to Oct 28, 2018
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.
KC Oktoberfest - Kansas City, MO - Oct 5, 2018
KC Bier Co and Grünauer Restaurant’s Oktoberfest has grown too big for it’s brewery roots, attracting over 10,000 attendees that weekend, ahd has moved for 2018! Come celebrate authentic Bavarian-style beer, food, and entertainment at the Crown Center.
Faith Lutheran Church Oktoberfest - Branson, MO - Oct 5, 2018
Three days of authentic German food, live polka and dancing, and more!
Old West Octoberfest - Lexington, MO - Oct 5 to Oct 6, 2018
Enjoy a new twist on the Old West, with music, food, vendors, and entertainment on Main Street
Applefest Celebration - Weston, MO - Oct 6 to Oct 7, 2018
30th annual event. 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.
Missouri Town 1855 Fall Festival - Lee's Summit, MO - Oct 6 to Oct 7, 2018
43rd Annual. 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.
Versailles Olde Tyme Apple Festival - Versailles, MO - Oct 6, 2018
39th 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.
Pumpkin Daze - Republic, MO - Oct 6, 2018
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.
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.
Rotary Club Oktoberfest Fundraiser - Kansas City, MO - Oct 11, 2018
Rotary Club of Johnson County Charitable Foundation. 10th annual. Food, drink, and fellowship. In addition to a silent auction, there will be a “famous” wine bucket drawing. New this year is a Grand Prize drawing for a 7 night, two bedroom condo in the Orlando area during the week of 2019 President’s Day PLUS $200 spending money! This event will be held in the Muehlebach Suite on the top floor of Boulevard Brewery – one of Kansas City’s premier event venues! Proceeds benefit Growing Futures Early Education Center and St. Mary’s Food Kitchen. $25 of your ticket price is tax deductible
Lake Area Fiber Arts Festival - Camdenton, MO - Oct 13, 2018
13th annual event in the Lake of the Ozarks area. Workshop, fiber arts display and vendor booths. Free admission. Held at Community Christian Church and sponsored by the Lake Area Fiber Artists.
Oktoberfest in Cole Camp - Cole Camp, MO - Oct 13, 2018
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.
Art in the Park - Springfield, MO - Oct 13 to Oct 14, 2018
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.
Florissant Old Town Fall Festival - Florissant, MO - Oct 14, 2018
21st annual. 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!
7Cs Oktoberfest - Walnut Grove, MO - Oct 14, 2018
Enjoy an Oktoberfest at 7Cs Winery
Arcadia Valley Mountain Fall Festival & Music Festival - Ironton, MO - Oct 19 to Oct 21, 2018
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 87 years and counting. Free admission.
Missouri Day Festival - Trenton, MO - Oct 19 to Oct 21, 2018
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.
Louisiana Country Colorfest - Louisiana, MO - Oct 20 to Oct 21, 2018
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?
Pumpkins & Mums Fall Festival - Excelsior Springs, MO - Oct 20, 2018
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!)
Augusta’s Annual Harvest Festival - Augusta, MO - Oct 20 to Oct 23, 2018
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!
River City Fall Festival - Jefferson City, MO - Oct 20, 2018
5th annual. Family fun with craft and food vendors, live entertainment, wagon rides, pony rides and pumpkins.
Kaysinger Bluff Pioneer Heritage Days - Warsaw, MO - Oct 20 to Oct 21, 2018
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 21, 2018
25rg annual. 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 27 to Oct 28, 2018
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.
Citizen Jane Film Festival - Columbia, MO - Nov 1 to Nov 4, 2018
A diverse festival featuring the works of female filmmakers, held at Stephens College and nearby venues. Premiered in 2008.
St. Louis International Film Festival - St. Louis, MO - Nov 1 to Nov 11, 2018
28th annual event with almost 400 screenings and programs at more than 10 venues.
Wingapalooza - Springfield, MO - Nov 3, 2018
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, 2018
A week long celebration of our veterans complete with parade, live music, vendor village, tributes, and so much more.
Christmas Tree Lighting – Jefferson City - Jefferson City, MO - Nov 29, 2018
Entertainment, refreshment, a visit from Santa and Mrs Claus, with tree lighting at 6:30pm.
Big Muddy Blues Festival – Labor Day Weekend 2015
Belton Fall Festival – Belton, MO – Sept 11-12, 2015
Brunswick Pecan Festival, Missouri – Brunswick, MO – October 2-4, 2015
Neosho Fall Festival – Neosho, MO – October 3-4, 2015
Two days of family activities including live music, scarecrow contest, art expo, chalk art contest, coaster car derby, free inflatable rides for kids and more.
Apple Butter Days – Linn Creek – October 16-17, 2015
Ozarks Beerfest – Springfield, MO – November 21, 2015
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