Cowden Pioneer Days - Cowden, IL - Aug 21 to Aug 23, 2020
Pioneer Village, crafts, food, carnival, parade, rodeo, derby, and lots 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.
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
Country Days - Bolivar, MO - Sep 12 to 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.
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.
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 to 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!
Black Walnut Festival - Stockton, MO - Sep 24 to Sep 26, 2020
Vendors, live entertainment, parade and more!
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.
Prairie Land Heritage Museum Fall Festival & Steam Show Days - Jacksonville, IL - Sep 25 to Sep 27, 2020
Annual event at Prairie Land Heritage Museum
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.
7C’s Meadfest - Walnut Grove, MO - Sep 27 to Sep 27, 2020
Live music, medieval demonstrations. BBQ and more
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.
Faith Lutheran Church Oktoberfest - Branson, MO - Oct 2 to Oct 4, 2020
Three days of authentic German food, live polka and dancing, and more!
North Quabbin Garlic & Arts Festival - Orange, MA - Oct 3 to Oct 4, 2020
100 booths of farmers, artists and community organizations. Raw garlic eating contest and chef demos. $10.00 per day for adults, free shuttle and parking too.
Touchstone Energy Balloon Fest - Lake Shelbyville, IL - Oct 9 to Oct 12, 2020
Balloon launches, music, crafts, community breakfast fundraiser, helicopter rides, balloon glow, cookouts and festival foods, kids area, and more. Launches are weather dependent for safety.
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.
Art in the Park - Highland, IL - Oct 10 to Oct 11, 2020
Enjoy art in park, plus a kids art area and more
Lake Area Fiber Arts Festival - Camdenton, MO - Oct 10 to 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.
Great Falls Festival aka Pumpkinfest - Turners Falls, MA - Oct 24 to Oct 24, 2020
The annual festival is held on Avenue A in Turners Falls, MA.
Firefighters Comic-Con - Springfield, IL - Nov 7 to Nov 7, 2020
Held at the Firefighters Lake Club in Springfield, this event features one day of vendors from comic book and game shops, cosplay contests and more! Tickets are $2 for adults ($1 off for adults in cosplay costumes!) and children 12 and under are free.
Scarecrow Daze - Lake Shelbyville, IL - Jan 1 to Oct 10, 2020
Canceled for 2020, look for their return in 2021. Normally: Vendors, car show, parade, tot-rod pedal pull, dancing demos, cider press, kids’ activities, and more!
Apple ‘N Pork Festival - Clinton, IL - Jan 1 to Sep 29, 2019
Canceled for 2020, look for their return in 2021. Normally: A harvest festival with flea market, 19th century craft demonstrations, antique tractor show; live musical entertainment and more at the C.H. Moore Homestead DeWitt County Museum grounds.
Franklin County CiderDays - Deerfield, MA - Jan 1 to Nov 3, 2019
Canceled for 2020 (check the event website for socially distanced ways to stay connected to the Cider community and enjoy this year with a cider), look for their return in 2021. Normally: Annual event celebrating all things apples. Orchard tours, cider-making, apple cuisine and more. Amateur Cider Competition, hard cider tasting, cidermaking workshop, apple pancake breakfast.
Wormtown Music Festival - Greenfield, MA - Jan 1 to Sep 15, 2019
Canceled for 2020, look for their return in 2021. Normally: Three days of music and two days of camping at Camp Kee-Wanee.
Jersey County Apple Festival - Jerseyville, IL - Jan 1 to Oct 5, 2019
Canceled for 2020, look for their return in 2021. Normally: A family oriented event that celebrates the apple orchards in the region.
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.
The Big E - West Springfield, MA - Sep 18 to Sep 4, 2021
The biggest fair in the Northeast, with nearly 1.5 million people attending in recent years. Circus spectacular, mardi gras parade, agricultural competitions, arts & crafts, food contests, live music and midway.
Ashfield Fall Festival - Ashfield, MA - Oct 9 to Oct 10, 2021
Arts & crafts, local foods, live music, dancing, children’s activities including face painting, giant pumpkin and tallest sunflower contests. Admission is free. Donations encouraged for parking.