The Northeast Missouri Old Threshers Festival is a four-day festival with a variety of events and demonstrations depicting life and machinery from the past including but not limited to agriculture, family life, transportation, and communication. The event also includes a Nashville recording artist concert. In 2021, the Festival will mark the progression of 200 years of agriculture in Missouri, featuring demonstrations of horse-drawn equipment, steam power, all the way up to gas engines. The 2021 Festival will be held September 16-19 on the Northeast Missouri Old Threshers Grounds in Shelbina.
Hootin an Hollarin, the 60th Annual 3-day Fall Festival, will be Sept.16, 17 & 18, 2021, bridging generations of traditions and old-time fun. Old-time crafts & demonstrations, quilt show, old-fashioned costume parade, float parade, pageants for all ages of girls, outhouse & bed races, gospel, country & bluegrass music, food booths, square dancing, horseshoe pitching, old-fashioned games for kids, pet show, calling contests: hog, cow and husbands, pie contest, and more! Hootin’ an Hollarin’ strives to preserve the heritage of the Ozarks. Since its beginning, there has been a special focus on old-time ways and celebrating with family and friends. For more information, visit hootinanhollarin.com or ozarkcounty.net.
The Annual SantaCaliGon® Days Festival in Independence, Missouri, commemorates the origin of the Santa Fe, California, and Oregon trails during the country’s great westward expansion in the 1800s by adventurous pioneers. Today more than 300,000 attendees celebrate family & fun over Labor Day Weekend. This year we celebrate 200 years of Missouri statehood and the 200-year anniversary of the Santa Fe Trail. This event honors and celebrates Missouri’s (and Independence’s) role in westward expansion. Attendees celebrate with food, music, arts and crafts, dance, etc. that reflect today and yesterday. There is no admission charge to festival grounds or for concerts. The 2021 Festival is scheduled for September 3-6.
Trails West!® Festival is an annual arts and music festival celebrating the unique cultural heritage of St. Joseph. The festival began in 1993 to celebrate St. Joseph’s sesquicentennial. It continues to bring the best in visual and performing arts to St. Joseph.