The Arcadia Valley Mountain Music Festival is held in the outdoor recreation capital of Missouri’s beautiful Arcadia Valley. Activities center around the historic Iron County Courthouse Square on Main Street in Ironton. The 93rd Annual Arcadia Valley High School Fall Festival Parade, the longest running parade held in the state of Missouri, begins at 10:00 a.m. The Fiddle Contest will begin at 11:00 a.m. and is open to the public. There are two groups: Junior Fiddlers age 17 and under and Open Fiddlers age 18 and over. Trophies will be awarded and there is no entry fee. In addition to the fiddle contest, there will be a wide variety of music including Missouri bluegrass, gospel, old time mountain and Americana music. Make your plans to join us October 15-16, 2021, for two full days of music and fun. There will be food vendors, crafters and activities for the kids! There will also be a “special” Missouri Bicentennial display.
Join us October 2, 2021, starting at 2pm, for the Ozark Oktoberfest on the Square 2021. Oktoberfst is a fun Fall Festival on the Historic Square of Downtown Ozark with beer from our local breweries, family friendly games, food, shopping and live music. Check details on the Historic River District Facebook page for the event.
Join us October 1-2, 2021, in Jackson, Missouri, for the largest German festival between St. Louis and Memphis with food, drink and entertainment. Jackson was established in 1814 with a large number of German settlers and Oktoberfest celebrates that heritage. Many of today’s residents can trace their families back to Missouri’s early days. The public is invited to help celebrate as the city closes several blocks to traffic as Oktoberfest activities take over the streets. Oktoberfest is funded and operated by the Uptown Jackson Revitalization Organization.
Join the Randolph County Old Settlers Association for their annual meeting and lunch on Thursday, September 16, 2021, at high noon. While, the event is open to the public, there is a nominal fee for those who are not “old settlers” — those who have resided in Randolph County for at least 60 years. The event began in 1887 in Jacksonville, Mo. The program includes music, a lecture on local history, and annual awards for things ranging from oldest settler to youngest setter and more!
Join us August 21-23, 2021 in Carthage, Missouri for our Route 66 Festival. There will be a couple’s golf tournament, car show, food trucks, arts and crafts vendors, live music, amusement rides and much more. Carthage events bring all of our people together to for food, music, and other cultural experiences from each group. This event is also a highlight of the unique history of the Mother Road in Missouri.