Main Street Chillicothe hosts two downtown Wine Walks per year. May and October–this year those will be held on May 14, 2021 and Friday, October 8, 2021, both starting at 4 p.m. The wine walks are an opportunity to taste different Missouri wines that are available inside participating stores. These Walks also afford people the opportunity to look at the beauty of our historical shops, as well as the murals that are downtown. Each mural is representative of the History of Chillicothe.
The Southwest Missouri Cattlemen’s Tour provides an opportunity for cattlemen and the wider public to learn about new and unique practices among cattle producers in southwest Missouri. The tour will be held in September 2021 and consist of visits to three or four local farms and ranches in Barry, Dade, Lawrence, and Stone counties. This educational tour will help cattlemen and the general public better understand the vital importance of Missouri’s number one agricultural industry in the state’s economy. Event details to follow.
The Allied Arts Council in partnership with the City of St. Joseph will host a festival on August 20-21, 2021. The mission is to commemorate the Missouri Bicentennial and the unique role St. Joseph plays in the state. The two-day event will explore St. Joseph’s metamorphosis from frontier town to a city of innovation. The festival will celebrate the steamships that helped settle the area to today’s St. Joseph businesses that use STEAM to innovate and create. Visitors to the festival will see folk artists demonstrating their crafts and businesses displaying the projects and innovations developed in St. Joseph. The event will provide patrons an opportunity to explore St. Joseph’s past, present, and future with interactive exhibits, historical portrayals, lectures, and music. Adults and children alike will have the opportunity to participate in STEAM activities throughout the weekend.