Delight in the Sights, Sounds and Flavors of Fall Festivals in Missouri

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The Missouri Division of Tourism invites everyone to get outdoors this fall and enjoy the beauty at the great fall festivals the Show-Me State has to offer.

Fall Harbor Hop, Lake of the Ozarks

Fall appears to be a time of ending for many people: the summer is over, the harvest is in, nature is preparing for rest.

In Missouri, autumn is playtime – the weather is perfect to be outdoors, and no one knows how to put on a
festival better than the Show-Me State.

With so many offerings, it’s actually hard to choose. So here are just a few – well, 45 – don’t-miss fall festivals. For a full-on fall-festival frenzy, find more information online at VisitMO.com and at Blog.VisitMO.com.

Oktoberfest – it’s not just for the tenth month:

  • Sept. 26-27 – Oktoberfest in Old Munichburg in Jefferson City
  • Sept. 27-28 – Kansas City Bier Company Oktoberfest
  • Oct. 3-4 – Oktoberfest Joplin
  • Oct. 4 – Sikeston Jaycee Oktoberfest
  • Oct. 10-12 – Soulard Oktoberfest
  • Oct. 18 – Route 66 Oktoberfest & Zombie Run in Waynesville
  • First four weekends in October: the granddaddy of Oktoberfests in Hermann.

Food Festivals – Can’t go wrong with home-grown and locally-made goodies:

  • Sept. 13 – Independence – Independence Uncorked Wine Festival
  • Sept. 13 – Sikeston – 5th Annual Downtown Wine Festival
  • Sept. 13 – St. Louis – The 16th Annual HOP in the City Beer Festival
  • Sept. 21 – Walnut Grove – 5th Annual Mead Fest at 7C’s Winery
  • Sept. 27 – Eldon – 29th Annual Eldon Turkey Festival
  • Oct. 3-5 – Brunswick – 34th Annual Brunswick Pecan Festival
  • Oct. 11-12 – Clarksville – Applefest
  • Oct. 11-12 – Hartsburg – Hartsburg Pumpkin Festival
  • Oct. 25-26 – Kimmswick – Apple Butter Festival

Let the Show-Me State show something a little different:

  • Sept. 19-21 – Kearney – Jesse James Festival
  • Sept. 26-27 – New Haven – 25th Anniversary Balloon Race and Balloon Glow
  • Sept. 26-28 – Mexico – Walk Back in Time
  • Oct. 4 – Shell Knob – 35th Annual Homer Sloan Buddy Bass Tournament
  • Oct. 11 – Lake of the Ozarks – 29th Annual Fall Harbor Hop
  • Nov. 5-11 – Branson – Veterans Week

Give the farm some love – it’s the reason for the season, after all.

  • Sept. 19-20 – Dixon – Cowdays
  • Sept. 19-21 – Kahoka – Clark County Mule Festival
  • Sept. 26-28 – Chillicothe – Old Time Harvest Days
  • Sept. 27-28 – Fletcher – Alpaca Farm Open House
  • Oct. 4-5 – Gerald – 18th Annual Mid-MO Horse, Mule & Ox Farming & Historical Crafts Days
  • Oct. 4-5 – Kansas City – Harvest Celebration & Antique Tractor Show at Powell Gardens
  • Oct. 4-25 – Sikeston – Beggs Family Farm Fall Harvest Festival
  • Oct. 10-11 – Cabool – 2014 Fall Show and Tractor Pull

Make a little time to enjoy all the talent Missouri has to offer:

  • Sept. 20-21 – Columbia – 37th Annual Heritage Festival and Craft Show
  • Sept. 24-28 – Ste. Genevieve – Ste. Genevieve Plein Air Event, Art Show and Sale
  • Oct. 3-5 – St. Louis – 23rd Annual Best of Missouri Market
  • Oct. 4-5 – Cape Girardeau – River Heritage Quilt Show
  • Oct. 18 – Camdenton – Lake Area Festival of Fiber Arts
  • Nov. 7-9 – Columbia – Citizen Jane Film Festival
  • Nov. 13-23 – St. Louis – Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival
  • Nov. 14 – St. Robert – 2014 Quilt Show Presented by Gone to Pieces Quilt Guild

And then let there's plenty of music:

  • Sept. 20 – Kirksville – Round Barn Blues
  • Sept. 20 – Webster Groves – Old Webster Jazz & Blues Festival
  • Sept. 25-27 – West Plains – HOBA’s 22nd Annual Bluegrass Festival
  • Sept. 27-28 – Fair Grove – 37th Annual Fair Grove Heritage Reunion
  • Oct. 15-18 – Stanton – Fall Festival of Gospel Music
  • Oct. 18 – St. Louis – ROCKtoberfest

There are hundreds of festivals of every shape, size, delicious flavor and delightful sound in Missouri during the fall. Explore VisitMO.com to learn more about getting out to enjoy the show.

About the Missouri Division of Tourism
The Missouri Division of Tourism (MDT) is the state government agency that markets and advertises the state of Missouri as a travel destination. For travel information and to find listings for thousands of Missouri
attractions, events and vacation ideas, explore VisitMO.com. While there, order a free copy of the 2014 Official Missouri Travel Guide and use the interactive online edition.

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