Calendar of Upcoming Folklore and Folk Arts Events:

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Wyatt Fiddle Shop in Independence maintains a fiddle events calendar, with lots of information on upcoming contests:


For regular, recurring and ongoing events, click here.


A note on Native American Events: we post notices of pow-wows which are open to the general public. It’s a worthwhile experience. However, if you have never attended a powwow before, please click here.




For the current list of horseshoe tournaments sponsored by the Missouri Horseshoe Pitchers Association, click here.

Thursdays in September (1,8, 15, 22, 29)
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Waynesville: Master Gardening Core Course, at the Sixth Grade Center. For more information, call (573) 774-6177.

September 1-4

Curryville: Festival at the Backforty Bluegrass Park. For more information call (573) 470-1870.

September 1-30

Salem: Annual Quilt Exhibit at the Ozark Natural and Cultural Resource Center. For more information call (573) 729-0029.

September 2-3, 9-10 & 30
We don't normally include flea markets, but this isn't your usual rummage sale.
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Colony Flea Market, 47805 State Hwy V, Rutledge. For more information call (217) 617-8943

September 2-3

Salem: 2nd Annual Salem Chamber Rodeo. Dent County Commons. For more information, call (573) 729-6900.

September 3

Phillipsburg. Homebrew Competition, Boat Town Brewing. For more information, call (417) 533-2309.

September 3-25

Steelville: Quilt Show at Gallery Zeke. For more information, call (573) 775-5285

September 4
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Mokane: Jake Hockmeyer Memorial Fiddle Contest. For more information, call (573) 826-0775

September 5

Cape Girardeau. Fall Muster, Fort D Historic Site. For more information call (573) 651-3782.

September 8-10

Springfield: Ozark Piecemakers’ Quilt Show at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds. For more information call (417) 725-0466

September 9-10

Buffalo: 14th Annual Southwest Missouri Celtic Festival and Highland Games, at the Old City Park & Fairgrounds. For more information call (417)288-8248.

September 9-11

Springfield: Greek Festival at the St. Thomas the Apostle Orthodox Church. For more information call (417) 882-8899.

September 9 & 23

Makin’ Bacon With Your Honey 101, workshop and demonstration at the Hermann Wurst Haus. For more information call (573) 486-2266.

September 9-10


If you have never attended a powwow before, please click here.

September 10

Greenfield: Milling demonstrations at the Hulston Mill Historical Park. For more information call (417) 637-0281.

September 10

Newburg: Dave Para and Cathy Barton at the Lyric Live Theater. For more information call (573) 364-9663 or visit

September 10 & 24
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Rutledge: Tour, Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage. For more information call (660) 883-5511

September 11

Fulton: 10th Annual Fulton State Hospital Foundation Bluegrass & BBQ. For more information call (573) 642-7523

September 15-17

Conway: 25th annual Starvy Creek Fall Bluegrass Festival. Starvy Creek Park. For more information call (417) 589-2013.

September 15-18

Republic: Ozarks Steam Engine Show. 7175 Farm Road, 170. For more information call (417) 767-4632.

September 16-18

Kahoka: Clark County Mule Festival at the Fairgrounds. For more information call (660) 727-2490.

September 18

On Saturday, September 17, at 6.30 pm, there will be a one-hour concert of old-time fiddling at the Jefferson Landing State Historic Site, 101 Jefferson Street (across from the AMTRAK depot) in downtown Jefferson City.  


Free and open to the public. Bring your own lawn chair


The concert features fiddler​s Howard Marshall (Fulton) and Bob Hagan (Columbia), with Bill Foley (Ashland, banjo),​ Russ Ravert (Columbia​​, guitar), and John Turner ​(Ashland, bass).  

The music will feature fiddle tunes associated with Missouri history as well as nationally-popular tunes, and tunes that evolved for dances such as the waltz, polka, foxtrot, and rag, as well as the square dance.  
After the concert, audience members are invited to stay and participate in an informal fiddle jam session.  



September 17-18

Defiance: Pioneer Days, 1868 Highway F. For more information call (636) 798-2005.

September 17

Rocheport: Wine Stroll at the Community Hall. For more information call (573) 698-4580.

September 17

Mansfield: Fiddle contest on Wilder Day at the Wilder Home and Museum. For more information call (417) 924-3626.

September 18

Spanish Fiesta dance. 910 Ballroom. For more information call (417) 883-4091.

September 22-24
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Marshall: Missouri Corn Husking Competition at the Saline County Fairgrounds. For more information, call (660) 886-6889.

September 22-24

Marshall: Missouri Valley College Viking Stampede rodeo at the Saline County Fairgrounds. For more information call (660) 831-4177.

September 24

Ava: Stillings Sorghum Festival on Highway 76. For more information call (417) (683-4973.

September 24-25

Marshall: Country Patchworks Quilt Guild, 29th Annual Quilt Show at the Martin Community Center. For more information call (660) 886-9326.

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September 25
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Walnut Grove: 7th Annual Mead Fest, 7Cs Winery. For more information call (417) 788-2263.

September 25

Jefferson City: Capitol City v Quail Ridge Horseshoe Tournament, Capitol City Horseshoe Club. For more information call (636) 541-3232 or visit

September 25-27
Greenfield: Primitive Skills and Camping, Hulston Mills Historical Park. For more information call (417)234-0666 or (417) 840-1615.



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