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:


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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.



May 5

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Fayette: Missouri Nut Growers’ Association – Grafting workshop at the Gene Nuse property. For more info call 417-275-4422


May 5-June 24

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Poplar Bluff: Storyscapes – Fiber Art Narratives Exhibit at the Margaret Howell Art Museum. For more info call 573.686.2002 or visit



May 6

For Catholics, May is the month of the Blessed Mother

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Perryville: May Procession at the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal. For more info call 573.768.7013 or visit


May 10-12

Cameron: Blacksmithing 1 – An Introduction. Missouri School of Blacksmithing. For more info call 816.575.2798

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May 11-12

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Perryville: Memory Makers Quilt Show at the First Assembly of God, 1324 Grand (at Hwy 51 North). For more info call 573.517.1197


May 12

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Jefferson City: Capitol City Square Dance, McClung Park Pavilion (931 McClung Park Drive). For more info call 913.669.2979


May 12

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Greenfield: Milling Demonstrations at the Hulston Mill Historical Park. For more info, call 417.761.2203


May 16-20

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Boonville: Osage Knap-In, MRVSEA campgrounds (I-70 exit 111). For more info call 816.807.1334.


May 18-20

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Ironton: Arcadia Valley Spring Mountain Music Festival, Iron County Courthouse, 250 S. Main St.  For more info call 314.517.4445


May 19

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Marshall: Jim the Wonder Dog Day. Jim the Wonder Dog Museum, 101 N. Lafayette. For more info, call 660.886.8191 or visit


May 20

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Mexico: Wild Edibles, Scattering Fork Outdoor Center. For more info call 573.581.3003 or visit


May 24-26

Cameron: Blacksmithing 3: Joinery Projects. Missouri School of Blacksmithing. For more info call 816.575.2798

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May 24-27

Curryville: Backforty Bluegrass Festival. For more info call 573.470.1870 or visit


May 26-27

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Jefferson City: For the People Pow Wow. Jefferson City Jaycee Fairgrounds, 1445 Fairgrounds Road. For more information, call 573.814.9135

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May 5
Round Barn Blues in Kirksville


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Built in 1913 for hay storage and livestock shelter the round barn now serves as the home of the "Round Barn Blues".  The first Saturday in May and the Last Saturday in September finds the barn filled with dedicated Blues fans.  The Round Barn Blues show features nationally known blues performers as well as area and local talent.

The barn is sixty-four feet in diameter and sixty-four feet high with a self-supporting ceiling. The upper floor has over 3200 square feet of performance area, with the lower level being utilized as a concession area complete with Hickory Smoked Ribs, BBQ Beef, Burgers, Fries and the locally famous "MO' Taters".  A beverage area is also available with a wide variety of refreshments.

September 28, 29, 30



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