Calendar of Upcoming Folklore and Folk Arts Events:

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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.

June 9-11: Unionville – Country and Old Time Music Festival in the City Park. For more info, call 660.947.2137 or 660.626.3615


June 11: Ste. Genevieve – La Veillee at the Felix Vallé State Historic Site. Catch the spirit of a French evening social gathering in the beautiful garden of the Felix Vallé House.  Enjoy French folktales told in the garden, candlelight tours of thehome, French folk dances like Gavottee de Pont Aven, and a special historic dancing program by Dance Discovery. Free refreshments will be served. Two historic demonstrators will be in the back yard of the house from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Event times: 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

198 Merchant St., P.O. Box 89, Ste. Genevieve, MO

While you’re there, visit the French Heritage Festival downtown. For more info, call 573.883.7102 or visit 


June 11: Cole Camp – German Singing Festival in the Jaycee Gardens. There will also be a dedication of the German Immigrant Memorial. For more info, call 660.668.3157


June 11-12: Greenfield – Civil War Days at the Hulston Mill Historical Park. For more information call 417.424.3410


June 11-12 and 18-19: Hartville – the White Hart Renaissance Faire. 5651 Highway F. For more info, call 417.942.5979


June 16-18: Stover – Unique Stitchers-N-More Quilt Show at the Community Center. For more info call 660.368.4241



June 17-18: Chillicothe – Sliced Bread Jam Bluegrass Festival, at the Litton Ag Center Campus/Jenkins Expo Center. For more info, call 660.247.1083


June 17-18: West Plains – Old Time Music Ozark Heritage Festival at the Civic Cneter. For more info, call 417.256.7176


June 17-18: Lexington – Bushwhackers on Main re-enactment, downtown. For more info, call 660.259.2230



June 17-19: Tuscumbia – Osage River Pow Wow at Tuscumbia Riverside Park. For more info call 573.369.2710


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


June 24: Washington – Cajun Cook-Out, 317 W. Main St. For more info call 636.239.2715 or visit


June 24-25: Holden – Chamber of Commerce Rodeo in the City Park Arena. For more info call 816.732.6400




June 25: Tebbetts – Polly Burre Memorial Fiddlers Contest at the Tebbetts Community Center. For more info call 573.826.0775


June 30-July 2: Conway – Starvy Creek Bluegrass Festival at Starvy Creek Park. For more info call 417.589.2013




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