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.

July 4-8

Conway: 34th Annual Starvy Creek Bluegrass Festival, Starvy Creek Park. For more information, call 417.840.6481

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July 11-14

Paris: Mark Twain Old Threshers’ Reunion at the Fairgournds. For more information, call 573.721.5705 or visit

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July 18-20

Bonne Terre: Big river Chautauqua, 25th Anniversary. 118 E. School Street. For more information call 573.358.2568 or visit

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July 19-20

Pilot Grove: Range Riders Rodeo. For more information, call 660.834.3036

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July 20

Lebanon: Dutch Oven Cooking Workshop, Bennett Spring State Park Shelter B, 26250 Hwy 64-A. For more information, call 417.532.4338 or visit

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July 24-28

Sedalia: 52nd Annual Wheelmen Meet, State Fair Community College. For more information call 417.576.1464 or visit

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July 25-28

Macon: Macon County Flywheel and Collectibles Club Reunion, Macon County Fairgrounds Park. For more information, visit

Established in 1980 by a small group of men and women who enjoyed the sound, sight, and smell of good old gas engines. They soon realized their gas engines were just a small part of the Macon County Area Heritage. They expanded the club's mission to preserve our past by inviting anyone who collected items of the late 19th and early 20th Century to be a part of the club.





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