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.
Conway: 30th annual Starvy Creek Bluegrass Festival. Starvy. For more info, call 417.589.2013 or visit www.starvycreek.com
Hannibal: 60th annual National tom Sawyer Days, downtown. For more
info call 573.221.2477
Schedule of events here:
Schedule of events here: http://979kickfm.com/2015-national-tom-sawyer-days-booklet-download-a-copy-here/
July 3-4, 10-11, 31 to August 1
Colony #1 Flea Market, 47805 State Highway V For more information call 217.617.8947 or visit www.fleamarketincolony.com
One of the biggest open-air events of its type; from Kirksville, 35 miles east on Hwy 11
Lincoln: Draft Horse pull in the City Park. For more info, call 660.547.3772
Paris: Mark Twain Old Threshers’ Reunion at the fairgrounds. For more information call 573.721.5705 or visit www.marktwainoldthreshers.com
Hermann: Cajun Concert on the Hill, at the Stone Hill Winery. For more information call 573.486.2221 or visit www.stonehill-winery.com/wineryevents/hermann-events.
Fruitland: Fruitland Poultry, Small Animal Swap Meet, at the Fruitland Livestock Auction Barn. For more info, call 573.243.1540
Licking: 16th annual Licking Draft Horse Pull, at the Licking Rodeo Grounds. For more info, call 417.464.1284
Laurie: Summer Splash Horseshoe Tournament, Lake of the Ozarks Horseshoe Club. For more information, call 573.378.3447 or visit www.mohpa.us
Jefferson City: Triple Elimination Horseshoe Tournament, Capitol City Horseshoe Club. For more info, call 636.541.3232 or visit www.mohpa.us
Morehouse: Gospel Opry at the First Baptist Church Family Life Center. For more info, call 573.471.1876
Greenfield: Milling Demonstrations at the Hulston Mill Historical Park. For more information, call417.424.3410 or visit www.hulstonmmill.com
July 11-August 2
Steelville: Steelville Clay Fest at the Gallery Zeke. For more info call 573.244.5315 or visit www.steelvilleartscouncil.org/art/clayfest
7pm. In the 1880s, Missouri’s Ozark hills were home to the
Bald Knobbers, one of the most violent and notorious vigilance committees in
nineteenth century America. At least 13 people—including vigilantes and their
victims—died as a direct result of the Bald Knobbers’ various extra-legal
In his new book, Faces Like Devils: The Bald Knobber Vigilantes in the Ozarks, Dr. Matthew J. Hernando closely examines the history of this notorious organization, sifting through the folklore and myth to produce an authentic history of the rise and fall of Missouri’s most legendary post-Civil War vigilantes. He separates fact from fiction through the careful use of newspapers, contemporary accounts, census records and both state and federal court documents.
Join Dr. Hernando as he discusses his book, shedding light on this chaotic episode from Missouri history.