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:

http://www.fiddlesong.com/pages/fiddle_and_bow.htm

 

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.

April 1, 2, 8 & 9

New Melle: Passion Play at th Sports and Recreation Club Main Building (4700 Highway Z -- St. Charles County). Free will donation. A Missouri "must" for the Easter season. Now in its 36th year.

 

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For more information call 636-634-1150.

 

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(Note from the editor, who trained as a medievalist: this is a recreation of an important medieval tradition, where communities gathered in the spring to present amateur staging of important events from sacred history. This was the second time drama had been invented in the west – among the Greeks, earlier, it had also been an elaboration of religious ritual, and a civic observance with some of the functions that Little League baseball now has for provoking boosterism and community turnout.

 

 

 

April 7-8

 

 

The annual Big Muddy Festival in Boonville

-- one of the Midwest's premier folk music events.

 

Tickets still available.

 

Quilt

 

“Winter,” by Janice Haralson, Columbia, Mo., from the Big Muddy Festival Quilt Banner, 18 X 7 slice quilt.

 

 

http://bigmuddy.org/2017/index.html

April 7 & 8

Stover (Morgan County): Quilters' Gathering at the Community Center.

For more information, call 573.377.2303

 

Map of Missouri highlighting Morgan County 

(that's the Missouri Star quilt block)

 

April 8

Defiance: Historic Daniel Boone Home

For more information or ticket pricing on individual events or programs, please call 636-798-2005 or visit www.Facebook.com/BooneHome  

Cooking on the Frontier

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

 

Find out what it took to prepare a meal for 19th Century frontier families. With purchase of ticket , guests can visit with our cooks in the Detached Kitchen and create your own lunch. Bring home a Boone Home cooking recipe pamphlet to try your hand at home.

Tickets are $10 a person and are limited. Session will be 10-2. Guests welcome to visit but not partake in class if not registered.

Must be age 12 and up.

April 8

Greenfield: Milling Demonstrations at Hulston Mill Historical Park (Dade County). For more information, call 417.637.0281 or visit www.hulstonmillcom

Location of Greenfield, Missouri 

April 8

Warrensburg: Old Drum Festival

300 block of North Main. For more information, call 660.441.7699 or visit www.olddrumdogfestival.com

 

You've heard "a dog is man's best friend"? Those words were spoken by a judge, after hearing the case of Old Drum. Find out about it here:  https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/canine-corner/200910/man-s-best-friend-the-senator-the-dog-and-the-trial


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April 9

Defiance: Historic Daniel Boone Home

For more information or ticket pricing on individual events or programs, please call 636-798-2005 or visit www.Facebook.com/BooneHome

Lila, Life of a Missouri Slave

12:00 a.m. – 5:00 a.m. Presentations at 1:15 p.m. and 3:15 p.m.

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Visit with “Lila” and learn about slavery on the Missouri frontier at the Historic Daniel Boone Home at Lindenwood Park in Defiance. “Lila, Life of a Missouri Slave,” will be performed by Angela da Silva at 1:15 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. at the Old Peace Chapel. Admission is Free! Guests are also encouraged to visit with “Lila” from 12-5 p.m. in the park to hear her compelling stories. 

Paid tours of the Daniel Boone Home and additional buildings on park property are also available at the top of every hour. Tour Admission fees are as follows: $8-adult, $6-Senior (60+), $5-Child (age 5-12), Children Under 4 and Military are FREE.


April 15
Des Arc (Iron County, see below), 2nd Annual Quilt & Craft Show. 143 Front St. For more information, call 573.358.7520
Location of Des Arc, Missouri 

April 15

Anutt: Gospel Singing, at the Anutt Community Church, Rolla. For more information call 573.202.0649

 

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April 20

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Sullivan: An Evening with Ozark poet Phillip Howerton, at the Scenic Regional Library Sullivan Branch. For more information call 573.468.4372

 

Phil is a member of the Missouri Folklore Society.

 

April 21-22

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Doniphan: Civil War Days

at the Pioneer Heritage Homestead. For more information call 573.996.5298 or visit www.doniphanmissouri.org

 

April 21-23

 

Washington: BBQ and Bluesfest:

http://www.downtownwashmo.org/events/main-street-bbq-bluesfest/

The Missouri Folklore Society will be holding the 2018 meeting in this charming German river town, home of the Missouri Meerschaum.

 

April 22

Defiance: Historic Daniel Boone Home

For more information or ticket pricing on individual events or programs, please call 636-798-2005 or visit www.Facebook.com/BooneHome  

Frontier Pottery (Artisan in Residence)

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 

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Do you enjoy creating objects with your own hands?

Discover how pottery was made on the early American Frontier. Longtime volunteers and talented potters, Tim and Christy Sawyer, will be on site making pottery in a reproduction 19th Century kiln. Come and see their artful ceramics and discuss the Sawyer’s firing process. Admission is free to park visitors.

 

April 29

Defiance: Historic Daniel Boone Home

For more information or ticket pricing on individual events or programs, please call 636-798-2005 or visit www.Facebook.com/BooneHome  

Farming Ways of the Frontier

10a.m. - 5p.m.

 

From using plant materials for medicines to salvaging animal bones for utensils, recycling was also a vital part of farm life and survival. In recognition of Farmers and to celebrate Earth Day, come and visit the Historic Daniel Boone Home at Lindenwood Park where the frontier comes to life. Browse produce and plants from local farmers and artisans who rely on many of the same methods the pioneers once did. Try hands on activities such as candle dipping, butter making, corn grinding, and tomahawk throwing to learn about the Farming Ways of the Frontier.

Entrance into the event costs $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for children ages 5-12. Children under the age of 5 are free and do not need to register. This fee includes access to the Daniel Boone Home, historic village buildings, and several hands on activities going on throughout the day along with demonstrations and products available with several vendors.

April 29

Hermann: Wurst Making 101 Class

at the Hermann Wurst Haus. For more information, call 573.486.2266

 

April 29

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Winona: Discover Wild Edibles!

Twin Pines Conservation Education Center. For more information, call 573.325.1381

 

April 21

Fulton: Morels and Microbrew Festival

Brick District. For more information call 573.220.0007 or 573.592.7117 or visit www.morelsandmicrobrews.com

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April 29

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Kansas City: All Missouri Spin In

Governor's Building at the American Royal Court. For more information call 913.908.4107 or visit www.tinyurl.com/spin17 

 

The All Missouri Spin-In is a FREE annual fiber celebration! Spinners and fiber artists from all over Missouri gather to socialize, attend classes, spin yarn, and shop! And this year it will be hosted by the Fiber Guild of Greater Kansas City, in the fantastic Governor's Hall at the American Royal!

10AM-4PM April 29, 2017
Free admission! Free parking!

https://sites.google.com/view/allmissourispinin2017/home

Interested in VENDING?
Apply here: https://goo.gl/forms/INpML2CqXtsS4ATb2
Questions about vending? Email spininvendors17@gmail.com

Fiber Guild of Greater Kansas City
http://kansascityfiberguild.org/

Other questions? Ask here, or contact us at spinin2017@gmail.com


April 28-30
20th Anniversary St. Louis
Tionól:

the largest weekend event of traditional Irish music in North America.  The weekend features workshops, sessions, and a concert on Saturday night with the very best traditional musicians from Ireland and North America.  For more information contact Mike Mullins by email or phone  - 636-926-9192. Mmullins@tionol.org or visit


http://www.tionol.org/

 

May 6 -7

Defiance: Historic Daniel Boone Home

For more information or ticket pricing on individual events or programs, please call 636-798-2005 or visit www.Facebook.com/BooneHome  

Boone Home Militia Encampment Weekend

10:00a.m.-5:00 both days

 

Daniel Boone was more than just a skilled frontiersman; he was a proud member of the military during the Revolutionary War.  Eventually granted the title of Colonel, Boone was instrumental in protecting western settlements during the War of Independence.  He also shared this love of country with his children, several of whom also served military positions, including Nathan. Come out to the Historic Daniel Boone Home at Lindenwood Park and experience what life was like for Daniel and other frontier militiamen while we also honor Nathan Boone’s service in the War of 1812 with a plaque dedication. This two day event will host a number of local and national militia units. Visitors to the park can experience cannon firings, military drills, bullet making, camp life, and more.

Encampment activities are free. (Guided Boone Home tours not included)

May 20

Defiance: Historic Daniel Boone Home

For more information or ticket pricing on individual events or programs, please call 636-798-2005 or visit www.Facebook.com/BooneHome  

Daniel Boone Home…Brew Festival  

12:00-5:00

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Are you a beer enthusiast, but also enjoy an occasional history lesson? Come experience both at the Historic Daniel Boone Home…Brew Festival!

 

Making beer is a centuries old practice which has continued well into the 21st century, especially with the growth of the home brewing community both locally and internationally. Come try samples from local home brewers and breweries, visit with home brew clubs, and learn from the brewers themselves how they make that mug of cold beer, ale, or cider.  Foodtrucks will be on site and live music will be playing all afternoon as you enjoy the scenic historic village setting of the Daniel Boone Home at Lindenwood Park. Ages 21 and up only.

 

Admission is $30 in advance, $35 at the door.  Designated Driver tickets are available for Free.

Tickets are limited so pre-registration is encouraged. 

 

 

May 24 & August 31

Defiance: Historic Daniel Boone Home

For more information or ticket pricing on individual events or programs, please call 636-798-2005 or visit www.Facebook.com/BooneHome  

Homeschool Days

11:00-3:00

 

We invite homeschool students and their families to experience pioneer life by exploring hands-on programs and demonstrations throughout our village. Bring a sack lunch and spend the day learning about Daniel Boone and frontier life. Dip candles, play frontier games, marble paper, try your hand at quill and ink, work with carpenters, and more.  Enjoy the beauty of our site while getting in your core homeschool hours!

Admission is $6-Students, $5-Adults (18 and older), Children (4 and under): Free

One free adult per 3 paying students.

 

May 27

Defiance: Historic Daniel Boone Home

For more information or ticket pricing on individual events or programs, please call 636-798-2005 or visit www.Facebook.com/BooneHome

 

 

Spinning and Fiber Arts on the Frontier (Artisan in Residence)

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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Fabric for making clothing was not as easy to come by for the pioneers.  While factory-made cloth could be purchased from cities, most pioneers were adept and taking care of their own needs.  Spinning yarn, weaving, and felting were all different techniques used to transform wool, cotton, or flax into usable cloth.  Stop in at the Historic Daniel Boone Home at Lindenwood Park and visit with fiber artists who continue these traditions of making art from natural fibers.  On hand will be a few artisans demonstrating their skills and selling their wares.

 

 

June 5th – 9th

Defiance: Historic Daniel Boone Home.

For more information or ticket pricing on individual events or programs, please call 636-798-2005 or visit www.Facebook.com/BooneHome

 

 

Boone Home Summer Day Camp

8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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Are you looking for a fun and educational camp for your kids during the summer?

 

Send your child (ages 12-18) to our frontier, fun-filled day camp! At the Boone Home Day Camp, campers will participate in activities that stimulate the mind and body. Learn bartering and trading at the general store, try your strength at our tomahawk throwing targets, help the carpenter with his woodworking, dance to fiddle music, learn to build a log cabin, splash in the Femme Osage Creek, and much more! What will you discover?

 

Registration is $150 per child which covers all material costs and a camp T-shirt. Lunch not included.

Early drop off and late pick up available upon request.

 

June 10th

Defiance: Historic Daniel Boone Home.

For more information or ticket pricing on individual events or programs, please call 636-798-2005 or visit www.Facebook.com/BooneHome

 

Wood Working at the Boone Home

11:00a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

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Many professions on the frontier required skill and years of training. Typically, apprenticeships were required for most to become recognized craftsmen, especially in the field of woodworking. Carpenters, cabinet makers, and joiners were all various woodworking professions found on the frontier.  Each required a different set of learned skill and a lot of hard work.  Discover what it was like to be a woodworker on the frontier. Visit with our volunteer carpenters and try your hand at the shaving horse, treadle lathe, and other woodworking hand tools.

 

Admission is free.

 

 

June 24

Defiance: Historic Daniel Boone Home

For more information or ticket pricing on individual events or programs, please call 636-798-2005 or visit www.Facebook.com/BooneHome

Frontier Wood Working (Artisan in Residence)

9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

 

Do enjoy working with wood?

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This month’s artist-in-residence program will focus on woodworking on the frontier. Come visit with our skilled carpenters and craftsmen in the carpenter’s shop and discover what life was like as a woodworker. Examine the various carpentry tools and try your hand at the shaving horse. Local artisans will also be selling their wares.

July 9

Defiance: Historic Daniel Boone Home.

For more information or ticket pricing on individual events or programs, please call 636-798-2005 or visit www.Facebook.com/BooneHome 

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Declaration of Independence Recitation Presenter Anne Williams

1:15p.m & 3:15p.m.

 

Celebrate the birth of the United States of America with two dynamic presentations of the Declaration of Independence. Accomplished performer Anne Williams will recite the historic statement at1:15 and 3:15 p.m. in the Old Peace Chapel. Guests may visit with Anne from 12 – 5 p.m. to discuss the history of the document. Paid tours of the Daniel Boone Home occur at the top of each hour. Call 636-798-2005 or visit www.stccparks.org.

 

October 21

Defiance: Historic Daniel Boone Home

For more information or ticket pricing on individual events or programs, please call 636-798-2005 or visit www.Facebook.com/BooneHome  

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Spirits from the Past

6p.m. – 10:30p.m.

 

Life in the early 1800s was filled with superstition and uncertainty. As night descends, walk the lantern-lit paths and explore a pioneer village where doubt lurks in the shadows. Limited tickets are available. Reservations are highly recommended.

 

Call the site for more information at 636-798-2005.

 

 

 

December 1st, 2nd, 8th, & 9th

Defiance: Historic Daniel Boone Home

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For more information or ticket pricing on individual events or programs, please call 636-798-2005 or visit www.Facebook.com/BooneHome  

Christmas Candlelight Walk

6p.m. – 10:30p.m.

 

Thousands of candles illuminate a world on the edge of the frontier. Step back into the early 1800s to experience Christmas as it was celebrated in the past with stories, music, and hot cider. Limited tickets are available. Reservations are highly recommended.

 

Please call the site for more information at 636-798-2005.

 

 

 

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