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.


January 2-3:

33rd annual Winter Bluegrass Festival, att the Holiday Inn Six Flags

For more info, call (636) 441-7429 or visit

January 3:
Arrow Rock -- lecture on Medicine on the Santa Fe Trail at the Arow Rock State Historic Site Visitor Center Museum. For more information, call (660) 837-3231



Fruitland: The Bootheel Bluegrass Festival, January 22-24:


January 31:

West Plains -- 10th annual Chili Cook-Off at the Civic Center. For more info, call (417) 256-4775



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