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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.
Curryville: Back Forty Bluegrass Festival. Call 573.470.1870 or visit www.backfortybluegrasspark.com
Salem: Salem Chamber Rodeo, Dent County Commons. Call 573.729.6900
Steelville Quilt Show at Gallery Zeke, 106 E. Main. Call 573.743.3478
Sept 2 & 23
Marble Hill: Barrel Racing at the Rockin JK Arena. Call 573.238.5987
Eminence: Labor Day Pioneer Exhibit, Alley Spring, Ozark Scenic Riverways. Call 573.226.3945 or visit www.nps.gov/ozar
Williamsburg: AFRA Rodeo, Crossroads Cowboy Church. Call 573.310.1679
What is Cowboy Church? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cowboy_church
Hermann: Wurst Making 101 Class, Hermann Wurst Haus. Call 573.486.2266
Hermann: Grapes to Glass, Stone Hill Winery. Call 573.486.2221
Van Buren: Shallow trencher Dough Bowl Workshop, Big Spring. Call 573.323.4806
Greenfield: Milling demonstrations at the Hulston Mill Historical Park.
Rolla: Fall Native Plant Sale, Birding and Pollinator Festival at the Audubon Trails Nature Center. Call 573.368.6769 or visit www.facebook.com/ozaud
Learn more about native plant gardening here: http://grownative.org/
Chillicothe: Chautauqua in the Park – Simpson Park. Call 660.646.4050
Before the internet, before TV and radio, small town America wanted to be entertained and informed, and for that purpose, the Chautauqua toured – Think them as nineteenth century TED talks, but for a much broader audience: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chautauqua
Conway: Starvy Creek Fall Bluegrass Festival at Starvy Creek Park. Call 417.589.2013
Elsberry: Lincoln County Old Threshers Show at Walnut Grove Farms. Call 636.577.3602
Republic: Ozarks Steam Engine Show, 7175 W. Farm Road 170. Call 417.767.4632
Shelbina: Northeast Missouri Old Threshers at the County Fairgrounds. Call 573.489.2149
Raymondsville: Missouri Mule Days at Golden Hills Campground. Call 573.624.0338
Jamesport: Step Back in Time Heritage Days. 308 S Broadway, 660.684.6969
Washington: Chili Cook-Off. 317 W. Main Call 636.239.2715 or visit www.washmo.org
Cameron: Design Applications for Blacksmithing. Missouri School of Blacksmithing. Call 816.575.2798
Cuba: AFRA Rodeo, Cuba Rough Riders Saddle Club. Call 573.885.0114
Walnut Grove: Mead Fest at the 7c’s Winery. Call 417.788.2263 or visit www.7cswinery.com
Jefferson City: Oktoberfest, Dunklin & Washington Streets. 573.301.3873 or visit http://www.oldmunichburg.com/oktoberfest.html
Ava: Stillings Sorghum Festival, 8 miles west of Ava on Highway 76. Call 417.683.4973
Ever heard Dave Para sing "Pap's Hitchin' Jenny to the
Ever heard Dave Para sing "Pap's Hitchin' Jenny to the Sorghum Mill"?
Campbell: Campbell General Baptist Church Bluegrass and Southern Gospel Singing, Campbell Baptist Church, Highway 53 North. Call 573.246.2839 or 573.576.2491
Sikeston: "Bootheel Bounty"
This is the important one: the annual meeting of the Missouri Folklore Society. Send your proposals for papers, presentations and demonstrations, panels, readings or performances, remembrance sessions by September 20. http://missourifolkloresociety.truman.edu/