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 7-9
Macon: Beaux and Belles Square Dance Campout at the Macon County Fairgrounds Park.

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For more information, call 660.395.6122 or visit 
July 8
Hermann: Cajun Concert at the Stone Hill Winery.

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For more info call 573.486.2221 or visit   
July 8
Van Buren: Spoon Carving Workshop at Big Spring, Ozark National Scenic riverways.

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For more information call 573.323.4806 or visit
July 8
Greenfield: Milling demonstrations at the hulston Mill Historical Park.

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For more information call 417.637.0281 or visit
July 9
Rolla: Bluegrass Gospel singing featuring the Punches at the Macedonia Baptist church, 15524 CR 2110.

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For more information call 573.368.8960
July 13-16
Bonne Terre: Big River Chautauqua, 118 N Allen St. for more information call 573.631.3890

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Before you could tune in to interesting talks on radio or television, in the sumers people came from miles around to listen to the Chautauqua lecturers.


July 14-16
Rosebud: steam engine and antique tractor show.

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For more information call 573.237.2482 or visit
July 15-16
Lebanon: Fiber U – Cowan Civic Center.

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For more information, call 417.533.5280 or visit
July 22-23
Ste Genevieve: traditional artisans showcase and sale, 138 S. Third St.

For more information, call 573.883.2095, or visit 
July 23
Newton County: Missouri Prairie Foundation, 2nd Annual Prairie School – Noah Brown’s Prairie. MPF’s Prairie School is an on-the-prairie workshop about prairie stewardship, herbicide application, prescribed burning, plant identification, and other aspects of the conservation of our native grasslands, geared to landowners and professionals. Seats still available.
For more information, call 660.838.6426 or visit

July 27-29
Cameron: Blacksmithing 1 – an Introduction. Missouri School of Blacksmithing. For more information, call 816.575.2798

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July 28

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Kirksville: Cathy Barton and Dave Para are the featured performers in tonight's Summer on the Square -- Friday nights from June to August, local musicians perform on the courthouse steps. Bring a lawn chair! For more info, visit or call the Kirksville Arts Association:  660.665.0500 Email:




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