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.

 

September 1-3

Curryville: Back Forty Bluegrass Festival. Call 573.470.1870 or visit www.backfortybluegrasspark.com

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September 2-3

Salem: Salem Chamber Rodeo, Dent County Commons. Call 573.729.6900

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September 2-9

Steelville Quilt Show at Gallery Zeke, 106 E. Main.  Call 573.743.3478

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Sept 2 & 23

Marble Hill: Barrel Racing at the Rockin JK Arena.  Call 573.238.5987

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September 3

Eminence: Labor Day Pioneer Exhibit, Alley Spring, Ozark Scenic Riverways.  Call 573.226.3945 or visit www.nps.gov/ozar

 

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September 8-9

Williamsburg: AFRA Rodeo, Crossroads Cowboy Church.  Call 573.310.1679

What is Cowboy Church?  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cowboy_church

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Sept 9

Hermann: Wurst Making 101 Class, Hermann Wurst Haus.  Call 573.486.2266

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Sept 9

Hermann: Grapes to Glass, Stone Hill Winery.  Call 573.486.2221

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September 9

Van Buren: Shallow trencher Dough Bowl Workshop, Big Spring.  Call 573.323.4806

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http://www.doughbowlmaker.com/Birth%20of%20a%20Bowl.htm

 

September 9

Greenfield: Milling demonstrations at the Hulston Mill Historical Park.

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For more information call 417.637.0281 or visit www.hulstonmill.com

September 9

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

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Learn more about native plant gardening here: http://grownative.org/

 

September 9

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

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September 14-16

Conway: Starvy Creek Fall Bluegrass Festival at Starvy Creek Park. Call 417.589.2013

 

September 14-17

Elsberry: Lincoln County Old Threshers Show at Walnut Grove Farms. Call 636.577.3602

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September 14-17

Republic: Ozarks Steam Engine Show, 7175 W. Farm Road 170. Call 417.767.4632

 

September 14-17

Shelbina: Northeast Missouri Old Threshers at the County Fairgrounds. Call 573.489.2149

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September 21-24

Raymondsville: Missouri Mule Days at Golden Hills Campground. Call 573.624.0338

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September 22-23

Jamesport: Step Back in Time Heritage Days. 308 S Broadway, 660.684.6969

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September 22

Washington: Chili Cook-Off. 317 W. Main Call 636.239.2715 or visit www.washmo.org

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September 23

Cameron: Design Applications for Blacksmithing. Missouri School of Blacksmithing. Call 816.575.2798

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September 23

Cuba: AFRA Rodeo, Cuba Rough Riders Saddle Club. Call 573.885.0114

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September 24

Walnut Grove: Mead Fest at the 7c’s Winery. Call 417.788.2263 or visit www.7cswinery.com

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September 29-30

Jefferson City: Oktoberfest, Dunklin & Washington Streets. 573.301.3873 or visit http://www.oldmunichburg.com/oktoberfest.html

Delicious brats served at Oktoberfest 2016  A toast to Oktoberfest 2016!

 

September 30

Ava: Stillings Sorghum Festival, 8 miles west of Ava on Highway 76. Call 417.683.4973

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Ever heard Dave Para sing "Pap's Hitchin' Jenny to the Sorghum Mill"?

 

 

September 30

Campbell: Campbell General Baptist Church Bluegrass and Southern Gospel Singing, Campbell Baptist Church, Highway 53 North. Call 573.246.2839 or 573.576.2491

 

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November 2-4

 

Sikeston: "Bootheel Bounty"

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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/

 

 

 

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