Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Fairs, Fun and Festivals Things to Do in Missouri

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Fairs, Fun and Festivals Things to Do in Missouri

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Mileages and drive times are based on the distance from downtown St. Louis. SEPTEMBER 5 BETHANY - Northwest Missouri State Fair. Midway, entertainment and exhibits through Sept. 6 at the fairgrounds. Admission: $2. 315 miles; 6 hours. (816) 533-2315. DIXON - Bluegrass Pickin' Time. 25th anniversary show with music, crafts booths and barbecue at Dixon Music Park. Admission: $5; $5 fee for electric hook-up for RVs. 141 miles; 3 hours. (314) 759-7716 or (314) 759-6041. KANSAS CITY - Spirit Festival. Celebrate the city's cultural scene with arts, entertainment and food unique to Kansas City at Penn Valley Park. Admission: Free. 261 miles; 5 1/2 hours. (816) 221-4444. SPRINGFIELD - Arabian Horse Show. The animals participate in pleasure, train and costume classes at Ozark Empire Fairgrounds. Admission: $2 adult, $1 child. 214 miles; 4 hours. (417) 833-2660. INDEPENDENCE - Santa-Cali-Gon Days. Celebration of the Santa Fe, California and Oregon trails. Midway, entertainment and a trappers' encampment at Independence Square through Sept. 6. Admission: Free. 246 miles; 5 hours. (816) 252-4745. EMINENCE - Labor Day Rodeo. Barbecue, dancing, camping and cowboys from throughout the nation will participate at Cross Country Trail Ride. Admission: $7. 173 miles; 3 1/2 hours. (314) 226-3492. MOKANE - Fall Festival. Carnival rides, parade, dances, entertainment and barbecue at Lions Club Park. Admission: Free. 115 miles; 2 1/4 hours. (314) 254-3443. ST. LOUIS - Blues Festival. Concerts feature the best national, regional and local jazz and blues musicians at Laclede's Landing. Admission: Free. (314) 241-2583. BETHEL - World Sheep and Crafts Fest. Sheep-shearing contests, dog trials, weaving and spinning contests at the Seppe Expo Area through Sept. 6. Admission: $1. 182 miles; 4 hours. (314) 633-2652. COLUMBIA - Lions Antique Show I. At the Hearnes Center Fieldhouse through Sept. 6. Admission $3. 129 miles; 2 1/2 hours. (217) 446-5775. ST. LOUIS - Annual Greek Festival. Greek food, games, costume pageant and more at the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church through Sept. 6. Admission: Free. (314) 361-6924. JEFFERSON CITY - Super Show for MDA. This Super Show has 17 classes for both cars and trucks and is judged by the participants. Admission: Free for spectators. 139 miles; 2 3/4 hours. (314) 636-8597. SEPTEMBER 7 STEELVILLE - Harvest Festival and Rodeo. IPRA-santioned rodeo, gospel music, pageant, bluegrass, clogging, sidewalk sales, parade at Main Street at Ozark Trail Blazers Arena through Sept. 11. Admission: $5 for rodeo only. 95 miles; 1 3/4 hours. (314) 743-6247. SEPTEMBER 9 SARCOXIE - Chief Sarcoxie Days. Celebrations featuring black powder rendezvous, archery and turkey-calling contests, carnival, entertainment, square dancing, cloggers and Indian dancers on the square through Sept. 11. Admission: Free. 243 miles; 4 1/2 hours. (417) 548-7639. BOONVILLE - Steam Engine & Threshers Show. The International Collectors club and the Red Power Round-up at the Cooper County Fairgrounds through Sept. 12. Admission: $5 per day, $7 pass for all four days, children 15 and under free. 156 miles; 3 hours. (816) 838-6291. VICHY - Ozark Extravaganza. More than 600 vendors, antique car show, beauty contest, giant truck pull, demolition derby, appearances by Donna Douglass from the "Beverly Hillbillies" at the Rolla National Airport through Sept. 12. Admission: $7, children under 12 free, senior citizen discount Thursday. 108 miles; 2 hours. (314) 364-7600. SEPTEMBER 10 BRANSON - Square Dance Weekend. Square dance workshops and dancing, fish dinner and dance at the Compton Ridge Campground through Sept. 11. Admission: $5-$24. 254 miles; 5 hours. (417) 338-2911. ST. LOUIS - International Festival. Food tasting and live entertainment at West Port Plaza through Sept. 11. Admission: Free. (314) 878-0400. SPRINGFIELD - Wild West Days. Annual festival commemorating the famous shoot-out between Wild Bill Hikock and Dave Tutt, the first reported face-to-face gunfight in history, at the Park Central Square through Sept. …

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