Shipyard Music Festival

Sept. 23-24/CAPE GIRARDEAU –  A curated event for people who love music, the outdoors and discovering something new. Located in the downtown area. A blend of genres, food, drinks, and a unique experience for the entire family. The event will provide easy access to two stages with national touring and regional acts, unique concessions, interactive brand experiences, merchandise, and other surprises. Adult tickets start at $37 for two-day general admission. For more information, visit https://www.shipyardfest.com/

Old Time Harvest Days

Sept. 23-25/CHILLICOTHE – Come see antique agriculture equipment and see many historical machines run! Located at the Livingston County Fairgrounds. To include antique tractors, machinery, cars, and trucks. There will also be corn shelling and grinding, rug weaving, steam engines, stationary baling, apple cider and butter making, a sawmill, threshing, butter churning, rope making, and blacksmithing. A food stand and camping will be available.A contest will be held for pre-1960 toys of all kinds. Cash prizes will be awarded for the most original, most unique, and the judges’ favorite. Admission fee is $4. For more information, call 660-359-7333


Sept. 23-25/LEE’S SUMMIT – Join more than 120,000 visitors for the Lee’s Summit Chamber’s Oktoberfest in the historic Downtown area. Guests will enjoy two stages of live entertainment, a Biergarten, German meals & dancing, carnival, children’s activities on kids street, over 70 handmade arts & crafts booths and more! On Sunday, 25th, expect the carnival only from noon – 4 p.m.  This family-friendly festival has been a community favorite for more than 30 years! Visit https://lsoktoberfest.com/ for more details!

Roots N Blues

October 7-9/COLUMBIA– Missouri’s largest outdoor music festival.at Stephens Lake Park. Showcasing a diverse crop of musical acts from around the country spanning nearly every music genre. There will be two main stages for entertainers plus a walk-up “front porch-style” stage for festival goes to show off their musical skills. Food truck, beverage tents, and a vendor village for arts. There will also be a kids’ activities area and a ferris wheel. For more information, visit www.RootsNBluesFestival.com.

New Portrait Exhibition

Oct. 13-Dec. 31/KANSAS CITY – The Truman Library Institute is honored to present Portraits of Courage, an extraordinary exhibition of portraits by George W. Bush. The Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum is the only venue nationwide selected to host the paintings this year. Organized by the George W. Bush Presidential Center, Portraits of Courage has been featured on the TODAY ShowJimmy KimmelGood Morning, America, and in USA TodayPeople and Time. This special exhibition is included with Museum admission, which is always free for members. More at https://www.trumanlibraryinstitute.org/portraitsofcourage/


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