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MO Ozarks Fall Festivals & Fairs
Missouri Ozarks Christmas Festival
Arcadia Valley Mountain Music Festival
Reenactment of the Battle of Pilot Knob at Fort Davidson State Historic Site

Missouri Ozarks Festivals and Events
Fall Festivals, Christmas Festivals, Music Festivals and Missouri Civil War Events
in the Southeast MO Ozarks
Take a Missouri Fall Color drive ~ you'll see the best fall foliage in the Missouri Ozarks!

Join us for the Arcadia Valley Mountain Music Festivals in 2015! -  Every May and October, you'll be treated to weekends of Music, Music, Music everywhere!   Help us celebrate Spring and Fall the old fashioned way with traditional, Americana and bluegrass music filling the air and old time demonstrations and exhibitions.  The events are free and open to the public.  You won't want to miss them.  Click here to read all about the Festivals and make plans now to be here!  Make your lodging reservations now for all of our special Missouri Ozarks events. 


Attention pickers and grinners!
Every Friday During Summer and Fall!
There will be lots of time set aside for those of you who pick and grin to show off your talents all summer & fall and at both festivals!  So, bring your instruments
and get ready to pick and grin!  For more information, give Bobby Powell a call at 573-546-1441 or 573-705-0028 or email us if you want to participate in this year's pickin'.  There will also be "Pickin' & Grinnin' on the Square" every Friday between the Spring Music Festival in May and the Fall Mountain Music Festival in October,
at the Iron County Courthouse from 6 to 8 pm!
Just call Bobby Powell if you want to participate.

Spring Mountain Music Festival 2016!
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Every June - Arcadia Valley Bar-B-Que Battle! 
Find out how to enter or sponsor the event right hereThe Arcadia Valley Bar-B-Que Battle will be held on the grounds of the historic Iron County Courthouse in Ironton, Missouri. Enter for your chance to win $4000 in prize money! Grand Champion wins $1000! Along with the Bar-B-Que competition there will be a beer garden, washer tournament, pork steak competition and live bands!

Arcadia Valley BBQ Contest!

Missouri Ozarks Fall Festivals and County Fairs ~ Come to the Arcadia Valley Region and Black River Recreation Area for County Fairs during the summer months and the best fall color in the Missouri Ozarks in autumn.  October is the month for our Annual Fall Festivals.  You don't want to miss them!  Take a Missouri Fall Foliage drive, or come for a Missouri Ozarks Fall Getaway Weekend. Read much more about these annual events here!


Every Thanksgiving the Annual Christmas in the Valley Festival begins- This Missouri Ozarks Christmas Festival will even charm and delight the "grinches" among you.  Join us for an old fashioned Christmas celebration throughout the Christmas season.  From the Christmas Parade to Santa's arrival, our region becomes a winter wonderland. Many come just to kick off their Christmas Shopping for the season.  All of our antique, collectible and gift shops are impressively decorated and open for your shopping pleasure!  Go from store to store to find that special gift or treasure! ANNUAL CHRISTMAS IN THE VALLEY EVENTS BEGIN THANKSGIVING WEEKEND!



Thanksgiving Weekend 2015

Help us kick off the 2015 Christmas Season with
the Valley Merchants Open House & Lighting of the Courthouse on November!

Enjoy Carriage Rides, Caroling, Christmas Special Events and more at the Annual Christmas in the Valley Festival, and of course
Shopping, Shopping, Shopping for gifts and antiques!

Join us again for the Annual Christmas Parade!
2015 Date to be announced!

Reenactment of the Battle of Pilot Knob - Every third year a full-scale re-enactment of the Battle of Pilot Knob is staged, attracting tens of thousands of spectators to the Valley.  Be sure to make your plans now to attend the next re-enactment scheduled during the Civil War Sesquicentennial (150th Anniversary) in Missouri - September 27-28, 2014.  To read all about the Battle of Pilot Knob Reenactment, click here. There is a week-long sesquicentennial event schedule begnning September 20th leading up to the Reenactment . . Download it here.

Make your lodging reservations now for all of our special Missouri Ozarks events.  You don't want to miss them!  Be sure to read our blog for all of the exciting information as these special events approach.
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