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Missouri offers great events and festivals throughout 2013. Check out all of the events here.

Missouri Events 2013

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School children, half of Polish and half of Italian descent, at a festival in May 1942, Southington, Conn.  (LOC)

June Festivals and Events in Missouri

June 1, 2013  Vaile Strawberry Festival – Independence, Missouri

There will be approximately 100 craft & antique booths set up on the spacious lawn of the Vaile Mansion. Entertainment, food, children’s corner, carriage rides, vintage cars, and wonderful Strawberry Treats.

June 1, 2013  Strawberry Festival – Arnold, Missouri

Crafts, quilts, entertainment and all kinds of strawberry foods (strawberries, cake and ice cream, chocolate dipped strawberries, strawberry milkshakes, etc.) are just a few of the many reasons the festival is a day full of fun, food and fellowship for the entire family. A variety of handmade crafts and quilts are donated from all over the state to be auctioned and sold to benefit the Missouri Baptist Children’s Home.

June 1-2, 2013  Kimmswick Strawberry Festival – Kimmswick, Missouri

If it is made with strawberries you will find it at this festival–everything from Fresh Strawberries, Strawberry Shortcake, Chocolate Covered Strawberries, and Strawberry Cheesecake, to Strawberry Iced Tea. Also enjoy live entertainment, craft & food vendors and rides for the kids.

June 7-8, 2013  Smokin on the Summit – Lee’s Summit, Missouri

The state championship BBQ competition is sponsored by St. Luke’s East Hospital. The event will be full of fun and great competition by up to 90 teams whose labor of love will fill the streets of downtown Lee’s Summit with the rich smoky smell of BBQ!

June 20-22, 2013  2013 Educational Conference & Annual Meeting

St. Louis, Missouri

The Herb Society of America focuses on educating its members and the public on the cultivation of herbs and the study of their history and uses, both past and present. The motto of The Society, “For Use and For Delight,” is taken from the 17th century herbalist, John Parkinson.

June 21-22, 2013  Excelsior Springs Wine Fest – Excelsior Springs, Missouri

This event showcases Missouri wine from all over the state and includes art, crafts, music, and food demonstrations.

 

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July Festivals and Events in Missouri

JULY 4, 2013 – There are so many events on this day that they are too numerous to list. Virtually every community in the U.S. has a 4th of July celebration.

July 12-13, 2013  Wellsville BBQ Cook Off – Wellsville, Missouri

The 6th annual Kansas City BBQ Society sanctioned event will feature team competitions in Chicken, Ribs, Pork, and Beef Brisket.

July 13, 2013  Ozarks Berry Festival – Springfield, Missouri

The Ozarks Berry Festival is an annual fundraising/public relations/family fun event that benefits the children of Missouri Baptist Children’s Home.  Crafts, quilts, and homemade cobblers and ice cream are just a few of the many reasons why the Berry Festival is a day full of fun, food and fellowship for the entire family. A variety of handmade crafts and quilts are donated to the Children’s Home from all over the state to be auctioned and sold at the Festival.

July 14-17, 2013  School Nutrition Association, Annual Natl Conference (ANC)

Kansas City, Missouri

The School Nutrition Association’s premier event is the largest and most important annual gathering for the K-12 school nutrition profession.

July 19, 2013  Annual Taste of the Ozarks – Springfield, Missouri

Benefiting Big Brothers-Big Sisters. Enjoy samples of food from Springfield’s finest restaurants, silent and live auction, $20,000 cash raffle, wine pull, and live music

July 19-20, 2013  Smokin’ On The River – Glasgow, Missouri

Our 2013 BBQ Contest will be held in beautiful Stump Island Park, located on the Missouri River. We are a KCBS sanctioned contest.

July 26-27, 2013  Racing for the BBQ – Lee’s Summit, Missouri

The annual BBQ competition will feature live music, a sausage eating contest, and family fun!  Benefiting Whatsoever Community Center.

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August Festivals and Events in Missouri

August 8-18, 2013  Missouri State Fair – Sedalia, Missouri

Join us in Sedalia to celebrate our great state’s 111th annual agricultural showcase! The 400-acre fairgrounds will present premier livestock shows, competitive exhibits, and first-class professional entertainment. Special events include the opening day parade, rodeo, queen coronation, Farmers Care Food Drive, Governor’s Ham Breakfast, and Sale of Champions livestock auction. Attendance: 340,000.

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September Festivals and Events in Missouri

September 14, 2013  Apple Festival – Raymore, Missouri

The Apple Festival is an annual fundraising/public relations/family fun event that benefits the children of Missouri Baptist Children’s Home.  Crafts, quilts, children’s area and apple-related foods of all kinds are just a few of the many reasons why the Apple Festival is a day full of fun, food and fellowship for the entire family. A variety of handmade crafts and quilts are donated to the Children’s Home from all over the state to be auctioned and sold at the Festival.

September 19, 2013  Celebrity Chef Tour 2013 – St. Louis , Missouri

Benefitting the James Beard Foundation, featuring Award-Winning Chefs.

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October Festivals and Events in Missouri

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November Festivals and Events in Missouri

November 5-7, 2013  NICRA Annual Convention 2013 – St. Louis, Missouri

National Ice Cream Retailers Association. Ice Cream people helping ice cream people since 1933.

November 28, 2013  Thanksgiving Day – Nationwide

All StatesThere are so many events on Thanksgiving Day they are to numerous to list.  (4th Thursday in November).

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December Festivals and Events in Missouri

December 4-6, 2013  USA Rice Outlook Conference 2013 – St. Louis, Missouri

The 2013 USA Rice Outlook Conference program will cover issues critical to rice farmers and everyone in the U.S. rice industry.

 

 

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