Summer Fun: Fairs & Festivals Around Missouri

Jun 24, 2019, 12:39 PM

WSRA Blog 2019 MO Festivals

Summer is officially here which means fair and festival season is officially upon us! From the nostalgic taste of corndogs and cotton candy to high quality art and world class performers, our state’s events have it all. See below for a sampling of fun in Branson, Springfield, St. Louis, and Pulaski County.

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September 14th: State of the Ozarks Festival

This diverse festival features everything from shopping to cosplay to yoga and everything in between!

Springfield, MO:

June 28-30th: 5th Springfield Metaphysical Fair

Participate in spiritual and metaphysical activities like energy work, astrology, and aura photography, and shop for unique clothing, jewelry and art at this one of a kind festival.

June 29th: Willard Freedom Fest

Visit one of the largest 4th of July Celebrations in the area filled with food, fun, and fireworks!

July 25th-August 3rd: Ozark Empire Fair

The 83rd Ozark Empire Fair is fun for the whole family with concerts, livestock events, and traditional fair fare.

August 31st-September 2nd: Singletrack Mind Festival

If you love to ride or run on beautiful trails, this festival is for you! With over a dozen races and a number of children's activities, the whole family can enjoy some time in nature.

August 9-10th: Birthplace of Route 66 Festival

Celebrate the birthplace of historic Route 66 with a car show, bike show, race, and more!

St. Louis:

June 29-30th: PrideFest St. Louis

Celebrate love for all at PrideFest St. Louis this weekend!

July 4-6th: Fair St. Louis

Be a part of America’s Biggest Birthday Party right under The Arch!

July 12th: Let Them Eat Art

This art festival has live art demonstrations, live music, and food that all foodies would love to enjoy.

August 16-18th: St Louis World’s Fair

Experience the many facets of St. Louis with gourmet food, local artists and musicians, backyard games, and more.

August 24-25th: Festival of Nations

Travel around the world with performances by numerous traditional ethnic artists and foods.

August 30th-September 2nd: Big Muddy Blues Festival

Visit the region’s largest blues festival and hear music from a wide range of artists that represent extensions of the blues genre.

September 1st-3rd: Japanese Festival

Visit the Missouri Botanical Garden for one of the largest and oldest festivals celebrating the history and culture of the people of Japan.

September 6-8th: Annual St. Louis Art Fair

This yearly staple features exquisite works of art from artists across the nation, as well as hands-on activities for children and some of St. Louis’ greatest restaurants.

Pulaski County:

June 26-29th: Tri-County Fair

Experience all of your favorite fair food and events at the Tri-County Fair this weekend!

July 26-27th: Schwagstock 48

This weekend concert campout in Waynesville is sure to be a great time of music, friends, and festivities!

July 27-28th: Old Settlers Days

Step back in time and learn about the Civil War with battle reenactments, drills, weapons displays and more!

August 30th-September 1st: Buckhorn Bluegrass Festival

Coined as ‘not your grandpa’s bluegrass,’ this music festival features 10 bands on two stages and will be a great time for the whole family!

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