Missouri is a state filled with talented craftsmen, lively music, and beautiful scenery. Great locations like the Ozark Lakes or the St. Louis Arch provide the perfect backdrop for the many Missouri Festivals held here each year. These festivals celebrate the traditions that have been handed down through the generations. Whether you choose an historical event, Missouri’s Mardi Gras, or a wine harvest celebration, you’re sure to find fun for all ages.
Swingin’ in the Vines Harvest Festival
Festivals in Missouri include celebrating the annual harvest that provides this region with its splendid wines. The Swingin’ in the Vines Harvest Festival marks the start of the wine harvest season each year. Families can enjoy a wagon ride through the Missouri River Valley and sample special food selections from local business. Wine sampling is held in a century old wine cellar that sets the perfect mood for the adults while children will find plenty of fun activities to join in as well.
Columbia Heritage Festival & amp; Craft Show
The Columba Parks and Recreation group holds this special event each September. An outdoor craft festival, it draws in over 10,000 guests annually. Visitors can watch artisans create and sell their wares along with traditional tradesmen from the area. Many of the lost arts are demonstrated, and there are plenty of unique craft and gift items available for sale.
The Loufest Music Festival
Among Missouri Music Festivals held across the state, The Loufest Music Festival stands out above all others. Music fans from far and wide descend upon St. Louis to hear local and national bands perform on the three stages. Plenty of food and retail vendors are on hand to add to the excitement. The music is appropriate for all ages, and children have their own area with magic, food and rock climbing.