Festivals in Missouri

Missouri Festivals, Events and Live Entertainment, Festivals in Missouri - Arcadia Valley and Black River Recreation Area

Missouri Festivals, Events and Entertainment

in the Arcadia Valley Region and Black River Recreation Area

Live Music and Entertainment for the whole family!  Dine at one of our fine restaurants providing live entertainment from Bluegrass to live DJs and Karaoke.  During the summer season enjoy concerts and music festivals by the river and under the stars and outdoor entertainment throughout the Valley.  See more here.

 Bar-B-Que Battle Every June!
Sanctioned by the St. Louis BBQ Society

The Arcadia Valley Bar-B-Que Battle is held on the grounds of the historic Iron County Courthouse in Ironton, Missouri. Each year, enter for your chance to win $4000 in prize money! Grand Champion wins $1000! Along with the Bar-B-Que competition there is a beer garden, washer tournament, pork steak competition and live bands!
BBQ Contest


Annual 4th of July Fireworks Display, 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 Missouri.  October is the month for our Annual Fall Festivals.  You don't want to miss them!  Make your lodging reservations early!  Take a Missouri Fall Foliage drive, or come for a Missouri Getaway Weekend.  See the best fall color in Missouri Read more here.

Christmas in the Valley Annual Festival - This Annual Missouri Christmas Festival will even charm and delight the "grinches" among you.  Join us every Thanksgiving Weekend for an old fashioned Christmas Celebration.  From the Christmas Parade to Santa's arrival, our region becomes a winter wonderland.  Read more here.


Arcadia Valley Mountain Music Festivals  -  Every May and October you'll be treated to Music, Music, Music everywhere when we bring you the Arcadia Valley Mountain Music Festivals.  Help us celebrate Spring and Fall the old fashioned way with period and bluegrass music filling the air and old time demonstrations and exhibitions.  Held in May and October, the events are free and open to the public.  You won't want to miss them.  Read more here.

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 for September 2017.  Make your lodging reservations now.  Read more here.

Tour our historic communities in Missouri - Take  carriage rides throughout the year!
Missouri Fairs during the Summer Season!
The Iron and Reynolds County Fairs in Missouri will delight!Missouri Christmas Festival, Christmas in the Valley held every Thanksgiving Weekend!

Request our brochure and you will be automatically entered to win a free Missouri Getaway Vacation  valued at $250
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