October is the month for Fall Festivals and autumn celebrations in our region. Planning and preparations begin weeks in advance for the community Fall Festivals and parades. The parade in Arcadia Valley is the longest running parade in the state of Missouri. . . . 82 years and counting! The incredible floats are built by parents and students in a heavy competition which starts early in the school year as students and their parents work feverishly on fund raisers to earn money for the floats and talent competition. Then, the float building takes place. Investments in float materials runs into the thousands of dollars. Following the parade a float viewing event is held at the historic Iron County Courthouse, Enjoy a gathering of many delightful artisans, crafters and cuisine vendors along with live entertainment outdoors. It’s an old fashioned “hometown” celebration rarely found these days. This year, the Arcadia Valley Mountain Music Festival will be held in conjunction with the Fall Festival and parade. Click the banner below to read about this year’s Fall Mountain Music Festival schedule and lineup of entertainers.
In addition, don’t miss Old Miner’s Day in Viburnum, which highlights the area’s rich history in lead mining. The festival features a parade, Miss Viburnum contest, games, food, auto show, and mine tours. Fun for the whole family is available annually in October.
Each year, the dates and information about the Fall Festivals can be found right here. Make your lodging reservations early . . .You don’t want to miss it! If you are interested in vending for our Fall Festivals, please go to the Arcadia Valley Mountain Music Festival website as autumn approaches, or read our Blog as Fall approaches to learn more about our Fall Festivals.
Don’t miss the Arcadia Valley Mountain Music Festival now held every Spring in May, and every Fall in October. These are FREE family events with great music, period vendors and FUN, FUN, FUN!