Residents are invited to celebrate the arrival of fall by spending the day at Jackson County Parks + Rec’s 44th Annual Missouri Town 1855 Fall Festival of Arts, Crafts and Music, Saturday, October 5th and Sunday, October 6th.
Missouri Town 1855 is an authentic antebellum farming community located at 8010 East Park Road in Jackson County’s Fleming Park. Missouri Town 1855 is comprised of more than 25 authentically furnished buildings dating from the 1820s to 1860s on 30 acres.
The popular annual event will take place on the grounds of Jackson County Parks + Rec’s Missouri Town 1855 on Saturday, October 5th from 10:00am – 5:00pm and Sunday, October 6th from 11:00am – 5:00pm. Admission fee is $10 per car/van and $20 per school or commercial bus.
During the festival, the entire village comes alive with the authentic music and dance of the 1850s. Interpreters will share their passion for bygone skills such as cooking over a wood fire, wood working, blacksmithing, the art of tinsmith and a variety of fiber crafts. Children will find fun and excitement with the time-honored games that were popular with kids over 150 years ago.
Activities include a mule-powered sorghum mill, which demonstrates the entire process of sorghum production, an antique tractor show, children’s games, crafts and archery, wagon rides, and entertainment by musicians, dancers, interpreters and storytellers.
New this year is “Pickin’ and a Picnic”. Food vendors will offer a variety of festival treats while an amplified celebration of traditional music will be held from Noon – 2:00pm each day of the festival. Local bands “Boxcar Brethren” (performing Saturday) and “No Mountain String Band” (performing Sunday) will be featured.
For more information, visit www.makeyourdayhere.com/missouritown.