- Published on Tuesday, 16 September 2014 15:42
- Written by Emily Barlow
From family friendly fairs to history driven festivals, there is ample opportunity to enjoy the impending fall season at communities across the region. Check out these fall fairs and festivals!
Dexter, September 16-20 Entertainment, carnival, exhibits and more will be highlights of the 87th annual event.
Altenburg, September 19-20 Dubbed "The Best Little Fair in the Land," the fair features carnival rides, the signature mule jump, tractor and truck pulls, live music, and more. Click here for photos of the event!
Greenville, September 20-21 Celebrate the history of Greenville with old time games, magicians, living history demonstrations, live music and more.
Jackson, September 20-November 2 (Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays) Enjoy a pumpkin patch, rope maze, kiddie corral down on the farm activities and more!
Kennett, September 23-27 The fair has fun for the whole family! A rodeo, carnival, demo derby, live entertainment, and various contests are just a few of the festivities.
Sikeston, September 23-27 The annual event has games, entertainment, food a parade, and contests.
Ste. Genevieve, September 24-28 The event will feature original art created on the spot as artists find inspiration in Ste. Genevieve and will include an artist reception.
Marble Hill, September 25-27 The annual festival has gospel singing, a car show, a Nifty 50s Dance, parade, carnival and much more.
Marquand, September 26-27 A car show, vendors, crafts, Piano Wars and more will be featured at this year's event.
Perryville, September 26-27 A festival of rocking live music. Click title for full schedule.
Bernie, September 27 The festival will have a 5K, live music, pageants, kid zone, arts and crafts, and more.
Farmington, September 27 Arts and crafts, local businesses, a car show, and a scarecrow decorating contest will be among things showcased as part of the event.
Cape Girardeau, September 27 Craft beers will be the highlight as well as German music, home brew demos, samples and souvenirs.
Glen Allen, September 27 Demonstrations, a pig roast, wagon rides and more will celebrate the area's rural heritage.
Sikeston, October 2-November 1 (Wednesdays thru Sundays) Enjoy a corn maze, wagon rides, pick your open pumpkin, kid activities, and much more; please note all events are weather permitting.
Fredericktown, October 2-4 A tractor and truck pull, as well as kid actvities and live music will highlight the event.
Cape, October 4 Pioneer games and dress up, crafts, animal furs, face painting, music, treat bags and more will highlight this event.
New Madrid, October 4 A pageant, 5K, kid activities, and the Bass Pro Shop Big Cat Quest National Championship has selected them as the host of this year's event.
Poplar Bluff, October 4 There will be a 10K and a 1 mile run as well as an Artist's Market, activities for kids, and live entertainment to celebrate the arts.
Poplar Bluff, October 4 The annual festival will have a children's bicycle parade, triathlon, dog show, river race, car show and more.
Sikeston, October 4 The festival will have live music, a homebrew competition, and kids zone with various activities.
Sikeston, October 2 - November 1 The annual festival is on Wednesdays thru Sundays throughout October and features a corn maze, pick your own pumpkins, and tons of kid and family friendly activities.
Sikeston, October 11 The event is held in conjunction with the Cotton Ramble Bike Ride and features antique tractors, a Halloween dog contest, pedal tractor race, and much more!
Frohna, October 11 Live history demonstrations, music, attendance prizes, arts and crafts, and a variety of yummy eats are among the festivities.
Jackson, October 11 Enjoy all things Oktoberfest! A dog parade, seasonal beers, live music, and delicious eats can be expected at the annual event.
Ironton, October 17-19 Missouri bluegrass, americana, country & old time music will be celebrated at the biannual music festival.
Poplar Bluff, October 25 Planned attractions include a kids costume contest, a grilled cheese cook off, live entertainment, and bounce houses among other things.
Ste. Genevieve, October 25 Celebrate the heritage that has shapes the culture of Ste. Genevieve with demonstrations, old-fashioned treats, games, and more.
Golconda, September 20 This festival was created in 2001 to help promote Southern Illinois Prawn Growers and they will be served up in a variety of ways or you may purchase them by the pound to be enjoyed later.
Carbondale, September 20-21 This festival celebrates the music, the spirit, and the traditions of the Irish people with special concerts, a Celtic Fair, dance workshops and demonstrations, Celtic arts and crafts, children's activities, and more.
Murphysboro, September 20 Listen to the sounds of the blues at the premier blues festival in Southern Illinois.