Events

FAMILY FUN IN BENTON COUNTY



Missouri State Fair - Benton County

When: Thu August 20 2015

Where: Lowell Mohler Assembly Hall, Sedalia Fair Grounds

Visit our Benton County Tourism Booth. We will be demonstrating all the things that make our area and great! Find about about all the fun things to do in Benton County. Admission to the Fair this day is FREE for women. And stick around for Missouri Wine and Missouri Craft Beer Sampling starting at 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

 
Antique, Classic and Farm Show Tractor Pull

When: Sun August 23 2015

Where: Cole Camp

This family fun event sponsored by the Cole Camp Antique Steam and Tractor Club. This event is designed to demonstrate and preserve the farming heritage of the community with antique farm equipment shown and demonstrated, along with ancient crafts and farm skills. They will have plenty of tractors and equipment on display, working trashing machines, cider press, cane press, saw mill, blacksmith and more. For more information contact Mark Oelrichs 660-668-4547.

 
Cole Camp Fair

When: Thu September 10 2015 - Sat September 12 2015

Where: Cole Camp

The biggest event of the year is the Cole Camp Fair held the first weekend after Labor Day, beginning on Thursday and running through Saturday. It is one of the oldest fairs in the state dating from 1916 and it is also one of the most unique. As with most small town fairs, the Cole Camp fair has traditionally featured the agriculture of the area with livestock shows and exhibits of local produce. The main event of the fair, which makes it truly unique, is its parade with large, elaborate floats made by local churches and organizations. Many hours are spent in constructing these floats and several thousand visitors attend the fair to view this unique parade of floats. There are craft, art and hobby shows, and a midway with many rides and attractions. There are evening dances in the Jaycee Gardens and on Saturday afternoon there is a German dance with a live German band. Visit www.colecampmo.com for more info.

 
Lincoln Airport Fly-In

When: Sat September 12 2015

Where: Lincoln

Antique, classic, home built, ultra-light, modern factory built aircraft, all welcome . Breakfast served starting at 7:00AM , Lunch served starting at 10:00 AM until 1:00 PM. Door prizes will be awarded during lunch . Free will donation for meals . Come on out and join us for some old fashioned grass field flying . Fly in or drive in . Young Eagle rides will be given. All proceeds will be used to make improvement required by the FFA and to preserve the field, as one of the few grass air fields left in the State. Located on Highway 65 behind Estes Drive-In. For more information: 660-547-3613 or 2718

 
Mozarkite Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show and Swap

When: Fri September 18 2015 - Sun September 20 2015

Where: Lincoln

Mozarkite Society of Lincoln MO 53nd Annual Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show and Swap Lincoln, the home of Mozarkite, the Missouri State Rock Lincoln City Park Public can dig for Mozarite during the show. Silent auctions, pot luck dinner Saturday at 6 p.m. Contact: Ted Bolich 660-890-4983

 
Octoberfest and 14th Annual Jim Maxwell Antique Bicycle Show and Tour de Clabbertown Bicycle Ride

When: Sat October 10 2015

Where: Cole Camp

In the fall, the Chamber of Commerce hosts an annual Oktoberfest, with a day of German food, musical entertainment, crafters, artists, antique vendors, demonstrations of old time crafts, a classic and antique bicycle show, and more. Start the day with an all you can eat Old Time Breakfast at the Lions Club at 206 E. Junge in Cole Camp. Serving from 6:30 to 9 am. Visit www.colecampmo.com for more info.

 
35th Annual Heritage Days

When: Sat October 17 2015 - Sun October 18 2015

Where: Truman Visitors Center/Warsaw

Visit Drake Harbor and the Warsaw Community Building where scores of modern contemporary crafters display and sell their wares. Then celebrate the unique Warsaw area heritage with old-time demonstrations from the 1800's at the Harry S. Truman Visitors Center. Both areas provide plenty of eating opportunities as well. Thousands of visitors attend this festival and we can't wait to see you! Admission to the Harbor area is free. Bus transportation back and forth to Truman Dam is $4 for the entire weekend. Both parts of the festival have handicap parking and bus transportation available. Call 660-438-5922 or 1-800-WARSAW-4 for details.

 
Jubilee Days 2016

When: Thu June 09 2016 - Sat June 11 2016

Where: Warsaw

Kick off Summer right at this unique festival with attractions, kids activities, food, crafts and a carnival. The biggest question is what is not at Jubilee Days! You'll see parades, classic cars, carnival rides, beautiful baby contests, queen and her court competitions and live music. Oh, I forgot to mention the turtle races. FunTime Shows Carnival weekend kicks off on Thursday and runs through Saturday. Jubilee Days Parade will be Saturday morning starting at 11 a.m. Saturday night is the special concert. Come to Jubilee Days in Downtown Warsaw. You'll find a festival like you remember with lots of commercial vendors, crafts, rides, food, music and a whole lot more.