FAMILY FUN IN BENTON COUNTY



The Great Dam Fireworks Experience!

When: Sat July 02 2016

Where: Truman Lake Dam Warsaw

The Rockets Will Red Glare!!! With beautiful Truman Lake as the backdrop. Celebrate America's birthday with a one-of-a-kind fireworks display that you can watch from land or water. Patriotic music will be simulcast to the largest and best fireworks show you have ever seen. With the great American outdoors around you and massive fireworks above you'll never forget this Dam Experience! Come early and enjoy the day in Benton County.

 
Fourth of July Celebration

When: Mon July 04 2016

Where: LIncoln

A traditional small town 4th of July celebration with all the things you would expect. Rides for the kids, craft, music, good food and activies all day. And of course, fireworks at dusk. Come and enjoy our nation's birthday in the grand old fashion in Lincoln.

 
Zucchini Races

When: Sat July 16 2016

Where: Cole Camp

You can't beat the excitement and thrills of racing Zucchini!!! And you can only experience it in Cole Camp once a year. All you need is a Zucchini on wheels, a fast ramp and be ready to enjoy the fun. More info will follow but this is truly fun for all ages...and all green vegetables! see the Cole Camp Chamber website for more information www.colecampmo.com

 
2016 Warsaw Trashboat Regatta

When: Sat August 27 2016

Where: Warsaw

The 1st annual Trashboat Regatta! What is a Trashboat you say? A trashboat is any human powered (no motors) floating vessel that is made from recycled stuff that can get you down the river. The challenge is to get your boat made of trash down from Lay Park boat ramp to the Drake Harbor ramp. Awards ceremony and music afterwards at the Warsaw Amphitheater on the River. There is no entry fee but we ask that you make a donation to the ASPCA or local animal shelter. For more information contact billsrepurpose@gmail.com or on the at www.warsawchamberofcommerce.com. Come on down for great fun and lots of trashy boats!

 
Cole Camp Fair

When: Thu September 08 2016 - Sat September 10 2016

Where: Cole Camp

Join us for the 100th anniversary edition!! 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 10 2016

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 16 2016 - Sun September 18 2016

Where: Lincoln

Mozarkite Society of Lincoln MO 54th 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, Prairie Days andl Antique Bicycle Show

When: Sat October 08 2016

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. If that wasn't enough fun, stay and enjoy the Hi-Lonesome Prairie Day exhibits, tourism and up close nature viewing. Visit www.colecampmo.com for more info.

 
36th Annual Heritage Days

When: Sat October 15 2016 - Sun October 16 2016

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.