• Historic Independence Square 210 W. Truman Road Independence, MO 64050 in Independence, MO

The five-day event begins at the end of August and commemorates the pioneer days of the historic community. The California Trail, the Oregon Trail and the Santa Fe Trail all began here before venturing out west. Visit hundreds of vendors, enjoy dancing and music, and a carnival along with traditional contests that include root beer chugging and watermelon seed spitting.

  • Mizumoto Stroll Garden in Springfield, MO

Held at the Mizumoto Stroll Garden in the community, the event welcomes visitors to explore the Japanese culture during the first weekend in September. Watch authentic Japanese dance presented by costumed performers and gaze in awe at the martial arts demonstrations. Take in the laid back Oriental atmosphere that includes beautiful scenery and traditional food.

Step back in time and visit medieval England anytime on a weekend from Labor Day through Columbus Day. Each weekend features a different theme and features the character recreations of hundreds of costumed participants. See live shows, meet the royal family, watch knights joust and enjoy a variety of traditional and modern day cuisine samplings along with a unique marketplace filled with craftsman.

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