27th Annual Turkey Festival in Eldon This Saturday

Photo courtesy: Eldon Chamber of Commerce

Photo courtesy: Eldon Chamber of Commerce

With Fall officially here, Turkeys beware! 😀

This Saturday, September 28th is Eldon’s 27th Annual Turkey Festival in Downtown Eldon.

The day will be packed full of delicious food, fantastic live music, as well as a parade, Demolition Derby at the Miller County Fairgrounds, and the Turkey Trot 5k run/walk. Something for the entire family!

Besides being a great time for the family, it’s also an opportunity to give back. The Eldon Food Pantry will be accepting canned goods and can be taken to the Parade Registration Desk. Be sure to check your pantry before heading to the festival!

The festival begins at 8 a.m. and lasts until 10 p.m.

Some events to keep in mind:

Friday, September 27th

  • Eldon Turkey Festival Little Mr. & Miss Contest – 6pm – Eldon South Elementary School

Saturday, September 28th

  • Turkey Festival Parade – 10 a.m.
  • Shake Your Tail Feathers Flower Show – 1 p.m. til 4 p.m.
  • Turkey Festival Demolition Derby – 5:30 p.m.

If you have any other questions, be sure to contact the Eldon Chamber at (573) 392-3752.

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12th Annual Osage Beach Fall Festival on September 8th

Heading into fall means plenty of fall festivals with delicious food, activities for the kids, and hot apple cider!

Osage Beach is hosting their 12th Annual Beach Fall Festival on Saturday, September 8th.

If you’re heading to the Lake of the Ozarks, this is a festival you need to check out!

Don’t forget to book your stay at any of our comfy, gorgeous vacation rental homes. If you have questions, give us a call at 1-866-273-2169.

Here’s more from Osage Beach:

Enjoy the FREE kids activities including a petting zoo, four large inflatables/bounce houses, kids fishing and pellet shooting activities (hosted by the Department of Conservation), displays from the local fire, police, and EMS departments, plenty of arts and craft booths, health and wellness information, adopt-a-pet and pet booths, and our fun-filled BOW-WOW contest! Bring the whole family, enjoy the park and have lunch!

Have you ever seen a bat up close?

Have you ever seen one of those flying creatures up close?  If you’re not too scared, this Saturday will be your chance!

Onondaga Cave State Park is hosting Missouri’s first Bat Festival on April 21st.  Read more below from The Rolla Daily News:

Rob Mies is coming to Missouri’s first ever Bat Festival on Saturday, April 21, at Onondaga Cave State Park. And he’s bringing a few of his furry friends.

Mies is the director and founder of the Organization for Bat Conservation, the largest grass-roots bat conservation program in the United States, with headquarters at the Cranbrook Institute of Science in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. The organization presents some 1,500 live shows a year to educate people about one of the world’s most unique, and misunderstood, animals.

Mies, pronounced “my-ess,” has become somewhat of a celebrity; his work has been featured in television documentaries and he has made appearances on shows hosted by Ellen Degeneres, Conan O’Brien and Regis and Kelly. Mies does the talking, but his friends are the stars.