Missouri Day Festival packed with activities for everyone

Missouri Day Festival

The Missouri Day Festival is chock full of activities again this year with fun the entire family can enjoy.

A soup supper at the First Baptist Church the evening of Thursday, October 13th will take place from 5 until 7 o’clock.

The supper will be followed that evening by the festival’s opening ceremonies at the First Baptist Church at 7 o’clock.

Activities on Friday, October 14th include vendors open for business from Noon until 8 o’clock, a quilt show at the old JC Penney store at Eastgate Shopping Center from 5 until 8 o’clock, a talent show at the pavilion at 5:30, atlatl throwing under the lights at Johnson Ballfield, and a country dance featuring Young Country from 7 until 10 o’clock at the North 65 Center with doors opening at 6 o’clock.

Saturday events on tap October 15th includes the annual parade on Main and 9th streets beginning at 8:30. Marching band competition at the high school gymnasium and C.F. Russell Stadium during the day and into the evening.

Vendors will be open from 9 until 8 o’clock and a quilt show continues at Eastgate Shopping Center from 11 until 5. Atlatl throwing takes place during the morning on the west side of the fairgrounds and the Grundy County Museum will be open from 2 until 4 o’clock.

A shuttle service will be available at the First Baptist Church from 10 until 5 o’clock.

Activities on Sunday, October 16th at the Missouri Day Festival include a car show at the Elks Lodge from 9 until 2 o’clock with vendors open at the fairgrounds from 10 until 3 o’clock. Atlatl throwing continues at the fairgrounds between 10 until 3 o’clock with the quilt show at Eastgate Shopping Center from 11 until 3 o’clock, Mic-O-Say dancers perform at the west walkway at the fairgrounds at 1 o’clock and the Grundy County Museum is open from 2 until 4 o’clock.