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Posted on: September 27, 2016

41st Annual Missouri Town 1855 Fall Festival of Arts, Crafts & Music

The annual festival at one of Jackson County's most popular historic sites is this weekend. A family event, the festival features period music and children's games.

Dates/Times: Saturday, Oct.1; 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 2; 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Fee: $10 per car/van; $20 per bus

Location: Missouri Town 1855, 8010 East Park Rd, Lee’s Summit, MO 64064 (Located on the eastern side of Lake Jacomo in Fleming Park)

Contact: Jonathan Klusmeyer, Superintendent, Jackson County Parks + Rec Historic Sites

Phone: (816) 228-8980, Ext. 103

Usher in the fall season by spending the day with your family at Jackson County Parks + Rec’s 41st Annual Missouri Town 1855 Fall Festival of Arts, Crafts and Music.

The entire village comes alive with the authentic music of the 1850s. Start your holiday shopping with the unique handcrafted gifts by talented artisans. Knowledgeable interpreters will share their passion for bygone skills such as cooking over a wood fire, wood working, blacksmithing, and a variety of fiber crafts. Visit with staff and volunteers as they prepare homemade apple butter and cider. Children will find fun and excitement with time honored games popular with kids over 150 years ago!

Highlights include:

• A mule powered sorghum mill, which demonstrates the entire process of sorghum production;

• A food court featuring all of your favorite festival foods;• The Missouri Town Musicians, Dancers, and Clog Dancers providing entertainment.

Whether you end your visit with a hay wagon ride or simply stroll through the authentic antebellum architecture, your family will enjoy a special day of the sights, sounds and smells of a simpler time!

Missouri Town 1855 is an authentic antebellum farming community owned and operated by Jackson County Parks + Rec. Comprised of more than 25 authentically furnished buildings dating from the 1820s to 1860s on 30 picturesque acres, Missouri Town 1855 is located at 8010 East Park Road, in Jackson County’s Fleming Park.

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