Jackson County Parks + Rec's Missouri Town 1855 Fall Festival Oct 2-3
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 9, 2021
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Fall is near and the Missouri Town 1855 Fall Festival is back and better than ever! Usher in the season by spending the day with your family at Jackson County Parks + Rec’s 45th Annual Missouri Town 1855 Fall Festival of Arts, Crafts and Music, Saturday and Sunday, October 2-3, 2021.
The popular open-air event takes place on the grounds of Jackson County Parks + Rec’s Missouri Town 1855, a living history museum on 30 acres that delights visitors with glimpses of life from a mid-19th century progressive farming community. Jackson County’s health order will be enforced and masks are required for indoor exhibits.
What: 45th Annual Missouri Town Fall Festival
When: Saturday, Oct. 2 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 3 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Where: Missouri Town 1855
8010 East Park Rd, Lee’s Summit, MO 64064
Cost: $10 per car/van
$20 per school/commercial bus
At the Missouri Town 1855 Fall Festival, the entire village comes alive with the authentic music and dance of the 1850s. Start your holiday shopping with unique gifts, handcrafted by talented artisans. Knowledgeable interpreters will share their passion for bygone skills such as cooking over a wood fire, wood working, blacksmithing, the art of tinsmith and a variety of fiber crafts. Witness the preparation of homemade apple butter and cider. Children will find fun and excitement with the time-honored games that were popular with kids over 150 years ago!
Additional highlights include:
- Mule-powered sorghum mill, which demonstrates the entire process of sorghum production
- Antique tractor show
- Food court featuring your favorite festival foods
- Children’s games, crafts, and archery
- Entertainment by musicians, dancers, interpreters and storytellers
- Wagon rides
Whether ending your visit with a hay wagon ride or simply strolling through the authentic antebellum architecture, families will enjoy a special day of the sights, sounds and smells of a simpler time! For more information, visit www.makeyourdayhere.com/missouritown.
About Missouri Town 1855
Missouri Town 1855 is an authentic antebellum farming community located at 8010 East Park Road in Jackson County’s Fleming Park. Owned and operated by Jackson County Parks + Rec, Missouri Town 1855 is comprised of more than 25 authentically furnished buildings dating from the 1820s to 1860s on 30 picturesque acres.