Missouri Day Festival

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The Missouri Day Festival is the largest festival of the year for Trenton. Held the third weekend in October each year, this event draws around 10,000 people to the Trenton area. This is a family-friendly event that hosts activities for persons of every age. Adults and children alike can shop with nearly 150 different vendors, play, eat and just have fun. In conjunction with the festival, there is also a marching band competition for high schools throughout Missouri.


Annual Missouri Day Festival – Crowds exceed 10,000

The Missouri Day Festival began in Trenton in October 1984 to honor the history of our state. The event centers on the Rock Barn which is a limestone, octagon shaped building that is on the National Register of Historical Places. The third Wednesday in October was proclaimed Missouri Day in 1915 by the Missouri General Assembly. Governor Arthur M. Hyde, a Trenton, Missouri native, proclaimed October 18th as Missouri Day.

In 1997, the Missouri Day Marching Band Festival was added to the list of activities. There are around 50 high school marching bands that compete in different areas during our festival. You can see many of them marching in Trenton’s very large parade, which takes place on Saturday morning. For those who enjoy watching the bands perform, you can follow them to the C.F. Russell Stadium where they will participate in field competitions all day long. To learn more about the Marching Band Festival, please visit Missouri Day Marching Festival.

Vendor Application

The 2018 Missouri Day Festival will be held on Friday, October 19, Saturday, October 20 and Sunday, October 21, 2018. You have the option to print the application by clicking here. Payment in full is expected at time of application or your booth will not be reserved. There is a $10 late fee for all …

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Vendor Payment

Please select the appropriate fee for your booth below AFTER filling out the online application here. When clicking the ‘Buy Now’ button, you will be directed to PayPal to finish your transaction. Professional Food Vendor (Vendors who use a trailer or tent to serve food) FOOD VENDOR SPOTS ARE CURRENTLY FILLED Please Select: For-Profit Food …

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Current Year Vendors

Festival Hours: Friday – 12:00pm to 8:00pm Saturday – 9:00am to 8:00pm Sunday – 10:00am to 3:00pm Here are the vendors currently signed up for our 2018 festival. Keep checking back as this list will be updated as we receive new applications. Kids’ Games & Inflatables by Mustang Concessions Professional Food Vendors (PR) Cooksey’s Kettle …

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Schedule of Events

2017 Missouri Day Events schedule subject to change Shuttles Shuttle is being provided by First Baptist Church. They will be running from the church to the fairgrounds immediately following the parade until 5:00pm on Saturday. Shuttle riders may park at the First Baptist Church and catch the shuttle to the fairgrounds in order to avoid …

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Parade Information

We are very fortunate that the Trenton Rotary Club handles the Missouri Day Parade. If you would like to enter the parade, please visit this website or call Steve Taylor at 660-654-0069. Someone will be in touch with you the week of the parade to give you your line-up number. If you are a school …

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Map of Fairgrounds

Please click the link below to access a map of our Missouri Day Festival grounds. MO Day Map of Grounds

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MO Day Pictures

2014 Missouri Day Festival Photos coming soon!

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