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 brings in over 15,000 people to Trenton. 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, we also host 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 our 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 our 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 2016 Missouri Day Festival will be held on Friday, October 14th, Saturday, October 15th and Sunday, October 16th, 2016. 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. PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING POLICIES PRIOR TO FILLING …

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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) Please Select: For-Profit Food — $300.00 USDNon-Profit Food — $250.00 …

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Current Year Vendors

Here are the vendors currently signed up for our 2016 festival. Keep checking back as this list will be updated as we receive new applications. Professional Food Vendors (PR) Cooksey’s Kettle Corn Pleasant View R-6 PWA Islander Foods Fort Laramie Concessions Doc Ellis Rootbeer Old Thyme Funnel Cakes Eat My Bloomers Ted Mann – Kettle …

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Schedule of Events

Click here for the 2015 Schedule of Events schedule subject to change

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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. FOR THE 2015 PARADE, THE …

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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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Car Show

In 2013 the car show brought around 100 entries. Come out to Eastside Park Sunday, October 19th, starting at 9am to see all the cars, classic, new and everything in between. Click here for the registration form

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