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Schedule of Events

2017 Missouri Day Events

schedule subject to change


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 parking hassles. If other parking areas and shuttles come available, we will update this site and alert the news media.


The Grundy County Museum, located at 1100 Mabel St. in Trenton, will be open from 2:00pm to 5:00pm both Saturday, October 21 and Sunday, October 22.

Car Show

The annual car show will be held, once again, at the Trenton Elks Lodge, 1012 Tinsman Ave. in Trenton, on Sunday, October 22 beginning at 8:00am.
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This year’s theme is Missouri Day Salutes Education. Our 2017 festival hosts the following contests:


Window & Entryway Decorating
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The 33rd annual Missouri Day Festival will include a Window & Entryway Decorating Contest. Businesses and organizations are encouraged to show their version of this year’s theme which is Missouri Day Salutes Education. Prize money will be awarded in both the business and organization categories. First place: $75, Second place: $50 and Third place: $25. To enter, please contact Joy Wright at 314-960-3708. The deadline for entries is October 17th. Business owners are encouraged to decorate or give an organization the opportunity to have a display in their business. This year, winners will be selected by a group of random judges. Winners will be announced at the Opening Ceremonies October 19th at the First Baptist Church. Contest sponsored by Farmers Bank of Northern Missouri.

Yard Decorating
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Business and residential entries are being sought. First and second place prizes will be awarded for both business and residential entries. To enter, please contact the Chamber at 660-359-4324 or Sue Huffstutter at 660-358-2553. Deadline to enter is 5:00pm October 17th; judging will take place immediately following. Winners will be awarded during the Opening Ceremonies on October 19th at the First Baptist Church. Contest is sponsored by Citizens Bank & Trust.

Coloring / Drawing Contest
Students (home and public schooled) in grades Pre-K through 6th are eligible to participate in this year’s coloring/drawing contest. Pre-K through 3rd grades will be issued a coloring sheet while students in 4th through 6th grades will be expected to draw a picture that depicts this year’s theme: Missouri Day Salutes Education. First, second and third place prizes will be awarded in each grade level during the Opening Ceremonies on October 19th at the First Baptist Church. For more information, please contact Jeanie Griffin at 660-359-3622. Deadline is Friday October 13th at 4:00pm. Entries may be turned into the Chamber. Contest sponsor to be determined.

Wreath Decorating
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Instead of decorating pumpkins or scarecrows, we are trying something new this year: Wreath Decorating! Participants can decorate a wreath to their liking and bring them to the Oklahoma Avenue entrance to the festival grounds on Thursday, October 19th between 3:00 and 6:00pm. Judging will take place that evening with first, second and third place winners being announced at the opening ceremony at First Baptist Church beginning at 7:00pm. Contest sponsored by US Bank.