Our 2012 schedule of events can be downloaded here. Here’s some events from this year’s festival:
Window & Entryway Decorating
The 28th annual Missouri Day Festival will include a Window & Entryway Decorating Contest. Businesses and organizations are encouraged to show their version of thsi year’s theme which is The Sounds of Freedom: A Tribute to Our Military. 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 Colleen Williams at 660-654-1505 or 660-359-4040 ext. 3. The deadline for entries is October 15th. 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 18th at the First Baptist Church. Contest sponsored by Farmers Bank of Northern Missouri.
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 Jill Eaton at 660-359-4310 (Trenton City Hall) or Cara McClellan at 660-359-3973 (American Family Insurance). Deadline to enter is 5:00pm October 16th; judging will take place immediately following. Winners will be awarded during the Opening Ceremonies on October 18th 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: The Sounds of Freedom: A Tribute to Our Military. First, second and third place prizes will be awarded in each grade level during the Opening Ceremonies on October 18th at the First Baptist Church. For more information, please contact Jeanie Griffin at 660-359-3622. Deadline is Friday October 12th at 4:00pm. Entries may be turned into the Chamber. Contest sponsored by Farmers State Bank.
Pumpkin Decorating / Carving
For the second year in a row, we are hosting the pumpkin decorating and/or carving contest. Participants can decorate and/or carve their pumpkins to their liking and bring them to the Oklahoma Avenue entrance to the festival grounds on Friday, October 19th between 12 noon and 5:00pm. Judging will take place that evening with the winner(s) being announced the following day at 2pm. Contest sponsored by US Bank.
This is the first year for this event and it went over very well. There were several contenders in the Atlatl (spear throwing) tournament as well as several “civilians” trying it out for the first time. Spears can be made from just about any material. This is likely to become a regularly scheduled event for our festival from now on.