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The Arcadia Valley Mountain Music Festivals in Spring & Fall - Fun Family Events in Missouri!

Spring and Fall Music Festivals Near St. Louis
Fall 2018
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Arcadia Valley only 80 miles from St. Louis
Only 80 miles southwest of St. Louis in the beautiful Ozark Mountains

The Arcadia Valley Mountain Music Festifal - Don't forget to bring your instruments!

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The Spring Mountain Music Festival 2018!
May 18, 19 & 20, 2018
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Fall Festival and Parade & Mountain Music Festival 2018
October 19, 20 & 21

Reserve your vendor, crafter and artisan space now for Fall 2018!

Join us for our Arcadia Valley Mountain Music Festival now held every May and October!  We are conveniently located only 80 miles from St. Louis in the outdoor recreation capital of Missouri's Arcadia Valley and Black River Recreation Area. Admission is FREE for these wonderful family events!  Activities center around the historic Iron County Courthouse square on Main Street in Ironton in the beautiful Arcadia Valley Region. You'll find old time Music, Music, Music everywhere you turn!   Be sure to make your lodging reservations early!  So, if you're looking for Missouri bluegrass festivals and old time mountain and americana music, make your plans now to attend our Arcadia Valley Mountain Music Festivals this year.

This year's Spring Mountain Music Festival features 3 great days of music and a Family Run-Walk. The Fall Mountain Music Festival features the Annual Arcadia Valley Fall Festival parade, the longest running parade in the state of Missouri. . . . 92 years and counting!  Both in Spring and Fall you'll enjoy Vendors, Crafters and even a rides for the kids!  There'll be a stage set up for pickers, so be sure to bring your instruments!

Come to experience the best Spring music festival in Missouri!

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And throughout the season every Friday!
"Pickin' on the Square"
begins at 6:00

Every Friday night, May – October
Friday night kicks off the Arcadia Valley Mountain Music Festival with Pickin’ on the Square. Amateur musicians join professionals to perform everything from bluegrass to gospel to Cajun. Bring your guitar, fiddle or banjo and join in.

Clapping, dancing, singing along – crowds gather to enjoy the tunes of musicians at Pickin’ on the Square on the courthouse lawn every Friday night through the summer. It starts with the Spring Mountain Music Festival, May 19-21 and ends with the Fall Mountain Music Festival, October 20-22. On banjo, harmonica, dobro, bass, fiddle and guitar, musicians from as far as 60 miles away gather to perform rockabilly, country ballads, gospel and original compositions.

Anyone is welcome to come up to the microphone and sing. Some Fridays have guest appearances by experienced vocalists or by a very young one who wants to make their professional debut.

Expect to see our regulars at Pickin’ on the Square: Jimmy Randolph, Kevin Province, Tyler Sappington, Kevin Pewitt, Phil Wadlow, Mike Keith, “Leftie” Lowell Reeves, Eric Thompson, Bobby Powell, Taylor Price, Wayne Taylor, Preston and Connie Browers, Mark Browers, Frank Hinson, Kenny Albert, Guy Stevenson, Merlin Grigsby, Calvin Jones and many, many others.

For more information, contact Tim Sappington by phone at
573-546-7427 or by email at tim@fortdavidson.com.

Join in the Mountain Music Festival Fun!

Nothing is better than a spring or fall vacation in Missouri!  Plan to come for the weekend, or stay longer to experience three of the most beautiful Missouri State Parks; Taum Sauk Mountain, Johnson's Shut-ins and Elephant Rocks.  Enjoy float trips in canoes, rafts or tubes on the crystal clear Black River, Missouri's cleanest river for floating.  Go hiking, biking, hunting, fishing, horseback riding or birdwatching. You'll find the Ozark Trail, the Mark Twain National Forest and many other wilderness and conservation areas in our beautiful St. Francois Mountains here in the Ozarks.  Explore our historic towns and villages where footprints of the past will come alive.  Go antiquing and explore our many charming antique, gift and collectible shops.  Visit Fort Davidson State Historic Site and museum, scene of the Civil War Battle of Pilot Knob.

Explore this website to learn about everything our spectacular area has to offer.  Whether you enjoy camping or prefer one of our fine hotels, motels, bed and breakfast inns, cabins, charming cottages or vacation rentals, you'll find the perfect Missouri campground or lodging facility to make your trip to the Arcadia Valley Mountain Music Festival a memorable and wonderful experience for you and the whole family!

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See how incredible our region is!  Watch our movies about all the things to see and do while attending the Mountain Music Festivals!

The Mountain Music Festivals are sponsored by:

We thank everyone for their Sponsorship of the Mountain Music Festival & Pickin' on the Square every Friday evening during the season.  Click logos to visit the platinum sponsors who are supporting our community!

2018 Platinum Sponsors
Great Southern Bank,
Arcadia Valley Chamber of Commerce,
Law Offices of Brian Parker,
Parkland Health Mart Pharmacy
B104.3 Radio
Bearcat Getaway Resort

Ozarks Federal
The Baptist Home
Meadowbrook Assisted Living
The Mountain Echo


Great Southern Bank

Arcadia Valley Chamber of Commerce

Brian Parker Law Offices

Parkland Healthmart Pharmacy


Bearcat Getaway


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