Missouri Music Festivals | Missouri Fall Festivals
Missouri Bluegrass, Americana, Country & Old Time Music Festival ~ Fall of 2016!

The Arcadia Valley Mountain Music Festival & Arcadia Valley Fall Festivals in Missouri
For the best Fall Getaways and Fall Vacations in Missouri!

Fall Mountain Music Festival
Why Ya'll Should Come!
Come to the Fall Festivals for fun and celebration!
Come join the Family Fun at the Fall Festival!

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Visit our beautiful Missouri Region -
"The Outdoor Recreation
Capital of Missouri!"

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Learn about the Arcadia Valley
& Black River Recreation Area
near St. Louis, just click here!

3 Magnificent State Parks!
Johnson's Shut-ins
Elephant Rocks
Taum Sauk Mountain
Unparalleled Recreation
The Ozark Trail
Historic Towns & Landmarks
Civil War Site & Museum
Antiques Shopping
Fine Dining
Float Trips on Black River
Wonderful Lodging Facilities

Arcadia Valley only 80 miles from St. Louis
Only 80 miles southwest of St. Louis in the beautiful Ozark Mountains

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Visit Elephant Rocks State Park while you're here!
Visit Taum Sauk Mountain State Park and Mina Sauk Falls
Johnson's Shut-ins is spectacular in the Fall!

Visit Mark Twain National Forest

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Request A Vacation Guide to our beautiful Missouri Region -
"The Outdoor Recreation
Capital of Missouri!"

Bring your instruments
and join in the fun!

Bring your instruments!

Don't forget the Arcadia Valley Music Festival every May and October!

Join us next May for
the Spring Arcadia Valley Mountain Music Festival!

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our beautiful region

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Missouri Music Festivals
The Arcadia Valley Mountain Music Festivals
Fall Music Festival in Missouri and Fall Festival & Parade
to be held again October 14, 15 & 16 - 2016!

Ironton, Missouri in the beautiful Arcadia Valley only 80 miles from St. Louis!
On the Historic Iron County Courthouse Square . . .

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The Fall Mountain Music Festival will be held the same weekend as the annual Arcadia Valley Missouri Fall Festival Parade.  Come to experience the best fall color in Missouri and enjoy Music, Music, Music everywhere!

October is the month for Fall Festivals and autumn celebrations in our region, only 80 miles from St. Louis. Planning and preparations begin weeks in advance for the community Fall Festivals and parades. The parade in Arcadia Valley is the longest running parade in the state of Missouri. . . . 86 years and counting!  The incredible floats are built by parents and students in a heavy competition which starts early in the school year as students and their parents work feverishly on fund raisers to earn money for the floats and talent competition. Then, the float building takes place. Investments in float materials runs into the thousands of dollars.  Following the parade a float viewing event is held at the historic Iron County Courthouse, along with a Mountain Music Festival. The Fall Festival is a gathering of many delightful artisans, crafters and cuisine vendors.  It's an old fashioned "homegrown" celebration rarely found these days.
Join in the "Pickin' on the Square"
Attention pickers! 
Every Friday (throughout the summer leading up to the Fall Festival) between 6 & 8pm, those of you who pick and grin come show off your talents at the Courthouse Gazebo.  Bring your instruments and have some fun!  Come to pick and grin!  For more information, give Bobby Powell a call at
573-705-0028 or email us

Enter the Fiddlers Contest to win cash and trophies!
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Fiddle Contest!

2015 line-up!
Stay tuned for the 2016 line-up!

George Portz & Friends of Bluegrass
George Portz

National Open Fiddle Champion!
George Portz & "The Friends of Bluegrass" are the most versatile performing group in the area as they blend their fiery Bluegrass roots with some fine traditional Irish and Louisiana Cajun music. Their "Cajun Set" has won rave reviews from crowds throughout the midwest. The group’s enthusiasm, top-notch musical ability, wit and humor always "Leaves ‘em wanting more…and they always do!"  George Portz is the group’s leader and founder. He is an Illinois State Fair Fiddle Champion, Western Illinois State Fiddle Champion and his fiddling highlights include over 130 First Place Championships.

He has performed for two Presidents; President Nixon in 1973 at the White House and with his group, "The Friends of Bluegrass" at the Illinois State Fair in 1986 for President Reagan. He has also  performed at the Grand Ole Opry. George toured with the legendary "Goins Brothers" of Eastern Kentucky in the 1970’s. His dynamic fiddle style ranges from fiery Bluegrass to zesty Cajun. There’s not a fiddle player in  the Midwest that can entertain an audience like George.

David Dalton is the group’s lead singer. David is considered to be one of the finest Bluegrass singers around and can easily make a transition from Bluegrass to some fine Hank Williams old time country and has won numerous awards for both.  Dave Montgomery is the lead guitar player for the group. He has won Illinois and Missouri State Fair Flat-Pick Guitar Championships and sings a dynamite bluegrass country song. His singing ranges from Lester Flatt to Johnny Cash. John King is the group’s banjo player. John won the Illinois State Fair 5-String Banjo Contest five consecutive years. John is also versatile on the dobro and is considered one of the finest 5-string banjo players in the Midwest.  Kathie Champlin is the bass player for the group. She has won awards for Best Rhythm Musician at the Midwest Regional Championships. Kathie also performs on the Irish Whistle and Cajun Accordion when the group performs  their Irish and Cajun music. She sings harmony vocals for the group.  George Portz & "The Friends of Bluegrass" are the leading acoustic music group now performing in the St. Louis area and their shows are enjoyed by all ages.  Visit the George Portz website.


The Punches
Bluegrass & Gospel

The Punches is a bluegrass gospel group who make their home in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains. Mom, dad & four children all play instruments, sing, and have been performing nationwide at churches, festivals, fairs and special events since 2009. They’ve been featured on Great American Gospel (a weekly television show) in many countries and on over 200 stations across America.

Visit www.thepunches.net

Southern Raised

Southern Raised
Commited to the lord, each other and bringing their music to the people defines this phenomenal group of three sisters and a brother that are sweeping the country with a sound that has been described as “ the other side of amazing.”  There is a warmth and realness about them that draws you in, making them one of the best, most unique sounds on the scene.  They have the distinct ability to cross genres, winning the hearts of all who hear them.  2014 Top 5 Finalist “Bluegrass Artist of the Year” Diamond Awards,  Nominated 2014 Top 5 New Mixed Group, Singing News Fan Awards,  Nominated 2013 Top 10 New Mixed Group, Singing News Fan Awards,  Nominated 2013 and 2014 TOP 5 New Artist of the Year,Front  Porch Fellowship Gospel Awards and 31 SPBGMA Midwest Nominations.
Visit www.southernraisedbluegrass.com

Redhead Express
God, Family and Country Music

Redhead Express

Have you ever longed for the sound of music that is real, honest- that speaks to your soul? Without the glitz and glamour- just raw beauty with exquisite harmonies, thought provoking lyrics, and melodies that take you away. Spend an evening in concert with the Redhead Express and you will be captivated by their sound, their realness, their passion and, most importantly, their heart. The 4 sister group has been touring from Alaska since 2007, performing over 2000 shows. They now reside in middle Tennessee, in the heart of America’s roots music. The music of the Redhead Express takes you back to your Roots in a way that feels fresh and new. www.redheadexpress.com

The Walker Boys
Country, Bluegrass, Youth
The Walker Boys

The Walker Boys is a trio of brothers, originally from Alaska, and now hailing from middle Tennessee. They spent the past 7 years touring with their family, performing at fairs, festivals and performing arts centers across North America.  Get ready for a high energy show from this talented young band!

Eric Thompson - Harmonica Player Extraordinaire!
Eric Thompson

Country Fire Cloggers

Country Fire Cloggers

Country Fire is a traditional clogging team from the Ellsinore and Piedmont, Mo. area with dancers of all ages. The team has been in existence for about 10 years and is under the direction of Jessica Price. Country Fire team members enjoy exhibitions but enjoy the competitive side of clogging. They have won numerous awards over the years at both regional and national competitions. Most recently they received the amateur Traditional Team award at the Challenge of Champions held in Branson in June of 2010. Some of the grandest awards have been at the Junior Olympics having director Jessica Price bringing home a silver medal in Flat foot Solo and in 2009 five team members were named to the National NCHC all Star Traditional Team.

The team members take great pride in preserving traditional Appalachian Clogging and enjoy dancing to a variety of music. They choreograph most of their material and are available for performances at fairs, festivals and other local events.


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