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Missouri Bluegrass, Americana, Country & Old Time Music Festival ~ Fall of 2017!

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

Mountain Music Festival Fall 2017
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
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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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"The Outdoor Recreation
Capital of Missouri!"

Bring your instruments
and join in the fun!

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

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

Missouri Music Festivals
The Arcadia Valley Mountain Music Festivals
Fall Music Festival in Missouri and Fall Festival & Parade
to be held again October 20, 21 & 22

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.
Enter the Fiddlers Contest to win cash and trophies in 2017!
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Join in the "Pickin' on the Square on Friday night!"
Check out the performers!

The Missouri Rounders
Missouri Rounders

The Missouri Rounders are a group of long-time friends, each accomplished musicians who have performed with a number of different bands over the years.
Individually and collectively, they have performed with respected artists such as John Hartford, Vassar Clemens, Ozark Mountain Daredevils, Bluegrass Alliance, Benny Martin, and Vince Gill, to name a few.

The Missouri Rounders are among the most well-known and respected roots musicians and vocalists in the area. Featuring John Higgins on guitar, Thayne Bradford on fiddle, Charlie Pfeffer on mandolin, Bob Breidenbach on dobro and Vince Corkery on bass; this group plays, sings, writes songs, and selects the best of old treasures from the world of bluegrass, folk and Americana music.  The Rounders arrangements have been pared down to let their rich three-part singing, and the beauty of the songs, take center stage with a few instrumentals thrown in for good measure! Expect to hear a lot of great music and enjoy the camaraderie of these long-time musicians and friends!

George Portz & The Friends of Bluegrass
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George Portz & The Friends of Bluegrass, founded in 1978, blends its fiery Bluegrass roots with traditional Irish and Louisiana Cajun music.  The band is based in southern Illinois and includes members from Illinois and Missouri.  The band performs dozens of shows a year throughout southwest Illinois and eastern Missouri.  A typical set contains bluegrass, traditional country, bayou/Cajun, and gospel music that entertains audiences of all ages.  In addition, the band hosts various fiddle contests each year and will be hosting a fiddle and banjo contest in the Arcadia Valley on Saturday morning, October 21, 2017.

Band members are George Portz, fiddle player; David Dalton, the lead singer; Ranger Dave Montgomery, lead guitar player; Kathie Pohlman, bass player for the group and also performs on the Irish Whistle and Cajun Accordion, and Zach Hardesty the banjo player.  The group also has a special guest singer, Brenda Cook.

Dead End Road
Dead End Road
Dead End Road is a Bluegrass group hailing from Bunker, MO.  They are an award winning energetic group with a phenomenal sound.  You’ll love the performance that this band brings to the stage.  The combination of instruments and harmonies creates an amazing sound that is signature to Dead End Road.  Members of the group are Dalton Harper playing the guitar, Kyle Triplett on the banjo, Leevon Decourley playing bass, Graham Punches playing the fiddle and Caleb Lindsey on the mandolin.
The Ozark Spirit Cloggers
Ozark Spirit Cloggers Sponsored by:
First State Financial Management.

The Ozark Spirit Cloggers
The Ozark Spirit Cloggers is a group made up of folks who desire to dance and promote the fun and fellowship of clogging. Clogging is fun, great exercise, and a lot of entertainment! While most of the dancing is for fun and exercise, we love to perform. The Ozark Spirit Cloggers, which number just under 20 members, are drawn from throughout the Rolla, Missouri area.

Mound City Slickers
Mound City Slickers

The Mount City Slickers are one of St. Louis’ finest and best loved stringbands and are made up of veterans of other St. Louis stringbands.  Playing old-time contra and square dance tunes are band members Bill Stewart (fiddle), Lindell Blackford (fiddle, guitar, banjo and mandolin), Bob Clark (banjo), Rich Hibbs (guitar and banjo), Sean Ruprecht-Belt (banjo ukulele, ukulele, mandolin, fiddle and guitar), and Rich Egan (piano). 

Whitewater Bluegrass
Whitewater Bluegrass

We all used to or still do live within a few stone throws of the Whitewater River and so it just made sense to be the Whitewater Bluegrass Band of Missouri.  We came together because we love playing music, but now we come together because we are all friends.  We enjoy playing music for people and for each other.  Members of our band are Shawn Asmus on bass, George Dickerson on the banjo, Rodney Eftink on the mandolin and Dan Reno on the guitar.

Back Roads Bluegrass
Back Roads Bluegrass
This local Bluegrass band was recently formed by Frank Ray, owner of Cedar Hill Bluegrass. Frank wanted to put a local band together to perform at local festivals and churches when Cedar Hill was not performing. His main focus was on playing bluegrass gospel. He hand-picked the members he wanted to sing and play for this group. The members all have diverse musical backgrounds which he saw fitting to what he had envisioned. Members include Frank Ray, Lori Melton, Dan Stokely and Mike Horn.

The Arcadia Valley Pickers will also perform on Sunday at 3:00
to close out this great festival!

We hope to see you this Fall for our Mountain Music Festival!

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