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Arcadia Valley Mountain Music Festival 2017
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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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Missouri Music Festivals
The Arcadia Valley Mountain Music Festivals

The Spring Mountain Music Festival 2017!
May 19, 20 & 21, 2017

Fall Festival and Parade & Mountain Music Festival 2017
October 20, 21 & 22

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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. . . . 88 years and counting!  Both in Spring and Fall you'll enjoy Vendors, Crafters and even a Miniature Train Ride 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

Attention pickers! Clapping, dancing, singing along―crowds gather to enjoy the musicians at Pickin’ on the Square on the courthouse lawn every Friday, starting with the Spring Mountain Music Festival and ending with the Fall Mountain Music Festival, Oct. 14-16. On banjo, harmonica, dobro, bass, fiddle, and guitar, musicians from as far as 60 miles away gather to perform Rocka-billy, Country ballads, Gospel, and original compositions. Bo Riddle rounds up fellow musicians, then volunteers his time and sound system each Friday evening. Stools, mics, and warm welcome are always ready for well-established and new musicians alike. Anyone is welcome to come up to the microphone and sing. Some Fridays have guest appearances by experienced vocalists, or by a 4-year-old who sings with her pa-pa Bo, who accompanies her on his guitar.

For more information, give Bo Riddle a call at 417-425-2322 or
email us if you want to participate in this year's pickin'.

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!

2016 Platinum Sponsors
Great Southern Bank, First State Community Bank, Parkland Health Mart Pharmacy, Arcadia Valley Chamber of Commerce, Law Offices of Brian Parker, Parkland Health Mart Pharmacy, Clark's Pharmacy, Iron County Medical Center, The Mountain Echo and Bearcat Getaway Resort

Ozarks Federal
The Baptist Home
D&M Self Storage
Dwayne Warncke, Iron County Southern District Commissioner


Great Southern Bank

First State Community Bank

Parkland Health Mart Pharmacy

Clark's Pharmacy

Iron County Medical Center

Arcadia Valley Chamber of Commerce

The Mountain Echo

Brian Parker Law Offices

Bearcat Getaway


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