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October Missouri Craft Shows

Posted on: October 6, 2008

It’s that time of year again! The best time of year for Missouri craft shows. Here is a listing of known crafts shows in Missouri. Special thanks to for updated listings.


4 6th Annual Vienna Chamber of Commerce Fall Arts & Crafts Festival
Sponsored by Vienna Chamber of Commerce, this event will be held at Vienna Knights of Columbus Hall located at Hwy 63 North Vienna, MO 65582 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Booth info: 10 X 25 space for $25.00 Please note if you will need electricity. Estimated attendance: 350. Arts, Crafts, Quilt Show, Direct Sales, Food, Entertainment. For more information contact Vivian Honse at 573-422-3475 or send an E-Mail.

4 Pumpkin Fest
Sponsored by Chamber of Commerce, this event will be held at Summersville City Square located at Main Street, Summersville. Booth info: 20 x 20 15.00 a spot. Estimated attendance: This is our first year. We are having a tractor parade at 9:00 that morning having all kinds of pumpkin contests with craft booths and games and activities at: 4:00 there will be a fishfry for the RABS for restoration of the old mill. For more information contact Cathy Tuttle at 417-932-5373 or send an E-Mail.

4 Olde Tyme Technologies Day
Sponsored by Pettis County Historical Society & Bothwell Lodge State Historic Site, this event will be held at Bothwell Lodge State Historic Site located at 19349 Bothwell State Park Rd., Sedalia, MO 65301 – All Day. Booth info: Free Participation, Booth sizes can vary. Estimated attendance: First Year, Attendance Unknown. Historic Crafters only, please. Free to participate and no fees for selling your wares, BUT you have to put on craft demonstrations through the day. Event will be free to the public. The purpose of the event is to educate the public on historic ways of creating things. For more information contact Charles Wise at 660-221-6133 or send an E-Mail.

4 Versailles Olde Tyme Apple Festival
Sponsored by Versailles Area Chamber of Commerce, this event will be held at City Square located at Downtown Versailles from 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Booth info: Craft / Food / Commercial, contact Chamber. Estimated attendance: “VERY LARGE” Annual Event. Event consists of a parade through downtown area. Handmade craft booths, food vendors, and many exciting things to see and do. There are activities and rides for the kids. This is a MUST attend event for 2008. For more information contact Versailles Chamber of Commerce at 573-378-4401 or send an E-Mail.

4 4th Annual Craft fair
Sponsored by Solid rock Ministries, this event will be held at Solid Rock Ministries located at 899 Gravios Road (corner of hwy 30 and Summit Rd) from 10:00 am- 3:300 pm. Booth info: 8×8 inside 10×10 outside $20.00. This is our 4 annual and the event gets better every year. For more information contact Patty Gerleman at 636-533-1989 or send an E-Mail.

4 Sweet Springs October Fest
Sponsored by Sweet Springs Revitalization, Inc., this event will be held at Historic Sweet Springs, MO located at Miller St., Sweet Springs, MO 65351 from 10:00 am to 11:00 pm. Booth info: Free booth space, any size available-no limitation. Estimated attendance: 600 people. Family fun-filled day to include contests,food,crafts,childrens activities, beer and wine garden featuring German-style meal, musical entertainment, drawings for cash prizes, fun for all ages. For more information contact Kathy Dohrman at 660-335-6366 or send an E-Mail.

4 Fall Festival
Sponsored by Van Buren Area Chamber of Commerce, this event will be held at Courthouse Square in Van Buren, MO from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Booth info: 10 X 10 booth space, $20, Provide your own tables. Estimated attendance: First Year. Made in the Ozarks hand crafted items. Demonstrations at the Log Cabin. Music, entertainment and food. For more information contact Wanda Cumins at 573-323-4117 or send an E-Mail.

4 Octoberfest
Sponsored by SSR, INC., this event will be held at Outside Downtown Miller Street in Sweet Springs, Mo., from 10:00 a.m. – ? Booth info: FREE – any size. Estimated attendance: 400. Annual festival, craft and vendor show. For more information contact Kathy Dohrman at 660-335-6366 or send an E-Mail.

4 & 5 11th Annual Apples, Arts & Antiques Festival
Sponsored by Lexington Area Chamber of Commerce, this event will be held at Main Street from 8th to 12 th Streets in Lexington, Missouri. Times: Saturday October 4th from 9 am to 4 pm & Sunday October 5th from 9 am to 4 pm. Booth info: 10′ x 10′ -bring your own tent or E-Z-up $50 per booth space + 10 if electricity needed. Estimated attendance: 5,000 attendees. Come celebrate the harvest as we feature wonderful hand-crafted items, locally grown produce and local artists for a one-of-a-kind event! (All Arts & crafts are juried). For more information contact Carol Baker, Executive Director at 660-259-3082 or send an E-Mail.

4 & 5 Women’s Life Expo Featuring The Crafter’s Showcase
Sponsored by The Women’s Life Expo, this event will be held at KCI Expo Center located at 11730 N. Ambassador. Times: Saturday 10-7pm Sunday 11am-5pm. Booth info: 10×10 including table $200. Estimated attendance: 4,000-6,000. It’s the 4th Annual Women’s Life Expo featuring The Crafter’s Showcase exclusivly devoted to artisans and crafters to promote/sell their handcrafted items. For more information contact Natalie Gelbke at 440-826-3300 or send an E-Mail.

11 24th Annual Fall Festival & Craft Bazaar
Sponsored by City of O’Fallon, this event will be held at Civic Park located at 308 Civic Park Dr. O’Fallon, MO 63366 from 9:00a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Booth info: Booth fees start at $25.00 for a 10’x 10′ space. Estimated attendance: 10,000+. Artist & crafters selling holiday decorations and gifts, home and garden decor, jewelry, handbags, candles, toys and festival food. FREE entertainment for the whole family with live music on the main stage and variety shows throughout the day. For more information contact Marsha Seymour at 636-379-5614 or send an E-Mail.

11 23rd Annual Eldon Turkey Festival
Sponsored by Eldon Area Chamber of Commerce, this event will be held at Downtown Area in Eldon, Missouri from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Booth info: 12’x10′ booth space $50. each, Non-Profit Organizations $40. per space. Electricity is limited at an additional $40. per booth. Estimated attendance: Very Good Turnout. Craft and Skilled Exhibitors, Music, Food A-Plenty, Children’s Rides And Attractions. An annual hometown event sure to please and excite the entire family. Pets will not be admitted to this years festival unless they are service animals for the handicapped. For more information contact Eldon Chamber of Commerce at 573-392-3752.

11 Whiskers To Wags Benefit
Sponsored by Friends of the Jefferson City Animal Shelter, this event will be held at Memorial Park located at West Main St., Jefferson City, MO from 10:00 am-3:00 pm. Booth info: 10’x10′, nothing provided, $35.00. Estimated attendance: First year. fundraiser for a new city animal shelter; contests, pet educational sessions; crafters; food. For more information contact Susan May at 573-690-9030 or send an E-Mail.

11 Hartville Fall Festival
Sponsored by Hartville Area Chamber of Commerce, this event will be held at Town Square & Courthouse Yard located at Intersection of 5 hwy & 38 hwy, Hartville from 9:00 am – 4:30 pm. Booth info: 10′ X 10′ Area, Price range from $20- $35 depending on location and if you need electricity. Estimated attendance: We are expecting around 2,000 people for the event. 2008 marks the 30th year of the Fall Festival in Hartville. There will be all day entertainment featuring local bands, a car show, a carnival for the kids, games, and a parade. Vendors come to the festival with many different crafts such as woodworks, handmade jewelry & home decor, pottery, and much more! As a Fall Fest tradition, there will be plenty of homemade goods, BBQ, food, and fun for the whole family to enjoy! For more information contact Lauren Hughes at (417) 300-4068 or send an E-Mail.

17 – 19 Glade Top Trail Flaming Fall Revue
Sponsored by Ava Area Chamber of Commerce this event will be held at Square in Ava, Mo. October 17-19, 2008 (Vendors 17th & 18th). Booth info: $25.00 per 10′ x 10′ booth space. Estimated attendance: Annual event. There will be a full schedule of activities beginning Friday evening and continuing through Saturday evening. Some of our anticipated activities are a street dance and cruise in on Friday night, children’s games on Saturday morning, tours of historic homes and a square dance on Saturday night. Sunday will begin with a church service on Glade Top Trail to be followed by children’s activities and our famous BBQ dinner. We hope that you will participate as a vendor at our newly expanded fall festival. For more information contact Donna Watson at 417-683-4594 or send an E-Mail.

18 St. Joseph Craft Fair
Sponsored by St. Joseph Band, this event will be held at St. Joseph School located at 1351 Motherhead Road, Saint Charles, MO 63304 from 9am-4pm. Booth info: $45 for 8×10 indoor space, $35 for 8×10 outdoor space/$5 for table/$5 for electric. Estimated attendance: Over 100 booths. Largest parish in the state of Missouri. Concessions available, soccer games scheduled all day–high traffic and attendance. For more information contact LuAnn Sniezak at 636-272-3943 or send an E-Mail.

18 Fair of Crafts
Sponsored by Dana Shavers and Nicole Williams, this event will be held at Shrewsbury City Center located at 5200 Shrewsbury Avenue, Shrewsbury, MO 63119 from 10am to 3pm. Booth info: Booth spaces available for $40 and comes with an 8 foot table and three chairs. Outlets available $5 extra. Estimated attendance: This is our first craft fair. We are hoping to make it an annual one. This craft event is for any and all crafters to come and show off their creativity. It is also a great opportunity for others to take some of the items home with them. ALL ITEMS ARE TO BE THINGS CREATED BY THE CRAFTER. For more information contact Dana Shavers or Nicole Williams at (314) 698-9488 or (314) 799-9175 or send an E-Mail.

18 Fine Art Show & Sale
Sponsored by, this event will be held at Lutheran Church of Webster Gardens located at 8749 Watson Rd., Webster Groves, MO from 9 am – 5 pm. Booth info: $50 per space, electric offered but limited. Estimated attendance: 300+ 5th year. Local fine artists – no crafts – mixed media, large variety. For more information contact Jim Marshall at (314) 781-3991 or send an E-Mail.

18 14th Annual Sacred Heart Craftshow/Fall Festival
Sponsored by Sacred Heart School, this event will be held at Sacred Heart School located at 110 Thompson Dr., Troy, MO 63379 from 9am-3pm. Booth info: 8×10 space inside $35, 10×10 space outside $30. Estimated attendance: Not sure? 300+ I’m the new chairperson so I’m not exactly sure. Craftshow, kid games, costume contest, pie baking contest. Fun for the whole family. For more information contact Stephanie Freymuth at 636-338-1514 or send an E-Mail.

18 Apple Butter Day
Sponsored by Ozark Mennonite School, this event will be held at Ozark Mennonite School located at Peewee Crossing Rd – Seymour MO from 7 AM-3PM. Estimated attendance: 1,000 +. Spread the joy! Bring your friends and enjoy the crisp autumn air with coffee in one hand and a fresh homemade doughnut in the other. Come early to experience the woodsy smell of a fire mixed with the rich scent of cooking apple butter. For more information contact Rachel at 417-840-6520 or send an E-Mail.

18 & 19 24th Annual Louisiana Country Colorfest
Sponsored by Louisiana Chamber of Commerce, this event will be held at 521 Georgia Street, Pike Pioneers Building – Street festival as well as Indoor Vendor at Georgia Street in Louisiana, Missouri. Times: October 18th and 19th from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. each day. Booth info: Indoor booths are 10′ x 10′ rental is $50.00 and outdoor booths are 10′ x 20′ rental is $55.00. Electric add $10.00 and it is restricted in availability. These rates include both days. Estimated attendance: 5,000-10,000. Our festival is held the 3rd weekend of October to coincide with the beautiful autumn colors. Each year we have more attractions including a very large parade, car show, motorcycle show, baby contest, talent contest, horseshoe tournament, great food, kid’s games, and continuous entertainment for both days. For more information contact Mona Brown at 573-754-4190 or send an E-Mail.

18 & 19 Cuba Fest, 47th Cuba Arts & Crafts Show
Sponsored by Tri-C, this event will be held at Recklein Historical District located at Smith St., Cuba, Missouri. Times: Saturday 9-4, Sunday 10-4. Booth info: 10’x6′ $35.; 10’x8′ $40.; 10’x10′ $45.; Outdoors $30. Estimated attendance: 47th year, very well attended. Cuba Fest welcomes you to its annual event. We are continuing in the tradition of the past years. The entire community will join in the festivities. Events will be held in the “uptown” Recklein Historical District on Smith St. between Washington and School Street. Food will be available both days. Work must be original in design and execution and handmade by exhibitor. Factory or commercially made objects will not be permitted. We will allow a limited number of similar crafts inside, based on first come basis. Artists’ are responsible for bringing their own display devices and tables. Additional activities include Crafts, Wine Tasting, Apple Butter Making, Chili Cook-off, Kids’ Activities, Taste O’ Cuba, Car Show, History Museum and Trolley Mural Tour. For more information contact Cheri Schuette at 573 885-2988 or send an E-Mail.

19 Holiday House” Craft Bazaar at Assumption Catholic Church Fall Festival”
Sponsored by Assumption School PTA/ Assumption Catholic Church, this event will be held at Assumption School Gym located at 203 West Third Street/ O’Fallon, MO 63366 from 11am until 5pm. Booth info: Flat fee of $50. for a 6′ table & space. Spaces are approximately 7′ wide by 8′ deep. Limited number of spaces with electrical access for $5.00 extra. We will have approximately 40 booths. Craft bazaar during Assumption Catholic Church annual Fall Festival. Food/ beverages available for purchase on church grounds. For more information contact Mrs. Jo Rushing at 636-978-8558 or send an E-Mail.

Sponsored by PTA, this event will be held at MARK TWAIN SCHOOL loated at 2352 S. WEAVER SPRINGFIELD MO. 65807 from 9:00AM-3:00PM. Booth info: 8×8 booth 30.00 if before October 1st after 40.00. Includes 1 table extras are 5.00 each.Set up will be the morning of from 7:00-9:00am. Vendors are limited to one per craft or company.No duplicate vendors so we have a good selection. Estimated attendance: This is our second year! This is a fundraiser for PTA at Mark Twain. We will have crafts, vendors, a bake sale, concession stand. We are doing more advertising this year. For more information contact APRIL COX at 417-840-5721 or send an E-Mail.

25 YMCA Ladies Fall BOO-Tique
Sponsored by West County Family YMCA, this event will be held at West County Family YMCA Gym located at 16464 Burkhardt Place, Chesterfield, MO from 10 am – 3 pm. Booth info: 6′ Banquet Table, Booths are $30, Table Rental Available for $5. Estimated attendance: We have had varied attendance over the years, and 80% the vendors surveyed say they would return. The Ladies Fall BOO-Tique is “fabulously chic and seriously swanky”! We are encouraging a girls DAY out, for fun and shopping. For more information contact Erin Carpenter at 636-532-6515 ext. 232 or send an E-Mail.

25 2008 Messiah Lutheran Church Craft Fair
Sponsored by Messiah Stephen’s Ministry Team, this event will be held at Messiah Lutheran Church located at 5911 South Hwy 94, Weldon Springs from 9AM-3PM. Booth info: size 8 x 10, $30 for booth, $5 for tables. Estimated attendance: second year maybe about 300. Only handmade crafts by local artists, concession stand, and entertainment by our handbell choir(hopefully) For more information contact Joyce Thieman at 636-272-0417 or send an E-Mail.

25 3rd Annual Harvest Moon Festival
Sponsored by Peculiar Area Chamber of Commerce, this event will be held at 1st Block of Center Street, West of Main Street Adjacent to the Cornerstone Chapel and Friendship Hall in Downtown Peculiar, Missouri. Time: Noon-6pm Parade begins at 11am. Booth info: 10’x10′ space for $30.00. Add $10.00 for electricity. You may setup your booths the morning of the event. Estimated attendance: 2500+. A Great Community Event, with something for everyone!! *Friendly Trick or Treating *Art / Craft / Food Vendors *Entertainment *Kid’s Costume Contest *Pet Costume Contest *Train Rides and lots more fun. Hope to see you there! For more information contact Rita Lillig at 816-769-8849 or send an E-Mail.

Sponsored by VFW Ladies Auxiliary, this event will be held at Eldon VFW Post 2442 located at VFW Road (right off of business 54), Eldon, Missouri from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Booth info: $10.00 per table, they sell out fast! Second year, annual event. Exquisite Handmade Crafts, Quirky One-of-A-Kind Crafts, Holiday Items. For more information contact Gladys Kelly at 573-392-7247 or send an E-Mail.

25 River 2nd Annual Craft and Art Sale
Sponsored by River Christian Fellowship Church, this event will be held at River Christian Fellowship Church located at 6400 Woodson, Raytown MO 64133 from 8AM-5PM. Booth info: $25.00 for non electric $35.00 electric. Estimated attendance: 200. Come participate in this family fun event, with local artists, The Event date is Oct. 25th from 8AM-5PM, at River Christian Fellowship, 6400 Woodson, Raytown MO 64133. There will be a youth Fundraiser Food Stand, Apple bobbing, Homemade Local Crafts, Seasonal Craft items, local artists, door prizes, and admission is free! Bring your tricker treater for a free suprise! For further information please contact- Jennifer Jones, , or visit

Sponsored by City of Licking and Licking Chamber of Commerce, this event will be held at Licking, Missouri from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Booth info: Contact City of Licking. Fish Fry, Lots of Fun Games, Hayrides, Costume Contest, Silent Auction – Pies, All proceeds go to the Chamber of Commerce. For more information contact City of Licking at 573- 674-2521.

25 & 26 Arts & Crafts Show
Sponsored by Lindbergh Lacrosse Club, this event will be held at Sperreng Middle School located at 12111 Tesson Ferry Road, St. Louis, MO. Times: 10/25/08 9am to 4pm and 10/26/08 10am to 4pm. Booth info: 9×6 inside $60/outside $55, 10×10 inside $90/outside $75, tables and electric extra. Estimated attendance: 1,500 +. Over 100 vendors with original items. Limited party – show sales at organizer’s discretion. Free admission. Ample parking for shoppers, Off-site parking and shuttle for vendors. Great location! For more information contact Mandy Ashlock at 314-849-2764 or send an E-Mail.

31 & November 1 38th Annual Craft Show & Sale
Sponsored by Hannibal Arts & Craft Guild, this event will be held at Hannibal Inn & Conference Center located at Hwy. 61 & Market Street. From IL take Hwy. 172 (old US 36) to Hannibal turn onto Hwy. 61 South and go to Market Street. From St. Louis take Hwy. 61 North to Hannibal. Market Street is at the second stop light. You can see the Hannibal Inn & Conference Center from Hwy.61. Times: Friday, October 31st, from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Saturday, November 1st, from 9:00a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Estimated attendance: aprox. 1500, Admission $1.00 forage 10 & over. Booth info: Booth Cost $35.00 for the first booth & $25.00 for the second booth. Booth size is aprox. 7ft. X 10ft. Tables & chairs will be supplied. Tables must be skirted to the floor. Craft Show & Sale. For more information contact
Betty Hallows at 573.221.9013 or send an E-Mail.

Don’t forget Nov. 14, 15 & 16 Treasure Chest Arts & Crafts Show (We’ll be there!)

This fantastic 3 day long show will be held at St. Charles County Convention Center located at One Convention Plaza, St. Charles, MO. Times: Fri., Nov. 14, 3-8pm, Sat., Nov. 15, 9am-7pm, Sun., Nov. 16, 10am-5pm. The Treasure Chest Arts & Crafts Show featuring handmade items or items of a handcrafted nature. Absolutely no party plan type vendors. FREE parking and FREE admission!! Over 140 Booths, including juried artists.


7 Responses to "October Missouri Craft Shows"

It might help to show the date of the event!!!

The date is the number at the beginning of each event… and the month is October, as stated.

I am looking for a craft fair the 4th weekend in October over by quincy. Anyone know of that one?

how do I go about getting an inside booth for the craft fair on the 16th?

Check the date for 18 Apple Butter Day, I believe that it should be the 8th. Thanks for a wonderful website!


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