A Yearly Tradition 31 Days {Day 5}

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This weekend is Missouri Town’s annual Fall Festival. Missouri Town is an 1855 village in Blue Springs, MO.  The Fall Festival is their largest event of the year.  People drive from all over the KC metro area to attend.

The trappers and teepee’s come out, the dancers, the storytellers, are there.  The blacksmith shop is open.  There is hot apple cider and peanuts, turkey legs kettle corn and root beer. Sorghum and Apple Butter demonstrations…the old fashioned way.  There is a lost crafts area with everything from rope making to ladies spinning yarn.  Hay rides, and a cake walk round out the events.

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The Sorghum exhibit is relatively new to Missouri town

Our family has attended this event as far back as I can remember.  We’ve gone with various family members in years past, but as circumstances change, we are generally 5 or 6 strong these days.  (I’ve been excused to go to the Kansas Speedway the past 2 years for Sunday’s race, this year however, I’m passing on the race).  Every year, someone wins the cakewalk. Last year, it was Malachi’s turn.  This year, Tabby won.

50 cents for a package of cookies isn’t bad.  tabby I won the cakewalkHere she is with her prize!