Annual Events


Eagle Days – This free event is held each February at Mingo Wildlife Refuge. Visitors are treated to a look at America’s national bird plus displays and guided eagle watches.

100 Mile Yard Sale – This popular event takes place along Highway 25 from Jackson to Kennett on Memorial Day weekend (Thursday through Monday). Businesses and individuals set up their sales to welcome shoppers from around Missouri and surrounding states.

Missouri State Racking Horse Championship – Racking horses from around the state compete for prizes at this annual event held the first Saturday in June.

Puxico Homecoming – Sponsored by the local chapter of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, this event, always begining on the second Tuesday of August and running through the following Saturday, is host to thousands of visitors and features carnival rides, reunions, a parade, and world famous goat burgers.

Stoddard County Fair – Food, fun, games and rides highlight this annual event held every September in Dexter.

Christmas Cantata – Presented each year in mid-December by the First Baptist Church in Dexter, this three-hour music presentation is a favorite of the holiday events held in the area.

Bloomfield Lions Club Cars in the Park – Scheduled on the third Saturday in May, this event features cars and trucks of all makes and models for viewing. Vehicles are judged and trophies awarded, including a five foot “Best of Show”. There’s food and entertainment surrounding this event held in the Bloomfield City Park.

Bloomfield Fall Fest – Carnival-like atmosphere surrounds the courthouse square during the annual Fall Fest held on the first Saturday in October. Festivities begin with a parade and continue with Fall Fest pageants, Halloween costume competitions, and lots of food, games & entertainment.