Events

Arcadia Valley Community Picnic 

June 18, 2022

Battle of Pilot Knob State Historic Site, 118 Maple St., Pilot Knob, MO

https://www.mostateparks.com/event/92591/arcadia-valley-community-picnic

In partnership with the Arcadia Valley Chamber of Commerce, Battle of Pilot Knob State Historic Site will host the first Arcadia Valley Community Picnic. This event is a way for the community to come together and kick off the summer with games, food, kid’s activities, and a horseshoe and bean toss tournament for the adults and kids. Also, the historic site will partner with the area art guild to host the Arcadia Valley chalk art competition. This year’s theme is “Fairy Tales,” and visitors can enjoy several fun fantasy activities, including arts, crafts, dressing up for pictures and putting on a play. All proceeds will go toward supporting the annual fireworks display, which the Chamber of Commerce holds on the historic site grounds every Fourth of July.

Annual Arcadia Valley Lions Club Rodeo (IPRA – ACRA)

August 19 & 20, 2022

Arcadia Valley Lions Club Fairgrounds                                        Hwy. 21 & M, Ironton MO
www.rodeosusa.com/rodeos/arcadia-valley

Rodeo begins at 8:00 P.M. – Will go on rain or shine!

Bull riding * Barrel Racing * Saddle Bronc Riding * Team Roping * Calf Roping * Steer Wrestling * Bareback Bronc Riding * Cowgirl Breakaway Roping

The Baptist HomeThe Baptist Home – Annual Auction & Homecoming

September, 2022

The Baptist Home, 101 Riggs Scott Lane, Ironton, MO  https://www.thebaptisthome.org

The Baptist Home will be hosting their fundraising annual auction and homecoming.

Battle of Pilot KnobBattle of Pilot Knob                Re-enactment

DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED

Battle of Pilot Knob State Historic Site. Pilot Knob, MO
www.battleofpilotknob.org

Every three years history is relived in Arcadia Valley.  One of the bloodiest battle of the Civil War was fought at Fort Davidson in Pilot Knob, MO.  The battlefield is brought back to life with a full scale civil war re-enactment that features Artillery, Calvary and Infantry units.  Reenactors make 19th century camps that include tents, shops, fire pits and cooking over open flames.  There is a live full scale battle reenactment on both days of the event.  The battle portrays the forward assault against the Fort by the Confederate Army.

Arcadia Valley Fall Mountain Music Festival

October 14 – 15, 2022

Iron County Courthouse Square, 250 S. Main, Ironton MO
www.mountainmusicfestival.net

The Fall Mountain Music Festival features the Annual AVHS Fall Festival parade, the longest running parade in the state of Missouri. Blue grass and gospel music, artisan/craft/food vendors and children’s activities. FREE to all!  Download a copy of the Schedule of Events at www.mountainmusicfestival.net.

Christmas in the Valley

December, 2022

Iron County Courthouse Square, 250 S. Main, Ironton MO  www.visitarcadiavalley.info

The best place to get into the Christmas Spirit!  Music and vendors, plus much more.  Christmas parade begins at 6 pm.  Activities will be happening during the entire event.

Millstream Gardens56th Annual Missouri Whitewater Championships

March, 2023

Hwy. 72, Fredericktown, MO
www.missouriwhitewater.org

The 53rd Annual Missouri Whitewater Championships will be held at the Millstream Gardens Conservation Area located on Hwy. 72, Fredericktown, MO.  The event consists of slalom, downriver and boatercross races for all ages, kayaks, canoes and skill levels on class II-III whitewater at the Millstream Gardens Conservation Area.

Big Mountain Enduro Race

May, 2023

Shepherd Mountain Bike Park, Ironton MO
www.bigmountainenduro.com www.shepherdmountainbikepark.org    

RACERS CAN EXPECT A MIX OF TIGHT, STEEP, AND CHUNKY TECH, HUGE NATURAL ROCK FORMATIONS, AND A ROLLER COASTER OF TRAILS

The Shepherd Mountain Bike Park in Ironton, MO will feature some of the most steep, technical and gnarly riding anywhere between the Appalachians and the Rockies.  For 2022 we will a have a 2-day race (Saturday-Sunday), will feature 7 to 8 stages and upwards of 5,000 feet of climbing and descending, as well as an all-day party on top of the mountain with the stage start lines right next to the DJ! Official practice will take place on Thursday and Friday.

Arcadia Valley Spring Mountain Music Festival

May 19 & 20, 2023

Iron County Courthouse Square, 250 S. Main, Ironton MO
www.mountainmusicfestival.net

The Spring Mountain Music Festival features Bluegrass, country, gospel and various genres of music, artisan and craft booths, food vendors and children’s activities.        FREE to all!  Pickers are welcome to bring their instruments to join others around our beautiful historic courthouse to play and sing in their own groups.

Download a copy of the Schedule of Events at www.mountainmusicfestival.net

10th Annual Arcadia Valley BBQ Battle  

June, 2023

Iron County Courthouse Square                                                   250 S. Main, Ironton, MO
www.avbbqbattle.com  

Whether you are a BBQ master or simply love to eat fresh BBQ and enjoy live music you are sure to have a great time at the Arcadia Valley Bar-B-Que Battle.  Teams compete for a share of $7,500 in winnings.  While spectators can enjoy BBQ food, live music, beer garden and vendors.

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