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Festivals Information

Area Celebrates 26th Annual Mississippi River Valley Scenic Drive

Bollinger County invites you to visit our beautiful area of rolling hills, pastoral farm scenes, and flowering trees for the 26th Annual Mississippi River Valley Scenic Drive on April 23-24, 2016. The events include outdoor recreation, food, history, dinosaurs, beautiful scenery, special sales, and lawnmower races. Brochures are available at the chamber office at 207 Mayfield Drive, Marble Hill MO. Hours of events varies by venue.

Participants include:
Massey Log House
The Massey Log House was built circa 1869. The four-pen log structure with full porches is a good example of "dog trot" and "v" notched log house. It is filled with many historical items of everyday life from the era. Open Saturday April 23 from 9am-3pm. Location: Marble Hill, MO.

The Mayfield Cultural Center
The Mayfield Smith Academy (1800-1903) and the Will Mayfield College (1904-1934) is now the Mayfield Cultural Center, "the Jewel of Bollinger County." Listed on the National Register of Historical Places. This unique historical landmark will be hosting free tours and exhibits of the school's history and their students. Friday-Sunday the Cultural Center & Cafe will be open 11am-3pm for the Scenic Tour. Info: or Facebook or 573-238-8515 Location: 209 Mayfield Drive, Marble Hill, MO.

Whippoorwill Lake
Location: Rt. 2, County Road 522 Five (5) miles south of Marble Hill. Drive by the 200 year old Lee Cabin. Swimming, trails, rustic cabins, sandy beaches, horseback riding, camping, fishing, and various other scheduled events. Come tour the campground. Info: 573-238-3995.

Lawn Mower Races
Location: Hwy 51 & 72 Patton Saddle Club. Lawn mower racing sponsored by the Patton Lions Club. Gate opens at 4pm. Entry fee $5.00 per vehicle. Racing starts at 6pm. Bring a lawn chair and get comfortable! Concession stand open all night. No alcohol please! Info: 573-866-3576 or 636-288-7295 Sponsored by Patton Lions Club.

Bollinger County Museum of Natural History
Visit the Bollinger County Museum of Natural History "Where the Past Springs to Life" See Dinosaur fossils and models, Civil War, Native American, Ice Age, regional history exhibits, discover & play area with children's fossil dig, dinosaur puzzles, and more fun activities. A new exhibit, featuring Tom Runnels art, will open April 23. Tom Runnels was a local artist, writer, and sculptor. Metal sculptures, paintings, and prints by Tom Runnels will be featured in this exhibit.

On Saturday, April 23 at 2:00 PM: Sandy Runnels and Jeanie Eddleman will be at the museum to speak with visitors about Tom Runnels life and work. A special PowerPoint presentation will be available on Saturday featuring information on Mr. Runnels. Check our facebook page to keep up with any changes or additions to the events of the weekend.

Museum Hours: Thursday and Friday Noon - 4:30p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Sunday Noon - 4:30 p.m. Location: 207 Mayfield Drive, Marble Hill, MO

Admission to museum charged. Adults $5 and 17 years and under $2. For more information call 573-238-1174 or email

Iron Mountain Railway Location:
Intersection of Hwys 61 & 25, Jackson Celebrating our 30th Anniversary! This historic Iron Mountain Railway will be open for stationary tours on Friday 10am-2pm, Saturday 10am-noon, and Sunday 1pm-3pm. Our Saturday 1-3:30pm excursion will be Junior Engineers and Conductors, where youngsters can learn all about working on the train. Come ride the train for a fun adventure. You can earn your own personalized engineer's hat if you pass the test. Great for kids of all ages. Also Operation Life Saver presentations. The train departs the station at 1pm and returns at 3pm.

The Mustard Seed Boutique
Location 205 Graham Street, Marble Hill, MO Special events, sales, and special dessert. Hours: Saturday, April 23 -10am-5pm.

Bollinger County Farmers Market
Location: 200 Highway 34 at the edge of Marble Hill behind the Bollinger County Co-op The market will open this year every Saturday from April 16 through the end of September, from 8 am to noon. Our vendors regularly offer for sale locally grown or made products such as: Goat milk soap, farm fresh eggs, fresh produce(in season), baked goods, chickens ,ducks, and other fowl, rabbits, plants, herbs, woodworking and craft items, homemade jams and jellies.

Bollinger County Museum Show Me Days: May 17, 2014:
Events include:
Chief White Eagle will give a presentation on "The Trail of Tears" at 2pm. inside the museum.

SEMO Explorer Bus with Native American Pre-contact will be in the museum parking lot from 10am-4pm, inside the museum will be a Missouri Symbols Scavenger Hunt, museum exhibits, gift shop, and play area. Fun for the whole family!

Museum open hours for May 17 are 10a.m.- 4:30p.m.

Admission to Explorer Bus is FREE.

Museum admission is: Adults $2 and 18 years and under $1

Bollinger County Fall Festival:
Dates: September 24-26, 2015

The Bollinger County Fall Festival will take place from September 24-26, 2015 in the Marble Hill Park in Marble Hill, Missouri. We will have some new entertainment this year as well as carnival rides on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday of the festival.

Arm band night at the carnival will be Thursday and Friday, September 24th and 25th from 6:00PM-10PM. Thursday Night September 24 get "All Shook UP" with our special guest (Elvis Presley impersonator). Friday night, September 25 will feature gospel music with the Gipsons from 7:00PM-9:00PM. Saturday, September 26 will kick off with a parade at 9:00AM. The theme of our parade this year will be Disney Movies. From 2:00PM-5:00PM Parker & Pals Karaoke will be hosting a karaoke contest. 1st prize - $75, 2nd prize - $50, and 3rd prize - $25. Saturday evening from 5:00PM-8:00PM Classy Chassy Country Bluegrass group will perform. Join us in Marble Hill for vendors, crafts, carnival rides, food, games, entertainment, and more on September 24-26, 2015.

Bollinger County Fall Festival Flyer

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Bollinger County Chamber of Commerce PO Box 440 Marble Hill, MO 63764