Christmas in the Valley Parade is December 3rd!
Download the flyer
Download the Float Entry form - final due date is November 30th
Download the entry for the Little Christmas Miss & Master Contest due December 2nd
Download the Vendor Registration Form due November 30th
Download this flier
Commercial Open House
October 22nd - Car and Bike Show!
Benefits Class of 2017 Project Graduation!
|Every Friday between the Spring and
Fall Mountain Music Festival
Attention pickers! Clapping, dancing, singing along―crowds gather to enjoy the musicians at Pickin’ on the Square on the courthouse lawn every Friday, starting with the Spring Mountain Music Festival and ending with the Fall Mountain Music Festival, Oct. 14-16. On banjo, harmonica, dobro, bass, fiddle, and guitar, musicians from as far as 60 miles away gather to perform Rocka-billy, Country ballads, Gospel, and original compositions.
Bo Riddle rounds up fellow musicians, then volunteers his time and sound system each Friday evening. Stools, mics, and warm welcome are always ready for well-established and new musicians alike. Anyone is welcome to come up to the microphone and sing. Some Fridays have guest appearances by experienced vocalists, or by a 4-year-old who sings with her pa-pa Bo, who accompanies her on his guitar.
For more information, give Bo Riddle a call at 417-425-2322 or
email us if you want to participate in this year's pickin'.
October 14, 15 & 16
Fall Mountain Music Festival!
If interested in vending, click here!
Valley Mist Events Open House
AV Baptist Home Golf Tournament
Download the flyer to register
Tuesday, July 26th
Arcadia Valley Lions Club Rodeo
July 16th - AV Alumni Golf Tournament!
4th of July Fireworks and Car Show at the Fort
Download the Vendor Application Packet!
Download the Car Show Flyer!
May 20, 21 & 22
Download the Run/Walk Registration Form!
Being held in conjunction with the Mountain Music Festival!
Download the Spring Mountain Music Festival Schedule!
May 28th! First Annual Chalk Festival!
April 30th Groundbreaking!
May 5, 6 and 7 at the Academy
May 9th - Mother's Day Buffet
May 14th, 9am to 3pm
Living Landscapes Workshop
Place: Arcadia Academy
Download the flyer and registration form
April 13th - TG Missouri Corporation
March 17th, FREE Estate Planning Workshop
February 6th, 2016 - AVCC Awards & Installation Banquet
Download the awards nomination form
December 2, 2015 ~ TG MO Corp. Career Fair
December 5th, 2015 ~ Arcadia Valley Christmas Parade!
Enter the Christmas Float Contest to WIN $$$ PRIZES
Download the entry form here!
Download this form if you wish to vend!
Enjoy old fashioned Caroling, Entertainment & of course
Shopping, Shopping, Shopping
for gifts and antiques in Arcadia Valley!
October 16, 17 & 18
Fall Mountain Music Festival and Parade!
For much more information and videos of the performers, click here.
Download the Schedule of Events!
Download the Fiddlers Flyer
24th Annual Arcadia Valley Lion's Club IPRA Rodeo
Arcadia Valley Lion's Club Fairgrounds
573-546-2759 for information
4th of July Fireworks and Car Show!
Download the SCHEDULE OF EVENTS!
Download the flyer for the car show!
July 18th, Arcadia Valley Alumni Golf Tournament
Click to download entry flyer
June 20th - Arcadia Valley Home & Garden Show
download the flyer
Christmas in the Valley Polar Express Christmas Parade, December 6th!
Look for clues to the Christmas Song Scavenger Hunt the week of
November 28th thru December 5th!
Click to download the flyer!
Enter the Christmas Float Contest to WIN $$$ PRIZES
Download the Float Form!
October 17, 18 & 19th
Arcadia Valley Mountain Music Festival & Fall Festival Parade
Click the banner for information!
Download the schedule!
First Anniversary Celebration - Parkland Health Mart
Click for more information on the 2014 Reenactment
Download the schedule of week-long events beginning September 20th
Download the Flyer and Entry Form
Rocktober Run at Johnson's Shut-ins
Click to download the flyer!
Annual AV Lions Club Rodeo
Arcadia Valley Kiwanis Club Moonlight Golf Tournament
Download the flyer and entry form
July 26th - AV Alumni Golf Tournament
download the flyer entry form
4th of July Fireworks & Car Show at Fort Davidson
June 6th & 7
Missouri Community Scholars Workshop
June 13th & 14th
First Arcadia Valley Bar-B-Que Battle! Find out how to enter or sponsor
the event right here! The Arcadia Valley Bar-B-Que Battle will be held on the grounds of the historic Iron County Courthouse in Ironton, Missouri. Enter for your chance to win $4000
in prize money! Grand Champion wins $1000! Along with the Bar-B-Que competition
there will be a beer garden, washer tournament, pork steak competition and live bands!
Saturday June 21st
Arcadia Valley Garden Tour
Click Banner to Download the Flyer
June 21st - Benefit Car Cruise
May 16-18, 2014
Spring Arcadia Valley Mountain Music Festival
and Arcadia Valley Sports Complex 5k Run-Walk on Saturday the 17th!
There will be a Family Fun Run/Walk and 5K competitive race to raise money to support our Sports Complex. Our community (especially our kids) need the facility but it takes money to keep it maintained, buy equipment, and add what is needed to support local sports.
Download the registration for the Run/Walk Here!
or contact Jim or Toni Erpenbach by phone at 573-546-2599
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Download the Schedule for the Mountain Music Festival!
Community-Wide Easter Egg Hunt!
Iron County Medical Center Auxiliary Fundraiser
Begins November 29, 2013 - Christmas Business’ Open House, Downtown Ironton
December 7, 2013 - Christmas in the Valley Parade, Ironton
ATTN: After much consideration, due to the bad weather,
the Christmas Parade and all other activities have been
rescheduled for next weekend,
December 14th & 15th!
Click the banner to see all the fun Christmas activities!
Or, click here to download the schedule!
Enter the Float Contest & Christmas Lighting contest - Forms here!
Mountain Music Festival coming again October 18-20, 2013
Financial assistance for this project has been provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency
October 18-20, 2013 - Arcadia Valley Fall Mountain Music Festival, Ironton.
Three days of bluegrass and gospel music along with cloggers and square dancers.
Sunday afternoon will feature a Civil War Music Concert with artisan demonstrations.
Food, craft and game booths. Click for all the information and Lineup!
October 19, 2013 - Arcadia Valley High School Festival and Parade, Ironton
Parade begins in Pilot Knob at 10:00 a.m. Coronation will be held at the high
school gym at 6:00 p.m.
Christmas in the Valley begins November 23rd
Thanksgiving Weekend! Click banner for complete information!
BUSINESS SERIES FOR THE COMMUNITY
Feb and Mar, 2012
The Arcadia Valley Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Arcadia Valley Career Technology and the Douglas C. Greene Center for Innovation and
Entrepreneurship at Southeast Missouri State University, will be hosting a "Business Series" for the community beginning Thursday, February 23.
The two-hour classes will be held for four consecutive Thursday evenings at the A.V. Career Tech from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., and will consist of Microsoft Word, Website Design, Excel and Social Media. There will be a $5 charge for each class. The following are the dates and instructors for the classes:
Feb. 23 - Microsoft Word - Mrs. Shelly Walker
Mar. 1 - Website Design - Mr. Dave Amelunke
Mar. 8 - Microsoft Excel - Mrs. Shelly Walker
Mar. 15 - Social Media by students Allie Yates and Peyton Mounce
The classes are limited to 24 students. For more information and to sign-up, please email Judy Schaaf-Wheeler at email@example.com
7th Annual “Luck O’ the Irish Trivia Challenge”
March 16, 2012
Arcadia Valley High School Cafeteria
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Challenge begins at 7:00 p.m.
$10.00 per player – Team size: Minimum of 5, Maximum of 10
Winner of the 10 rounds receives $100
For more information, call 573-546-2296
IRON COUNTY HAS SKILLZ -
A Local Talent Competition
Arcadia Academy is sponsoring the second talent event in Iron County.
Auditions are March 8th, March 15 and March 22nd at 6:00 p.m. in
the Academy Theatre.
Final performance will be held on March 30, 2012 in the
Arcadia Academy Theatre at 7:30 p.m.
Prizes Paid for the Top 3 Performers
Tickets to the event are $5.00 for Adults and $3.00 for children 12 and under
purchased in advance. Tickets are $2.00 more at the door.
For more information, call 546-4249 or 314-960-1983
March 16th - Get your green on for the bake sale
All proceeds to the Boy Scouts!
HEAD START EASTER EGG HUNT
An Easter Egg Hunt for the Head Start children will be held on
Wednesday, April 4th at 9:30 a.m. at the Ironton Estates.
Donations of plastic eggs and candy would be appreciated.
For more information, call Tina at 573-546-7343
April 6th - Calling all kids (and Mom's & Dads)
Community Easter Egg Hunt ( with prizes!)
Every Friday - Join us on the square!
Begins after the Spring Festival until the Fall Mountain Music Festival!
September 1st and September 28th
October 19, 20 & 21st
Mountain Music Festival and Fall Festival Parade
Click the banner for all the information on the Festival Website!
Mountain Music Festival Schedule
Click to download
The Arcadia Valley Chamber "Second Fridays Downtown, Music Dancing and Fun"!
The Chamber is sponsorig "2nd Fridays Downtown Music, Dancing, and Fun"
Music, dancing and fun all summer between June & September every Second Friday!
Come join the fun and hear great music from the following artists:
June 10 - Dave & Terry
July 8 - Brian DeMent
August 12 - Scott Kemp
September 9 - Lynn Rose Terry & Friends, Jack Koetting & Jen Wood
Click to Download the Flyer
June 10 (8:00 - 11:00 p.m.) AVCC Summer Music in the pocket park with dancing features “Dave & Terry”
June 17 Iron County Hospital Golf Tournament - AVCC
July 4 Fireworks at the Fort - Car and Bike Show
July 8 (8:00 - 11:00 p.m.) AVCC Summer Music in the pocket park with dancing features David Scott
July 23 AV Alumni Scholarship Golf Tournament - AVCC
July 30 11am at Ste. Marie Du Lac Catholic Church in Ironton ---
150th Anniversary Ceremony of US Grant Becoming A General
August 6 AV Kiwanis Club “Moonlight Golf Tournament” - AVCC Download the flyer and entry form right here.
August 12 (8:00—11:00 p.m.) AVCC Summer Music in the pocket park - Scott Kemp
August 19 & 20 (8:00 p.m.) Annual IPRA Rodeo Lions Club Fairgrounds
September 9 (8:00—11:00 p.m.) AVCC Summer Music in the pocket park with dancing with Lynn Rose Terry & Friends, Jack Koetting & Jen Wood
September 23 The Baptist Home 4th Annual Golf Tournament held at Crown Pointe Golf Course, Farmington
October 21 at 7:30 at the Arcadia Academy - Iron County Has Skillz (Talent Competition) - 546-4249
October 22 - The Candlelight Vigil for SEMO Family Violence Council - October is Domestic Violence Awareness month - For location, email Carla Crocker @firstname.lastname@example.org
October 23 at 2 p.m at the Arcadia Academy chapel - An Afternoon of Sacred Music with pianist Gaye Coleman and organist Ryan Hassell
October 21, 22 & 23 Fall Mountain Music Festival Click Banner for Info!
October 28 - Halloween Trivia Night - For location, email Carla Crocker @ email@example.com
October 28,29 - Halloweenfest 2011 at Big Creek RV Park. Scary Movie
Night on Friday Night, Costume Contest, RV Decorating Contest, Pumpkin
Carving Contest (trophies will be awarded), kids' activities in meeting
hall, hayride, and trick-or-treating of RV park follows hayride. Must be camping at RV Park in order to participate.
October 28-31 from 8 p.m. - 10 p.m. - Candle Light Tours at Arcadia Academy
October 29 - Iron County Hospital 1st annual Chili Cook-off Cooks are still needed (Download attached registration form and rules for more information and to sign up)
October 29 - Halloween Party at AV Elks Proceeds benefit the annual Christmas Toy Drive.
October 31 - The Baptist Home will again host their Open House for trick or treaters at 6 p.m.
October 31 - Attached is a flyer for Sonic with their Halloween night events for your children or grandchildren.
Nov. 4 - Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre - Killer Luau at 6:30 p.m. - Arcadia Academy 546-4249
November 24th - Thanksgiving
Click the banner or here for all details, the schedule and vendor applications
November and December
November 25th - 5 to 8pm - Merchants Open House, Main Street Ironton
live Christmas Music
Complimentary Hot Chocolate & S'mores
Chili for purchase
Carriage Rides for a nominal fee
Businesses open for shopping
December 3rd - Christmas in the Valley Craft Bazaar & Parade
Bazaar will be held from 12-8 p.m. at the Arcadia Valley High School gym foyer. The Parade will begin at 6 p.m. with line up at 5:30 on N. Shepherd St. behind Town & Country. The parade will continue south on Main St., west on Park Dr. to Arcadia Valley High School gym where there will be pictures and visits with Santa, refreshments and craft vendors.
Anyone interested in a booth for the Christmas Bazaar can contact Patty Claney at firstname.lastname@example.org Phone - 573-598-1064 or cell 573-315-8336.
Anyone interesed in having a Christmas float should sign up by calling Jan Blaine at 546-3921, the Arcadia Valley Chamber office at 573-546-7117 or by submitting a form found in the newspaper. Prize money of $200, $150 & $75 will be awarded. Entry Requirements: Christmas Lights and decorations of some sort. NO Santa or Mrs. Claus on the float! There is only one Santa and he will appear at the end of the parade.
7 p.m. on Dec. 3 - Christmas show featuring the Redhead Express at Arcadia Valley Jamboree on Main St. in Ironton
Christmas events continue with a Arcadia Valley Chamber sponsored business and residential lighting contest. The lighting contest will begin on Tuesday, Dec. 6 and will continue until Wednesday, Dec. 14. Independent judging will take place between the hours of 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. Prize money will be awarded in each category. Residents and businesses located within five miles of the courthouse will be eligible to participate. If you are located "off the beaten path" please call 546-3777 and leave a message with your address, directions and a phone number to be sure the judges can find you.
of the Battle of Pilot Knob
at Fort Davidson State Historic Site, Pilot Knob, MO
September 25-26, 2010
Click banner for more information
Camps and booths open at 8 a.m. on Sat. & Sun. Battle Reenactment @ 1:30 on Sat. & Sun., Blowing up of the Fort on Saturday evening at 8:30 and Grand Ball at 8 p.m.
September 24 - Baptist Home 3rd Annual Golf Tournament at Crown Pointe Golf
Course in Farmington.
Tee off time is 1 p.m. For more information, call Colin Hedrick
September 4th, 2010
ANNUAL BAPTIST HOME AUCTION
AND CRAFT FAIR
HWY 72 EAST
Saturday, September 4th - Labor Day Weekend
CRAFT FAIR 9:00AM
AUCTION 10:00 AM
MANY ITEMS TOO NUMEROUS TOO LIST
** DON AKERS ** MICHAEL RHOADES **
ACTING AS SELLING AGENTS ONLY
LARGE BAKE SALE & FOOD BOOTH AVAILABLE
AMPLE SHADE, SEATING, PARKING, FOOD & DRINK
Download the Auction Flyer Here!
FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL:
THE BAPTIST HOME
You are invited to enjoy music and dancing at the Ironton Pocket Park
Main Street parking lot
compliments of your Chamber of Commerce throughout the summer
Bring your lawn chairs and dancing shoes and enjoy music
from the "Oldies" thru "Today"
Music is from 8 - 11 pm. Cold water & soda will be available for sale.
NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ALLOWED
Rain location, the Fairgrounds pavilion
Sept 10th, Lisa Long & John Hilton will provide the music for this season's last street dance.
Mark your calendars!
Visit Lisa Long's Website
September 23 - Business After Hours, Thursday, Sept. 23 at 5 p.m. at First State Community Bank. Network with community business owners and enjoy special appearances by Mickey Kuhn and Colonel Patrick Curtis, actors
from the original movie classic, Gone with The Wind!
Community 4th of July Celebration!
Arcadia Valley Fireworks Display at Fort Davidson State Historic Site
with musical performance by Pamela G and Jackie B
November 2009 & December 2009
2009 Arcadia Valley Chamber of Commerce Christmas!
Come One, Come All!
us as we celebrate the season in Arcadia Valley
Beginning Thanksgiving Weekend
27th, 5 - 8 PM Main Street, Ironton
Christmas tree lot
Businesses open for shopping
5th, 6 PM Annual Christmas In The Valley Parade.
Begin North Main
Piped Christmas music
Float viewing & winners announced
Christmas tree lot
Anyone interested in having a float in the parade should line up
at 5:30 on North Shepherd St. behind Town and Country
Anyone interested in having a booth can contact Patty Claney
Phine - 573-598-1064
Cell - 512-304-5007
year's theme: "It's a Wonderful Life"
in the Valley 2008
by Arcadia Valley Chamber of Commerce
Main Street Open House on Thanksgiving
Weekend and the Annual Christmas Parade December 6th Weekend! All the details
are coming soon!
to this page, please keep an eye on our
in the Valley Page for more information!
Celebration continues on December 6th Weekend!
us kick of the 2008 Christmas Season
with the Main Street Open House!
Christmas Shopping Gala on Thanksgiving Weekend
Enjoy Carriage Rides, Caroling around the Historic Iron County
Courthouse and of course
Shopping, Shopping, Shopping for gifts and antiques!
tour our exciting shops please visit this site!)
Friday, November 28th!
Annual Christmas in the Valley Parade, Lighting of the Courthouse and our "Bob
Hope style Christmas Show"!
Christmas Parade will be held on Saturday, Dec. 6th
your float in the Christmas Parade Competition!
prizes of $200.00 (1st
Place), $100.00 (2nd Place) and $50.00 (3rd Place)
for all floats registered to enter the competition. Entry
deadline is December 2nd.
your entry form here!
year's Christmas theme is "My Favorite Christmas Carol"
and Crafts Booths ~ Bob Hope style “White Christmas” Show
to be held at the historic Arcadia Academy Gymnasium
after the parade.
your vendor application right here!
Arcadia Academy Gymnasium – 4:00 p.m. until ~ ?
Vendor Set-up at Noon
you missed our 2008 Fall Festivals, join us in 2009 for all
4, 2008 Scarecrow'n Pumpkin Fest!
October 18th - 81st Annual Fall Festival Parade!
Attend the oldest
Fall Festival Parade in Missouri!
Community Betterment Organization
the Third Annual
“Scarecrow Business Decoration Contest”
of this contest is to once again create a gallery of fun, creative
and inventive scarecrow figures in displays throughout the
Arcadia Valley. Displays can be in front of your business
or on a selected light pole. (All entries must be located
within two miles of Arcadia, Ironton and Pilot Knob city limits).
for the contest will be held on Saturday, October 4th, and
there will be a plaque awarded for 1st Place, 2nd Place and
registration form will need to be completed and mailed to
Our Town Tomorrow, P. O. Box 225, Ironton, MO 63650 for all
entries. Please specify the location of the display. Registration
forms can be hand delivered to Carol Kelsheimer at First
State Community Bank, Ironton.
for entering the contest will be Friday, October 3, 2008.
your registration form here!
81ST ANNUAL FALL FESTIVAL PARADE WILL BE SATURDAY,
OCTOBER 18, 2008. THE PARADE WILL BEGIN AT
10:00 AM ON TILDEN STREET IN PILOT KNOB, MISSOURI AND
END AT THE SENIOR CITIZENS CENTER IN ARCADIA.
May 2 Iron
County Hospital Auxiliary Golf Tournament at
A. V. Country Club.
May 16-18 Arcadia
Valley Mountain Music Festival – See
below - Contact Bobby Powell at 573-546-1441
May 17 Ag
Day Parade – Contact Tony Harbison
May 17 2nd
Annual Run/Walk for the Park
– Arcadia Valley Sports Complex – See information
below - Contact Jim Erpenbach at 573-546-2599
May 17 Lions
Club Family Rodeo, Lions Club Fairgrounds
– Contact Ken Wooten at 573-546-2759
is just a taste of things to come! See
Page for information and the schedule of activities and
- 17th - 18th, 2008
This year's special guest artist:
Grammy Nominee Valerie
Smith and Liberty Pike
17th at 9:00 am - 2nd Annual Run/Walk for the
Arcadia Valley Sports Complex
has been scheduled for the 3rd Saturday in
May which is May 17, 2008. This is again being scheduled on the
same day as the Arcadia Valley Mountain Music Festival Day.
If you have any suggestions on ways to improve this run/walk please
let us know as soon as possible as plans will be developed soon.
the registration form
and schedule for the Run/Walk here.
Download this year's Run/Walk
Thanks for your support last year and hope to receive your support
again this year. Arcadia Valley Sports Complex Committee
Apr. 13 Southern gospel group
“Jericho” in concert at First Baptist Church
of Ironton at 6:30 p.m.
Apr. 16 Kelly
Miller Circus, Lions Club Fairgrounds –
Contact Ken Wooten at 573-546-2759
Apr. 19 Arcadia
Valley Spring Clean-up. Contact Carol Kelsheimer
at 573-546-7431 for more information.
Apr. 25 OTT “Spring
Fling” Golf Tournament at A. V. Country
Club. Flyer enclosed.
February 14th Valentine's Day at Arcadia Valley Jamboree
~ Special Dinner and Show
2008 Happy New Year!
Night on Broadway” Mark your calendar!
Arcadia Valley Chamber of Commerce Community Banquet
~ ~ ~
26, 2008 – A. V. Elks Lodge 2330
5:00 p.m. Social Hour & Silent Auction ~ 6:00 p.m. Dinner catered
by Stout’s Creek Catering
Entertainment provided by: “Broadway on the Driveway”
$20.00 per person: Advance reservations are required. Tickets
can be purchased at First State Community Bank, Ozarks Federal Savings
& Loan, Shepherd Mountain Inn, or Sun Security Bank in Pilot
Knob. To make reservations by phone, call (573) 546-3921.
Make your plans now to attend CHRISTMAS
IN THE VALLEY 2007
on Thanksgiving Weekend! November 23rd & 24th ~ Visit
the Christmas in the Valley webpage here.
Christmas Parade (theme “Old Fashioned Christmas”)
Lighting of the Courthouse & Main Street Open House
Bob Hope Style "White Christmas" Music Show & Christmas
Craft & Gift Show
and print the entire Christmas in the Valley schedule just
Attn: If you are interested in vending at the Academy Gymnasium
on Saturday, please download and send in our arts
& crafts booth registration form. To enter a
float in the parade, please download and send in our float
registration form. Cash prizes of $200.00 (1st Place),
$100.00 (2nd Place) and $50.00 (3rd Place) The deadline for entry
is November 19th.
evening, November 23rd ~ 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
* “Lighting of the Courthouse”
will be at 5:00 p.m. with live music by carolers in the Gazebo.
After this opening ceremony, join “A Gathering” on the
City Parking lot in downtown Ironton and enjoy caroling, refreshments
and lots of fun. Pictures can be taken with “special”
Christmas characters at the event.
Main Street in Ironton will host an
Open House at participating retail stores. Businesses
open for evening shopping are Bert’s Corner, Warrens Furniture,
Country Bouquet, C. C. & Company, Boulder Books, Lynn’s
Photography, Taum Sauk Traders and Glory Days.
Bert’s Corner Antiques & Gifts has arranged “Carriage
Rides” with Nash Carriages for $1.00.
Lynn’s Photography will be taking pictures
of children with Santa for $5.00 (5 x 7) and $10.00
(8 x 10).
Enjoy a delicious pancake breakfast
with Rudolph and Frosty the Snowman. This fundraiser
is sponsored by the Arcadia Valley Kiwanis Club and will be held
at Bobby Powell’s A. V. Jamboree Theatre. Breakfast will be
served from 8:00 – 10:30 a.m. Free pictures will be taken
of all children
with Frosty and Rudolph.
“Open House” at the Arcadia
Valley Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center and Iron County Historical
Society Museum from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Free
Christmas cookies and hot cider will be served.
Christmas Craft and Gift Show in the
Arcadia Academy Gymnasium from 4:00 p.m. through
the end of the Christmas Show.
At 4:30 p.m. the Christmas Parade
will line up behind Town and Country Grocery on
Annual Christmas Parade ~ Parade will
begin at 5:00 p.m. and will travel down Main Street
from North Ironton to Maple Street in Arcadia, then to College St.
Float parking will be on College St. in Arcadia. (Floats in the
Christmas Parade will be judged and eligible for cash prizes of
$200.00, $100.00 and $50.00.)
Immediately following the parade, a Special
Celebration with a “Bob Hope Style White Christmas”
music show will be held at the Arcadia Academy Gymnasium.
Refreshments including hot chocolate, coffee and cookies will be
“Santa” visits with photo opportunities
by Lynn’s Photography will be held after the
parade in the Arcadia Academy Gymnasium.
more information regarding the above events, contact Jan Young at
is the month for fall festivals and
autumn celebrations. The beautiful Arcadia Valley is
the location for some of the best. Planning starts weeks in
advance for the community Fall Festival. Much preparation
goes into the festivals and parade. This is the longest running
parade in the state of Missouri. This year's will be the 81st
annual. The incredible floats are built by parents and students
in a heavy competition which starts early in the school year
as students and their parents work feverishly on fund raisers
to earn money for the floats and talent competition. Then,
the float building takes place. They have just one week during
after school hours only until the last night. Investments
in float materials runs into the thousands of dollars. Thursday
night they can work all night because there is no school on
Friday. Floats are finished on Friday and must be ready for
display on Friday evening. The parade route is approximately
2 miles and the kids bring excitement and much talent throughout
the whole valley. Following the parade a float viewing event
is held at the court house, along with a Scarecrow Festival.
The Scarecrow Festival is a gathering of many delightful artisans,
crafters, cuisine vendors, and old fashioned hometown celebration.
Make your lodging
reservations now . . .You don't want to miss it!
More information below. If you are interested in vending
for this event, please download the flyer
5th thru 7th - Annual
Ursuline Academy and St. Joseph Grade School All-School Reunion
Information contact Loretto Shy Alexander, 573-748-2477 - Address:
899 Mitchell Street, New Madrid, MO 63869 email: email@example.com
Oct. 6-7 - Freedom Fest,
Oct. 6-8 - Old Miners Day,
Oct. 13 - Arcadia Valley
Kiwanis Breakfast, at Iron County Fair, Lions Club
October 19 & 20th - 81st
Annual Fall Festival
‘n’ Pumpkin Fest - the
oldest continuously running parade in the state of Missouri!
The 2007 theme is "A Tribute To..." Join us for
our parade! Float viewing will be Friday, Oct. 19,
from 6-8 pm. The parade will begin Saturday, Oct. 20, at 10 am in
Pilot Knob, and will travel to the apartments in Arcadia. When the
parade concludes, floats will be parked at the Iron County Court
House. Voting for the coronation is at 6 pm, with the candidate
talents beginning at 7 pm. Presentation of the awards will
If Interested in placing a entry in the parade, please contact Dave
Dillard at 573-546-9700 EXT.5. If you are interested in
vending for this event, please download the flyer here.
Saturday 10a.m. parade starts
Scarecrow Festival immediately following the parade
Coronation starts at 6p.m
Talent show at 7p.m.
Hwy 21 Flea Market at Arcadia Academy and Car Cruise to be
& Pumpkin Festival Flea Market will also be held at the
Arcadia Academy. If you're interested in booth space, please
for information and the form that you need to fill out and return.
OTT Festival Committee is pleased to announce
there will be two categories in the 2007 display contest. They are
as follows: Category #1: Best Business Display
Category #2: Best Home Display The goal of
this contest is to once again create a gallery of fun, creative
and inventive scarecrow figures in displays throughout the Arcadia
Valley (all entries must be within two miles of Arcadia, Ironton
and Pilot Knob city limits). Judging for the contest will
be held on Friday, October 19th, and a plaque will be awarded to
each winner on Saturday, October 20th at 4:00 p.m. at the festival.
A registration form needs to be completed and mailed
to Our Town Tomorrow, PO Box 225, Ironton, MO 63650 for all entries.
Please specify the category of the entry and location of the display.
Registration forms can be hand delivered to Carol Kelsheimer at
First State Community Bank, Ironton. Deadline for entering the contest
will be Wednesday, October 17, 2007. Download the form here.
miss the Fall Festival!
Parade, Arts, Crafts & Food Booths
Games ~ Silent Auction
Music at the Gazebo!
If you are interested in vending for this event, please download
the flyer here
8 - “Broadway on the Driveway” dinner
show, Bobby Powell’s Arcadia Valley Jamboree
September 11th - Tribute To The Troops
& Walk for Freedom ~ followed by a Freedom Rally at the Courthouse
- sponsored by Arcadia Valley Eagles #4238 ~
Join us for the Walk for Freedom starting at Town &
Country Supermarket at 4:00 pm. Our walk will conclude at
on the Courthouse Square.
From 5:15 untill 8:00 pm, show your patriotism at the Freedom
Rally that will include speakers & live
your lawn chairs and blankets if you wish. We need your
help! Please help us by donating to the cause of freedom.
Collection boxes for donations are currently located at 22 locations
throughout the Valley. There will also be a "freedom box"
at the courthouse Rally that evening. All proceeds collected
will be spent for care packages for our active duty soldiers in
Sept. 14th - Trivia
Night at Signer Senior Center,
Teams are needed! $10 per team member/
8 member max. - 6 minimum. 75% of funds raised go to support
the Battle Re-enactment 2007 and 25% goes to Historic Immanuel Lutheran
Church Building Fund. Please join in the fun!
Contact Walt Bush with your team or mail to: Immanuel Lutheran
Church, P.O. Box 26, Arcadia, MO 63621. Event takes place
at 6:30 pm at Signer Senior Center, 113 W. Orchard, Arcadia, MO
September 18th - (1:45 pm-3:00
pm) Poverty Simulation - East
Missouri Action Agnecy is hosting a poverty simulation at the First
Baptist Church in Ironton. All Arcadia Valley
Chamber Members are invited to attend. If you are planning to attend,
please contact Laura @ EMAA to reserve your seat. (573) 546-3191
We are looking forward to seeing everyone!
September 22-23rd - Reenactment
of the Battle of Pilot Knob - Every third year a
full-scale re-enactment of the Battle of Pilot Knob is staged, attracting
tens of thousands of spectators to the Valley. Be sure to make your
plans now to attend the next reenactment being held September 22-23,
2007. Click the banner below for all of the information on
this year's reenactment.
29th - Jam Session on the Historic Iron
County Courthouse Lawn - Come
one ... Come all ... Musicians and lovers of music and good food.
Join us for a "Jam Session" sponsored by the Ozark
Bluegrass Gospel Music Assn. Saturday, September 29, 2007 10:00
a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on the "Historic Iron County Courthouse"
lawn. All guitar, banjo, fiddle players, and vocal talents are wanted.
Remember to bring your lawn chairs and join us for some old time
fun. Food concessions provided by OBGMA and the Signer Senior
Center. For more information contact Bobby Powell at 573-546-1441.
- Signer Senior Center 6th Annual Golf Tournament
Scramble - $135 per team (includes dinner/golf cart). For more information,
contact Carol Kelsheimer at 573-546-7431.
17-18 - 16th Annual IPRA Rodeo
– Lions Club
25 - Summer Concert & Homemade
Ice Cream Social sponsored by Our Town Tomorrow.
- American Cancer Society’s Relay for
Life – The 2007 Relay for Life is fast approaching.
Sponsorships are still being accepted on many levels: $25.00 - $50.00;
$100.00; $200.00; $300.00 and $500.00. If you would like to be a
sponsor, just mail your check payable to the American Cancer Society
and a copy of your company logo with a commitment form by April
11, 2007. For more information, contact Brandi Turner at 573-546-5033
or Kaci Thompson at 573-334-9197. Email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, June 7 -- Civil War Archaeology in the Arcadia
Valley -- Speaker Series - Fort Davidson State
Historic Site - 7pm ~ Steve Dasovich, Ph.D., head of the
cultural resources services division of SCI Engineering in St. Charles,
will highlight his archaeological digs at Immanuel Lutheran Church
and his surveys of some other Civil War fortifications in Iron,
Reynolds and Wayne counties.
Thursday, June 14 -- Speaker Series - Fort Davidson State
Historic Site - 7pm ~ Jesse James -- Howard Noble, retired
teacher from Mineral Area College in Park Hills, will discuss Jesse
James' war and post-war careers.
Thursday, June 21 -- Speaker Series - Fort Davidson State
Historic Site - 7pm ~ The Battle of Athens -- Bruce Ketchum,
site administrator at Deutschheim State Historic Site in Hermann,
will describe the Battle of Athens, an early Civil War battle in
extreme northeastern Missouri.
June 23rd - “Grand
Opening” of the Whistle Junction Visitors Center and Iron
County Historical Museum
Thursday, June 28 -- Speaker
Series - Fort Davidson State Historic Site - 7pm ~ Are
you E.M.M., P.E.M.M., M.S.G. or M.S.M?: Can't Tell A Missouri Civil
War Militia Unit without a Scorecard -- This presentation
by Mike Comer, site administrator at Hunter-Dawson State Historic
Site in New Madrid, is a lightly humorous look at all the different
military organizations Missouri created during the Civil War, yet
it is essential information for researching Civil War ancestors.
-- Speaker Series - Fort Davidson State Historic Site -
7pm ~ The Swamp Fox and the Battle of Blackwell, Mo. --
John Hollingsworth, organizer of the Blackwell Monument Committee
and Jefferson County historian, will discuss the October 1861 Civil
War battle in which Missouri State Guard forces under Gen. M. Jeff
Thompson defeated units from the 33rd Illinois Infantry.
Tuesday, May 8 -- Speaker Series - Fort
Davidson State Historic Site - 7pm ~ James Lindsey vs. John Scott:
A Civil War Missouri Election -- Bob Schmidt, author of
several local history books, will describe the political atmosphere
in a typical Missouri election in Iron County during the Civil War.
Thursday, May 17 -- Speaker Series - Fort
Davidson State Historic Site - 7pm ~ The Trail of Tears in the Arcadia
Valley and Southeast Missouri -- Susan Zornek-Stevens,
archaeology technician for the U.S. Forest Service, will provide
information on the historic roads through southeast Missouri and
how that affected the Trail of Tears, the forced march of the Cherokee.
18th & 19th - Arcadia Valley Mountain Music Festival & "AG
“1857 – 2007” 150th Sesquicentennial Anniversary
of Iron County
celebration of this event, we have a “Mountain
Music Festival” on Friday, May 18 and Saturday,
May 19. In addition, on Saturday we will be having an “AG
Day”, with a tractor parade and AG related displays,
etc. There will be various crafters and vendors, such as blacksmiths,
broom makers, and music, music, music . . .everywhere you turn.
We are also promoting period costumes from the civil war era. The
hub of activities will center around the Historic Iron County Court
House on Main St. in Ironton, MO. The event will end with a 7:00
p.m. show at Bobby Powell’s Arcadia Valley Jamboree featuring
bluegrass band “Barely Here”. For more information,
contact Bobby Powell 573-546-1441 www.avjamboree.com
Click here to download
the Festival Flyer. For information on the AG Day Tractor
Parade, contact Tony Harbison at 573-546-3877.
April 6th - Annual
Community-Wide Easter Egg Hunt will be held at the AV Sports Complex:
Everyone is invited to attend this fun event sponsored
by the Arcadia Valley Kiwanis Club. Plastic eggs, individually wrapped
candy and prizes are needed. Last year approximately 3,500 eggs
were dropped for the kids. For more information, contact Pam Sherrill
Arcadia Valley Kiwanis and Key Club Variety Show
- Show time is 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
at the Bobby Powell’s Arcadia Valley Jamboree. Call Carol
Kelsheimer at 573-546-7431 for info.
24th & 25th -
40th Annual Missouri Whitewater Championships (MWC)
Slalom and Downriver Races at Millstream
Gardens. Where: St. Francis River (Class II - III), Millstream
Gardens Conservation Area, Fredericktown, MO. For all of the
information on this event, please click here.
Make your reservations for lodging
- Home Tour, Ironton, MO
GFWC Mina Sauk Club is hosting their Home Tour, March 25, 2007 (1
– 5 p.m.), Ironton, MO.
The self-guided tour features the history and progress of the Arcadia
Valley’s great architecture. At least 5 homes and several
churches will be open for touring. Tickets are $10. The proceeds
go towards funding community projects. Enjoy yourself by taking
the Home Tour and see country style workmanship. Come celebrate
Iron Counties 150th anniversary with a day trip, weekend get-a-way,
or a full vacation in the Arcadia Valley and surrounding areas.
Contact B.J. LaPlante, 573-546-2662 (W–Sa) or email email@example.com
Valentine’s Dinner & Special Show!
Powell's Jamboree - Legends & Love Songs,
featuring "Broadway on the Driveway" Swing from St. Louis.
Dinner at 6:30. Bring your Valentine and join us for this fun
and romantic evening. Bobby
Powell's Arcadia Valley Jamboree, 135 S. Main, Ironton.
Call us at 573-546-1411 for more information and reservations!
See the entertainment page
for all the fun happenings at Bobby Powell's this year!
17th - Iron County 150th Anniversary
Opening Celebration and Reception at the Iron County Courthouse -
Sponsored by the Iron County Commission, Iron
County Historical Society and First
State Community Bank. For information call Scott
Killen 546-2333, Wilma Cofer 546-2058 or Gail Woods
17th - HAVIN'
A BALL 1850'S STYLE!
Saturday, February 17th
- Arcadia Valley Chamber of Commerce Community Banquet, 2007
- A. V. Elks Lodge 2330 at 5:00 p.m. Social Hour & Silent Auction
/ 6:00 p.m. Dinner. Roasted Pig with all the trimmins’ Celebrating
150 Years – Iron County Sesquicentennial. Tickets $20.00
per person: Advance reservations are required. Tickets can be
purchased at The Mountain Echo, Ozarks Federal Savings & Loan,
First State Community Bank, Sun Security Bank or Shepherd Mountain
Inn. To make reservations by phone, call 546-3921. Period dress
not required, but desired. If you are interested in obtaining
a period costume for one of this year’s events, these web sites
are very good. www.akrondesign.com
2nd - Special
Powell's Arcadia Valley Jamboree,
135 S. Main, Ironton. Show at 7:00 p.m.
9th - Special
Powell's Arcadia Valley Jamboree,
135 S. Main, Ironton. Show at 7:00 p.m.
31st New Year's Celebration & Dinner -
Dinner Show - Bobby
Powell's Arcadia Valley Jamboree, 135 S. Main, Ironton.
Gracie, George, Minnie and Willie will keep you entertained while
you enjoy a 4 course meal including a Steak Entree. Tickets
are on sale now at First
State Community Bank. $25.00 per person. Call us at 573-546-1411
for more information. See the entertainment
page for all the fun happenings at Bobby Powell's coming up in
11th - Patriotic Show
Powell's Arcadia Valley Jamboree,
135 S. Main, Ironton. Show at 7:00 p.m.
20th - 23rd - Annual
Arcadia Valley High School Thanksgiving Basketball
running tournament in the State of Missouri!
For information call 573-546-9700 ext. 3
24th & 25th
Valley Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade & Lighting
of the Courthouse For
information contact Margo Crowell at 573-546-7117
- Historical Society "Christmas Open House"
The Iron County
Historical Society will have a “Christmas Open House”
at their Museum located at
123 West Wayne (north of the courthouse) from 4:00-7:00 p.m. to
coincide with the A. V. Chamber
Christmas Parade and Festival. There are many wonderful collections
on display and more being added
every day. Light refreshments will be served. Contact Person:
Wilma Cofer, President 573-546-2058.
about Christmas in the Valley 2006 here
and make your plans to
attend Christmas in the Valley 2007 next Thanksgiving Weekend!
21st - Arcadia Valley High
School 80th Annual Fall Festival
Arcadia Valley High School at 573-546-9600 Ext. 3 for more information.
21st - Scarecrow 'n Pumpkin
by Our Town Tomorrow/Arcadia Valley Community Betterment
For information contact Carol Kelsheimer at 573-546-7431