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Here are past events in the Valley ~  Something is always going on!
Make your plans to attend our 2014 events now!
Click here for our Current Events Schedule


2014 Events


May & June Events Calendar

August 15-16
Annual AV Lions Club Rodeo

Annual AV Lions Club Rodeo

August 30th

Arcadia Valley Kiwanis Club Moonlight Golf Tournament
Download the flyer and entry form


AV Moonlight Golf Tournament

July 26th - AV Alumni Golf Tournament
download the flyer entry form

AV Alumni Golf Tournament 2014



4th of July Fireworks & Car Show at Fort Davidson


4th of July Fireworks at Fort Davidson

June 6th & 7
Missouri Community Scholars Workshop

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!

BBQ Battle


Saturday June 21st
Arcadia Valley Garden Tour
Click Banner to Download the Flyer

Community Garden Tour

June 21st - Benefit Car Cruise
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!

AV Music Festival
AV Run Walk!
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 jimerp@centurytel.net


Download the application for the Run-Walk!

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Mountain Music Festival Spring 2014

Download the Schedule for the Mountain Music Festival!

Spring MMF Flyer




April 18th
Community-Wide Easter Egg Hunt!

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April 26th
Iron County Medical Center Auxiliary Fundraiser

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March 29th




January 2014 Calendar

2-14 Banquet Flyer

 


2013 Events

 Christmas 2013   
 Begins
November 29, 2013 - Christmas Business’ Open House, Downtown Ironton
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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!

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  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.

Mountain Music Festival

Download the Schedule
for the Mountain Music Festival!







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September 27th - Baptist Home Charity Golf Tournament


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Arcadia Valley Mountain Music Festival May 17-19!
Click here for all the information!


Mountain Music Festival Spring 2013

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Annual Chamber Banquet

2012 Events

October through December 2012

Christmas in the Valley begins November 23rd
Thanksgiving Weekend!  Click banner for complete information!

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February 12, 2012
Annual Arcadia Valley Chamber Banquet
Click for downloadable flyer

2012 Chamber Banquet



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 jschaaf@centurytel.net




MARCH

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!






APRIL

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!)




August 14th




Arcadia Valley Jamboree

Every Friday - Join us on the square!
Begins after the Spring Festival until the Fall Mountain Music Festival!


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September 1st and September 28th

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October 19, 20 & 21st
Mountain Music Festival and Fall Festival Parade

Click the banner for all the information on the Festival Website!
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Mountain Music Festival Schedule
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2011 Events



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

March  JUNE

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 4th 2011

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


Rodeo 2011

AUGUST
 


  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 September

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 2011

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 @ccrocker@wildblue.net

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 @ ccrocker@wildblue.net

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

Thanksgiving is November 24th - Give Thanks!November 24th - Thanksgiving

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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
     
 
Featuring  live Christmas Music
Complimentary Hot Chocolate & S'mores
Chili for purchase
Carriage Rides for a nominal fee
Businesses open for shoppi
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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 bigcreekrvpark@centurytel.net 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.

2010
Reenactment 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.

Battle of Pilot Knob Reenactment

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
@ 866-454-2709.

September 4th, 2010


Baptist Home

ANNUAL BAPTIST HOME AUCTION
AND CRAFT FAIR

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HWY 72 EAST
IRONTON, MO

Saturday, September 4th - Labor Day Weekend

CRAFT FAIR 9:00AM

AUCTION 10:00 AM

MANY ITEMS TOO NUMEROUS TOO LIST

AUCTIONEERS
   **   DON AKERS   **   MICHAEL RHOADES **   
ACTING AS SELLING AGENTS ONLY

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LARGE BAKE SALE & FOOD BOOTH AVAILABLE

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AMPLE SHADE, SEATING, PARKING, FOOD & DRINK
LIVE MUSIC

Download the Auction Flyer Here!

FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL:
THE BAPTIST HOME
(573) 546-7429






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September 10th
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!


Lisa Long
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!

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Happy 4th of July!
Community 4th of July Celebration!
Arcadia Valley Fireworks Display at Fort Davidson State Historic Site
with
musical performance by Pamela G and Jackie B
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Annual Arcadia Valley Chamber Banquet on January 30th 2010

November 2009 & December 2009
Join us for our Main Street Open House on November 28th! Carriage Rides! Held on Main Street around  the historic Iron County Courthouse!


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Arcadia Valley Chamber of Commerce Christmas!
Come One, Come All! 
Join us as we celebrate the season in Arcadia Valley
Beginning Thanksgiving Weekend
November 27th, 5 - 8 PM Main Street, Ironton
Caroling
Hot chocolate
S'mores
Chili Stand
Christmas tree lot
Carriage rides
Businesses open for shopping

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December 5th, 6 PM Annual Christmas In The Valley Parade.
Begin North Main
Craft booths
Santa pictures
Piped Christmas music
Refreshments
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
bigcreekrvpark@hughes.net
Phine - 573-598-1064
Cell - 512-304-5007

Santa Claus thrills the children at Christmas in the Valley!

This year's theme: 
"It's a Wonderful Life"

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Christmas in the Valley 2008
Sponsored 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!
In addition to this page, please keep an eye on our
Christmas in the Valley Page for more information!

Click here for information on Christmas in the Valley 2008 as it becomes available!

Join us for our Main Street Open House on November 28th!
Carriage Rides!
Held on Main Street around  the historic Iron County Courthouse!
Help 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!
(To tour our exciting shops please visit this site!)
Friday, November 28th!

The Celebration continues on December 6th Weekend!
Annual Christmas in the Valley Parade, Lighting of the Courthouse and our "Bob Hope style Christmas Show"!

Rounded Rectangle: Saturday, December 6, 2008

Santa arrives on December 6th for Christmas in the Valley!

The Christmas Parade will be held on Saturday, Dec. 6th
Enter your float in the Christmas Parade Competition!

Cash 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.

Download your entry form here!

This year's Christmas theme is "My Favorite Christmas Carol"

 Arts and Crafts Booths ~ Bob Hope style “White Christmas” Show
to be held at the historic Arcadia Academy Gymnasium after the parade.
Attention Vendors:
Download your vendor application right here!

Arcadia Academy Gymnasium – 4:00 p.m. until ~ ?
Vendor Set-up at Noon

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Trivia Night on November 7th, 2008
Download the Trivia Night Flyer!


Trivia Night in Arcadia Valley!

If you missed our 2008 Fall Festivals, join us in 2009 for all the fun!
October 4, 2008 Scarecrow'n Pumpkin Fest!

October 18th - 81st Annual Fall Festival Parade!

Attend the oldest Fall Festival Parade in Missouri!

Be sure to make your lodging reservations now for our Fall Festival!

Our Town Tomorrow and the
Arcadia Valley Community Betterment Organization

present the Third Annual
“Scarecrow Business Decoration Contest”

 
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.  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). 

Judging for the contest will be held on Saturday, October 4th, and there will be a plaque awarded for 1st Place, 2nd Place and 3rd Place.   

A 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. 

  Deadline for entering the contest will be Friday, October 3, 2008.
Download your registration form here!

THE 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. 

 

Past Events  -


May 2008


May 2 Iron County Hospital Auxiliary Golf Tournament at A. V. Country Club.

May 16-18 Arcadia Valley Mountain Music FestivalSee below - Contact Bobby Powell at 573-546-1441

May 17 Ag Day ParadeContact Tony Harbison at 573-546-3877

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

This is just a taste of things to come! See the Festival Page for information and the schedule of activities and music.
May 16th - 17th - 18th, 2008
This year's special guest artist:

Grammy Nominee Valerie Smith and Liberty Pike


May 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.

Download the registration form and schedule for the Run/Walk here.
Download this year's Run/Walk Poster here.

Thanks for your support last year and hope to receive your support again this year. Arcadia Valley Sports Complex Committee  tonierp@centurytel.net

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April 2008

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.

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February 2008

February 14th Valentine's Day at Arcadia Valley Jamboree ~ Special Dinner and Show

January 2008 Happy New Year!
“A Night on Broadway”  Mark your calendar!
Arcadia Valley Chamber of Commerce Community Banquet

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Saturday, January 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” 

Tickets $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.
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November 2007
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
To download and print the entire Christmas in the Valley schedule just click here.

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.

Friday 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).

Saturday, November 24th

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 Shepherd St.

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 served.

“Santa” visits with photo opportunities by Lynn’s Photography will be held after the parade in the Arcadia Academy Gymnasium.

For more information regarding the above events, contact Jan Young at 573-546-3921




OCTOBER

October 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
here.

October 5th thru 7th - Annual Ursuline Academy and St. Joseph Grade School All-School Reunion - For Information contact Loretto Shy Alexander, 573-748-2477 - Address: 899 Mitchell Street, New Madrid, MO 63869 email: loretto@cityfx.net

Oct. 6-7 - Freedom Fest, Annapolis, MO

Oct. 6-8 - Old Miners Day, Viburnum, MO

Oct. 13 - Arcadia Valley Kiwanis Breakfast, at Iron County Fair, Lions Club Fairgrounds

October 19 & 20th - 81st Annual Fall Festival & Scarecrow ‘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 follow.
   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.

Schedule:

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 announced

The Scarecrow & Pumpkin Festival Flea Market will also be held at the Arcadia Academy.  If you're interested in booth space, please click here for information and the form that you need to fill out and return.

The OTT Festival Committee is pleased to announce that 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.


Don't 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



September

Sept. 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 the Gazebo on the Courthouse Square.  From 5:15 untill 8:00 pm, show your patriotism at the Freedom Rally that will include speakers & live entertainment.  Bring 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 Iraq.

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.

September 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.

Click here for information on The Battle of Pilot Knob Reenactment.

 


August 10
- Signer Senior Center 6th Annual Golf Tournament -
Three-Person Scramble - $135 per team (includes dinner/golf cart). For more information, contact Carol Kelsheimer at 573-546-7431.

August 17-18 - 16th Annual IPRA Rodeo – Lions Club

August 25 - Summer Concert & Homemade Ice Cream Social sponsored by Our Town Tomorrow.
  

         JUNE

June 1-2
  - 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 kaci.thompson@cancer.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.


       MAY

Tuesday, May 1
-- 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.

May 18th & 19th - Arcadia Valley Mountain Music Festival & "AG Day" celebrating “1857 – 2007” 150th Sesquicentennial Anniversary of Iron County

In 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.

Click here for all the exciting Mountain Music Festival Events!

 

  APRIL


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 at 573-546-7413.

April 20th - 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.



  MARCH


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 early!

25th - Home Tour, Ironton, MO
The 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 bjminasauk@yahoo.com


February 2007

14th - Valentine’s Dinner & Special Show!
Bobby 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
546-7431

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 (best), www.costumeuniverse.com, www.costumecraze.com





DECEMBER 2006

2nd - Special Christmas Show
Bobby Powell's Arcadia Valley Jamboree, 135 S. Main, Ironton.  Show at 7:00 p.m.
Call 573-546-1411

9th - Special Christmas Show
Bobby Powell's Arcadia Valley Jamboree, 135 S. Main, Ironton.  Show at 7:00 p.m.

Call 573-546-1411

31st New Year's Celebration & Dinner -
Variety 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 2007!



NOVEMBER 2006

11th - Patriotic Show
Bobby Powell's Arcadia Valley Jamboree, 135 S. Main, Ironton.  Show at 7:00 p.m.
Call 573-546-1411

20th - 23rd - Annual Arcadia Valley High School Thanksgiving Basketball
Tournament
,
Longest running tournament in the State of Missouri!
For information call 573-546-9700 ext. 3

24th & 25th - Arcadia Valley Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade & Lighting
of the Courthouse
For information contact Margo Crowell at 573-546-7117

25th - 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.

Read about Christmas in the Valley 2006 here and make your plans to
attend Christmas in the Valley 2007 next Thanksgiving Weekend!





OCTOBER 2006

21st - Arcadia Valley High School 80th Annual Fall Festival
Call the Arcadia Valley High School at 573-546-9600 Ext. 3 for more information.

21st - Scarecrow 'n Pumpkin Festival
Presented by Our Town Tomorrow/Arcadia Valley Community Betterment
For information contact Carol Kelsheimer at 573-546-7431

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