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Neosho

203 E. Main
Neosho, MO 64850
Ph: 417-451-8050
Fx: 417-451-8065
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Fall Festival
Coming Back Big!

Neosho Fall Festival 2014 saw record public turnout and we’re planning for another fantastic event in 2015!

 

Neosho Fall Festival will be held Oct 3-4, 2015 in historic downtown Neosho, and includes two full days of family activities. For questions about the event in general, please call Paul Richardson at 417-451-8050. 


NEOSHO FALL FESTIVAL 2015 SCHEDULE

(Entertainment Schedule at Bottom)

* Friday, Oct. 2

4:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. – Art After Hours, Neosho Civic, 109 W Main

* Saturday, Oct. 3

7:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. – Lions Club Pancake/Biscuit and Gravy Feed, Neosho Civic, 109 W Main. $5 donation.
8 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Neosho Arts Council Chalk Art Contest, in front of Neosho Civic, 109 W Main 
8:30 a.m. – Denise Butler Champions for Children 5k Run/Walk, Lampo Building, 500 E Spring St. 
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. – Neosho Farmers Market, corner of Spring and Jefferson, just west of Square 
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Food and Craft Vendors on and around Neosho Square 
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Free inflatable rides for kids, just off southeast corner of Square 
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Pony Rides. $5. Northeast corner of Square 
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Art Feeds free kids art activities, in front of Neosho Civic 
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Coaster Car Races, corner of Washington and Hickory, just south of Square
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Fire Department Chili Cookoff, 125 N. College St., northwest of Square 
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – History Alley, Newton County Historical Park, 121 N. Washington St., north of Square. Historical demonstrations. Includes free wagon rides. 
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Art Show and Sale, Neosho Civic, 109 W Main 
11 a.m. – 3 p.m. – Kids Literacy Fair and Storytimes, Neosho-Newton County Library, 201 W Spring, just west of Square 
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Kids Skateboard Lessons, Neosho Skatepark, La-Z-Boy Drive (Parkway) and E Coler St. $5. 
12 p.m. – 3 p.m. – Dance Studio Performances, Neosho Civic, 109 W Main
1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Skateboard Competition and Demonstrations, Neosho Skatepark, La-Z-Boy Drive (Parkway) and E Coler St.

* Sunday, Oct. 4

9 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Food and Craft Vendors on and around Neosho Square 
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Free inflatable rides for kids, just off southeast corner of Square 
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Pony Rides. $5. Northeast corner of Square 
Noon – 2 p.m. – Car, Truck and Bike Cruise-In, across from the Neosho-Newton County Library, 201 W Spring St. 
2 p.m. - Corn Shucking Contest, at bandstage, southwest corner of Square
3 p.m. – Scarecrow Auction, Neosho Square

ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE – AT BANDSTAGE, SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SQUARE

Saturday, Oct. 3

9 a.m. – Jahayla Overton 
10 a.m. – Cody Crocker 
11 a.m. – Lost Creek Promenaders (Square Dancing)
11:30 - Gospel Lighthouse Live Drama Skit
Noon – Folk N’ Roll
Noon - 3 p.m. - Dance Studio Performances (Inside Civic)
1 p.m. – Caleb Miller Solo Project 
2 p.m. – Scale House 
3 p.m. – No Apparent Reason

Sunday, Oct. 4

10 a.m. - The Cruisin' Crooners
Noon – Theo Mason 
1 p.m. – Kyle Penn 
2 p.m. – Corn Shucking Contest 
2:30 p.m. – On the Hill 
3 p.m. - Scarecrow Auction (Around Square)
3:30 p.m. – On the Hill

For more information, email or call 417-451-8050 before 4:30 p.m. Friday, October 2.


Vendors Wanted

No matter what you sell, autumn is a great time to be a vendor - especially at Neosho Fall Festival. Because of its variety, Neosho Fall Festival attracts people of every age and type. All food and craft vendors are welcome. All booths are outdoors on the Neosho Square and surrounding blocks. Please download vendor form here. Be sure and register prior to September 18. Please call Paul Richardson at 417-451-8050 with any questions. 

VENDOR LIST FULL


Free Inflatable Rides

All kids are welcome to play all day, both days, on the wide array of inflatables, free of charge, courtesy of the City of Neosho. All that is required is a parent or guardian signature. 


Live Music

Neosho Fall Festival attracts great local and area music artists who play all day both days on the Neosho Square. 

Saturday, Oct. 3

9 a.m. – Jahayla Overton 
10 a.m. – Cody Crocker 
11 a.m. – Lost Creek Promenaders (Square Dancing)
11:30 - Gospel Lighthouse Live Drama Skit
Noon – Folk N’ Roll
Noon - 3 p.m. - Dance Studio Performances (Inside Civic)
1 p.m. – Caleb Miller Solo Project 
2 p.m. – Scale House 
3 p.m. – No Apparent Reason

Sunday, Oct. 4

10 a.m. - The Cruisin' Crooners
Noon – Theo Mason 
1 p.m. – Kyle Penn 
2 p.m. – Corn Shucking Contest 
2:30 p.m. – On the Hill 
3 p.m. - Scarecrow Auction (Around Square)
3:30 p.m. – On the Hill


History Alley

Step back in time with History Alley at the Newton County Historical Park and Museum, 121 N Washington, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Demonstrations in blacksmithing, lye soap making, weaving, log hewing, and lots, lots more, with plenty of hands-on activities. Also, free wagon rides! Be sure and check out the steam engine tractor, too!

For more information call Deanna Booyer at 417-451-4940. 


Coaster Car Race
Build and race your own Coaster Car (think "soapbox derby") at this year's Neosho Fall Festival! In its third year, the coaster car race is always a big hit. Don't miss out on the fun! Young or old, boy or girl, everyone is welcome to compete by building and racing their own coaster car.

Download Coaster Car Rally Rules Here 

Download Coaster Car Rally Registration Form Here

For more information call Kendall Brockman at 417-389-6818. 

Scarecrow Contest

Build and show off your personalized scarecrow! Make and decorate using your imagination! Gather your family, friends, co-workers and students to join in the scarecrow contest, then auction if off to benefit your group or organization! Auction is at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4 on the Neosho Square.

Go here for Scarecrow Contest Rules

Go here for Scarecrow Contest Application

For more information call 417-451-0677.


Art Expo and Sale

The Neosho Arts Council Art Exposition and Sale is scheduled for Oct. 3 in the Neosho Civic, 109 W Main. If you are an artist, or if you know an artist, this part of Fall Festival is just for you! Download application form here.  For more information call John Mills at 417-592-0427. 

 


Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest
Make pictures on the sidewalk! With categories and cash prizes for both youth and adult, the Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest, sponsored by the Neosho Arts Council, is always fun. Download registration form hereFor more information call John Mills at 417-592-0427. 

Chili Cookoff
Held at Neosho Fire Station 1, 125 N College, the Neosho Fall Festival Chili Cookoff is a chili competition between the masters of the chili pot – that is, Neosho firefighters. And you, the public, can be the judge. Competition starts at 11 a.m. Lasts until 2 p.m.

Pancake Feed
Sponsored by the Neosho Lions Club, the Pancake Feed will take place 7 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct 3 at the Neosho Civic, 109 W Main, and is an annual staple at Neosho Fall Festival. $5 donation. 

Car, Truck, and Bike Cruise-In
No matter your ride, we want to see it at Neosho Fall Festival on Sunday, Oct. 4. 12 p.m. - 2 p.m. Across from Neosho-Newton County Library, 201 W Spring St. No registration fee or signup. Just cruise in and hang out. Magnetic dash plaque for all participants.