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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
Fall Festival 2014
We are so excited to announce great news for the 2014 Neosho Fall Festival! Upon request, this year's festival will be expanded to two days, Saturday Oct 4, and Sunday October 5. 

There will be lots going on at this year's festival. See full schedule below. 


7 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.: Lions Club Pancake Feed @ Neosho Civic, 109 W Main. $5. 
8 a.m. - 2 p.m.: Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest @ Neosho Civic, 109 W. Main. Free for 15 and under. $10 16 and over. Contact Neosho Arts Council at 417-592-0427.
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.: Art Exhibition and Sale @ Neosho Civic, 109 W. Main. Contact Neosho Arts Council at 417-592-0427.
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.: Food and Craft Vendors @ Neosho Square.
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.: Free Inflatable Rides @ Neosho Square 
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.: Live Music @ Neosho Square. Featuring:

- 9 a.m. Three on A Wire
- 10 a.m. Folk N' Roll
- 11 a.m. Lost Creek Promenaders (Square Dancing)/Corn Shucking Contest
- 12 p.m. The Vogts Sisters 
- 1 p.m. Breaking Silence 
- 2 p.m. Faithful Friends Pet Contest/Gospel Lighthouse Drama Team 
- 3 p.m. Josh Jennings 

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.: Art Feeds Mobile Art Center for kids @ Neosho Civic, 109 W Main. Free. 
10 a.m. - Noon: Coaster Car Races @ South Washington St, between McKinney and Hickory. $10 per car and first driver. Contact Kendall Brockman at 417-389-6818.
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.: History Alley @ Newton County Historical Park and Museum, 121 N. Washington. Contact Deanna Booyer at 417-451-4940. 
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.: Chili Cookoff @ Neosho Fire Station 1, 125 N. College. Public judges chili competition between the police department and the fire department shifts. 
12 p.m. - 3 p.m.: Local Dance Studio Performances @ Neosho Civic. 
3 p.m.- 8 p.m.: Skateboard Lessons, Competitions, and Exhibitions @ Neosho Skatepark. Contact James Ely at 417-389-5671. 
Dusk: Free outdoor film, “Night At the Museum” @ Newton County Historical Museum, 121 N. Washington. Free popcorn. Contact Deanna Booyer at 417-451-4940. 


9 a.m. - 5 p.m.: Food and Craft Vendors @ Neosho Square 
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.: Free Inflatable Rides @ Neosho Square
12 p.m. – 3 p.m.: Live Music @ Neosho Square. Featuring:

- 12 p.m. Theo Mason
- 1 p.m. The Jubilaires
- 2 p.m. Folk N' Roll 

12 p.m. - 4 p.m.: Car, Truck, & Bike Cruise-In @ E Main St and Square. No Entry Fee. No Judging. Dash plaques for all participants. Contact Wes Franklin at 417-451-8050. 
3 p.m.: Scarecrow Live Auction @ Neosho Square. Bob Lasswell, auctioneer. Take home a scarecrow! 80 percent of proceeds go toward creator. 10 percent toward next year's event. 10 percent to Neosho Bright Futures. Call Karla Boatright at 417-451-0677. 

For more information please call Wes Franklin at 417-451-8050 or email

For more information, please call Wes Franklin at 451-8050 or email

Check out photos from last year's Neosho Fall Festival. 


Race a Coaster Car
Build and race your own Coaster Car (think "soapbox derby") at this year's Neosho Fall Festival! 

Last year's race was 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. Entry fee is $10 for first car and driver, and $5 for each additional driver. 

Do it for the competition. Do it for the experience. Do it for the sheer fun of it. Do it "just because."  And we'll see you at the finish line. 

Go here for Coaster Car Race rules and info. 

Go here for Coaster Car Race registration form.

Enter the 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! A portion of the auction proceeds will go back to support next year's event and to Neosho Bright Futures. 

Scarecrows will be displayed in downtown Neosho all day Saturday, Oct 4 and until the scarecrow auction at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5. 

There is no registration fee. However, you will still need to send a registration form to Neosho City Hall, Attn: Fall Festival, 203 E. Main, Neosho, MO 64850. 

Please register by Sept. 19! 

Go here for registration form

IMPORTANT: Scarecrows must meet size, material requirements, and weather details outlined in the rules and regulations. 

Go here for rules and regulations

If you have any questions, please call Karla Boatright at 417-451-0677  

Buy and Sell Local Artwork
The Neosho Arts Council Art Exposition and Sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Neosho Civic. If you are an artist, or if you know an artist, this part of Fall Festival is just for you! See registration form below for details. On the application, be sure and notice the chalk art sidewalk contest, featuring more than $1,000 in prizes!

For more information, see below form or call John Mills at 417-592-0427.

Art Exposition and Sale 2014

Enter the Pet Contest
Many pets are cute but yours is just a little cuter, isn't it? Especially in that little outfit. Admit it. Or, if you don't think so, well your pet may be able to perform a special trick. Or maybe it just, um, sort of resembles you. No matter in what area your dog or cat really shines, enter them in the Faithful Friends Pet Contest at Neosho Fall Festival! It's free to sign up and you may just win a prize! See flyer and registration form for more info!

Pet Contest Registration Form
Pet Contest Flyer