Events

FAMILY FUN IN BENTON COUNTY



The Great Dam Experience!

When: Sat July 04 2015

Where: Truman Lake Dam Warsaw

The Rockets Will Red Glare!!! With beautiful Truman Lake as the backdrop. Celebrate America's birthday with a one-of-a-kind fireworks display that you can watch from land or water. Patriotic music will be simulcast to the largest and best fireworks show you have ever seen. With the great American outdoors around you and massive fireworks above you'll never forget this Dam Experience! Come early and enjoy the day in Benton County.

 
Fourth of July Celebration

When: Sat July 04 2015

Where: LIncoln

A traditional small town 4th of July celebration with all the things you would expect. Rides for the kids, craft, music, good food and activies all day. And of course, fireworks at dusk. Come and enjoy our nation's birthday in the grand old fashion in Lincoln.

 
Annual Benton County Rodeo

When: Fri July 10 2015 - Sat July 11 2015

Where: Warsaw - Behind Osage Mini Mart on East Main

Come and enjoy the excitement of the 23rd Annual Benton County Rodeo. This is a MRCA and URA sanctioned rodeo so the action is first class! Activities include saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, cowgirl barrel racing, bareback brono riding, calf roping, bull riding, mutton busing, team roping and a sheep scramble for kids 10 years of age and younger. Come to Warsaw and see and feel the excitement of high quality rodeo action. Queen and Youth events start at 7:30 p.m. each day. A perfectly fun way to spend a weekend in Warsaw enjoying the great outdoors and great rodeo action.

 
Zucchini Races

When: Sat July 18 2015

Where: Cole Camp

You can't beat the excitement and thrills of racing Zucchini!!! And you can only experience it in Cole Camp once a year. All you need is a Zucchini on wheels, a fast ramp and be ready to enjoy the fun. More info will follow but this is truly fun for all ages...and all green vegetables!

 
Missouri State Fair - Benton County

When: Thu August 20 2015

Where: Lowell Mohler Assembly Hall, Sedalia Fair Grounds

Visit our Benton County Tourism Booth. We will be demonstrating all the things that make our area and great! Find about about all the fun things to do in Benton County. Admission to the Fair this day is FREE for women. And stick around for Missouri Wine and Missouri Craft Beer Sampling starting at 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

 
Antique, Classic and Farm Show Tractor Pull

When: Sun August 23 2015

Where: Cole Camp

This family fun event sponsored by the Cole Camp Antique Steam and Tractor Club. This event is designed to demonstrate and preserve the farming heritage of the community with antique farm equipment shown and demonstrated, along with ancient crafts and farm skills. They will have plenty of tractors and equipment on display, working trashing machines, cider press, cane press, saw mill, blacksmith and more. For more information contact Mark Oelrichs 660-668-4547.

 
Cole Camp Fair

When: Fri September 04 2015 - Sun September 06 2015

Where: Cole Camp

The biggest event of the year is the Cole Camp Fair held the first weekend after Labor Day, beginning on Thursday and running through Saturday. It is one of the oldest fairs in the state dating from 1916 and it is also one of the most unique. As with most small town fairs, the Cole Camp fair has traditionally featured the agriculture of the area with livestock shows and exhibits of local produce. The main event of the fair, which makes it truly unique, is its parade with large, elaborate floats made by local churches and organizations. Many hours are spent in constructing these floats and several thousand visitors attend the fair to view this unique parade of floats. There are craft, art and hobby shows, and a midway with many rides and attractions. There are evening dances in the Jaycee Gardens and on Saturday afternoon there is a German dance with a live German band. Visit www.colecampmissouri.com for more info.

 
35th Annual Heritage Days

When: Sat October 17 2015 - Sun October 18 2015

Where: Truman Visitors Center/Warsaw

Visit Drake Harbor and the Warsaw Community Building where scores of modern contemporary crafters display and sell their wares. Then celebrate the unique Warsaw area heritage with old-time demonstrations from the 1800's at the Harry S. Truman Visitors Center. Both areas provide plenty of eating opportunities as well. Thousands of visitors attend this festival and we can't wait to see you! Admission to the Harbor area is free. Bus transportation back and forth to Truman Dam is $4 for the entire weekend. Both parts of the festival have handicap parking and bus transportation available. Call 660-438-5922 or 1-800-WARSAW-4 for details.

 
Jubilee Days 2016

When: Thu June 09 2016 - Sat June 11 2016

Where: Warsaw

Kick off Summer right at this unique festival with attractions, kids activities, food, crafts and a carnival. The biggest question is what is not at Jubilee Days! You'll see parades, classic cars, carnival rides, beautiful baby contests, queen and her court competitions and live music. Oh, I forgot to mention the turtle races. FunTime Shows Carnival weekend kicks off on Thursday and runs through Saturday. Jubilee Days Parade will be Saturday morning starting at 11 a.m. Saturday night is the special concert. Come to Jubilee Days in Downtown Warsaw. You'll find a festival like you remember with lots of commercial vendors, crafts, rides, food, music and a whole lot more.