Last updateWed, 28 Jan 2015 2pm

Harvest Festival schedule announced

     Steelville’s 50th Annual Harvest Festival, sponsored by the Steelville Area Chamber of Commerce, will be held September 2-7. This year’s theme is “50 Magical Years” to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the event and there will be activities for everyone to enjoy throughout the week.

     On Tuesday, September 2, two events sponsored by the Steelville Schools will take place: The 5th Annual Car Show and Family Night on Main Street.
    The car show will be held on Main Street near the courthouse from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., and is sponsored by Steelville High School FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America). The entry fee is $15 per car, with registration due by August 29. All proceeds from the show will go to FBLA. Contact Lana Mabe at SHS at (573) 775-2144 for more details or to register.
    Family Night on Main Street will begin at 4:30 p.m. and will feature an evening of old-fashioned fun, including games, booths and food. There will be cotton candy, kettle corn, face painting, a bounce house and more. A number of the downtown businesses will be open and will have sidewalk specials. Contact Jodie Cottrell at the middle school by phone at 775-2176 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.
     Wednesday, September 3 will feature a benefit spaghetti dinner and the Community Gospel Sing.
    Golden Echoes will serve an all-you-can-eat spaghetti buffet dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. The cost is $7 for adults, $3.50 for children ages six to 12 and free for those under six.
    The Community Gospel Sing will take place at the Meramec Music Theatre at 7 p.m. The evening of music will feature a performance by the Steelville Community Choir, as well as local gospel groups and vocalists. To find out more about participating, contact Sharon Hardecke at 775-5688. The deadline to sign up is August 22 and spots are limited. A love offering will be collected for the Steelville Ministerial Alliance.
     On Thursday night, September 4, the annual Harvest Festival Queen Pageant will be held at the Meramec Music Theatre. The admission fee for the evening is $5 per person, with children age three and under free.  For more information, contact Cheryl Wilkerson at (573) 259-0060.
    For lunch on Friday, plan to order from the Steelville Chamber BBQ. Delivery is available to both Steelville and Cuba. To pre-order, contact Tim Mullen at 775-5901.
     Friday, September 5, and Saturday, September 6, will see the 49th Annual Ozark Trail Blazers Rodeo take place at the Trailblazers Arena. This year, Outlaw Rodeo Productions from Columbia will provide the livestock and special entertainment will be by Double Trouble Trick Riders on Friday night and a special clown act on Saturday night. For more information regarding the rodeo, call 775-5111.
     The Harvest Festival Parade will take place on Saturday, September 6 at 1:30 p.m., but booths will open on the courthouse lawn at 9 a.m. Booth fees are $20. To register a booth, contact Franky Todd at 775-3440 or Kim Cook at 775-5048.
    The parade theme is the same as the overall Harvest Festival theme, “50 Magical Years.” For information on participating in the parade, contact Becky Simpson at 775-2151. Registration forms, including parade details, are available online at
     A Community Wide Church Service, hosted by the Steelville Ministerial Alliance, will be held on Sunday, September 7, at the Steelville Community Park. This year, all Steelville School District educators will be recognized, along with the Steelville Class of 1964. For more details, contact Peggy Alexander at 775-2151.
    Throughout the week, the Steelville Arts Council will be hosting the “Show-Me Quilt Show” at Gallery Zeke in downtown Steelville. This special exhibit will be open daily from Monday, September 1, through Sunday, September 7, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Admission is free, and the exhibit is open to the public. For more information, contact the Steelville Arts Council at 775-1000.