Fair season in the Heartland is here

An annual tradition

fairThe Heartland is heating up!

We aren’t just talking about the weather.  Fair season is here!

It kicks off in late July and continues through October.

Across the area, you’ll find things to eat, drink, live music, and all sorts of entertainment, almost every weekend.

Let Heartland Weekend plan your adventure:


July 12-15 Ste. Genevieve County Fair Ste. Genevieve, MO
July 24-28 Jackson Homecomers Jackson, MO
July 28 125th Annual Leopold Picnic Leopold, MO
July 31-Aug. 5 St. Francois County Fair Park Hills, MO
Aug. 3-4 Cobden Peach Festival Cobden, IL
Aug. 3-5 Seminary Picnic Perryville, MO
Aug. 11-12 Jour De Fete Ste. Genevieve, MO
Aug. 12-18 59th Annual Pulaski County Fair Pulaski, IL
Aug. 17-18 26th Annual Cape Jaycees BBQ Fest Cape Girardeau, MO
Aug. 14-18 Puxico Homecoming Puxico, MO
Aug. 17-25 Union County Fair Anna, IL
Aug. 24-Sept. 3 Du Quoin State Fair Du Quoin, IL
Aug. 30-Sept. 1 Benton Neighbor Days Benton, MO
Sept. 1-3 Advance Labor Day Picnic Advance, MO
Sept. 7-9 Popeye Picnic Chester, IL
Sept. 8-9 Kennett’s Fall into Arts Festival Kennett, MO
Sept. 8-15 SEMO District Fair Cape Girardeau, MO
Sept. 12-15 Murphysboro Apple Festival Murphysboro, IL
Sept. 16 Golconda Shrimp Festival Golconda, IL
Sept. 18-22 Stoddard County Fair Dexter, MO
Sept. 20-22 Praise the Lard BBQ Cook-off Murphysboro, IL
Sept. 21-22 East Perry Community Fair Altenburg, MO
Sept. 21-22 Frontier Days Cave-In-Rock, IL
Sept. 25-29 The Delta Fair Kennett, MO
Sept. 25-29 American Legion Cotton Carnival Sikeston, MO
Sept. 26-29 Butler County Fair Poplar Bluff, MO
Sept. 27-29 Barbecue on the River Paducah, KY
Sept. 27-29 Reynolds County Fair Redford, MO
Sept. 28-29 Bollinger County Fall Festival Marble Hill, MO
Sept. 29 Iron Horse Festival Poplar Bluff, MO
Sept. 29 Oktoberfest Ste. Genevieve, MO
Sept. 29-Oct. 4 Soybean Festival Portageville, MO
Oct. 5-6 Madison County Fair Fredericktown, MO
Oct. 5-7 DeSoto Daze DeSoto, IL
Oct. 6 Uptown Jackson Octoberfest Jackson, MO
Oct. 12-13 Chaffee German Days Chaffee, MO
Oct. 13 Saxon Lutheran Memorial Annual Fall Festival Frohna, MO
Oct. 13 Dexter Fall Fest Dexter, MO
Oct. 14 Golconda Fall Festival Golconda, IL
Oct. 19-21 Maiden Alley Oktoberfest Paducah, KY
Oct. 20-21 Vulture Fest Makanda, IL
Oct. 27 Rural Heritage Day Ste. Genevieve
Oct. 27 Pinckneyville Mardi Gras Pinckneyville, IL