Moscow Mills, Mo. - Moscow Mills continues to celebrate the town’s 200th birthday with a Bluegrass Festival on Sept. 25, at Eagle Fork Farms (The Pumpkin Patch).
The Moscow Mills Bicentennial Committee hosts this free event. Everyone is encouraged to bring lawn chairs and enjoy the many family-friendly activities scheduled for the day. Gates open at 10 a.m. with plenty of parking available.
Ruby Leigh will kick off the musical entertainment with a pre-show starting at 11 a.m. The bluegrass music will start at 1 p.m. with three bands popular at local festivals throughout the state: Missouri River Band, Greg Blake Band and Po’ Anna.
The Pumpkin Patch will have their regular onsite activities available (some for a nominal fee), such as wagon rides, pony rides, a horse-drawn carriage and more. A highlight this year includes an awesome corn maze created in honor of Moscow Mills Bicentennial.
For guests over 21, the Iron Turbine Pavilion Pub will open at 11 a.m. In addition to its regular assortment of Missouri wines and beer, they will feature their version of the “historic” Moscow Mills Spring Water. This specialty drink will be served in a Bicentennial commemorative campfire mug that will be allowed for customers to keep.
A variety of food trucks, vendors and other sales will begin at 10 a.m. and be available throughout the afternoon.
The Bicentennial Committee is thankful for the generous support of their Legacy and Heritage Sponsors Landesign, Sydenstricker Nobbe, Tom Anderson Real Estate, Cooper Management Training & Consulting, CMS Homes, Davenport Law, Bank of Old Monroe, Missouri Baptist University, Harry J’s Steakhouse, Professional Rehabilitation and Toyota Motor Manufacturing Missouri, as well as Event Sponsors The Mill House, Gateway Fiber, Amy Loftus, J.D. REALTOR with Homes for Heroes, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Alliance Real Estate and The Iron Turbine Eagle Fork Farms.
Special appreciation goes to Charles and Laura Meyer, owners of Eagle Fork Farms, for their hard work to ensure this is a memorable event.
Eagle Fork is rich in historical significance to Moscow Mills as it was established in the 1800s as a stagecoach stop with a general store, post office, blacksmith shop and an inn.
The Bluegrass Festival is just one of the yearlong festivities celebrating the 200th Birthday of Moscow Mills. The remaining scheduled events this year include a tractor show on Oct. 9th, a tree lighting and old fashioned Christmas caroling on Dec. 4th and a New Year’s Eve Bicentennial Bash. Participants continue to enjoy the yearlong scavenger hunt featuring historic locations throughout Moscow Mills.