A vast array of fall-themed events are taking place in Callaway County for the remainder of October.
Check out the plethora of autumn activities promising fun for the whole family.
An Oktoberfest will take place at the Central Missouri Renaissance Festival, which will be three miles west of Kingdom City on County Road 220 near Battle Creek Paintball. The event will include jugglers, musicians, crafts and more. The festivities will run from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6.60 for children and a variety of event passes are available for purchase.
The Tebbetts Harvest Festival is a free event that will take place at the Tebbetts Community Center from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday. There will be a variety of events including live bluegrass and country music, pumpkin painting, bingo, an auction, a kids tractor pull, craft sales and antique tractors.
The TEAL Trail of Treats will be 5:30-7 p.m. Saturday at Hibernia Station Park in Holts Summit. The event is a trunk or treat that consists of a mile of stations where trick-or-treaters can earn their candy. The event will be $2 per person and children younger than 4 get in free.
The Fulton Jaycees are hosting a Trunk or Treat at the club's fairground from 6-8 p.m. Saturday. The fundraising event benefits Shop with a Hero which allows underprivileged children in Callaway County to shop for Christmas gifts with a law enforcement officer. There will be booths run by local organizations where candy and other information will be given out. There will be a $1 gate fee, or a donation will also be accepted.
There will be a fall fundraiser from 4-8 p.m. Saturday by the nonprofit organization Richard's Family at 715 Nichols St. With the theme being "witchcraft and wizardry," there will be an opportunity to make your own wand as well as games, snacks, an auction and a costume contest.
There will be a fall festival from 4-7 p.m. Saturday at the McCredie United Methodist Church located in Kingdom City. The free event will give participants a chance for apple bobbing and will feature foods such as chili and roasted hotdogs. There will also be a musical performance by local duo Varlet Hearts. Donations will be accepted at the event as well.
The Callaway Senior Center will be holding a fall festival from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday. The festival will include a vendor and a craft fair, live music, a raffle, a silent auction and a buffet dinner for $10.
The Callaway County Public Library will be hosting an event from 4-5 p.m. Monday in the Friends Room titled "Spooky Circuits." The event is designed for children 7 and older to learn about making electrical circuits by having them craft "creepy light-up bookmarks." There is no registration required for the event.
There will be a trunk or treat from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at Westminster College sponsored by the West Wings student marketing agency. The event will be located on C.F. Lamkin Drive by the college's columns. The event is free and open to the public.
SERVE, Inc. will be holding a "Halloween charity ball" from 8 p.m.-12 a.m. Oct. 25 at the Brick District Playhouse. The event is set to feature "Halloween fun," dancing and costume contests with cash prizes. There will be refreshments, beer, a full cash bar and hors d'oeuvres available. All of the money raised will benefit families in Callaway County who are in need. Tickets are $55 per person for general admission and $85 for VIP.
There will be a free "bring your own pumpkin" event from 2-5 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Fulton Splash Pad in Memorial Park. Participants can carve their own pumpkins, have their faces painted, play games, eat and drink as well as participate in a costume contest.
There will be a fall festival from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 26 in the Brick District of downtown Fulton. The "Waiting on the Great Pumpkin" event will feature a bounce house, resale costume shopping, a caramel apple bar and a variety of games put on by the district's shop owners. There will also be pumpkins for sale from 9 a.m.-noon at the Fulton farmer's market. The Brick District Playhouse will also be showing a children's production of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
The city of Auxvasse will be hosting a fall festival from 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Oct. 26 downtown. The day-long festival is set to feature a variety of activities. In the morning, there will be music by Jessica Carter, a parade, carnival games and a "mini haunted house." In the afternoon, there will be music by "Phil Luke Experience," a pie eating and a pie judging contest, a clogging performance by the "Flat Footin' Follies" and an auto show. In the evening, there will be a history hayride and a haunted house hosted by the Misfit Monsters. While general admission is free, there are various costs with some of the activities.
There will be a trunk or treat from 3-5 p.m. Oct. 26 at New Bloomfield High School. There will be an outdoor showing of the movie "Hocus Pocus" directly after the trunk or treat from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Drinks and popcorn will be provided by the New Bloomfield PTA.
The Brick District is holding a trick or treat event from 4-6 p.m. Oct. 31 in downtown Fulton. Treat bags will be available at the Playhouse Bistro and Express Yourself. Trick-or-treating will take place on the 400, 500 and 600 blocks of Court Street, the 10th block of 5th Street and the 500 block of Nichols Street.