Ava, Missouri

Upcoming Events in Ava Missouri


29 - 1 Missouri Foxtrotters Spring Show - The Missouri Fox Trotting Horse Breed Association Annual Three Year Old Futurity/Spring Show will be held at the Missouri Fox Trotting show grounds 1 mile north of Ava on Hwy 5. There will be 73 classes for model, performance, and versatility horses featuring the best 3 year olds the breed has to offer. Classes will begin at 6:30 PM on Wednesday with youth and amateur classes and will end on Saturday with the crowning of the 2009 Three Year Old Futurity champions. Over $30,000 will be awarded in the Futurity classes and $4,100 to the other championship classes.

Ph: 417-683-4594 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Gate admission is $5 on Wednesday and Thursday and $6 on Friday and Saturday.


25 - 31 Annual Missouri Fox Trotter Fall Show & Celebration - Every September, 4,300 fox trotter enthusiasts converge on Ava for the Missouri Fox Trotting Horse Breed Association Celebration, featuring about 700 of the gentle, sure-footed horses. Located in the heart of the Ozark Mountains, the town has been associated with the fox trotter since settlers in the region developed the multipurpose breed 150 years ago.

The weeklong competition now is on the association’s nearby 130-acre campus, which includes multiple arenas, 17 barns and 300 campsites. The event offers 178 classes to evaluate the horses’ gaits and body structure, as well as their versatility in competing in barrel racing, pole bending, cattle cutting and English pleasure riding.

Address: MFTHBA Showground, Ava, MO , Ava, Missouri
Ph: 417-683-2468 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Admission


6 Annual Glade Top Trail Flaming Fall Revue - A beautiful fall drive to Caney Picnic Grounds in the Mark Twain National Forest. You will find a delicious pork bbq with all the fixins, games for the children, great music all through the day. A great family event for the young and old alike. Hope to see you there. 10:30AM-3:00PM.

Address: Caney Picnic Grounds in the Mark Twain National Forest , Ava, Missouri
Ph: 417-683-4594 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: 417) 683-4594Adult meal - $6 / childrens meals - $4 & $2. Music and games are free of charge.

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