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Upcoming Events in Lexington Missouri


May

1 War On The Western Border/Death In The Parlor - Kansas Jayhawkers attack while the Friends of the Anderson House hold a succession meeting. Casualties are mourned inside of the Anderson House. 10 AM - 3 PM.

Address: Battle of Lexington Historic Site , Lexington, Missouri
Ph: 660-259-4654 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: A Free Event!

July

4 American Patriots - The Friends of the Anderson House honor "old soldiers" of the War of 1812 and the "Boy Regiment" of the Mexican War. Speeches and a barbecue with all of the fixin's along with homemade ice cream, top off the festivities. 10 AM - 3 PM. Sponsored by the Friends of the Anderson House.

mostateparks.com/events/park/battle-lexington-state-historic-site

Address: Battle of Lexington State Historic Site , Lexington, Missouri
Ph: 660-259-4654 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: A Free Event!

August

15 - 21 Lexington Community Fair - All the fun and excitement of an old-fashioned country fair!

Address: Downtown , Lexington, Missouri
Ph: 660-259-4711 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: lexmotour@gmail.com
Web: www.visitlexingtonmo.com/

21 Confederate Women and the Civil War Military Justice System - Thomas Curran will give a presentation about the hundreds of Confederate sympathizing women who passed through the hands of the military justice system as prisoners of war in and around St. Louis. Those deemed guilty of the most serious infractions were confined to the nearby Alton prison. His talk focuses on those women and their experiences.

Curran is the author of "Soldiers of Peace: Civil War Pacifism and the Postwar Radical Peace Movement." He is currently completing a history of Confederate women arrested and imprisoned in the St. Louis region during the Civil War.

Program time: 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

mostateparks.com/park/battle-lexington-state-historic-site

Address: The Battle of Lexington Historic Site, 1101 Deleware , Lexington, Missouri
Ph: 660-259-4654 (Always call and confirm events)

September

4 - 5 Annual Lexington MO Historic Homes and Garden Tour - The Worthington Home & Garden 1611 South Street
The Stiers Carriage House & Garden - 17th Street
The Lloyd House & Garden - 1601 Franklin
The Berry/Bohling House - 115 South 17th
The Russell House 118 South 17th
The Wentworth Campus and Hall of Honors

Open Saturday 10-4 , Sunday 12-4

$13 In Advance • $15 Day of Tour •
$11 each (in advance) for group of 10+

40 minutes east of Kansas City take Hwy 24 to Missouri Business Route 13

Tickets available at Lexington Tourism Bureau, local Main Street merchants and on visitlexingtonmo.com with PayPal

Address: 927 Main Street , Lexington, Missouri
Ph: 660-259-4711 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: tourism@visitlexingtonmo.com
Web: visitlexingtonmo.com
Fee: $13 in advance $15 Days of Tour

18 - 19 Lexington Missouri's Annual Apples, Arts & Antiques Festival - A short drive through beautiful fall foliage and apple orchards just east of Kansas City will bring you to a town filled with a rich cultural heritage. Lexington boasts more than 130 antebellum buildings, great shopping, restaurants and plenty of history.

Quality antiques dealers will highlight their antiques, local artists will display their works of art and a variety of food vendors will offer food and refreshments. Apple delicacies will be featured such as apple dumplings, apple pie, apple cider and a variety of fresh apples from local Orchards will be available.

The show is expected to attract thousands of visitors and residents. This event takes place rain or shine. There is something for every taste and every level of collecting-sophistication at the show. Visitors will enjoy a festive atmosphere featuring live music, food & refreshments, and of course the delight of seeing and purchasing antiques.

Saturday, 9:00 - 5:00,
Sunday, 9:00 - 4:00

The Lexington area is the largest apple producing area in Missouri, with more than 20 varieties of apples. Antique dealers and vendors setup on Main Street to bring you two days of shopping, entertainment and activities in downtown Lexington, Missouri. To reserve Antique Vendor Space call 660-259-4231.

Address: Main Street, , Lexington, Missouri
Ph: 660-259-3082 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: blackthorntrading@hotmail.com
Web: facebook.com/aaalexmo?ref=aymt_homepage
Fee: Free

18 - 19 Lexington Missouri's ANNUAL ANTIQUE SHOW - Attend a Great Antique Show as quality Antique dealers and vendors set up on Main street to offer two days of fun & exciting Antique Treasure Hunting.

You will find Wonderful Country Primitives, Great Antique Furniture, Fabulous Antique Advertising, Quilts and Textiles, Antiquarian Books & Maps, Collectible Sports Cards (50's & 60's), Antique Tools, Victorian and Art Glass, Porcelain and China, Curiosities and Much, Much, More.

There is something for every taste and every level of collecting-sophistication at the show. This event takes place rain or shine.

Antique Appraiser Jason Roske of KC Auction & Appraisal Co. will conduct appraisals on Saturday, from noon to 4:00 pm, ($25 fee for up to 3 items). Jason has over 20 years of experience appraising antiques and collectibles. Jason, a member of the International Society of Appraisers is often seen on KCPT during the airing of the Antique Road Show and KCPT's Fine Art and Antique Appraisal Fair for years.

Visitors will enjoy a festive atmosphere also featuring a wonderful Art Show, Live Music, Food & Refreshments. Join the Festivities! Invite your Friends to enjoy the Antique Show.

The Antique Show is on Main Street and inside the old Montgomery Ward building at 1114 Main Street.

For more information, contact:

Lexington Chamber of Commerce at 660-259-3082.

Antique Dealers may call 660-259-4231 for Vendor Space

Address: Main Street, Lexington Missouri 64067 , Lexington, Missouri
Ph: 660-259-3082 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: blackthorntrading@hotmail.com
Web: www.facebook.com/LexingtonAntiqueShow?fref
Fee: Free

18 Rockin' at the River - Rock and Blues Concert at the Missouri River Park. Food and beverage will be available.
Featuring KC's Desert Wine Band from 6pm until 9 pm.
Gate opens at 5 pm.

Address: River Front Park , Lexington, Missouri
Ph: 660-259-4711 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: tourism@visitlexingtonmo.com
Web: visitlexingtonmo.com
Fee: $5 per person

October

18 Cemetery & Historical Character Tour - The tour begins in front of the Courthouse. The Friends of the Anderson House will portray historical persons from Lexington's Macpelah Cemetery and at locations downtown. 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM. WALKING IS INVOLVED!

Ph: 660-259-4654 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.historiclexington.com

1 - 3 Wentworth Military Academy Homecoming - Ph: 660-259-2221 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: wma.edu/homecoming/

November

30 Old Time Thanksgiving - In 1863 Abraham Lincoln declared Thanksgiving a National Holiday. Learn more about how it was celebrated with the Friends of the Anderson House. 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM.

mostateparks.com/events/park/battle-lexington-state-historic-site

Address: Battle of Lexington Historic Site , Lexington, Missouri
Ph: 660-259-4654 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: A Free Event!

December

20 - 21 GFWC Woman's Club Holiday Homes Tour - Holiday homes tour of houses decorated for Christmas. Five homes and hospitality room. Tours occur every two even numbered years.

Five homes to see, ranging from very old to very new, plus the Historic Anderson House at the Battle of Lexington Site where a vintage Christmas celebration will be going on. A Candlelight Preview Tour takes place on Saturday 6 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon the homes will be open from 12 noon to 5 p.m. The Anderson House will be having Open House and there will a hospitality room at Wentworth Military Academy Campus. Tickets are limited.

Ph: 660-259-3754 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: guevel@yahoo.com
Web: www.visitlexingtonmo.com
Fee: $12.00 for Saturday evening - by Advance ONLY; $10.00 (advance) for Sunday, $12 on day of tour.

27 Festival of Lights - Enjoy a lighted Christmas parade and live performances of festive holiday music. Have your picture taken with Father Christmas. 7pm.

Address: Downtown , Lexington, Missouri
Ph: 660-259-3082 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.historiclexington.com

27 - 28 Christmas Open House at the Battle of Lexington SHS - 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM.

mostateparks.com/events/park/battle-lexington-state-historic-site

Address: Battle of Lexington Historic Site , Lexington, Missouri
Ph: 660-259-4654 (Always call and confirm events)

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Wentworth Military Academy

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Lexington Historical Museum

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Lafayette County Courthouse

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