Thursday, December 27, 2012

Artgrageous Fridays is a big part of Columbia art and cultural scene

Artgrageous Fridays is a big part of Columbia's art and cultural scene and comes around only once per quarter.  This anticipated event will return on January 18th from 6pm to 9pm.

Participants can make their way along a self-guided art crawl in the Historic Downtown and North Village Arts districts.

Come and support the arts of Columbia Missouri on January 18th at the first installment of Artrageous Fridays for 2013.

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Friday, December 21, 2012

Start the New Year off right with First Day Hikes

Start the New Year off right with First Day Hikes out of the Rock Bridge Memorial State Park in Columbia Missouri on January 1st, 2012.

There are 5 hikes out of the park that people can choose from and with different levels of difficulty.

First Day Hikes take place nationwide through out America's State Park system so now matter where you live, you can find a hike near you.

For more information about other First Day Hikes in Missouri, please CLICK HERE

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Sunday, December 9, 2012

First Night Columbia 2013 rings in the New Year December 31

First Night Columbia 2013 rings in the New Year December 31 in downtown Columbia Missouri!  Come on out for a night of family fun that will feature music acts, arts and more.

This years theme is 'Its all about the Guitar' will highlight the language and skill of the guitar is universal as it connects multiple cultures, genres and generations.

Come early for a nationally certified 5K Run/Walk at 4:00 PM, the children s art area opens at 6:30 PM and music performances begin at 7:00 PM.

For more information about the First Night Columbia event, please visit the First Night Columbia website by CLICKING HERE.


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Thursday, October 11, 2012

MU Tigers vs Syracuse, November 17 2012, Senior Day

The MU Tigers play the Syracuse Orange on November 17 2012 in the final home game of the season down on Faurot Field at Memorial Stadium.

It is also Senior Day as the fans say good-bye to those seniors on the team.  Hopefully those seniors that have aspirations about getting into the NFL will find success.

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Hartsburg Pumpkin Festival, October 13 and 14, 2012

The Hartsburg Pumpkin Festival returns October 13 and 14, 2012 which has become a family fun event for the last 21 years.

As always, Hartsburg will be filled with outstanding arts and crafts, musical entertainment, Halloween decorations and tens of thousands of pumpkins where in true Halloween spirit the festival features pumpkin carving, pumpkin pie eating competitions, hayrides in the pumpkin patch, pumpkin painting, apple butter making and a straw maze.

Pumpkin baked goods can be sampled at the Hartsburg Café and a Pumpkin Festival Cookbook will be available for purchase during the event. At 6:00 pm on Saturday, the spectacular Missouri River Bluffs covered with trees in full autumn bloom, will serve as a backdrop for the Missouri Tourism hot air balloon as it launches from the Pumpkin Patch.

The Pumpkin Festival, sponsored by the Hartsburg Bike and Social Club, is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

For more information about the Hartsburg Pumpkin Festival, please visit their website by CLICKING HERE.

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Friday, September 21, 2012

MU Tigers vs Kentucky, October 27 2012, Homecoming

MU Tigers vs Kentucky Wildcats on October 27, 2012 during the University of Missouri's 101st Homecoming celebration.

MU is calling all Tigers to Come Home and support the Mizzou Football team for an SEC match up. In addition this weekend will have the Homecoming Parade and festivities for all ages.

Come and be part of an annual tradition in Columbia Missouri!

For more information about this game and kick off time, please visit their website by CLICKING HERE.

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Monday, September 17, 2012

Mizzou Tigers Mens Basketball Schedule, SEC games

Mizzou Tigers Mens Basketball Schedule with SEC games includes some home court match ups such as South Carolina State on December 17th, Alabama on January 8th, 2013, Auburn on February 2nd 2013 and Arkansas on March 5th where Mizzou sees the return of their former coach Mike Anderson.

For more information about the Mizzou Tigers Basketball schedule, please CLICK HERE.

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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Hatton Arts and Craft Festival in Mid Missouri, Oct 6 2012

Hatton Arts and Craft Festival in Mid Missouri will be October 6, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  Come to Hatton Missouri just north of I-70 and find three buildings of crafts, a country atmosphere, free wagon rides and lots of great food and fun for the whole family.

For updated information you can visit the Hatton Craft Day's Facebook page by CLICKING HERE

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Thursday, September 6, 2012

Mizzou vs Alabama, October 13 2012, SEC Marque Event

Make plans to watch Mizzou vs Alabama on October 13th 2012 during what is sure to be a SEC marque match up event.

Surely the nation will be watching as the reigning NCAA Champs come to Columbia Missouri to be tested by the Mizzou Tigers.

Come to Columbia on October 13th and cheer on the school of your choice.

You can find more information about game time once it is anounced by Clicking Here.

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Thursday, August 30, 2012

MU Tigers vs Vanderbilt Commodores, October 6 2012, SEC

MU Tigers vs Vanderbilt Commodores on October 6 2012 will bring another SEC matchup to Columbia.

Game time is yet to be scheduled, you can visit the MU Tigers football schedule by Clicking Here

Come to Columbia Missouri and watch the Tigers!

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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Roots Blues BBQ Festival, Columbia Missouri weekend event

The Roots, Blues, & BBQ Festival returns to Columbia Missouri for a family fun weekend event on September 20-22, 2012.

Come and be part of the excitement when performers like Al Green, Marty Stuart, John Mayall and the legendary Del McCoury Band.

Enjoy the good eats that range from classic carnival-type fare to savory BBQ as you meander around the area listening to the music in downtown.

For more information about this event, please visit the Roots, Blues & BBQ event page by Clicking Here

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Thursday, August 16, 2012

We Always Swing Jazz Series 18th season is coming

"We Always Swing" Jazz Series 18th season of premiere performances by legends in the industry is coming soon and you won't want to miss a single performance during the 2012-2013 season.

Some of this years performances under the "Sundays @ Murry's" series include Billy Childs Quartet, Marcus Roberts Trio and Grace Kelly Quintet just to mention a few.

The line up for "Jazz in the District" series will include Kenny Barron Quartet, The Bad Plus and Monterey Jazz Festival On Tour: 55th Anniversary Celebration.

For the full line up of performances, please visit the Jazz Series website by Clicking Here

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Thursday, August 9, 2012

MU Tigers vs Arizona State, September 15 2012

Come watch as the MU Tigers vs Arizona State football team clash in Columbia on September 15 2012 at 6:00 PM.

It is 'Family Weekend' and there are many fun things to see and do on the campus.  It is sure to be a great match-up between these two teams and you wont want to miss it.

For information about the game you may visit the MU Football site by Clicking Here

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Thursday, August 2, 2012

Columbia Missouri 2012 Heritage Festival, Sept 15 and 16

Columbia Missouri Heritage Festival 35th annual weekend event will be September 15th and 16th 2012 at NiFong Park.

Visitors will be taken back to the traditions of the past. Listen, learn, and see history as it comes alive. See artisans and tradesmen dressed in 19th century attire demonstrating their trades and selling their wares. A large contemporary handmade craft area will also be featured.

Enjoy entertainment on two stages including music, dancing and storytelling. Saturday Evening Ghost Stories (8-9:30 pm) are sponsored by the Mid-Missouri Organization Storytellers. Tour the Historic Maplewood Home and the Walter’s Boone County Historical Museum.

Great food and a beautiful park setting will make the Heritage Festival a family tradition!

For more information about this event, please visit their website by Clicking Here

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Thursday, July 26, 2012

MU Tigers vs Georgia, September 8 2012, SEC

MU Tigers vs Georgia Bulldogs on September 8, 2012 with a kickoff time at 6:45pm.  This is the first game in which the Tigers go up against an SEC opponent.

The game is also scheduled to be televised on ESPN2.  Be sure to get your tickets for this game against a very tough SEC team as MU begins its inagural year in the conference.

For more informaiton and to view the Mizzou Tigers football schedule, Click Here

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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Boone Dawdle, Columbia to Rocheport on the KATY Trail

Grab your bike and register for the Boone Dawdle from Columbia to Rocheport on the KATY Trail on August 18th, 2012.

Join the True/False festival for the third Boone Dawdle bringing together some of the best music, food, nature, biking and film all in one marque summer event.

For more information about the Boone Dawdle, please Click Here.

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Friday, July 6, 2012

MU Tigers vs Southeastern Louisiana, Sept 1 2012

MU Tigers Football vs Southeastern Louisiana on Sept 1, 2012 in the first home game of the season in Columbia Missouri.

Be in Columbia for this home opener that will get you into the football season spirit and get the Mizzou Tigers prepped for the season ahead in their new conference, the SEC.

Game time will begin at 6:00pm, for more information please Click Here

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Sunday, July 1, 2012

Mizzou a new era begins, Welcome to the SEC, Go Tigers

Welcome to the SEC Mizzou! as a new era begins with the University of Missouri's offical joining the Southeastern Conference today on July 1st, 2012. We hope that all Mizzou fans look forward to many great years of sports for the MU Tigers of the Eastern Division in the SEC.

The other divison rivals are University of Kentucky, University of Tennessee, University of South Carolina, Vanderbilt University, University of Georgia and University of Florida.

In addition to University of Missouri, Texas A&M also bolted from the Big 12 to join the SEC's Western Division and will be joined by the University of Alabama, Louisiana State University, University of Arkansas, Auburn University, Mississippi State University and the University of Mississippi.

Go Tigers!

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Friday, June 29, 2012

MFA Oil presents Explore the World of WIne, 2012 Uncorked

MFA Oil presents Explore the World of Wine, 2012 Uncorked A Wine Experience on August 17th at the MU Alumni Center in Columbia Missouri.

Come prepared to Explore the World of Wine with tastings conducted by Glazer's expert sommeliers.  Sign up to become a 'Wine Snob' for the event and enjoy special VIP treatment.

A Sotheby's style live auction featuring unique wine experiences will be cap off a memorable night of enjoyment benefiting the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Columbia Area at this Reynolds Alumni Center event.

For more information, pleaes visit the event website by Clicking Here

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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Thumper Entertainment presents Lucinda Williams, July 24

Thumper Entertainment presents recording artist Lucinda Williams on July 24, 2012 from 6-11PM at Stephens Lake Park in Columbia Missouri.

This concert is a new first for Stephens Lake Park, hopefully there will be more to come after this inaugural performance and what fantastic artist they picked to kick off a new concert series for Columbia.

Tickets for General Admission are $28 and if you want the VIP treatment, well those are gonna cost you $48, but hey, its only $20 more than GA....and its LUCINDA WILLIAMS!
Tickets can be purchased by Clicking Here

To get more information and general FAQ's please visit the events website by Clicking Here or contacting these kind folks:
Event Director: Jessica Brown
Phone: (573) 442-5862
Email:
jbrown@thumperentertainment.com

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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Boone County Fair, Columbia Missouri July 24 thru 28, 2012

The Boone County Fair of Columbia Missouri is back on July 24th - 28th, 2012 and it is a whole new fair.

There is nothing better than a good ol' county fair and Boone County has one of the best!  There are live stock competitions, Agriculture events, food, rides, concerts, demolition derby and on and on.

The fairgrounds that recently went under new ownership, continue the tradition of a bringing in all the fun and exciting events of years past.

For a schedule of events at this years fair, Click Here

Make plans now to come with your family and friends for the day or even longer this summer to the one and only Boone County Fair!

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Friday, June 8, 2012

Show-Me State Games of 2012 in Columbia Missouri

Show-Me State Games of 2012 in Columbia Missouri are upon us once again.  Today begins the Senior State games open to all who are in their Golden Years as well as .

Then mark your calendars for July because as the temperature gets hotter in Columbia the competition also heats up as the Show-Me State Games open on July 20th thru 22nd and then also the following weekend of July 27th thru 29th.

All events take place through out Columbia and information about each event can be found by Clicking Here.

We hope that you will be able to come to Columbia to cheer on your favorite athlete as they go for 1st place.

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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

2012 Lyceum Theatre Season, Arrow Rock, Missouri

The Lyceum Theatre in Arrow Rock, Missouri has announced their 2012 season schedule.  Don't miss the opportunity to enjoy live professional theatre performances in the heart of Missouri.  Complete your experince with a stay at one of BBIM's member inns in Central Missouri.

Tickets are available for purchase  by calling 660-837-3311 or visit the Lyceum website.

The Music Man
June 16 - June 27

Camelot
July 5 - July 15

Boeing Boeing
July 21 - July 28

Agatha Christie's The Unexpected Guest
August 4 - August 11

Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story
August 22 - August 31

To Kill A Mockingbird
September 8 - September 15

Sanders Family Christmas--More Smoke On The Mountain
November 10 - November 18

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Sunday, June 3, 2012

Hot Summer Nights 2012, Lake of the Ozarks

Hot Summer Nights, Lake of the Ozarks, June 8, 2012

Kick your summer into high gear with Hot Summer Nights at the Lake of the Ozarks on the Bagnell Dam Strip, on Friday, May 11, 2012 from 6-11 pm.

*  All makes and models of cars, trucks and motorcycles are welcome
*  Live music from 6-11 pm
*  Give-A-Ways
*  Helicopter rides over the Lake of the Ozarks
*  Great food, fun and shopping
*  Free admission






Saturday, June 2, 2012

Celebrate Maifest with the Inn at Hermannhof 2012

The Inn at Hermannhof will be celebrating Maifest in Hermann, MO on the weekend of May 18, 2012. Join us for Missouri wine tasting at Hermannhof Winery or our sister California wines at Dierberg Star Lane.

We will kick off Maifest off on Friday May 18, 2012 with food, beer, wine, German music, and dancing at the Hermannhof Winery and Tin Mill Brewery. Stay in the heart of Hermann at our Inn or Cottages which is conveniently located near all festivities.

Beginning Saturday we will have the Laura Ingalls Wilder Exhibit on display at the Hofgarten near the Inn. It will a feature a 16 panel display that was originally exhibited at the Library Center of the Springfield-Greene County Library system.

Sunday we will celebrate Hermann's founding 175 years with a Parade beginning at 1 P.M. Following the Parade the Anheuser Busch Clydesdale's will be at the Forge, 3rd and Gutenberg. We will finish the evening with a farewell concert by Big Smith at the Amphitheatre.

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Submitted by Krissy and Jenna from the Inn at Hermannhof in Hermann, MO.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Central region inaugural post, Bed and Breakfast Inns of MO

Hello and welcome to the Missouri River’s Central Valley & the Lake of the Ozarks region inaugural blog post by Bed and Breakfast Inns of Missouri.

This blog will be dedicated to the area events & activities as well as happenings at B&B’s in the Central region and Lake of the Ozarks region in towns such as Columbia, Jefferson City, Rocheport, Hermann, Fulton, Lake Ozark and Osage Beach just to mention a few.

All of the blogs created are by members of the Missouri State Association of Bed and Breakfasts, BBIM and you are encouraged to visit a BBIM member Inn and learn about why Bed and Breakfasts in Missouri are a Better Way to Stay.

We hope you enjoy the Missouri River’s Central Valley & the Lake of the Ozarks region blog and Thank You for taking a bit of your day to read it.  Be sure and check back frequently for future posts.

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