1. ShrimpFestival- takes place annually in early September. Hosted by Paul Smith of Show Me Shrimp Farms this festival is truly one of a kind in central Missouri. Pond side sales of freshwater prawn starts at 9 am to a very enthusiastic crowd. The festivities generally include shrimp dinners, horseshoe games, volleyball, a bounce house for the young ‘uns, wine tasting for the adults, and live entertainment. Camping is available on site and nearby Saint Robert offers numerous lodging accommodations.
Learn more about ShrimpFestival at http://www.showmeshrimpfarms.com.
2. Cow Days- is a September tradition that dates back to the days of the Great Depression when Dixon merchants enticed customers to shop at their stores by rewarding them with a ticket for a free cow giveaway. Cows are still given away at this family friendly street festival- with a cash option. Food, bands, vendors, and people fill the streets during this one of a kind two day festival.
Learn more about Cow Days at http://www.dixonchamberofcommerce.com/CowDaysIndex.
3. Dream House Dolls- home of the Fashion Mannequin, is the 2nd largest Barbie distributor in the United States and is located in the historic T.A. Murphy home at the corner of State Highway C and Oak Street. Stop in and see the museum of vintage and collectable Barbies as well as her friends and memorabilia.
Learn more about Dream House Dolls at http://www.dreamhousedolls.com.
4. Di Trapani’s Italian Bistro- is a destination restaurant overlooking scenic Portuguese Point of the winding Gasconade River. Chef Michael Scheffer’s (grandson of the legendary Zeno Scheffer of Route 66 culinary fame) passion for food flows onto the plate and is a culinary delight. Head to Di Trapani’s for a cozy, romantic get-a-way or a family get-together. A private banquet room holds up to 40 people and is perfect for private parties, business luncheons, planning sessions, or family reunions.
Learn more about Di Trapani’s Italian Bistro at http://www.facebook.com/DiTrapanisItalianBistro