Unique Festivals and Events in Benton County, MO

Benton County is rich in both history and unique events and festivals with activities for residents and visitors alike.

Whether you are planning a visit to see one of the many area events, or looking for activities while you’re here, the following calendar of events will provide you with all the information you need to have fun!

2020 events

Note:  All events scheduled are subject to change.  Please stay tuned for more detailed information.

MARCH
21-Snaggin and Hagglin
Snaggin and Hagglin
28-Pubs & Poker (Warsaw)

Got cabin fever and need to plan a fun night out that includes good friends, great drinks and a fun time?  Mark this event on your calendar!

Saturday, March 28 from 4-7pm
$15 registration fee per person (no souvenir tshirt)
$20 registration fee per person (with souvenir tshirt given at end of Pub Crawl).  Be sure to register no later than 3/15 to get your tshirt!
Check-in will be at Nix on or before 4pm (be sure and allow yourself enough time to get to all six pubs and enjoy their drink specials and return your poker hand to The Landing no later than 7pm)
**Pre-registration recommended and tickets can be purchased online or available for pre-sale at the Warsaw Chamber of Commerce until 3/25).

1st, 2nd and 3rd place cash prizes depending on participation​.  Pubs participating are:  The Dam Restaurant, Nee Nee’s Italian Restaurant, The Landing, Nix, Drake Harbor Trading Company, and Corner Gardens.

You will be given a poker sheet at check-in/registration (Nix outside).  Stop by each pub and collect a poker card.  Bring your poker sheet to The Landing on or before 7pm and the best poker hand at the end wins.   No particular order of pubs but be sure and stop by all of them with drink specials at each pub.  Winners will be announced at 7:15pm at The Landing and prizes awarded.​  Note:  Your 6th card is a “wild” card and can be used with 4 other cards to determine the best hand.  If you are caught cheating, you will be asked to leave the event and your registration fee will not be returned.

Be sure and come to The Landing at 7pm for door prizes drawings.

This event is organized by Benton County Tourism & Recreation to raise funds for marketing efforts and the promotion of tourism.

Notice:  Must be a minimum 21 years old to attend.  BCTR and the City of Warsaw are not liable for any accidents and you are encouraged if you drink to drink responsibly.  DO NOT DRINK AND DRIVE!

Pre-registration fees are non-refundable but are transferrable.  This event is rain or shine.​  PRE-REGISTER HERE.

Follow our Facebook event page for up-to-date information.

APRIL
11-Warsaw Second Saturdays Market/Car Cruise
25-Benton County Wine Stroll (link to tickets)
25-ART WALK (link to tickets)
MAY
1-2-Lincoln City Wide Garage Sale
2 – LOST VALLEY FISH HATCHERY KIDS FISHING DAY
9-Warsaw Second Saturdays Market/Car Cruise

JUNE
4-6-Warsaw Jubilee Days
5-6-Cole Camp City Wide Garage Sale
6-Cole Camp antique & classic Car cruise night
13-Warsaw Junk Market
13-Cole Camp Saengerfest (German Singing Festival)
27-Cole Camp Booze & Bluegrass in the Garden

JULY
4-Drake Harbor Fireworks/Dam to Harbor Kayak Race/5K Run
3-Lincoln Parade & Events
4-Lincoln Fireworks
11-Warsaw Second Saturdays/Car Cruise
17-18-Benton County Rodeo
18-Cole Camp Zucchini Races
25-Gravel Race
AUGUST
1-2-Ozark Cigar Box Guitar Music Festival
8-Warsaw Second Saturdays/Car Cruise
21-taste of warsaw bbq festival
22-smokin’ on the harbor KCBS Sanctioned master series bbq Competition
SEPTEMBER
10-12-Cole Camp Fair
12-Lincoln Fly-In
19-Lincoln Fall Market
24-26-Cole Camp Antique Farm Show
26-Cole Camp Oktoberfest
OCTOBER
3 – wARSAW FLY-IN
16-18-Warsaw/Kaysinger Heritage Days
26 – WARSAW ADVENTURE RACE
31-Warsaw Halloween Hoopla
31-Cole Camp Pumpkin Fest
NOVEMBER
7-Butterfield 60 Gravel Race
14 – WARSAW HOLIDAY MARKET
21-Cole Camp Christbaumfest
DECEMBER
4-Cole Camp Christkindlmarket
4-5-Kaysinger Christmas
6-Cole Camp German Christmas Concert
11-12-Warsaw Christmas at the Harbor
12-Lincoln Christmas Parade