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!


Warsaw Holiday Market

Date: Nov. 16, 2019

Warsaw Holiday Market
Community Center

There will be various crafts, artwork, designs, and ideas to help you enjoy your holiday.  After shopping in the Community Center, take a trip down Main Street and visit the unique shops in Warsaw.  Many will have snacks, drawings, and special sale items.

For more information, contact Martha at Bill’s Repurpose 816-807-1496, billsrepurpose@gmail.com
Check Facebook for updates.

Cole Camp Christbaumfest

Nov. 23, 2019

Luther School Auditorium and Jaycee Hall

Over 50 crafters in two locations.  Free admission.  Photos with Santa 2-3:30pm (bring your camera).  Holiday Open House at shops.

Sponsored by the Cole Camp Chamber of Commerce.  For more information, contact the Chamber at 660-668-2295 or colecampchamber@gmail.com.


Cole Camp German Christmas Concert

Dec. 1, 2019

Cole Camp Christkindlmarket

Dec. 6, 2019
A wonderful evening to start the Christmas season!!
So many things to do!.
*Lighting of the Festbaum at 6:00 (in front of the Handel Haus)
*Listen Christmas music from the Zeller Brass Band.
*All shops will be open till 8:00…check out the specials!
*Decorated Christmas Wagon ride..loading and unloading in front of
Maple Street Bakery on South Maple.
*Take pictures with Santa Clausfrom 6:00 to 7:30 in the building across
from the bandstand, west of the four way stop. Bring your own
*Christmas Tree judging…get your judging sheets at any of the
*Listen to the classic poetic reading of “The Night Before Christmas” at
Maple Street Bakery…at 6:00, 6:30, 7:00 & 7:30
*Free hot chocolate, compliments of Cole Camp Chamber at Maple
Street Bakery.
*Special animals to see and pet in the JC Garden.
*Carolers rotating around town.
*Live Nativity from 7 to 8 in the JC Garden. Then join in singing carols at
the end of the evening around the Nativity.
*The Farmers Market will be open in the building behind the bandstand.
*Along with the four restaurants that will be open, the Chamber will be
serving soup, chili and hot dogs in the JC Garden.
*You will also be able to purchase Christmas Cookies by the pound, 1/2
pound or single at the Paul Kelly Insurance office.
Parking along the streets or in the Lutheran School parking lot at the
end of South Maple.
Fliers with maps and information will be handed out at the end of south
Maple an the four way stop. Look for the people with the vintage hats.

Call 660 233 0652 or email Cole Camp Chamber for any questions.

Kaysinger Christmas

Date: Dec 6th & 7th

Kaysinger Bluff Pioneer Village
29027 Visitor Center Rd. Warsaw, MO. 65355
Presented by Kaysinger Bluff Pioneer Heritage Assn

Come join us for an 1800s Christmas Celebration
Experience the sights, sounds, and smells of days gone by. Enjoy hay wagons, singing of carols, fireplaces, wood stoves, candles, luminaries, buildings decked out in old-fashioned décor, hot chocolate, and hot cider! Find that unique gift at the Kaysinger General Store.

We will be serving food at the Food Barn.

Adults $3
Children 6-12, $2
Under 5 free

Wristbands good for both days!
For more information, visit the Facebook page.

Lincoln Christmas Parade and craft fair

Dec. 14, 2019

Come participate and enjoy the spirit of the season with our Christmas Parade on Main Street and Craft Fair at the Lincoln School.

Craft Fair doors open at 10:00 am in the little gym
Parade at 11:00 am on Main Street

The Benton County 4-H/FFA Youth Fair will be hosting a Free Will Donation Chili/Soup Dinner in the school Cafeteria.

Small Silent Auction available for bidding during the craft fair. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE PRESENT TO WIN.

For more information, contact the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce at www.lincolnmochamberofcommerce.com.


Date:  dec 13th & 14th
Drake harbor & community building
  • Chili/soup dinner
    Christmas Trees Charity Contest
  • Christmas Parade
  • Breakfast with Santa
  • The Grinch
  • Candy Cane Hunt
  • Hayrides
  • Thousands of lights and displays throughout the harbor and downtown Warsaw

Event is put on by the City of Warsaw.  For more information, contact 660-438-5522.

Butterfield 60 Gravel Road Event

Date: October 26, 2019
Time: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Location: Downtown Warsaw Missouri