Press Release:  7/20/20
Ozark Cigar Box Guitar Music Festival
Benton County Art Stroll
Benton County Wine Stroll

With due regard to the safety and health of the residents and tourists who live and visit our area and with concern over the increasing number of COVID cases in Missouri, the organizers of the three events on August 1 (and 2), have made the tough decision to postpone the events to 2021.

This includes the Benton County Wine Stroll, the Ozark Cigar Box Guitar Music Festival and the Benton County Art Walk.

We are devastated to share this news with you.  This year has been very challenging more so than previous years for tourism and we want to support and promote the Benton County businesses, wineries and breweries, musicians and artists within our communities, along with our state and beyond as we are faced with hardships relating to the current pandemic.  However, we also want everyone to stay safe and healthy.

Benton County Tourism and Ryan and Julie Mackey (founders of the CBG Festival) will be exploring ways to provide a virtual music festival experience in place of the actual festival at its location this year.  Additionally, the Benton County Art Walk committee is also looking into providing a virtual art competition in place of the actual event.  Please stay tuned for more information.

We will continue to work hard to bring you the unique events you love in 2021.  Thought it’s true that our August 2020 events will no longer take place in reality, we will continue to strive toward promoting tourism and helping the Benton County economy recovery from this pandemic.

If you are a vendor at these events or have purchased tickets, we will be contacting you in the near future to offer refunds or sending information about carrying over your fees to the following year.  If you have sponsored any of these events, we do appreciate your support and will be contacting you also about issuing a refund or carrying your sponsorship to next year.

We look forward to a brighter future and want everyone to remain safe and healthy.  For questions relating to the CBG Festival or Art Walk, please contact the Benton County Tourism & Recreation at lstokes@visitbentoncomo.com or 660-438-2090.

For questions relating to the Wine Stroll, please contact them through the Benton County Facebook page or the Benton County Community Foundation website.
Vendor Information:

Retail booth space is available for both days for $40 

!!!CALLING ALL CBG VENDORS!!!

If you are a builder and sell or just simply sell parts & accessories THIS is the event for you.
Fee: $40 (both days)
Space: As much as you need but no electricity is available
Setup times are as follows:  Friday, July 31st TBD or Saturday before 12pm noon
Note:  We will have security available so you don’t have to load up in between days)

Showtimes are August 1st from 1-8pm and August 2nd from 11am-5pm (subject to change)

Remember this is August in Missouri so bring a sun tent or display tent or whatever you use.

If you want to reserve your space please fill out your application here.

Note* (ONLY music/cbg related vendors accepted)
Meaning no direct sales

Food Vendors:

For two days of music, beer and BBQ the vendor fee is only $100.  We are limiting food vendors again this year and all food items must be approved and cannot be duplicated.  We are opening spots to return vendors at this time ONLY.

Set-up times are Friday, July 31st from 4-7pm or Saturday, August 1st before 12pm (noon)

Please submit your application here no later than April 1, 2020. ​  You can pre-pay your vendor fee here (which includes a 3% transaction fee) or mail your vendor fee to Benton County Tourism & Recreation, PO Box 1245, Warsaw MO  65355.  

Musicians:

!!!CALLING ALL MUSICIANS!!!

NOW is the time to sign up for the 2020 OCBGF
If you are wanting stage time contact Ryan Mackey through Facebook
Email-Moonshinedesigns78@gmail.com
Phone-(660) 233-1671

Ozark Cigar Box Guitar Music Festival