OLD WEST OCTOBERFEST

OLD WEST OCTOBERFEST

October 5th & 6th • Lexington, Missouri

Lexington's New Twist

on the Old West October 5 & 6!

(This festival replaces Apples Arts & Antiques)

The Old West will come alive in our historic downtown. Western re-enactors in full dress will create magic for all ages during our Fall festival. Horses, pony and carriage rides, a mechanical bull and beer on the street are just some of the surprises in store. Family FUN!

 

Nestled in the middle of Missouri's apple growing region, we'll have many varieties for sale, plus apple dumplings plus BBQ and other seasonal treats.

 

Enjoy music, kids activities, a craft beer tasting on Saturday afternoon, street vendors and a chance to build your own life-size scarecrow.

 

Octoberfest is fun for all and all for fun. See you Oct. 5 & 6 in Lexington!

• Craft Beer Tasting • Outlaws on the Street

• Music & Food • Art & Photography Show

• Street Vendors • Orchard-Fresh Apples

• Mechanical Bull Rides • Scarecrow Building

• Kids Corral & more

Beer Garden & Craft Beer Tasting.

Tastings October 6 from 4-7pm, at the P&H Center, and The Heist. Four breweries will be on hand so you'll have plenty of variety! Armbands are $15, and you’ll also get an OctoberFest tasting mug. You’ll also be able to purchase a full glass of any beer you love during the tasting.

 

And, our massive 4-block-long beer garden will offer domestic beer both Friday and all day Saturday. Red beer available Saturday am!

Participating Craft Beer Brewers

Arcadian Moon - Higginsville

Levi Garrison & Son –Hamilton

River Bottoms – Carrollton

Boulevard-Kansas City

 

In addition, several craft beer selections will be available with your armband at the beer garden at 10th & Main, and at The Heist, 827 Main St.

YeeHaw! Ride the Mechanical Bull.

Ready to try something completely different? Compete against your friends or just go for bragging rights! You’ll have your chance on Oct. 5 & 6 with our mechanical bull.

 

The bull has various settings that allow both kids and advanced riders to experience this exciting ride based on their skill level.

Rides are $5 each or $20 for five rides.

 

Watch kids tackle the mechanical bull! CLICK HERE

Cowboys, Horses, Pony Rides & Demonstrations.

Our new festival’s western theme wouldn’t be complete without cowboys and outlaws…and we’ll have them both Friday evening and all day Saturday. These cowboys are authentic re-enactors! Pony and carriage rides Saturday, too!

 

They’ll roam the streets, take selfies with you and a few will show off some fancy roping skills. We’ll also have farrier and blacksmithing demos on Saturday!

All these activities take place at 10th & Main.

Food and More Food.

Street food will be available throughout the festival; you can also sample entries at the Lexington Ribs for Wrestlers BBQ contest with a $10 wristband suggested purchase. (The Wrestling club would be delighted if you want to donate more)!

 

In addition you'll have a chance to purchase orchard-fresh apples, mums, pumpkins and other fall accessories.

Live Music October 5th & 6th.

Live music both days as you stroll the festival! There is no cover charge for these concerts.

 

Friday night, Black Jack Creek takes the stage 6pm until 10pm. On Saturday evening, groove to music of the 60's & 70's with The Bucket Band. A sample of their music here:

 

https://youtu.be/FVDXK7DrZqc

Street Vendors.

On Saturday, Lexington's Main Street will be host to a diverse group of vendors offering all types of merchandise, seasonal items, crafts, antiques and more.

 

You'll also find pumpkins, mums, cornstalks and other seasonal decorating accessories available to get your home ready for Fall.

 

 

Fine Art & Photography Show.

View some of the region's most talented artists and photographers at this annual show, hosted at The LEX,

111 S. 11th Street.

 

This is a judged competition.

 

CLICK here for more info, show hours and registration forms.

Apples & Seasonal Items.

Our festival is different and home grown! We're proud to be a part of Missouri's largest apple growing region and our apples are simply the freshest you'll find. All types of apples will be on sale Saturday, October 6th along with other seasonal produce and Fall accessories.

 

We'll also have a limited supply of our popular homemade apple dumplings made from our local apples. Celebrate the season with us in Lexington!

 

Historic Lexington Trolley Tours October 6th.

Take a ride with us on "Minnie Mae" and learn about Lexington's historic past.

 

This 30 to 45 minute walk back in time explores the western-themed characters and Lexington hangouts throughout  town. Tours at 11am, 12pm and 1pm, October 6th. Catch the trolley at 11th & Franklin.

 

$5 per person, kids 3 & under are free.

Enjoy Scarecrow Contest Entries!

Enjoy the creativity of our annual scarecrow contest entries as you stroll Old West OctoberFest.

 

People from all over the area have developed unique themes in creating their vision of what a scarecrow should look like, and they're all on display along Main Street. The results are funny, scary and each takes on a life of their own. Enjoy!

Not From These Parts, Pardner?

Want to find out more about the area? Try the links below to learn about our region. Nearby wineries, orchards and our historic past are all around you when you visit Lexington! Your adventure starts the minute you arrive.

 

Lexington Tourism

Chamber of Commerce

Old Trails Region

Vendor Booth Space Still Available

Be a part of Lexington's New Twist on the Old West!

Please CLICK HERE for downloadable information, pricing and registration form for Lexington's 2018 Old West OctoberFest.

You can also call the Lexington Area Chamber of Commerce at 660-259-3082 for more information.

Howdy Pardner!

The Old West comes to Lexington October 5th & 6th

 

Preliminary Information - More Details to Follow

 

The Chamber’s Old West OctoberFest is a new fall festival designed to appeal to all ages…with a western theme. Although the schedule is still being finalized, we can share some of what you can expect.

 

Old West OctoberFest is scheduled for October 5th & 6th. The first event of the festival begins on Thursday with the annual Fine Art & Photography show opening at The LEX, 111 S. 11th Street. On Friday starting at 3pm, enjoy the beer garden downtown, then, starting at 5pm you can try your hand at riding our mechanical bull. There are settings on the bull that control movement so all ages and skill levels can enjoy a turn!

 

As the evening begins, the festival becomes a street festival complete with food, music by Blackjack Creek and an outdoor beer garden. You’ll likely find some friendly western outlaws meandering up and down Main Street during the evening! The festival runs until 10pm on Friday night.

 

As Old West OctoberFest gets underway outside, the Chamber will host its annual Apple Auction at the P&H Center, 1111 Main Street, beginning with social hour at 5pm. Chili and apple desserts will be available for $5. The auction begins at 6pm. The bidding is always fast and furious, (all in good fun) with proceeds going towards Chamber projects throughout the year. Participants are encouraged to join the street party on Main Street after the auction.

 

The festival opens at 10am Saturday and the western theme really heats up. Costumed "outlaws" will roam the streets (ready for selfies!) along with horses and pony rides. These are authentically dressed reenactors! You’ll get to see demonstrations of cattle roping, farrier work and blacksmithing during the day.

 

You'll again have a chance to view the Fine Art & Photography show, build a scarecrow, ride the mechanical bull and enjoy street food (including Ribs for Wrestlers BBQ tasting), the outdoor beer garden and street vendors.

 

Craft beer enthusiasts will love the BrewFest tasting event at the P&H Center from 4-7pm. We’ll be hosting a very diverse group of brewers, ready for you to sample their handiwork.

 

Many Wentworth alumni will be visiting the festival, celebrating the grand opening of the Wentworth Museum and Masonic cornerstone re-dedication and the dedication of the WMA Doughboy.

 

Other planned activities include a Kid’s Craft Corral, trolley tours, square dancers and a “Beer Mile Run” hosted by the Elks Club. Starting at 6pm, The Bucket Band will take the stage (no cover charge). These guys will take you down memory lane with great tunes from the 60’s and 70’s. At 9pm the winner of the Old West OctoberFest gun raffle will be announced. The festivities continue until 10pm.

 

This is only a partial list of OctoberFest events with more info to come! For more details and booth information call the Chamber at 660-259-3082.

See you in Lexington on

October 5th & 6th Pardner!

Lexington Area Chamber of Commerce

1016 Main Street • Lexington, MO 64067 • 660-259-3082 • Email Us