Free public event will have music and activities for people of all ages

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The first Saturday in October will see the Missouri Governor’s Mansion bustling with activity for a festival that will include live music, a straw maze, face painting, vendors, and more.

Gov. Mike Parson and First Lady Teresa Parson announced that the inaugural Parson Family Fall Festival will be held at the Missouri Governor’s Mansion on Saturday, October 6. The free event will run from 10 a.m-1 p.m. and will feature vendors, activities for kids, and a bluegrass band for musical entertainment.

”With fall upon us, there is no better time to have our Family Fall Festival, and we are incredibly honored to host this year’s festivities at the Missouri Governor’s Mansion,” said Mike Parson and Teresa Parson in a joint statement. “We are looking forward to seeing everyone come out, participate in all of the activities, welcome in the fall season, and best of all – have fun!”

Over a dozen vendors will be on the Mansion South Lawn and driveway. There will also be a train for children to ride. Fall treats like caramel apples, fresh apple cider, and kettle corn will be provided. Activities will include a photo booth, pumpkin painting, straw maze, face paintings, and much more. Mansion tours will be made available and popular local performers The Kay Brothers and a member of the Burney Sisters will be on stage to provide bluegrass music for everyone to enjoy.

Several vendors are slated to attend: AgriMissouri, Conservation Federation of Missouri, National Wild Turkey Federation, Elderwood Kettle Corn, Jefferson City Boys & Girls Club, Magic House, Mark Twain Museum, MoDOT, Missouri Highway Patrol, Missouri Department of Conservation, Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services, Missouri Division of Tourism, Missouri State Parks, MU Animal Sciences, Ozarks Creamery Milk, Runge Nature Center, Scholastic, Special Olympics of Missouri, and more.

The event is free and open to the public, and no registration is required. For further questions about this event, contact the Missouri Governor’s Mansion at 573-751-4141.