Jake Hockemeyer Memorial Fiddlers’ Contest

Sunday, September 6, 2015 • 4 p.m. Registration begins at 3 p.m.
Mokane Lions Club Park, Mokane, Missouri

The Jake Hockemeyer Old-Time Fiddle Contest is rich in tradition. It is named after the late master fiddler who held his own with contemporaries like Taylor McBaine, Pete McMahan, and Lyman Enloe. The contest is held in Jake’s hometown of Mokane, Missouri. Mokane is located 18 miles east of Jefferson City on Highway 94.

The event is held over the Labor Day weekend during the Lions Club Fall Festival. It typically draws 20 to 25 fiddlers. Large crowds come out to listen and watch the contestants perform. Prize money is awarded in three divisions: Junior (15 and under), Senior (60 and older) and Open (any age). Up to two accompanists allowed. For more information, contact Jim Buffington at 573-826-0775. Registration for the contest is free.

Square Dance at the White Mule Winery in Owensville

Friday, September 11, 2015 • 7 p.m.
White Mule Winery, Ownesville, MO (map)

Join the Blue Mountain Ramblers from Colorado’s Front Range for an old-time square dance at the White Mule Winery in Owensville, Missouri. There’s no entry fee and the winery will have food and drinks for sale during the event.

Hallsville Square Dance – September

Saturday, September 12, 2015 • 4-10 p.m.
Hallsville Community Building

Second Saturday of each month at the Hallsville Community Building.
4 p.m.: Instrumental jam sessions for any interested musicians; square dance instruction will be available
6 p.m.: Potluck supper.
7-10:30 p.m. (or until we’ve had enough): Dance.
The Hallsville Community Building is located three or four blocks east of the four-way stop in Hallsville on highway OO, near the water tower.
Very informal; All ages welcome; Square dance instruction available, live music. No admission charge planned at this time, but donations will be accepted to help cover costs. Carry-in food welcome for the potluck supper. No smoking in the building. No alcohol allowed.
Questions: Contact John White at 573-696-3776.

Laura Ingalls Wilder Fiddle Off

Saturday, September 19, 2015 Registration begins at 9 a.m.
On the grounds of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home, Mansfield, MO

The 2nd annual Laura Ingalls Wilder Fiddle Off will be held as part of Wilder Days at the Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home. PeeWee (10 and under), junior (11-16), senior (60+) and open (17-59) divisions.

See flier for more information. Also see the prize list which features a custom belt buckle for the grand prize winner.

Hallsville Square Dance – October

Saturday, October 10, 2015 • 4-10 p.m.
Hallsville Community Building

Second Saturday of each month at the Hallsville Community Building.
4 p.m.: Instrumental jam sessions for any interested musicians; square dance instruction will be available
6 p.m.: Potluck supper.
7-10:30 p.m. (or until we’ve had enough): Dance.
The Hallsville Community Building is located three or four blocks east of the four-way stop in Hallsville on highway OO, near the water tower.
Very informal; All ages welcome; Square dance instruction available, live music. No admission charge planned at this time, but donations will be accepted to help cover costs. Carry-in food welcome for the potluck supper. No smoking in the building. No alcohol allowed.
Questions: Contact John White at 573-696-3776.

Hallsville Square Dance – November

Saturday, November 14, 2015 • 4-10 p.m.
Hallsville Community Building

Second Saturday of each month at the Hallsville Community Building.
4 p.m.: Instrumental jam sessions for any interested musicians; square dance instruction will be available
6 p.m.: Potluck supper.
7-10:30 p.m. (or until we’ve had enough): Dance.
The Hallsville Community Building is located three or four blocks east of the four-way stop in Hallsville on highway OO, near the water tower.
Very informal; All ages welcome; Square dance instruction available, live music. No admission charge planned at this time, but donations will be accepted to help cover costs. Carry-in food welcome for the potluck supper. No smoking in the building. No alcohol allowed.
Questions: Contact John White at 573-696-3776.

Hallsville Square Dance – December

Saturday, December 12, 2015 • 4-10 p.m.
Hallsville Community Building

Second Saturday of each month at the Hallsville Community Building.
4 p.m.: Instrumental jam sessions for any interested musicians; square dance instruction will be available
6 p.m.: Potluck supper.
7-10:30 p.m. (or until we’ve had enough): Dance.
The Hallsville Community Building is located three or four blocks east of the four-way stop in Hallsville on highway OO, near the water tower.
Very informal; All ages welcome; Square dance instruction available, live music. No admission charge planned at this time, but donations will be accepted to help cover costs. Carry-in food welcome for the potluck supper. No smoking in the building. No alcohol allowed.
Questions: Contact John White at 573-696-3776.