The Missouri Town 1855 Fall Festival is being CANCELLED on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6, due to the heavy rainfall and potential for lightning being forecasted.

It is our hope that the festival will go on as scheduled on Sunday, October 7, weather permitting. Staff will assess that possibility on Saturday afternoon and will make a final decision at that time

Jackson County Parks + Rec presents 43rd Annual Missouri Town 1855 Fall Festival

 Usher in the fall season by the spending the day with your family at Jackson County Parks + Rec’s 43rd Annual Missouri Town 1855 Fall Festival of Arts, Crafts and Music.

When:      Saturday, Oct. 6: 10am – 5 pm <<<<CANCELLED

                 Sunday, Oct. 7: 11am – 5pm

Where:    Missouri Town 1855,  8010 East Park Rd, Lees Summit, MO 64064

Cost:        $10 per car/van, $20 per school/commercial bus

One of Jackson County’s most popular historic sites will come to life this weekend through the music and dance of expert interpreters. They’ll share their passion for skills such as cooking over a wood fire, woodworking and blacksmithing. A mule-powered sorghum mill provides a first-hand look at how sorghum is produced into syrup.

Explore the unique, handcrafted gifts offered by talented artists and don’t forget to stop by the food court, featuring your favorite festival foods. Visit with staff and volunteers as they prepare homemade apple butter and cider.

Children will find fun and excitement with time-honored games popular with kids more than 150 years ago. Take them on a hay-wagon ride or simply stroll through history, enjoying the sights, sounds and smells of a simpler time.

Missouri Town 1855 is an authentic, antebellum farming community owned and operated by Jackson County Parks + Rec. It is comprised of more than 25 authentically furnished buildings dating from the 1820s to 1860s on 30 picturesque acres. For more information, visit