Dixon Cow Days — Fall Festival

Sept. 15-16, 2023

“Step right up to the greatest show” Sept. 15-16 in Dixon MO! Two full days of family fun and awesome live music in Central Missouri. Plus, this is the only festival in Missouri where you have a chance to win a cow — yes, a whole cow!

Over the course of two days, browse craft vendors and the cruise-in car and bike show, try out some tasty foods, and enjoy plenty of live music. The Kid Zone will be open from 1-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday and features Wrecking Balls bounce houses. Wristbands are available during the event for the Kids Zone. Everyone enjoys a chance or two at the dunking booth, so get your throwing arm ready! Bring a chair or blanket — and your dancing shoes — and check out what is happening at the Main Stage and Udder Stage!   

Check out the schedule from 2022 ——2023 information to come!

Live Music & More, Friday

The Main Stage sets the tone at 2:30 p.m. with Hellen Russel and Company providing an enjoyable afternoon of lively country, bluegrass, gospel, and hillbilly rock music. Opening ceremonies begin at 5 p.m. Following is a full evening of live bands, including Ryan Voss providing amazing country flavor and The ABLes Band, who will get you up and dancing with their country, bluegrass, rock, and rhythm and blues. 

Over at the Udder Stage is Open Mic, so show off your singing, comedy routines, and poetry. Shine in the spotlight or cheer on your favorite!

Saturday Highlights

Start the day right with the Dixon Cow Days/Donut Run/Walk/Bike 5k. This event is free and open to everyone! The race begins at 8 a.m. at Dixon Elementary School.

The Main Stage strolls out the Youth Royalty Fall Festival Pageant beginning at 10 a.m., followed by the hilarious Mullet Contest. More music kicks up at noon with country/honky-tonk artist Jordan Isakson. A break in the music occurs during the annual Dixon Cow Days parade at 2 p.m. At 3:30 p.m., the KC Ritz Band rocks Dixon with good ole’ rock and roll followed by the driving Southern rock of the Missouri Most Wanted Outlaw Band and Jefferson City’s party-band, Five Turn Knot, who will rock out the night!

The Udder Stage opens after the parade with the Ashley Minzes Destination Dance. Then, impress or be impressed during the Hot Dog Eating Contest at 5:15 p.m. followed by the second session of Open Mic at 6:30 p.m.

Plan your unforgettable weekend away in Pulaski County USA!

For more information about Dixon Cow Days, visit the Dixon Chamber of Commerce Facebook page.

Event Planner: Dixon Chamber of Commerce

2023 Pulaski County Tourism Bureau Grant Awardee