The 24th annual Marionville Apple Fest has been scheduled for Friday and Saturday, Sept. 21 and 22. A full schedule of attractions and activities has been planned.
Events will start on Friday evening and will center around the stage in the southeast corner of the square. Vendors will set up around the square.
Activities begin at 5 p.m. on Friday with the crowning of the king and queen of the festival. The beauty pageant will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. For more information on the pageant, call Mindy at 417-229-4952.
Live music will be provided from 8 to 11 p.m. on Friday by Triple Shot, playing from the stage.
A carnival will open Friday and be open during festivities all three days. There will be carnival rides, pony rides, a 24-foot slide and more attractions.
Activities begin on Saturday at 9 a.m. The parade will begin lining up at the elementary school on the southwest corner of town and proceed to the square at 10 a.m.
The car show will be held on Washington Street, between Central and Euclid, beginning at 11 a.m. Participants are welcome to drive their entries in the parade. For more information on the car show, contact Jeremy Coker at 417-830-6578.
The Marionville High School Band will perform in the stage area at 11:30 a.m., followed by awards and recognitions. Live music resumes at 1 p.m. by the Stix youth ministry from the First Baptist Church of Reavisville.
A pie eating contest will be held at 1:30 p.m. The Marionville Idol competition begins at 2 p.m. and is expected to take approximately two hours. The pie auction will be held at 4 p.m., followed by the apple peeling contest at 5 p.m.
Live music will close the day beginning at 6 p.m. by Rain Dogs with pop songs from the 1960s and 1970s. Gunshot Lizzy, a red dirt country band, plays at 7 p.m. The Ozark Jubilee from Branson, featuring the Max family, presents country music at 8 p.m.
The festival continues on Sunday with a community church service on the square at 9 a.m. Gospel groups will take the stage for the afternoon.
The bluegrass ensemble, Brightwater Junction, will take the stage for a two-hour set at 3 p.m. to conclude the festival.
Vendors interested in booth space can call Pam at 417-830-7784.