Community Events

September is one of the busiest times for Kirksville. Here’s a long list of things to do this month.

Art Reception

5-7 p.m.
Sept. 7
Gallery 104
Meet Gallery 104’s featured artists at this gallery reception.

Kirksville Kiwanis Club Farmer’s Market
7 a.m.-12 p.m.
Sept. 8, 15, 22 and 29
Downtown Kirksville
Visit the downtown Farmers’ Market to purchase local foods each Saturday.

Student Welcome
5-7 p.m.
Sept. 9
Downtown Kirksville
Bring your student ID from Truman State University, A.T. Still University or the Moberly Area Community College to receive a free hot dog and discounts from area businesses on the Adair County courthouse lawn.

“Songs for a New World”

6-10 p.m.
Sept. 13, 14, 15, 20, 21 and 22
Jackson Stables
Kirksville Parks and Recreation’s dinner theatre production, featuring the musical “Songs for a New World.”

Pet Smart Adoption event
12 p.m.
Sept. 15
Pet Smart
Visit Pet Smart to adopt a new pet, or just to cuddle guinea pigs, feed fish and hold a bearded dragon.

Nature photography
1 p.m.
Sept. 15
Thousand Hills State Park
Learn how to take great nature photos on any camera at this free class at Thousand Hills State Park. Bring your own camera, even if it’s attached to your cell phone.

North Star Rotary BBQ competition

5:30 p.m.
Sept. 15
Wooden Nickel
Grilling and barbecue teams from around the state will face off in this cooking competition in the parking lot of the Wooden Nickel. Buying a ticket at the gate earns you the right to sample as much food as you want, plus you can cast a ballot to decide the People’s Choice winner.

Bolingo: Love
3-8:30 p.m.
Sept. 15
Rotary Park
This one-day festival in Rotary Park will celebrate the cultural connections between Africa and Kirksville through everything from food, clothing and art to immigration stories and folk tales.

Midwest Antique Fest
9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sept. 21 and 22
NEMO Fairgrounds
For two days, the NEMO Fairgrounds will transform into the ultimate hunting grounds for antiques, vintage clothing, repurposed creations and artisan crafts of all kinds. The fairgrounds will also host food vendors and live music.

Guardian of the Flame 5k
8 a.m.
Sept. 22
This five-kilometer race begins at Maxwell’s and benefits Special Olympics athletes.

Buddy Pack Walk

8 a.m.
Sept. 22
Spainhower Field
The charity walk begins at the Spainhower Field and benefits the Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri.

Kirksville Motor Company Customer Appreciation Day
11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Sept. 22
Kirksville Motor Company
Kirksville Motor Company will express gratitude to its customers with a free lunch, entertainment and door prizes.

Round Barn Blues
3-11:30 p.m.
Sept. 22
Round Barn
Visit the historic round barn, built in 1913, for a performance featuring nationally and locally known blues artists including Harper, the Nick Schnebelen Band and Deadwood.

Shrimp Boil

4-11 p.m.
Sept. 22
Jacob’s Vineyard and Winery
DELTA’s annual fundraiser for agricultural education serves shrimp along with live music at Jacob’s Vineyard and Winery.

“Inlaws, Outlaws, and Other People (That Should be Shot)”
8 p.m.
Sept. 26-29
James G. Severns Theatre
This theater production of Truman State University is presented nightly in the James G. Serverns Theatre.

Red Barn Arts and Crafts Festival
9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Downtown Kirksville
Organized by the Kirksville Arts Association, this event in downtown Kirksville features 100 art vendors.

Inspire 1 for JDRF 5k
9 a.m.
Sept. 29
Kirksville Primary School
The 5k begins at the Kirksville Primary School and benefits the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

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