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FAQ’s

What to expect at the festival?

We’ll have artisans demonstrating their skills, great music on stage (if you play an instrument and want to jam, you can join in a  jam session or play under a tree), square dancing with live music and clogging, food and fun activities.  You can participate by dressing up in period clothing.   If you’d like to dress “period” but can’t make your own costumes, click  here for some easy and cheap ways to look like you were born in 1875 –  wrinkles optional!

Is there a musical jingle to get me in the festival mood?

Of course!  And here it is…. (Bevy Moore – vocals, Junior Marriott – guitar, words by Darlene Sorensen)

 

Should I bring a lawn chair to sit on (or maybe a blanket)?

Absolutely!  A lightweight lawn chair will make your visit more enjoyable, especially during the music, or maybe a blanket will work for you.  Please put a tag with your name and contact information on the chair, just in case….

What does it cost to attend?

There is no admission charge, but to help cover expenses you’re welcome to drop a donation in our historic butter churn right after you enter the gate.  We suggest a donation of $5 for adults, but appreciate any support you can give!  We are a nonprofit.  Our board members and volunteers receive no compensation other than the satisfaction of helping the community!

Directions to the festival?

The Pioneer Heritage Festival is located on the north side of Ava, Missouri, right on Missouri Hwy. 5 at the Foxtrotters Showgrounds and World Headquarters.

From Springfield Missouri:  Take US 60 east to the first Mansfield exit (Highway 5 -south); take Highway 5 south toward Ava.  One mile before reaching Ava, on the right hand side of the highway,  you will see a large metal arch with “Foxtrotters” on it and an “RV Park” sign, along with various horse barns and buildings.  Drive in through the arch. You’re there!

From points east of Springfield:  Take US 60 west to the second Mansfield exit (Highway 5 – south); take Highway 5 south toward Ava.  One mile before reaching Ava, on the right hand side of the highway,  you will see a large metal arch with “Foxtrotters” on it and an “RV Park” sign, along with various horse barns and buildings.  Drive in through the arch. You’re there!  

What if I want to be an exhibitor, re-enactor or other participant?

Just download our application below, print it out and mail it to us (PO Box 1376, Ava MO 65608) phone us at (417) 746-4006 and we’ll be happy to mail you a printed form.  Please note: While exhibitors are welcome to sell their own handicrafts, our festival is educational, not commercial.   Exhibitors must agree to demonstrate their heritage skills during the festival in exchange for not having to pay a set-up fee.   Applications should be returned as soon as possible so that we can reserve your space and include you in our printed program and the website.

PHFO 2021 Exhibitor Application

What about Covid-19 safety?

The festival is entirely outdoors.  We encourage social distancing and mask wearing, especially if you are not vaccinated. Free disposable masks will be available at the gate.

How can I contact you?

If you have questions, please call (417) 746-4006 or email:  heritage417@gmail.com

WE SURE HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!

Friday Oct. 1 and Saturday Oct. 2, 2021