Festivals and Fairs
Santa Fe Trail Days, Indian Foothills Park,
The Second Weekend in September the park comes alive with
vendors, music, kids activities, races and so much
more. The event starts off with a Kick-Off Luncheon downtown the Friday before
the festival. Booths include
demonstrators, crafters, food and drink vendors and more. Gospel groups
perform throughout the day as well as other types of music. For more information call 660-886-3324 or visit www.marshallchamber.com/sftd.
Saline County Fair,
Saline County Fairgrounds, 2nd and 3rd week in July, 660-886-2233 for
Country Patchwork Quilt Guild Annual Quilt Show,
September/October, Salt Fork YMCA. 660-886-3324 for more information.
Missouri State Cornhusking Championships,
September/October. Every fifth year Marshall hosts the National Cornhusking Championship,
Saline County Fairgrounds and Marshall area farm, 660-886-2233 for information.
Spring Fling May. Marshall Chamber of Commerce 660-886-3324
for more information.
Other Fun Things to Do
Jim the Wonder Dog Park
102 N. Lafayette Marshall, MO
A beautiful water garden commemorates Marshall's famous canine legend. Informative story boards tell Jim the Wonder Dog's story while you stroll this botanical park accented by a bronze statue of Jim. Park is open 7 days a week. Dawn to sunset. Admission is free. The Nicholas-Beazley Aviation Museum, Marshall
A Marshall resident, Russell "Penny" Nicholas, purchased surplus airplanes and parts after World War I. An airfield was built, though the planes shared space with grazing livestock. In 1925 the Marshall Flying School was established as a subsidiary of the Nicholas-Beazley Airplane Company. Marshall became the home of the world's largest civilian air school. The school was one of the oldest and most successful flying schools in the country. Most of the instructors were Army pilots from World War I, and the school attracted students from all over the world. A new plane, the Barling NB-3, was manufactured in Marshall in 1927. This famous monoplane is on display at the Nicholas-Beazley Aviation Museum. The NB-8, a totally different type of plane is also on display. Enjoy a variety of airplanes on display, along with other aviation memorabilia. 1985 S. Odell Street, Marshall 660-886-3320. Open weekends.
The Battle of Marshall Driving Tour –
The Civil War Battle of Marshall was fought on October 13, 1863. Visit the battle locations in your car at your own pace. Click here to download brochure.
Indian Foothills Park
325 acres of Indian Foothills Park including
within the park are the following attractions:
• Aquatic Center - features zero depth entry, a
diving pool and a 25 foot water slide ending in a safety pool. Open daily
from Memorial Day to Labor Day
• Skate Park - One of the best
courses in Missouri!
• Indian Foothills Golf Course - One of the best
18 hole golf courses in Missouri that provides challenges for players
of all ages and skill levels. A wide variety of leagues and tournaments
are offered. Reserved tee times are recommended especially for weekend
play. Open all year round as weather permits.
Call 660-831-0929 for more information.
• 18 Hole Disc Golf Course
Contact the Park Office at 660-886-7128 for more information
• Shelters - Available for all types of celebrations.
All shelters are equipped with barbeque grills and electricity. Reservations
are required for all shelters and can be reserved up to a year in advance.
Call early and reserve the shelter of your choice for only $25.00
• Additional activities include:
• 3-D Bow range • Osage Baseball Field • Lyon Bowl Softball
Fields • sand volleyball courts • tennis courts • horseshoe pits • children’s playground