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5 Awesome Labor Day Weekend Events near Marshall, MO (2017)


Summer is slowly winding down. Soon enough, the warm breezes will turn cooler, the days will get shorter, and the kids will be back in school. Labor Day weekend has always been the unofficial “last hurrah” of the sun-drenched summer vacation, and it’s the perfect time to squeeze a few last drops of fun out before returning to early mornings, piles of homework, and packed schedules. Make the most of your family’s Labor Day weekend this year with these awesome events in the Marshall, MO area!

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  1. Ice Cream Freeze Off(Arrow Rock, MO – Sept. 2nd from 2 – 5 pm)

There’s no better way to wrap up your summer vacation than enjoying an ice cream cone piled high with scoop after scoop of deliciousness. This year’s Ice Cream Freeze Off contest entrants will have their delightful treats ready for your sampling! Help decide the winner of this heavenly contest by casting your vote for your favorite flavor. Have a knack for making homemade ice cream? Enter your own special recipe for a chance to win a great prize. Admission is $4 per person and includes samples of all the ice cream entries.

  1. Boonslick Folk Festival(Boonesboro, MO – Sept. 4th, from 10 am – 4 pm)

This celebration is perfect for history buffs of all ages. Enjoy demonstrations of 19th-century crafts such as corn shuck dolls and quilts. What’s more, educational displays illustrate the impact of salt-mining on frontier life. Visitors will also enjoy a variety of historical displays depicting the Native American culture and lifestyle. Delicious food and great children’s games make this event a win for the whole family.

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  1. Great Pershing Balloon Derby(Brookfield, MO – Sept. 1st – 4th)

Hot air balloons are a fascinating sight, bursting with vivid colors and beautiful patterns. Your family won’t want to miss the incredible experience of the hot air balloon launch in Brookfield, MO this Labor Day weekend. Catch balloon flights in the mornings and evenings, and fill the time between with fun events like parades, games, shows, sidewalk sales, and delicious food from a variety of vendors. Admission to the launch site is $2 per person with a maximum fee of $6 per vehicle, so be sure to pack your Buick Enclave or Chevy Suburban to the brim.

  1. Moberly Drive-In(Morley, MO)

Why not wrap up your summer vacation with a bit of nostalgia? Head down from our Marshall car dealership for an entire weekend, and be sure to show your kids what it was like to catch a movie under the stars on a cool summer night. The Moberly Drive-In offers double features of brand-new films for kids and adults alike. Pack some chairs, blankets, and delicious treats and get ready to make priceless memories with your family. Who knew catching a film could be so novel?



  1. Mighty Moe Canoe Tours(Rocheport, MO – Saturdays through October)

Take your family east from Marshall to enjoy the great outdoors in a spectacular way. Labor Day weekend is a wonderful time to float down the Missouri River and gaze at the beauty of nature. The guided canoe tours at Mighty Moe are fun for the whole family, and you might even learn something new along the way! Capture the adventurous spirit of Lewis & Clark as you paddle through the scenic waters of the mighty Missouri. In addition to the canoe tours, the area offers fantastic hiking and biking trails. You can even spend the whole weekend in this stunning area by making reservations at the Katy Trail B&B or another local hotel.

View Our New & Used Car Deals Over Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day weekend is the last chance to say farewell to summer, but for our Marshall auto dealer, it’s the best time to introduce some amazing new car offers and used car specials! Celebrate the end of this beautiful, sunny season with amazing prices on your next new car or pre-owned vehicle by visiting McCarthy Chevrolet Buick GMC. Contact us at (660) 530-4624 or visit our Marshall car dealership at 1550 W Arrow. We’re just a short drive from Sedalia, Warrensburg, and Higginsville.

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