In 1843, Warsaw became an official Missouri city. The first settlers to the area were French, German, Scotch/Irish, and English. Every October, we celebrate our local history with Heritage Days. This time-honored tradition continues for its 39th year with the Warsaw Heritage Days 2019, which we celebrate in just a week and a half.
What: Warsaw Heritage Days 2019
Where: Drake Harbor & Kaysinger Bluff (29027 Visitor Center Rd)
When: October 19th & 20th
Admission: $7/adult (ages 13+), $4/child (ages 6-12), FREE/kids ages 5 & under
Contact: Kaysinger Bluff Pioneer Heritage Association (660) 473-0490 or via email
Warsaw Heritage Days 2019
Heritage Days spans two days and two areas of Warsaw. Several tents set up at Drake Harbor for vendor row. Here, local artists and crafts vendors sell their wares to the public. Hint: a great time to start tackling your Christmas list!
Then, hop aboard the shuttle bus to the second area: the Truman Dam Visitor’s Center. There, watch blacksmiths, weavers, spinners, tinsmiths, and others as they work the crafts necessary for day-to-day living in the mid-1800s. Settle in for a tale of yesteryear spun by a seasoned storyteller. Listen to live music (yes, fiddle-playing will be had all weekend long). When you get hungry, visit the food tent, Hooper House, Summer Kitchen or food barn for a tasty bite to eat.
It costs nothing to attend the Drake Harbor festivities. And the shuttle bus that takes you back and forth between the two sites comes free of charge as well. Park at either the Bluff, Drake Harbor or the Bledsoe Ferry. However, admission to the Truman Dam Visitor’s Center costs $7 per adult and $4 per child aged six to twelve. Children under the age of six get in absolutely free of charge with a paid adult.