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The first annual Lamar Fall Folk Festival was a huge success! Here are some pictures:


The Art Show


The Music


Fun for the Kids


Missouri Second Cavalry


The Vendors


Thanks to everyone who played a role in making the first annual Lamar Fall Folk Festival a grand success! We can’t wait for next year!

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The Arts Council of Barton County and the 10th Street Community Farmers Market are Proud to  Present

The First Annual

Lamar Fall Folk Festival!

When: Saturday, October 23rd, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Where: Under the Moore Pavilion, 10th & Poplar, Lamar, Missouri!

Featuring Blue Grass Music by

The Drywood Bluegrass Band

Vern Young and Joe Smith

Storytelling with Ralph Williston

Art Show Featuring Lowell Davis

Magic by Dennis Wilson

Breakfast & Lunch to benefit the St. Mary’s Catholic Church Rebuilding Fund – Lunch Featuring Chili Cook-off Champions Dixie & Jr. Johnson’s Famous Firehouse Chili!

Plus: 10th Street Community Farmer’s Market!

Square Dancing demonstration, craft vendors, traditional skills demonstrations, lots of children’s activities including face painting, pumpkin painting, build-a-scarecrow and more! Trick or Treat Safety with the Lamar Police Department! 100th Anniversary of Boy Scouting! Civil War History and Antique Weapons Display! And much, much more!


Admission is FREE!


Craft Vendors: NO RISK!  Set up is FREE. Pay 10% of actual sales to the Farmers Market. Call 417-682-6990 to sign up!


Folk Artists: SHOW YOUR WORK! Call 417-214-5458 for details.


TRADITIONAL SKILLS: Can you demonstrate quilting, spinning, weaving, woodcraft, blacksmithing, corn shelling or other traditional country skills? Call 417-214-5458!

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The Arts Council of Barton County Invites Kids to


Making Art From Recycled Materials!

Join us Thursday, April 22nd, from 4:00 PM  to 5:00PM, for our FREE April Creative Kids Class, Making Art From Recycled Materials. Participants will create an original mixed media collage that transforms found, discarded and recycled/recyclable objects into art. It will be a fun, informative and creative Earth Day hour for all! This class is open to anyone ages 6 and up. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.

WHEN: Thursday, April 22nd, from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

WHERE: The Arts Council NE classroom, located in the Arts Council building, 206 W 10th St. (upstairs), Lamar.

INSTRUCTOR: Carolyn Dunsing, from Peaceacre.

REGISTRATION: This is a FREE class, but advance registration is required. Please call (417) 681-0199, and leave a message that includes your name, phone number, and how many kids you’re signing up. Or email your info to  ArtsCouncilofBartonCounty@Yahoo.com.

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On Saturday, December 12th, Carolyn Dunsing, from Peaceacre Handmade Soaps and More, led a class for kids on “How to make Christmas ornaments using natural materials.” Everybody had a wonderful time!  Here are some pictures from the class — these kids sure have talent!




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All are invited to join us at the Arts Council of Barton County Gallery this October for Quilt classes led by Loretta Laman. There will be an information meeting on Oct 6, 2008 at 6 :30PM where you can learn more about the class, sign up, and get your supplies list. The first full class will be held at 6:30PM on Monday, October 13th. The cost for the class is $15 for Arts Council of Barton County members, and $20 for non-members.

The Arts Council of Barton County Gallery is located at 206 W 10th St. in Lamar, Mo, just west of the historic Lamar square. For information call 417- 682-2588 or 417-398-2628.

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