• Dancers with colorful skirts
  • Wood carving
  • Kids petting lamb
  • Group of dancers
  • Heritage festival dancers
  • Heritage Festival drumming
  • Musicians playing guitar and
  • Face painting
  • Handmade jewelry
  • Kids milking simulation cow

Annual Heritage Festival & Craft Show

This year marks the 42nd Heritage Festival and Craft Show.

Saturday & Sunday, September 21 & 22, 2019
10 am – 5 pm
Historic Nifong Park, 3700 Ponderosa St.
(Hwy 63 S & AC/Grindstone Parkway exit west)
Columbia, Missouri
For weather-related cancellations, please call our hotline at 573-874-7663.

Heritage Festival features tons of fun and informative activities for all ages: 

  • Traditional tradesmen & artisans demonstrating “lost arts”
  • Live entertainment on three stages a variety of genres including Celtic, Blues, Cajun, Folk, Western, Bluegrass, traditional storytellers and magicians.
  • Cowboys with their chuckwagons
  • Mountain Man Camp
  • Fun for Young’uns Area (stilts, paper pumpkins, milk the “cow,” rope making, candle dipping, candy in the haystack, hayrides, and much more!)
  • Handmade craft show including over 70 vendors
  • Saturday evening ghost stories from 8-9:30 pm
  • Tours of The Boone County History & Culture Center, Maplewood House and Village at Boone Junction
  • Great food, including local food trucks and festival favorites like funnel cakes and turkey legs!

Visitors will be taken back to the traditions of the past. Listen, learn, and see history as it comes alive. See artisans and tradesmen dressed in 19th century attire demonstrating their trades and selling their wares. A large contemporary handmade craft area will also be featured.



Heritage Festival map


Stay overnight during the Heritage Festival! For more information on overnight accommodations, visit the Columbia Convention & Visitors Bureau Web site.

The Heritage Festival is coordinated by Columbia Parks and Recreation.

Call 573-874-7460 for more information or email Festival Coordinator at Karen.Chandler@como.gov