Spring Festivities Around Washington

Nestled along the twists and turns of the Missouri river, the town of Washington offers a variety of spring oriented events and activities for all to indulge in. Whether you aim to enjoy the weather through arts, or perhaps exercise, Washington has something for nearly everyone.

Local crafts and goods can be admired and purchased at the town’s annual Fine Art Fair & Winefest.

According to washmo.org, “This unique festival in the heart of Missouri Wine Country offers tastings from area wineries, an art fair, delicious food, and live music. “

The 2023 festival will be held on the third weekend of May.

For more long standing access to local crafts, many enjoy the Washington Farmers Market, which runs April through October.

According to washmo.org, “[there are]Locally grown plants and produce, baked goods, jams/jellies, craft items, and more… Open Saturdays, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.”

For those interested in selling goods at the market, vendor application information can be found at the Markets website, washmomarket.com

Music enthusiasts surrounding Franklin county indulge in the Washmo BBQ & Bluesfest.

According to washmo.org “[At the festival], Enjoy live blues music and delicious food options over three days in downtown Washington!”

This free festival will be held the fourth weekend of April for all who are interested.

Washington provides many community involved events, but also contains a variety of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors.

According to washmo.gov, “The Miller-Post Nature Reserve is the newest addition to our park system, and was donated by the Miller-Post Family.”

The 67 acre reserve is located just west of Lyons Lake, with diverse scenery and terrain.

“The public can enjoy the many species of fish, birds, plants and wildlife in their natural scenic and wooded habitats… There is a two (2) mile nature trail that winds through the property, with future plans  in adding an additional trail, restrooms and pavilion.”

For additional information on events, visit washmo.org.