Upcoming Events

Poplar Bluff is home to a number of special events. From concerts to monster trucks, festivals to art shows, there’s something for the whole family when you come to Poplar Bluff!


Check out these upcoming events…


68th Annual Poplar Bluff Artists’ Guild | Regional Juried Art Exhibit

October 3-31, 2021
Located at the Margaret Harwell Art Museum
Opening reception honoring the participating artists is Sunday, October 3, 2021 from 1:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M. Awards include Best of Show, 1st Place, 2nd Place, 3rd Place, and Honorable Mention. People’s Choice Award will be voted during the show exhibit dates and will be awarded on October 31, 2021 at 2:30 P.M
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Van Buren Fall Festival
October 9-10, 2021
Located at Pop’s Tiques & Fleas, Van Buren Farmer’s Market, and The First Assembly of God Church
Come on out and enjoy:
– Live Music
– Arts & crafts
– Fine Arts
– Farmers Market
– Food
– Horse Rides
– Face Painting
– Petting Zoo
– Pumpkin Painting
– Bull Riding Contest
– Jail & Bail
– Sunday Morning Gospel Singing
– And so much more!
Hayride shuttles available to each location. Need overnight accommodations? Click Here to view a list of lodging options in the Poplar Bluff area.
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Annual Restore the Rodgers Banquet
October 21, 2021 at 7:00 P.M.
Located at the Black River Coliseum
Save the date! The 5th Annual Restore the Rodgers Banquet has been set for October 21st. Enjoy live entertainment, live and silent auction items, dinner catered by Tasteful Creations, and more! More details to come.
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3rd Annual Hafftoberfest
October 9, 2021 at 11:00 P.M.
Located at Haffy’s Sports Bar & Grill
Join Haffy’s Sports Bar as they celebrate the 3rd Annual Hafftoberfest to benefit the Poplar Bluff Boys & Girls Club and Downtown Poplar Bluff! It will be a day of fun; details to be announced on their Facebook page. Live music provided by Hickory Smoke that evening.
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Three Rivers Championship College Rodeo
October 14 and 15 at 7:00 P.M. and October 16 at 3:00 P.M.
Join Three Rivers for the excitement and family-friendly fun of the annual Three Rivers Championship College Rodeo October 14-16 at the Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo Grounds. The action starts at 7 p.m. October 14 and 15, and 3 p.m. October 16.
In addition to bull riding, bareback bronc riding, barrel racing, saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, goat tying, and various roping competitions, Cowboy Kenny’s Steel Rodeo will deliver thrilling motocross performances Friday night and Saturday afternoon right after the rodeo.
Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 4-12,and free for ages 3 and younger. Three Rivers students and employees will be admitted for $5 by showing their TRC ID. Gates will open one hour before start time.
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Greenville Jack O’ Lantern Jubilee
October 16, 23, and 30 from 5:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.
Located at the Greenville Recreation Area
Accompany area businesses, groups, agencies, along with a variety of other ghosts and goblins as creative campers decorate their campsites and generously welcome trick-or-treaters into the campground. This is a FREE, family-oriented event. On one of those Saturdays, there will be special activities in the day use area. Specifics will be shared once that date has been selected.
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Butler County Fair
October 29-30, 2021
Located at Ray Clinton Park
Your favorites are back! Enjoy a carnival, rodeo, truck and tractor pullers, pageant, BBQ Wars, parade, and more! Stay tuned for more details.
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Halloween Movie Night
October 30, 2021 at 6:00 P.M.
Located at the Historic Rodgers Theatre
Make plans to attend this double-feature event! Kicking off at 6:00 P.M. with Halloween classic Hocus Pocus followed by Beetlejuice. Admission is free. Concessions will be available for purchase.
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Casino Night & Mouse Races
November 6, 2021 from 6:30 P.M. – 10:00 P.M.
Located at the Holiday Inn Poplar Bluff
Join the Poplar Bluff Rotary Club for the 11th annual Casino Night and Mouse Races at the Holiday Inn Ballroom! Tickets are $25/person or $40/couple, and includes hors d’oeuvres, bottle service, and $500 in casino chips. Many fabulous prizes will be awarded throughout the evening, as well as opportunities to win prizes in the MEGA raffle. Continue your support of Rotary Club by purchasing tickets, or sign up as a table sponsor ($100), a mouse race sponsor ($300), a blackjack sponsor ($500), or an all-in sponsor ($1,000). Contact any Rotary Club member for further information or to purchase tickets.
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Poplar Bluff Heroes Presents: Designer Handbag BINGO
November 12, 2021 at 6:30 P.M.
Located at the Holiday Inn Ballroom
Enjoy a night of dinner, door prizes, drinks, and more! All proceeds go to St. Jude’s. Doors open at 5:00 P.M. and BINGO starts at 6:30 P.M. Crafts, boutique & direct sales open house in lobby before the event. Tickets are $35 and include one card per round. Additional cards available for purchase. Register online at Eventbrite.com.
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SAVE THE DATE: Annual Wolf Creek Trail Run
April 16, 2022 (Virtual Option: April 2 – 15, 2022)
Located at Wolf Creek Trail
More details to come.

2024 Total Solar Eclipse
April 8, 2024 (Totality Start: 1:56 P.M., Duration: 4 min 8 sec)
On April 8, 2024, Missouri will once again be in the path of totality, which will cut across the Southeast part of the state, through such towns as West Plains, Poplar Bluff, and Cape Girardeau. This time the sun’s shadow will start in Mexico and sweep northeast, entering Texas, moving across the Heartland through Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri and Illinois, then on through Indiana, Ohio, and up into the northeast, completing its journey in Canada. This time the path of totality will be wider, the duration of totality will be longer, and the number of people residing within the band of totality will be nearly three times as great as in 2017. We will even get an eclipse ‘preview’ with a partial annular eclipse visible throughout Missouri on October 16, 2023! (Source: moeclipse.org)

Poplar Bluff will be your hotspot for viewing and celebrating! Stay tuned for more details to come.
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Have an event you’d like added to our calendar? Contact info@poplarbluffchamber.org
or call (573) 785-7761.

Additional Calendars:
Poplar Bluff Chamber of Commerce     Black River Coliseum     Downtown Poplar Bluff     River Radio     Poplar Bluff Municipal Library     Three Rivers College

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