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2020 Festival of Arts Cancelled due to COVID-19 Pandemic

2021 Festival, Peacemakers Quilt Show
to Celebrate Missouri Bicentennial

festival logoThe 12th Annual Fayette Festival of the Arts, Fayette Art Show and the Peacemakers Quilt Show which were scheduled for Aug. 1 have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and restrictions on the number of persons who can gather in one place. However all three will be back on July 31, 2021. The Missouri State Bicentennial Quilt which includes a block by Peacemaker Jo Rohr will be the centerpiece for the annual quilt show.

musicianAlways a much-anticipated gathering, the Fayette Festival of the Arts is sponsored by the Fayette Area Heritage Association (FAHA) and other organizations. It has come to be regarded as the culminating summer celebration for the Fayette area, with activities taking place in and around the historic town square. The art show continues as a major part of the schedule as does the Peacemaker's Annual Quilt Show.

quilt of valor presentationThe Fayette Festival of the Arts is enhanced by its location.  Fayette is the county seat of Howard County and the courthouse square provides a picturesque location for most of the festival.  Central Methodist University, site of the Ashby-Hodge Gallery and Paul H. Linn Memorial United Methodist Church is just a short walk up Church St. from the square. Golf carts rides are available.

Fayette itself is located in central Missouri in an area of rolling hills dotted with small farms.  It is easily accessible from Interstate 70 over scenic state roads from Boonville on the west and Columbia on the east.  In addition to the courthouse square, Fayette has a number of structures which are listed on the national historic register and festival visitors are encouraged to tour the town by car or by foot.