Archive | September, 2013

Citizen Jane – More than a Film Festival

September 25, 2013


The Citizen Jane Film Festival is a celebration of Independent Film by Independent Women. Beginning on October 4th, this outstanding event brings in filmmakers and fans from across the country and around the world to experience the power of cinema.

The festival is intimate, diverse and thought-provoking, and it’s all in an easy, walkable footprint in downtown Columbia and on the Stephens College campus.

This wonderful event is also very reasonably priced! Passes are on sale now and you also can purchase tickets to individual films you’re interesting in seeing. Check out the schedule now to start planning your weekend and we’ll see you in October for Citizen Jane!

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Unexpected Columbia – The Stephens College Historic Costume Gallery

September 17, 2013


One of the attractions we get asked about most is the Stephens College Historic Costume Gallery. Stephens has an incredibly extensive collection of over 13,000 pieces ranging from hundreds of years ago to examples of modern fashion.

Their newest exhibit, Bohemian Rhapsody, explores the fashion of this counterculture movement, with most pieces coming from the 1920s-70s.

Paisley meets fur in this matching coat and dress circa mid-’70s.

The exhibit opened on September 12th and will be on display in Lela Raney Wood Hall through mid-December. Open from Noon-3:00 p.m. Saturdays & Sundays and Thursdays from 5:30-8:30 p.m., you can also schedule a group visit to this exhibit in the Historic Costume Gallery by appointment.

A 1920s dress with feather fringes.

Visit Stephens College on your next trip to Columbia to trace the history of Bohemian fashion from the French Revolution into modern times. It’s definitely something you’ll unexpect!

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Join Us at Roots ‘n Blues!

September 12, 2013



We’re just over a week away from this year’s Roots ‘n Blues ‘n BBQ Festival! This annual event showcases the best in blues, gospel and much more over three day in Columbia, MO. This outstanding festival has moved locations to beautiful Stephens Lake Park this year, and three-day passes are only $75!

This year, the Convention and Visitors Bureau will also be on the ground at the festival providing up-to-the minute updates, photos from performances, prizes and more! CVB team members Rachel and Megan will be on the festival grounds most of the weekend, so be on the lookout for CoMo goodies we’ll have to give away. Here’s how you can find us during Roots ‘n Blues…

-Follow us on Twitter: @ColumbiaMOCVB. This is a great place to send us any quetsions you have throughout the weekend. You can also follow #RNBNBBQ for tweets from attendees from all over

-Facebook: Columbia Missouri CVB

-Instagram: VisitColumbiaMO

You can also check back here on the blog each evening for a wrap up from the day at the festival and previews for the next day’s performances and activities.

Even if you can’t make the festival, we hope you’ll follow along next weekend so you can start making your plans for next year. See you at Stephens!

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Go Back in Time at the Heritage Festival

September 4, 2013


Looking for some fantastic family fun this fall? Look no further than Columbia’s Heritage Festival and Craft Show. This year marks the 36th annual festival in historic Nifong Park.  This free festival runs September 21 & 22 from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. each day.

Not only is Nifong Park home to a historic home and the Boone County Historical Society, but the festival brings visitors into the past with traditional crafts, entertainment on two stages and special tours.

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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.


Enjoy entertainment on two stages including music, dancing and storytelling. Saturday Evening Ghost Stories (8-9:30 pm) are sponsored by the Mid-Missouri Organization Storytellers.


The Maplewood Home in Nifong Park

Tour the Historic Maplewood Home and the Walter’s Boone County Historical Museum and Village. Great food and a beautiful park setting will make the Heritage Festival a family tradition!

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