In addition to the wide variety of places to explore, Perry County is loaded with fantastic events and special moments for you to discover and experience!

From family fun to history to natural exploration and beyond, you’re sure to find plenty to fill your calendar in Perry County!

Legion Lake Winter Trout Fishing

Legion Lake offers fishing year round right in the heart of the City of Perryville but you would never know it with scenic views and quiet spaces. Each year it become one of the largest lake winter Rainbow trout fishing areas in Southeast Missouri


Perryville Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Mayfest is a Perryville tradition! Parade, craft show, live music, carnival rides, car & motorcycle show, food, drinks, the famous bed races and tons of FUN! Come join us on the square.

Old Timer’s Day

Step back into time with the 47th Annual River Hills Antique Tractor Club on May 18 & 19, 2024. Vintage tractors, antique farm machinery, steam engines, blacksmithing, demonstrations, games, crafts & food.

Perry County Barn Quilt Tour

The Perry County Barn Quilt Trail is a self-guided tour of fifty-five barn quilts hung in Perry County, Northern Cape County and Northern Bollinger County in Missouri. Visible from the public roadway you can enjoy a customized route of your choosi

Perryville Pumpkin Farm

We are a small, working family farm and we invite you to come visit us this fall. Take a hayride, conquer the maze, and just have fun!

River Hills Antique Tractor Adventure Ride

Get your tractor out! Join 160-180 tractor enthusiasts from all over the country July 27, 2024, for the 22nd annual tractor adventure ride through 40 miles of beautiful scenic Missouri countryside. End the day with a downhome meal and great conver


October 5, 2024, Rock the day and the night away with our annual Rocktoberfest! Solo performances to full bands take time to chill and listen to the music from all age musicians. Food, drinks, and tons of tunes.

Saxon Lutheran Memorial Fall Festival

Celebrating its 44th season October 12, 2024. Experience rural German life. Sing German songs, taste apple butter on fresh oven baked bread, brats and tour the German settlement of the early 1800’s. Demonstrations, music & crafts. 9am-4

SEMO Grotto Caving

Perry County is the cave capital of Missouri and home to over 700 natural caves. Explore a new world underground with our experienced cave guides as they introduce you to the wonders below. Beginners, intermediate and advance classes offered.

Solarfest Eclipse 2024

Join us April 6-8, 2024 to celebrate the Total Solar Eclipse that will pass directly over Perry County. Events, high-altitude balloon lifts, live music, mobile planetarium, Hot Air Balloon show/glow, 5K Glow Run/walk & more!

St. Joseph Parish Apple Creek Picnic

This country church picnic will rejuvenate the mind, body and soul. September 4, 2021. Outdoor Mass at the Shrine 4pm. Live music, indoor airconditioned hall for a home cooked buffet meal & desserts. Picnic foods on grounds. Local museum open.

Twisted Cat Outdoors Fishing Series

July 6, 2024, Perryville will be hosting one of the largest catfish tournaments in the Midwest! Come see over 50 teams from across the U.S. check in their catch of the day for trophies and prizes. Award ceremony, SeaArk fishing boats & more.