Missouri hosted 35.8 million visitors in 2010. Special events & festivals ranked as one of the top 15 visitor activities in Missouri last year. (In 2009, events & festivals were ranked 22nd in Missouri visitor activities.) Special events & festivals have become more than an economic development tool for our area.
Many benefits are gained by hosting community special events & festivals. We demonstrate commitment to our community, increase recreational activities for our area and offer promotional opportunities for businesses. Special events & festivals attract visitors and promote cultural exchange, rejuvenate local tradition, improve our community image and increase our quality of life.
Community special events & festivals encourage civic involvement to build partnerships. These events & festivals contribute to the revitalization of our community and express a sense of celebration. Special events & festivals bring locals and visitors together to experience our community’s unique character and historical qualities.
The Chamber is devoted to work in partnership to improve our destination image, to create social activities for the public and to add economic opportunities for our area as we move Full Steam Ahead.
- Annual Banquet
- Ag Appreciation Banquet
- Meet the Candidates
- Spring Progressive Dinner
- Heritage Days
- Fall Progressive Dinner
- Festival of Lights
- Christmas in Historic Boonville
- Monthly Socials
- Ribbon Cuttings/Open Houses
(Tourism is a $11.4 billion industry for the Show-Me State, supports 281,255 jobs and provides $900 million in state and local taxes for communities each year.)