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Aug 31 thru Sep 2 Ron's Race For A Reason - Cross Country Race benefits The American Volunteers. visit for more information. Vendors welcome -729--1394 All dayFlat Nasty Off Road Park729-1394
Sep 1 1st Annual Labor Day Bike Show & Blessing of the Bikes - Trophies & Prizes awarded Metric Bikes Welcomed. No entry fee. Free refreshmentsNoon-3:00Grace Community Church
Sep 1 thru 2 4th Annual Salem Chamber Rodeo - MRCA/URA Outlaw Rodeo Production - Labor Day Weekend (Saturday & Sunday night). MRCA/URA Rodeo by Outlaw Rodeo Productions. Advance tickets will be on sale prior to event. $8 adult $4 child advance or $10 adult and $5 child at the gate. Bareback riding, calf roping, breakaway roping, saddle bronco riding, steer wrestling, team roping, barrel racing and bull riding. A kids' boot toss and calf scramble will take place each night for children 10 and under. Advance ticket holders can enter for chance to win a Amazon Tablet each night of the rodeo. Vendor booth space available. Contact the chamber office for more information and prices.7:30 P.M. nightlyDent County Commons573-729-6900
Sep 1 Public Reception for Donald "Doc" Ballard - Donald “Doc” Ballard, recipient of a Medal of Honor, three Purple Heart medals and a Navy Combat Action Ribbon, will be present at the race. A public reception will be held 6 p.m. Saturday at Indian Trail Archery with Ballard present. Follow the event on Facebook.6 PMIndian Trail Archery
Sep 3 Timber Fun Day & Parade - Timber Fun Day - You won't want to miss this year's Timber Fun Day & Parade on Labor Day. Parade begins at 11:00 AM with entries leaving the Dent County Commons at 10:30 am ending at the Dent County Courthouse. Following the parade a "free" Timber Fun Day begins at the Commons from noon. The activities include fun games for children, hands on activities such as crosscut sawing, exhibits which include shingle and rail splitting, and musical entertainment. Tree ID, display booths in the barn, food and vendors also on site.11:00Dent County Commons-162 County Road 2300 Hwy 72573-729-1452
Sep 6 Craft night - craft dried herbs and flowers6 pmEcho Bluff State Park844-322-3246
Sep 8 5k fun run/walk - You can run, walk, skip or hop and strollers are welcome. The course will be laid out prior to your arrival with signs posted. This is a fre event that is open to everyone8:00amSalem community center @ the Armory
Sep 8 Current River Friends of NRA Banquet - Tickets are $25 Visit or contact Faron Teague for more information5:30 pmIndian Trail Archery729-0531
Sep 8 thru 9 Midwest Blue Oval Rally-Salem - This event is organized by the Midwest Blue Oval Club. Stunning fall cruise plus show and shine at the courthouse. Craft and food vendors welcome-$25 fee. vendors will set up at the Courthouse Cars/live music/food/crafts/kids activities/cruise/entertainment. For more information or to sign up go to or contact Randy League, or 816-719-5157. Be sure to get notifications at Salem- Courthouse Square816-719-5157
Sep 15 6th Annual Smokin' Hot Veterans Rib Cook-Off - Sign up to cook by Sept 6th Entry fee $30 1 slab of pork ribs, extra slabs $15 each. Ribs are supplied by SAL -no outside ribs allowed. Judging will start at 3:30 PM Dinner immediately follows the judging. Dinner includes 1/2 slab ribs, 2 sides, bread, and dessert for just $10.3 PMAmerican Legion Post247-4667
Sep 15 thru 16 Missouri Trout Fisherman’s Association Tournament - The tournament is open to all visitors. Register to participate in the derby at the Dorman L. Steelman Lodge on Friday night between the hours of 6:30 p.m. and 8:15 p.m., or on Saturday morning from 6:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. Anglers entering the tournament will pay an entry fee and prizes will be awarded for tagged fish caught during the derby. The prizes will be awarded to all winners on Sunday at 12 noon at the J. Ben Searcy Building. See descriptionMontauk State Park
Sep 21 thru 22 Salem High School Alumni Weekend - Click here for more information. A silent auction, football game, bonfire, breakfast, school tour, music and barbecue, outdoor family movie and cruising are anticipated events.Salem High School
Sep 22 Rotary Club Mouse Race Event - Doors open at 5:30 first race starts at 6. Entry fee is $15 per person and $25 a couple. Reserve a table for 8 for $100 (seating limited) Adults only (18 and over). Cake and Pie Bake event with cash prize for best decorated mouse theme, best chocolate cake and best pie. Cakes and pies will be auctioned off during event. $75 cash prize to winners. Attendees will vote for best in each class. 50% cash payout on all races. cash bar will be available. All profits from event will support the Back Pack Program, warm winter coats for students, college scholarships, Don't Meth With Us program and other needs.6 pmSalem Community Center @ the Armory573-453-4995

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