Hootin an Hollarin Fest

Hootin an Hollarin Festival made the Top 50 Missouri Fall Festivals 2015 list! Check out the article and the other Missouri Festivals here.

Hootin an Hollarin is over 55 years old.

Each year for over 55 years, the city of Gainesville has roped off the square and thrown one wing-ding of a homecoming party.


Our annual Hootin an Hollarin Festival is held on the Gainesville Square and starts every 3rd Thursday in September.  Ozark traditions and crafts are prominently on display, and popular events such as the Queen contest, outhouse races, pet contest and pie contest are always in high attendance.  This 3 day festival is filled with music during the day and square dancing in the evening.  Want more info?  Visit the Hootin and Hollarin website: Click here for more info.


Everybody is welcome to join in the celebration.  Hootin an Hollarin visitors can shop at a multitude of craft vendors around the square, offering crafts of every description.  When you’re hungry, there are all kinds of food choices.


Each evening ends with three hours of dancing to the traditional mountain tunes played by an Ozarks fiddler and band. The major event is the “Big Parade” on Saturday afternoon. The art of fine quilting is on display at the Annual Quilt Show—old and new quilts bring back great memories.

Historium Building

PO Box 605

361 Main Street

Gainesville, MO 65655



Have a wonderful day!

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