One of the most popular travel destinations in Missouri continues to be Meramec Spring Park. This beautiful 1,800 acre park offers many activities for history and outdoor enthusiasts alike, regardless of the season. One of the more popular activities is the annual Old Iron Works Days festival. This marks the 41st year for the James Foundation to hold the event at Meramec Spring Park.

This year’s event will be held Oct. 12-13 and will feature over 100 crafters demonstrating crafts that were important to the way of life in the mid-1800s era. Visitors of the festival will learn about doll making, quilting, wood carving, how arrowheads were made and blacksmithing, to name a few. Several of the demonstrations will offer participation in educational and fun craft activities for all ages.

Live entertainment will be featured each day on the main stage. The always popular Ozark Spirit Cloggers will be sure to put on a high energy show in addition to lively music provided by the Ozark Rounders and the Sterlings Bluegrass Band.

Be sure to bring your family and friends with you for this fun filled and educational event. Daily admission is still $15 per carload or free with a Meramec Spring Park Season Pass.

For more information, call the James Foundation at 573-265-7124 Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.