Upcoming Events in Excelsior Springs

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The month of September is already in full swing and there are quite a few exciting events taking place in town this month. Check out the list below and make sure you get in on all the fun!

September 9th 

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September 9th-13th celebrate Chamber of Commerce Week with the Excelsior Springs Chamber! Kick off the party on Monday at the Chamber office at 10am with the Mayor’s Proclamation followed by coffee and breakfast bites. Stay for the Marketing meeting at 11:30!

Tuesday we’ll TACO’bout everything chamber and meet some of the Board members, past & present, as well as the Chamber staff while we have tacos.

Wednesday we encourage everyone to honor all responders who are ready to help and volunteer when emergencies happen whether it’s their job or not. Tell them thank you!

Thursday we’ll be out and about thanking members for their support and offering discounts on 2020 renewed memberships as well as new memberships.

Friday come to the trolley committee meeting at noon and then tour the trolleys during the late afternoon before we do the Ribbon Cutting of the Chamber office followed by a celebratory Chamber After Hours with little bites and beverages.

September 12th

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The second GIRLS & GROWLERS event will take place on Thursday, September 12th, this time showcasing all the lovely fall fashions coming to Style By Ry.

Tickets will be $5 (plus fees) with all ticket profits being donated to the Excelsior Springs School District toward the school lunch fund. Doors will open at 5:00 p.m. so you can come grab your tables, drink some DCBC brews and have dinner! The kitchen will close around 6:30 with the fashion show beginning at 7 p.m.

September 13th and 14th

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The City of Excelsior Springs is hosting this year’s annual City Wide Garage Sale. Check the Town and Country Leader on Wednesday or the Excelsior Springs Standard on Friday for a map listing all the garage sales taking place. Also check the Excelsior Springs Area News, Events, and Daily Deals Facebook Group, where Garage Sales will be encouraged to post pictures and sale details!

September 13th – Second Weekends in Excelsior Springs

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There are a number of events taking place starting Friday evening, September 13th in Downtown Excelsior Springs. Check out all the fun that is planned so far:

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Come and enjoy Second Friday’s at Molly Roberts Studio at 109 E Broadway! Her featured artist is a local friend Gary Leming! Wine tastings and lots of fun!

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It’s going to be a great second weekends with Ron and his finger-style guitar so join us for live music, friendly faces and delectable dinner at Willow Spring Mercantile, 249 E Broadway.

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The 90 minute Ghost Stories at the Hall event features Hall of Waters Ghost stories told in the climate controlled comfort of the Hall of Waters. This event is kid friendly. Tickets are $10 per person. Online and early registration is required as tours have limited space.

September 14th

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Swap Meets in the basement of Fishing River Market on the second weekend of every month. If you are interested in selling contact is at 816.900.1223. spots are $25 for 2 days. Hours are Saturday 9am to 5pm and Sunday 12pm to 4pm. Come out and shop! Enter through the hitch lot off of South Street.

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Join the Excelsior Springs Chamber for an all-inclusive wine tour experience aboard the Excelsior Springs Trolley!

Your adventure begins at Willow Spring Mercantile with a gourmet brunch in the wine cellar bistro paired with Missouri-made wines. Then we’ll hop aboard the trolley and head out to Fence Stile Vineyards & Winery, Van Till Family Farm Winery, and Four Horses and a Dog Vineyard & Winery for wine tastings at each stop. Plus, you’ll receive a souvenir 6-bottle wine bag to fill up with your favorite wines!

Tours start and end in Downtown Excelsior Springs at Willow Spring Mercantile, 249 E. Broadway, Excelsior Springs MO 64024. Tours will be held on the second and fourth Saturday of each month – April 27 through December 14. Guests are asked to arrive by 10:15 am for check-in and seating. Brunch will be served promptly at 10:30 am. Tours will conclude at or around 5:00 pm.

Tickets are $99 per person and include gourmet brunch paired with wine, transportation aboard the trolley, and full tasting experiences at three local wineries.

IMPORTANT TIP FOR GROUPS!!! When booking a large group for any of our tours, it’s best to register all guests at one time to guarantee everyone’s seat on that tour. We’ve had several parties that have tried to book individually, only to have someone in their group forget or not get registered before the tour sold out. Don’t be left out of the fun! You can always call the Chamber at 816-630-7500 (Monday – Friday from 9am to 4pm) to see how many seats are available on any given tour. We cannot hold those seats without payment!

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Join ES Parks and Rec for their annual Touch-a-Truck event on September 14th from 11am-1pm at the high school parking lot. Truck/vehicles will be on display for kids to look at, climb in, and learn as much as they can about them. This event is free to all!

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How does fresh-pressed grape juice become wine? Learn how with Fence Stile owner-winemaker Shriti Plimpton inside the winery. This tour and tasting ($25/person) is an EXCLUSIVE opportunity to explore what happens once estate grapes are harvested, crushed, and pressed for juice.Limited availability. RSVP to secure a spot on the tour by buying a ticket at the link or email events@fencestile.com.

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Celebrity Ghost Hunt at the Hall of Waters

You will get to be a Ghost Seeker and Paranormal Investigator for the night as you adventure though the amazing historic and haunted Hall of Waters. This marvelous 5 level building was built in 1936 and features exterior and interior art deco design with motifs of Mayan Indian tradition relating to water and Water Gods. You will be in awe with the beauty of this masterpiece design for this massive building! Not only did a mineral spring run beneath this building, it also piped in the mineral waters from 9 other springs as well and bottled them for public sale. This building also severed as a spa and used the mineral waters for holistic treatment for peoples aliments and health. It featured a competition size swimming pool that was filled with salt water, a therapy pool (polio pool) used for people along with a men’s and woman’s spa area for treatment as well. Each spa area would treat up to 300 people at any given time! At its height, the Hall of Waters was the most complete outfitted health resort in Missouri and possibly the entire region. The Hall of Springs was the longest mineral water bar in the world!

It is unknown how many deaths occurred within its walls, but with the sick and ailing coming for their holistic treatments in the past can only make you wonder! People today may have encounters with those that passed on within its walls as they experience hearing footsteps from the unseen, voices from the other side, touches from beyond the veil and at times even experience seeing “The Lady in Red” or other apparitions including unexplained shadow figures.

With it’s artistic charm, mystic atmosphere, holistic past and an experience with those who still roam around from the past possibly still seeking treatments makes this one place that you want to add to your bucket list of things to do before you pass on. When you indulge yourself within these walls once, you will find yourself with an addiction to return multiple times to experience more.

Paranormal Task Force has been featured in various documentaries and productions which have aired on SyFy, Chiller, Destination America, Travel Chanel and more. Such shows and productions include “Children of the Grave”, “The Haunted Boy (The Exorcist File)”, “Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files” segment “Truck Stop Terror”, “Ghost Adventures” special 100th episode, and more.

Everyone will have the opportunity to investigate with investigators of Paranormal Task Force and some of the speakers from the Big Paranormal Round Up conference and festival which includes the Klinge Brothers, Tony Pickman, KD Stafford and more! You are also encouraged to bring your own investigative equipment if you have such and remember not to forget a working flashlight! If you don’t have equipment, then do not worry as you will be able to use some of ours and to also receive field training as desired!

When: Saturday September 14, 2019
Time: 8:30 p.m. to 3 a.m.
Where: Hall of Waters in Excelsior Springs, MO
Cost: $70.00 per person
Minors have to be accompanied by an adult. No one under 12 allowed.
No refunds unless the event is cancelled or rescheduled.

Overnight at the Hall of Waters Includes:

* Pre-Investigative Tour
* Overnight Access until 3 a.m. (Some areas will be restricted)
* Private Ghost Adventure with Investigators from Paranormal Task Force and some speakers from the Big Paranormal Round Up Conference.
* Bring Your Own Investigative Equipment (Some will be provided for use by PTF)
* Flashlights Required

– Note – An “at your own risk” liability waiver will be required to be signed by attendees. Paranormal Task Force and the Hall of Waters reserves the right to refuse admittance to anyone and to remove those who are disruptive to others. There is also no guarantee that anyone will witness or experience paranormal activity at this event.

More info or tickets: http://www.bigparanormalroundup.com

September 15th

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Join Chris Foster at Willow Springs Mercantile for another great event during second weekends. A perfect afternoon to hang out relax and enjoy great music and delectable food.

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Oakland Raiders vs. KC Chiefs. Kick-off 3:05 p.m. Dubious Claims Brewing Co. will be opening this season for regular season Chiefs games – no matter what day they fall on! Yes, this means SUNDAYS at DCBC! They will open 30 minutes prior to each game.

For more blogs on Excelsior Springs visit: 

Hall of Waters Tour

Tours through the Hall of Waters and Museum

Pumpkins and Mums – 2018