45th Annual Dogwood-Azalea Festival
Charleston, Missouri -- April 2014
We invite you to join us each year in April for Charleston's Dogwood-Azalea Festival!
Tour the 6 mile trail when Charleston glows with the beauty of magnificent dogwoods and azaleas at peak bloom. Enjoy gorgeous historic
homes and three-generation dogwoods and azaleas - a true feast for the senses!
(Note: The following is by no means an all-inclusive list. It is intended to be a sampling of the many available atractions Charleston offers its visitors. Central States Trailways is not, by this listing, promoting any particular vendor, party, or entity over another. This sampling is from last year's event.)
36th Annual 5 K Race, 1 Mile Walk, Youth & Toddler Race
Time: March 30th - 2:00 p.m.
(Youth & Toddler Race begins at 1:30 p.m.)
Cost: Pre-Registration - $15, Day of - $20
Race the beautiful scenic route in the oldest race event in Southeast Missouri! USATF Certified Course.
Charleston Society for the Arts - Art Show
Time: 14th 6:30pm-8:00pm | 15th 11:00am-5:00pm | 16th 12:00pm-5:00pm | 17th 1:00pm-4:00pm
Some of the area's finest artists display their award winning oli paintings, pastels and more!
Some items will be for sale!
Arts & Crafts Show
Time: 15th - 11am-5pm | 16th - 9am-5pm | 17th - 11am-4pm
Wood crafts, jewelry, and other quality crafts in a lovely park setting with food booths and entertainment.
Time: 16th at Dusk
While luminaries line the Dogwood-Azalea Trail and banks of azaleas glow underneath the spotlights. Enjoy entertainment along the trail.
Time: 15th - 5-10pm | 16th - 10am-10pm | 17th - 11am-6pm
Carnival rides the whole family can enjoy!
Time: 16th - 12-8pm
Cost: $8 Adult, $4 Children
Tour the lovely tree-lined streets in a horse-drawn carriage.
Miss Dogwood-Azalea Pageant
Time: Tuesday, April 8, 2014 6:30pm (Doors will open at 5:45 p.m.)
Cost: $5 (Contestants & children under 2 free)
Early Entry Date: Thursday, March 27th, 2014 (6:00 p.m.)
Late Entry Date: Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014 (6:00 p.m.)
Admire the region's beauties as they compete for Festival Queen
Dolls: Late 1800s to Present
Time: 15th & 16th 10:00am-4:00pm
A childhood favorite throughout the years for girls, both young and old.
Time: 16th - 4-7pm
Cost: $10 Adults, $5 Children
(Reservations required for groups and bus tours)
Charleston Kiwanis Club prepares fish with all of your favorite trimmings! Plenty of bus parking!
Time: 16th 4:00 p.m.
Come witness the most entertaining canine competition found anywhere between Poplar Bluff and Paducah!
Time: 3:00 p.m. (People's choice judging begins at 4:00 p.m.)
Start off by riding your bike in the parade then enter into the People's Choice Voting Competition!
Time: 15th - 9am-4pm | 16th - 9am-12pm
View items from Missouri Governor Warren Hearnes' 22 years in elective office.
Historical Society Home Tour
Time: 14-15th - 10am-5pm | 16th - 9am-4pm | 17th - 1-4pm
Tour this lovely three story Victorian home built circa 1899! Today the Moore House remains one of the country's loveliest links to the past.
Private Home Tours
Time: 14-15th - 1-5pm
Tour the Moore Home and two other beautiful residences; walk through and vividly experience two spectacular gardens.
Ice Cream Social
Time: 16th - 4:30-8pm
Mingle with the locals and enjoy this old-fashioned fun-filled event!
Time: 16th - 11am
Watch the floats, marching units, Queen and more! The parade begins at City Hall and ends all the way near the Bazaar at Dr. E. Charles Rolwing Park!
Piano Praise Concert
Time: 16th - 1:30-4pm | 17th - 3:30pm
Eight pianos, 16 pianists, and one organist! Truly magnificent!
Phillip's Exotic Animal Petting Zoo and Swine Races
Time: 16th - 9am-5pm | 17th - 10am-5pm
Young and old alike will enjoy the petting zoo! Watch the swine races, and cheer on your favorite to win!
Time: 14th-16th - 9am-5pm | 17th - 12-4pm
The Molly French Garden Club plant sale is a gardener's delight!
St. Henry's Church Tour
Time: 14-15th - 1pm-5pm
St. Henry Parish has occupied its property along Court Street since 1873. The Parish began construction of the current Romanesque edifice in 1905, replacing a frame structure that had existed earlier. Archbishop John J. Glennon dedicated the church on June 4, 1907.
Time: 14th-15th - 12-5pm | 16th - 12-4pm | 17th - 1-4pm
A beautiful selection of quilts will be on display at the United Methodist Church
Antique Tractor Show
This display will be sure to put a gleam in the eye of the gentlemen, and reveal who are the true farm girls!
Texas Rangers Encampment & Living Exhibition
Time: 15th 12:00pm - 17th 8:00 a.m.
Frontier Batallion of the Texas Rangers, Company D, Swampeast Rangers
For more information, contact:
Charleston Chamber of Commerce
110 E Commercial Street
Charleston MO 63834