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Deck the Halls with Holiday Crafts

Christmastime is nearly here – time to start thinking about greenery, wreathes and wrapping paper. “Fixer Upper” and other home renovation shows have made the old-fashioned, rustic look new again. Why not embrace the trend and design a farmhouse chic Christmas? Start by making sure you have the essentials. Pine cones and greenery Some of the most versatile decorations, adding touches of pine cones and greenery throughout your home serves as a subtle way to tie your holiday décor together. Drape garland along railings ... Read More

The Wilderness is Calling: Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center

Nature is beckoning you to the Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center. Spend an afternoon surrounded by reptiles and fish, breathing in the crisp autumn air as trees dance in the distance. Or test your endurance by scrambling through the rough terrain of the White Oak Trace – each bend opening up to something new along your path. We could say, “There’s always something going on at the Nature Center.” But that’s very much an understatement. We’re just hitting the highlights. You can find a complete list o... Read More

How to Meet the Cape Girardeau Ghosts

Cape’s historical buildings have seen it all – booming businesses, parades, growth and unfortunately tragedies too. From battles to murders, more than a few souls have met their end in Cape Girardeau – and some of them never left. Actors in Southeast’s Rose Theater avoid saying the name “Mary” for fear she will appear out of thin air. Travelers along Bloomfield Road occasionally hear shrieks from Mad Lucy, who has resided there for well over a century – since she suffered a mental breakdown. And a ghos... Read More

How to Make the Most of Autumn in Cape Girardeau

Golden and scarlet leaves are forming canopies of color throughout the region. But as we all know, gorgeous fall days are not guaranteed to last in the Southeast Missouri climate. Make the most of the season before cold winter sets in. Check out the scenery Experience nature’s beauty as it’s meant to be enjoyed. Hike through the vividly colored woods leaves or bike along a trail with awe-inspiring views. Find the best spots. Indulge in seasonal flavors At the first hint of autumn, Cape’s local eateries break out limited-... Read More

Create Your Own Fall Vineyard Tour

One of the many great things about Southeast Missouri (and Cape Girardeau specifically) is the fact that we have several wineries located throughout our rolling hills. Though the days are shorter, that doesn’t mean exploring must be limited. In fact, with the autumn leaves in full bloom, now is the ideal season to sit on a patio, enjoy some live music and sip from a glass of wine you’ve never tasted before. The Cape Girardeau area features several transportation options to get you from winery to winery without the need to check a ... Read More

2018 Southeast Missouri Fall Shows You Can't Miss

This fall in Cape Girardeau means entertainment at its finest - with daring leaps, soaring vocals, and all-around excitement. Make plans to attend the hottest shows in town. Jesus Christ Superstar Sept. 26-30, 2018 River Campus - Southeast Missouri State University Part rock, part opera, "Jesus Christ Superstar" is coming to Cape Girardeau. Winner of the 2016 Best Musical Revival award by London Revival - in addition to several other awards and nominations - Andrew Lloyd Weber's music continues to entertain and astound. Loosely base... Read More

5 Reasons to Attend Southeast Missouri State University's Homecoming

Even if you're not a former Southeast student, the university's homecoming events are worth experiencing.  Here are our top five favorite things about Southeast Missouri State University's homecoming, scheduled for Oct. 13, 2018. 5. The Entire City Gets Involved With the university situated near downtown boutiques and restaurants, you'll be hard-pressed to find anyone who isn't sporting red and black.  Many businesses throughout the town have limited -time discounts to celebrate the weekend, but if you plan on eating at y... Read More

Fall RV Camping Is as Easy as a Walk in the Motor Home Park

The best time to enjoy your RV is definitely in the fall. There are fewer bugs, the weather is cooler and spending an evening wrapped in a blanket by the fire is the coziest you'll ever be. That doesn't even cover the satisfying crunch of a gooey s'more.  No matter your taste, here are three ideal sites to park your RV and enjoy all fall has to offer in Cape Girardeau.  Cape Camping & RV Park Located near the heart of Cape Girardeau, Cape Camping & RV Park is perfect for anyone who wants quick access to the city's amen... Read More

10 Reasons to Go to the SEMO District Fair

From popcorn and candy apples to midway games and entertainment, the SEMO District Fair will soon become THE hangout in town. From Sep. 8 to 15, Arena Park will be bustling with whirling rides, champion livestock and every kind of fair food you can imagine.  If you're on the fence about whether to stop by, check out a few reasons why this is a can't miss event. 10) Lots of tractors The Cape Girardeau area is farm country, so it only makes sense that agriculture plays a big part in the fair. Antique tractors will be on display all w... Read More

Coming to Cape Shipyard Music Festival

Your hands are raised, clapping to the tempo of a new song you haven't heard before, but you really like its beat. All around you, 2,000 other fans are doing the same thing - some of them singing along, others cheering when the vocalist reaches a high note. It's energy, passion and the premiere fall event in Cape Girardeau. If you haven't heard the news yet, the Shipyard Music Festival will be held in Ivers Square on Sep. 22, beginning at 11 am. It's a unique, can't-miss experience - 7 acts, 1 stage, music all day long.  About the Artist... Read More
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