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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

Finding Your Roots Cape Girardeau's Genealogy Resources

A Chinese proverb says, "To forget one's ancestors is to be a brook without a source, a tree without a root." Your family line likely boasts adventurers sailing down rivers and across oceans; changers determined to alter the course of history, even if just for their small community; brave souls picking themselves up over and over again when it seemed life would crush them.  A town that values tradition understands the need for the most important connection of all - to one's family. That's why Cape Girardeau offers several resources to he... Read More

Cape Cycling The Area's Top Trails

There's just something about riding a bike. Maybe it's the serenity of ambling along a quiet trail, soaking in the sun and admiring the foliage around you. Or maybe it's the sense of accomplishment you get at the crest of a hill you weren't sure you'd reach. Or maybe it's the memory of riding through your childhood neighborhood, popping wheelies as often as you got the chance.  No matter what your motivation, one thing is clear: Cape presents an exciting opportunity for any cyclist. With flat or hilly terrain, stunning scenery, the Tour d... Read More

How to See Cape Girardeau Without Leaving Your Car

During a Southeast Missouri summer - when you don't need an oven to bake cookies - the inside of an air-conditioned vehicle or home can feel like paradise. But the indoors can also get a little boring after a few days - the same windows, the same walls - until you just want to go outside. Except the hot sun is waiting. That's why we've made it possible to explore Cape Girardeau while keeping cool.  African American History Your vehicle becomes a time machine (think DeLorean) for traveling to the 1800s and exploring the rich history of C... Read More
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