Riverfront Fall Festival

October 22, 2022 
11:00 AM- 7:00 PM
Riverfront Park & Water Street
Downtown Cape Girardeau 
Introducing our 2022 Pardoned Pumpkin, Gourdon!

Vendor Information

Festival Schedule of Events

6:00 AM-10:00 AM  Vendor Move-In
9:00:00 AM- 10:00 AM Yoga on the River Riverfront
11:00 – 11:20 Opening Ceremony MS
11:30-12:30 Steve Shafner MS
12:30-12:45 Break MS
12:30-1:00 Pet Costume Parade SS
12:45-1:45 Maggie Thorn MS
1:45-2:00 Break MS
2:00-3:00 Jason Heeter MS
3:00-3:15 Break MS
3:15-4:15 Logan Chapman MS
4:00-4:30 Kids Costume Contest SS
4:15-4:30 Break MS
4:30-5:30 Ivas John Band MS
6:00-7:00 Storytelling Performance Riverfront

At this time our vendor spots are full for 2022! 

Interested in volunteering for the Riverfront Fall Festival?

We have several volunteer spots for the event; click on the button to sign up!

Riverfront Fall Festival Partners

City of Cape Girardeau

Cape Girardeau Parks & Recreation

Old Town Cape

Discovery Playhouse

Mississippi Mutts

Bloom Gift Boutique

Pastimes Antiques

The Arts Council of Southeast Missouri


Southeast Missouri State University

Cape Girardeau Police Department

Craft Beer Alliance

The Glenn House


Wicked Mktg.

The Kellerman Foundation for Historic Preservation

Saint Francis Healthcare System

Procter & Gamble

The Knights of Columbus

SEMO Craft Beer Alliance

Shivelbine Music

Century Casino


Below are some of the frequently asked questions in regard to the Riverfront Fall Festival

Is this event free to attend?   Yes.

How do I become a vendor?  Please use the vendor application button at the top of this page to apply.

Where is parking for this event?  Public parking is widely available in Downtown Cape. We have included an event area map on this page to help guide visitors to parking.

Can I leave and come back?  Yes, this is a free event. You can come and go as you want throughout the day.

Is this event family-friendly?  Yes, this event is very family-friendly.  We have created a festival environment that visitors of any age can enjoy.

I am a vendor and have not received my invoice. Who should I contact?  Please contact Alyssa at [email protected]

Where will the Storytelling Performance be?  This performance will be at 6:00 pm along the banks of the Mississippi River. Where the terraces are and where the riverboats dock.

Will there be first aid available at the event?  Saint Francis Healthcare System will offer First Aid assistance at the Riverfront Fall Festival.

Festival Main Contact: Alyssa Phares at 573-335-1631 or [email protected]