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The historic site cordially invites you to attend the first annual Fall Festival, during which Missouri State Parks will sponsor special activities. All four floors of the mill will be open for free, self-guided tours.
There will be a free scarecrow building program at 10 a.m. in the day-use area. Straw and twine will be provided. Bring old clothing, such as overalls and shirts, for your scarecrow. Pre-registration is required for this activity.
Members of the Egypt Mills Antique Tractor Club will have their machines on display in the day-use area.
The Whitewater Bluegrass Band will perform a free concert in the day-use area at 2 p.m. Please bring a lawn chair for seating. The Whitewater Bluegrass Band has members from the Cape Girardeau and Sikeston areas. The band plays traditional bluegrass music and bluegrass gospel music with a little humor included. Members are Rodney Eftink, Shawn Asmus, Dan Reno, Kevin Sigman and George Dickerson. Instruments played include the mandolin, rhythm guitar, bass and banjo.
Straight Line Swine BBQ and Nancy’s Fancy Kettle Corn of Cape Girardeau will both be at the site during the festival. They will be selling BBQ, kettle corn, fudge, roasted nuts and beverages.