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Cherry blossom festival in Marshfield, Missouri on April 27

Cherry blossom festival in Marshfield, Missouri on April 27

By Blake Jackson

Marshfield, Missouri, is abuzz with a vibrant lineup of events happening on Saturday, April 27, 2024. From dawn until dusk, various venues across the city will host a diverse array of activities catering to different interests and age groups.

The day kicks off with the Evelyn Hampton Garden Club's 4th Annual Plant Sale at The Dickey House, starting at 9:00 a.m. This event promises a delightful selection of plants for gardening enthusiasts, continuing until all the plants are gone.

For those interested in arts and crafts, the Cherry Blossom Quilt Show, sponsored by the Cherry Blossom Auxiliary, will take place at Marshfield Assembly of God Back Hallway from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. This free event showcases beautiful quilts created by local artisans.

Meanwhile, nostalgia lovers can head over to the Marshfield Community Center for the Nostalgia Fest Autograph Show from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Meet VIP guests of the Cherry Blossom Festival and enjoy free admission to this autograph extravaganza.

Throughout the day, the historic Marshfield square will come alive with the Cherry Vendor Palooza featuring crafts and vendors, offering a unique shopping experience from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

History buffs can partake in special events like the traveling exhibit on the life of Laura Ingalls Wilder at the Webster County Museum from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. or travel back in time to meet President Calvin Coolidge through a captivating portrayal by reenactor Tracy Messer at Marshfield Assembly of God at 9:00 a.m.

Animal enthusiasts shouldn't miss the 2nd Annual Cherry Blossom Dog Show on the historic Marshfield square, where dogs can compete in categories like Prettiest in Pink and Best Costumed.

As the day unfolds, attendees can enjoy enlightening talks on various topics, including Hollywood films and music during the war years, baseball legends from Southwest Missouri, and the fascinating lives of presidential families.

The festivities culminate with the highly anticipated 14th Annual State Dinner at Marshfield Community Center, featuring Clifton Truman Daniel, grandson of President Harry S. and Bess Truman, as the keynote speaker. This pink tie event honors National First Ladies Day and promises an evening of elegance and insightful discourse.

With such a diverse range of activities and experiences, Marshfield's event-filled day promises something for everyone to enjoy and cherish. For more information visit

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