Join us in Historic Downtown Bethel for the Bethel Colony Fall Market… September 30-October 1, 2023.


Admission $2

Artisans • Antiques • Craftsmen • Flea Market Tables • Vintage Finds • Home Decor • Collectibles • Furniture and more…plus…Food Vendors, Regional Wineries, Guided Colony Tours, Live Music by The Shortleaf Band

(Vendor registration is now open; text Kim Miles at 660-225-1705 to sign up.)
Events organized by the Colony and local residents. Proceeds benefit ongoing maintenance of Bethel Colony historic buildings.


We’re excited to welcome The Shortleaf Band to perform at the Bethel Fall Market Saturday and Sunday, September 30-October 1, 2023. They will perform several sets on each day. Founded by Ozark Fiddler Michael Fraser, this duet specializes in high-energy dance music rooted in celtic and old time traditions. Haunting ballads, rip roaring fiddle tunes with a dose of Southern Rock will provide what one may describe as “the real Mountain Music”! Mike and Tenley are folk musicians who specialize in the traditional music of the Ozarks and are touring performers of Missouri Arts Council.


Rug Hooking Demo: Come to the Fall Market on Saturday, September 30th, to see the art of rug hooking and view some beautiful finished pieces. This group of ladies from Bethel Rug Hookers gathers regularly in Bethel, and we’re so glad they volunteered to demonstrate this art for us!

Free Booth Spaces: Our community is proud to promote the hard work of FFA, 4H, and other student entrepreneurs, so we’re providing a space at no charge for them to sell their projects or the fruit of their labors! Students, contact Kim Miles about reserving your space at the Bethel Colony Fall Market.

Chili Cook-Off on Saturday: Think you have an award-winning chili recipe? Heartland Recovery is organizing the 2nd Annual Chili Cook-Off to take place at the Bethel Colony Fall Market!


Make plans to attend Bethel’s Fall Market, and be sure to be there before 1pm — we’ll be offering one guided tour each day of several historic homes. Tickets are $10 per person.

All proceeds benefit ongoing maintenance and preservation efforts for Bethel Colony historic buildings. And be sure to stop in and see the Museum (pictured) for free!