Discover Farmington

Let's Go On An Outside Adventure! Surrounded by nine of Missouri’s most scenic state parks, challenging golf courses, an extreme off-road recreation area, hiking trails, and 15 award-winning vineyards and wineries, Farmington is a perfect destination for an extended weekend getaway.

Other than camping and off-roading the nearby state parks (Hawn, St. Joe, and St. Francois) also offer hiking, fishing, kayaking, swimming, horse-back riding, and biking. Farmington has amazing hiking trails nearby. The best way to experience the parks is on its trails, which range from a short walk to an overlook area to an almost 10-mile-long backpacking trail. Currently, while these parks and historic sites are open for day-use, capacity will be monitored closely in order to prevent overcrowding.

Farmington Parks & Recreation is hosting 5 nights of campfires  hayrides in Engler Park every Thursday night in October. Catch the wagon from the Hampton Pavilion at 6 PM. When you return from the hayride, chili will be ready to serve and hot dogs waiting for you to roast the way you like. After you’ve filled up, sit fireside and enjoy a live, acoustic, musical performance. Space is limited to 50 individuals each night and given on a first-come, first-serve basis. Price is $7 per person. THIS EVENT IS PRE-REGISTRATION ONLY. HAYRIDES WILL SELL OUT SO SIGN UP ASAP!! Register online >MORE

Hills of stately pine and oak trees, sandy-bottom streams and sandstone canyons and cliffs create one of the most significant and scenic landscapes in Missouri at Hawn State Park. Located in western Ste. Genevieve County, the 4,956-acre park offers a special experience for anyone wanting to enjoy the splendor of nature. The forested ridges and cool hollows of St. Francois State Park offer visitors a retreat from everyday life. Three hiking trails, including one that allows equestrian access, wind through the wooded hills and glades of the Coonville Creek Wild Area. Easy access to the Big River makes St. Francois State Park ideal for canoeing and floating  Visit St. Joe State Park and rent a kayak for the day or bring your own.

Crown Ridge Tiger Sanctuary is offering General, Early Bird, and VIP tours again on a limited basis. ALL TOURS WILL REQUIRE ADVANCED RESERVATIONS AND WILL BE LIMITED TO 10 PEOPLE OR LESS. On-site lodging will also be re-opening but will be limiting the number of families in each house to one. To make your tour reservations please call 573-883-9909 or email

The Farmington Missouri Farmers Market is hosting a Harvest Celebration, October 16th from 7am – 12pm. They are going to have their Farmers, Crafters, and Artesian Vendors. You won’t want to miss this event as some of the vendors will be hosting live creative works in their tent. Kids activities tent will have face painting, crafts, and games. The Mineral Area Fine Arts Academy will be performing a variety of live music. The VFW is opening its BBQ food truck for this special one-time event. Save the date and make plans with your friends and family to come out and enjoy the day!

Midwest Real Estate’s 3rd annual Halloween bash! Free to the public starting at 6pm. If you are looking for something awesome to do with the family, this is it! The haunted trail will be full of screams, firepits will be blazing, and the hot chocolate will be oozing!! Free hot dogs, treat bags, chips, and drinks!.

Are you SCARY good at cornhole?? Come play in the Spooky Cornhole Tournament October 30th! 100% Payout, $100 giftcard, & tshirts up for grabs! There will also be live music and a food truck on the patio! All ages! Register now at