Black Walnut Festival

The Annual Black Walnut Festival is one of the biggest and most celebrated events in the small town of Stockton, Missouri. In the year of 1960 local clubs and citizens pulled together and began the Walnut and Cheese Festival which originally was held in the town square. When the festival became an annual event it consisted of and revolved mainly around the Queen Contest and the parade. Eventually the festival moved down to the city park due to space as the festival continued to grow. In the late 80’s the festival underwent a name change and officially became the Annual Black Walnut Festival that we know today. This year locals will come together yet again to celebrate the 54th Annual Black Walnut Festival and welcome folks from all over different counties to join in the fun. This year will be jammed packed with fun family events which include terrapin races, carnival rides, parade floats, the Queen Contest, and memories to last a lifetime. Click on the “About” tab to see a schedule of events and read about some of the musical talent that will be at this year’s celebration. The "Places to Stay & Eat" tab gives visiting vendors options of chamber members who can provide accommodations and dining while staying in the Stockton area. The "Vendors" tab displays current vendors and what artisans' wares are offered. Click on the "Parade Information" tab to access a link to an application for those interested in participating in the parade on Saturday, September 27th. We hope to answer all questions for individuals visiting the site; however, if there are any unanswered questions, please give the Stockton Area Chamber of Commerce a call at (417) 276-5213.