Autumn is a lovely time of year for many states and Missouri is no exception. The state holds many festivals in the fall, and one that shouldn't be missed is the popular Black Walnut Festival in the town of Stockton.
The Black Walnut Festival draws thousands of people every year in late September to enjoy the festivities. These include carnival rides, live music, a variety of delicious foods, and an animal parade. There are also hand-crafted items sold by numerous vendors.
The town of Stockton, Missouri is located about 2 hours south of Kansas City in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains, and is home to the famous Hammon's Black Walnut Company. The scenery is picturesque not only for its hills and dense forests but for Stockton Lake which is a highly popular choice for many sailors because of its calm and crystal clear water. There are numerous lodging areas around the lake as well.