Summer                  Fall                  Winter                  Spring                  All Events

Lexington offers all types of fun, year-round! To make planning your trip easier and all-inclusive, check out these summarized activities by season. Explore this site for even more things to do. We can't wait to see you!

Spring

Heed the call to Lexington when spring fever comes around. Take the family camping or stay the weekend at the magnificent Linwood Lawn or one of our many other B&Bs. During the day, stroll through town to bathe in our gorgeous blooms while following a theatrical audio tour of one of our 4 national historical districts.

 

Then head out to the rolling hills of our countryside to pick your own flowers and garden decor from our local nurseries. Don’t forget to stop and taste our wine along the way! Any day is a good day to step back in time at the Battle of Lexington State Historic Site, which hosts many family-friendly events. Dress up and feel proper at the annual Afternoon Tea event hosted at the historic Anderson House! Don’t miss the opportunity for a living history lesson that lasts a lifetime while your senses awaken to the sounds of spring.

 

Summer

Roaming our countryside promises to yield delightful tastes of the summer season! The pioneer trails of the past are now sprinkled with wineries, apple and peach orchards, seasonal produce markets and roadside stands. There’s no better way to encourage kids to love fruits and veggies than letting them pick their own. Whether they eat straight from the plant or choose to make a favorite dish, sharing in farm life will leave a lasting impression.

 

Join us in celebrating the harvests of our agricultural community with Porches & Peaches, a relaxed event that fuses our historical treasures and musical arts with the sweetness of our peach harvest. Stay the weekend under the brilliant night sky and horseback ride along the river at our family-owned, Big River Ranch. If that’s not your thing, don’t miss the opportunity to retrace the footsteps of grandeur by staying over at Linwood Lawn or one of our many other B&Bs and following our self-guided historical tours. Or head over to the Battle of Lexington State Historic Site, our historians will transport you to the days of the American Civil War where the largest battle in the western campaign was fought.

Fall

Fall into the comforts that cooler weather brings in Lexington. Our region is home to the highest concentration of apple orchards in the state of Missouri, and we buzz with mouthwatering excitement as we prepare the harvest. It is everything you imagine and more: locally produced apple cider and homemade apple donuts, campfires amidst the turning leaves, quaint downtown shops that pair perfectly with the crispness of our local wines. Bring the kids to the pumpkin patch, petting zoo and corn maze or stay the day to walk the battlefield at the Battle of Lexington State Historic Site. Stroll back in time through the streets of Lexington, where our cheery antebellum homes and historical monuments are sure to delight. Catch the spirit of our apple harvest and awaken your inner artist at our annual Old West Octoberfest. Settle in front of the fireplace at Linwood Lawn or one of our many other B&Bs or gather the family around the campfire one more time before old man winter makes an appearance.

 

Don’t miss the Battle of the Hemp Bales Reenactment this fall, October 28th and 29th, 2018. Our town will transform into the days of old when the largest battle in the western campaign of the American Civil War was fought. Different exciting skirmishes each day, live mortar fire and character portrayals, demonstrations and many more living history activities for the whole family are sure to leave an impression that lasts a lifetime. Make your reservations early if you plan to stay throughout the whole event.

Winter

Our joyous holiday festivities will warm your soul with the spirit of the season, from choosing unique gifts for the ones you love to taking part in our town’s celebrations. Every year, the Battle of Lexington State Historic Site hosts a candlelight tour of the Anderson House beautifully dressed in period decorations. Don’t miss the upcoming Holiday Homes tour in December of 2018..

 

After the hustle and bustle of the holidays, enjoy the quiet beauty of our countryside with a self-guided driving tour through the rolling hills of our local wineries. Be sure to stop by Riverfront Park, chances are high you'll spot a bald eagle or two! Or choose a piece of our rich history that interests you, and we’ll share the story with our self-guided historical tours. Cozy in for the night at the glorious Linwood Lawn or one of our many other B&Bs. Whether you're looking for a romantic weekend in front of a fireplace or a fun outing with friends, Lexington is the perfect winter getaway.

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