In Missouri, just 45 minutes north of I-70 on Highway 63 is a small town called Moberly. Fall is the absolute perfect time to visit Moberly if you have never been, as it has some great fall activities that you won't find anywhere else.
First of all, attend the Fall Festival on October 5th from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Riley Pavilion in Rothwell Park. This event will have all the fall activities you desire such as hayrides, pumpkin painting, bounce houses, food trucks, fall-themed vendors and much more. There is no cost to attend this event.
Speaking of Rothwell Park, one of the best places for gorgeous fall colors in Missouri is Rothwell Park. This 465-acre park is the 4th largest owned municipal parks in the state and it has some of the most gorgeous views when the leaves are changing.
Another fall activity that you can only do in the area is visiting Shepard Farms. This 200-acre orchard produces pecans in Clifton Hill, just 10 minutes outside of Moberly. Pecan prices range from $10 to about $24 per bag. Besides pecans, they also have jams, jellies, and other locally produced items. Their hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday from October through December.
One last place that we recommend visiting is the Amish community in Clark, about 10 minutes South of Moberly. One of their most popular items is their mums. They are very reasonably priced and very beautiful.
While you are in Amish country don't forget to get some homemade cinnamon rolls, donuts or other delicious sugary treats!
We hope that you will fall in love with Moberly and visit soon. Learn more at moberly.com