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The Community Roots Festival is a FREE annual community festival in celebration of local food, sustainability, fun, and community!

40+ vendors and over 2,000 visitors from Northeast Missouri and beyond visit the festival every year! Visitors can participate in interactive workshops
around cooking, gardening, and health, enjoy hours of live entertainment, or take part in a yoga-thon. There will be an
extensive Kid's Area, including crafts, games, and petting zoo. There will be a Sustainability Demo Tent with demos, taste
tests, a Hot Pepper eating contest, bike tune-ups and much more!


The 2019 festival took place on the beautiful downtown square of Kirksville on August 24th 2019 from 4-11PM.

Stay tuned for next year!

To participate as a vendor, please see the attached applications/information below!

2019 Main Stage 4-11pm

Sponsored by KTVO

  • 4pm: Kirksville Stringband

  • 4:30pm: Maggie Blossom

  • 5:15pm: Kass

  • 6:00pm: Khan Queso

  • 7:00pm: Matt Kennedy of The Busted String Band

  • 8:00pm: Conman Economy

  • 9:00pm: Southbound - Band

  • 10pm: Burn Circus- Fire Show!

Yoga-Thon! (4-9pm)

Sponsored by GypsySeeds

Located inside of Take Root, upstairs theater stage

  • 4pm Kids Yoga with Tarasa Gardner of Yoga With TG

  • 4:45pm Aroma Flow with Amanda Montgomery of GypsySeeds

  • 5:30pm Yoga for Anxiety with Shelby Leppin

  • 6:15pm Shinrin Yuku Yoga with Christine Harker

  • 7pm: Yoga Fit with Krissie Giovie

  • 7:45pm Restorative Yoga with Gigi Wagba

  • 8:30pm Yoga Nidra with Michelle Jones of Kirksville Yogis

Sustainability Demos (4-9pm)

Sponsored by Cindy Cooper, Senior Benefit Specialist

  • Learn about how to be more sustainable in your life!

  • Featuring information and hands-on activities

provided by the White Rose Catholic Worker Community, the Green Thumb Project,

and Dancing Rabbit EcoVillage

Kids Area (4-9pm)

Sponsored by Sydenstricker

Featuring kids activities, crafts, face painting, and more!

Local Beer Garden

Provided by DuKum Inn

Sponsored by Kirksville Tourism

Featuring Missouri made craft beer and more

Workshop and Contest Tent

Sponsored by West Winery at Jackson Stables

  • 4pm: Workshop TBA

  • 4:45pm: Kids Veggie Eating Contest (up to age 9)

  • 5:15pm: Youth HOT Pepper Eating Contest (ages 10-16)

  • 6pm: ULTIMATE HOT Pepper Eating Contest (age 16 to adult)





2019 Festival Sponsored By:

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