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The Best 2018 Spring Events for Families Near Marshall, MO


After being trapped in the house all winter, you’re likely excited to see the sun shine and temperatures rise now that spring is here. But do you have anything scheduled this season for the family? Well, roll down your windows and drive the kids to one of these Marshall spring events, and you’re certain to find something fun to do.

Spring Events Marshall MO

Randolph County Raceway

Of course, the first events we wanted to inform you of are our favorites: Automotive events. (After all, we are a car dealership in Marshall, MO!)

Head to the Randolph County Raceway for some racing excitement. Located in Moberly, this local raceway offers an entire spring of fun for families and kids of all ages. Here’s their schedule:  

  • April 22 – The Randolph County Raceway “Spring-in” True Outlaw 410 sprint cars event. Originally scheduled for March, the “Spring-In” was postponed due to weather earlier this year. Its rainy-day date is April 22, which is just around the corner. The gates open at 12:30 pm, hot laps start at 2:30 pm, and then the races follow. Best yet, it’s free for children under the age of 12!
  • May 5 – 2 Car Chain Train Racing.
  • May 26 – Pro Pulling Nationals: Truck and Tractor Pulling.
  • June 16 – POWRI WAR Sprint Car Series.

You can find these and more events on their website.

Saline County Fairgrounds

The Saline County Fairgrounds is located in Marshall, MO, and will host several family-friendly events from spring to autumn, such as rodeos and the acclaimed Saline County Fair in September. Don’t miss the fan-favorites, like the parade, 4H Petting Zoo, auction, or competitive bull riding.

The Marshall Saddle Club holds an “Open Fun Show Series” during the spring and summer at the fairgrounds, as well.  You can sign up to enter their horse show or simply take your family to watch the competition. Some of the other big events include showmanship, barrels, and poles. Several spring and summer shows are scheduled, including dates on May 6, June 3, and July 1. Visit their Facebook page for more details

Marshall Garage Sales & BBQ

If you find yourself in the city of Marshall on June 2, then you are in luck! Not only is the town holding a “City Wide Garage Sale” on that day, but there will also be a Saline County BBQ in downtown Marshall.

The Marshall garage sale will have registered locations throughout the town where you can shop household wares from morning to night.  Maps of the registered garage sales can be found at the Marshall Chamber of Commerce.

If you aren’t into garage sales, you might want to lick your fingers at the Saline County BBQ, which will be held on the Saline County Courthouse Lawn in the morning.  This Marshall BBQ event will have food and fun for the whole family, as well as live entertainment and a “queen contest” pageant.

Spring Events for Kids

If your children want to attend events that are catered to their specific interests, don’t fret! Marshall has a whole lot of action for kids this spring.

For outdoor fun, take your kids to the “Youth Fishing Derby” in Moberly, MO.  This fishing derby begins at noon at the Rothwell Park Boat Dock on June 9 and is for ages 15 and under.  All children must be accompanied by an adult, but the event is entirely free!

And if you have a daughter who loves to groove to music, then treat her to the “Dance Like JoJo Camp” from June 19 to June 21.  At Twister Sports in Warrensburg, girls between the ages of five and twelve are invited to register for this fun dance camp, which will include dance instruction for hip-hop, jazz, and other genres, as well free as JoJo-style accessories and the chance to perform on the last day of camp. Registration costs under $50 if you register early.

Enjoy Spring with a New Car

Not only does our Marshall GM dealer want you to fall in love with these spring events, we also want you to get a thrilling deal on your next new car. Serving all of Marshall, Higginsville, and Warrensburg, MO, we proudly offer amazing specials on new cars, allowing you to spend more on what most: Your family’s happiness. What’s better than that?


To take a test drive, contact us at (660) 530-4624 or make a trip to McCarthy Chevrolet Buick GMC at 1550 W Arrow in Marshall, MO. We’ll assist in discovering the best GM lease deals and auto financing packages to suit your needs.




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