Announcing the first-ever
Missouri Book Festival!

Photo courtesy of Jeanne Miller-Wood

The first-ever Missouri Book Festival will celebrate the best of regional life, culture, and history with an array of dynamic programming meant to promote literacy and encourage reading. The main events will take place August 27, 2022 in Washington, Missouri. The main event is free and family-friendly!

Downtown Washington


August 25, 2022: In-school programming at multiple schools for students in grades K–12 to promote literacy and celebrate the festival.

Opening Night

August 26, 2022: Opening night event with author John Brown and friends. This is a ticketed event and can accommodate approximately 400 guests.


August 27, 2022: The Missouri Book Festival will be held in Downtown Washington from 10–5pm and will be filled with activities for all ages. Planned activities include a car show, wrestling match, a petting farm, various author presentations and workshops, food trucks, and more.

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Washington, MO, August 25–27