About Weston

Weston, Queen of the Platte Purchase, became a significant mid-nineteenth century Missouri River port community, the second largest port on the river, second only to St. Louis. In 1850 over 300 steamboats a year docked at the Port of Weston. The population soared to 5,000, surpassing both Kansas City and St. Joseph. But after major floods, fires, and the Civil War, the bustling town declined to about 1,000. When you see all that goes on here, you may be surprised to learn that over a century later, Weston still has fewer than 2,000 residents.

In 1972, a major portion of the early town was designated an Historic District and placed on the National Register of Historic Places having retained a substantial portion of its early residences and commercial structures.

There are several historical legends that have roots in Weston.  Ben Holladay, Buffalo Bill Cody, Daniel Boone and Mary Owens to name a few.  You can read more about these settlers and their road to fame and fortune on the Weston, MO website.  You can also read more about the town on the Legends of America website.

Spend a little time in Historic Weston and you will soon see that the town offers a wide range of historical experiences, including antebellum homes, museums, walking tours, and a historic shopping district. Many of the antique, home furnishing, gift shops and restaurants are located in buildings built prior to the Civil War.

 

What’s Happening in Weston

OCTOBER 7 & 8, 2017

29TH ANNUAL WESTON APPLEFEST CELEBRATION

Saturday 10am – 6pm
Parade at 10am on Saturday
Sunday 11am – 5pm

Adults $1.00 Donation
Kids under 15 FREE


Celebrating 29 years, the Applefest celebration in historic downtown Weston is known throughout the Midwest as one of the best fall festivals in Missouri.

Visitors to Applefest are encouraged to come early on Saturday morning to enjoy Weston’s hometown parade along Main Street at 10:00 am. The Saturday parade will feature antique tractors, classic cars, fire trucks and bands.

There will be over 60 art and craft booths along the downtown Main Street to peruse and you’re also invited to browse the many unique Weston shops during your visit.

Our mini-hay baler has demonstrated and sold his hay bales for 26 years.  Watch apple butter being made over an open wood fire and purchase a jar of apple butter to take home. Kids will love to work the apple press to see how apple cider is made.

Weston’s famous apple dumplings, apple pies, and cookies will be available through our local churches. You can catch a quick and tasty bite at our Applefest Food Court or, you might choose to sit down, relax and enjoy the delicious cuisine at one of the several fine restaurants in Weston.

Fun children’s activities both days are planned in the park with Pony Rides, Face Painting, Straw Bale Maze, Pumpkin Painting, and Agriculture Education Interactive Games and Activities.

EVENT SATELLITE PARKING

Three satellite parking areas along 45 Hwy will be available to the public with free bus shuttle to and from the event: Weston Bend Bee Creek Shelter, Snow Creek Ski Area, and the last available will be Iatan Power Plant/KCPL Ball Field when first lots are full. There will be parking attendants helping with parking and questions.  Disability parking is available at SNOW CREEK lot. Hwy JJ will be open in order to access the Holladay Distillery and Eventful at Locust Grove. Welt Street will have two-way traffic to access Green Dirt Farm Creamery. If entering town on JJ you will be directed to Welt Street to satellite parking. No traffic or parking downtown; Spring Street from Washington Street and beyond will be closed. Park in assigned lot, take the shuttles, and enjoy Applefest.


Burley House Market

Saturdays 10-6, Sundays 10-4
Up to 50 vendors including:
Many homespun crafters, wood signs, glass beaded jewelry, candles, soaps and lotions, children and baby items, wooden crosses, home décor, Thirty One, Scentsy, Jordan Essentials, Young Living Oils, Magnabilities, Plexus, Usbourne Books, Perfectly Posh, Norwex, Snap Jewlery, Paparazzi, Younique, In a Pikle, Tastefully Simple, and many more!
For more information about becoming a vendor contact Tricia Buckler at burleyhouseevents@westontobacco.com or check out our Facebook page at Burley House Market and Venue.


OCTOBER 14, 2017

SECOND SATURDAYS IN WESTON

Have fun with us every Second Saturday…shops open late in downtown Weston.

OCTOBER 13, 14 & 15, 2017

18th ANNUAL WESTON IRISH FESTIVAL

On the grounds of O’Malley’s
500 Welt Street at Short Street
Weston, MO  64098
(816) 640-5235
www.westonirish.com

The Weston Irish Festival opens it’s gates Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, at O’Malley’s Pub & Courtyard.  Great Irish music, piping, dancing, and storytelling, along with traditional Irish food and drinks are what you’ll find at the three-day event.

The festival features musicians from across the U.S., Canada and Ireland.  Seventeen local, regional, and national touring acts will perform on the open-air courtyard stage as well as the two indoor pub stages.  A fourth stage, adjacent to the courtyard stage, will showcase the pipers and dancers.

The aroma of authentic Irish dishes – corned beef, Irish stew, bangers, and coddle will fill the air along with traditional festival favorites – pulled pork sandwiches, hot dogs, nachos, loaded baked potatoes, apple fritters and more.  A full complement of draught ale, stout and lager will be available along with other libations.

Please check the website at www.westonirish.com or call
816-640-5235 (Kansas City line) for more information.


Burley House Market
2nd Weekend – April thru November

Saturdays 10-6, Sundays 10-4
Up to 50 vendors including:
Many homespun crafters, wood signs, glass beaded jewelry, candles, soaps and lotions, children and baby items, wooden crosses, home décor, Thirty One, Scentsy, Jordan Essentials, Young Living Oils, Magnabilities, Plexus, Usbourne Books, Perfectly Posh, Norwex, Snap Jewlery, Paparazzi, Younique, In a Pikle, Tastefully Simple, and many more!
For more information about becoming a vendor contact Tricia Buckler at burleyhouseevents@westontobacco.com or check out our Facebook page at Burley House Market and Venue.

OCTOBER 20, 21, 27, & 28, 2017

UPSTAIRS TEAROOM DINNER THEATER PRESENTS

GHOSTS TALES OF WESTON DINNER THEATER and GHOST WALK

Dinner and Three sessions of stories of Weston’s past and present haunts

Dinner and Play starts at 7:00 p.m.

$45.00 per person. Accepting reservations now.
Please contact (816) 640-2825 or email:
westongalleria@gmail.com

UpStairs TeaRoom, Main Street Galleria
501 Main Street, Weston, Missouri

OCTOBER 28, 2017

WESTON MOONSHINERS CAR CLUB

4th Saturday
Come see the cars starting at 5:30pm downtown Main Street

OCTOBER 2017

   CLINES OPRY

Family Fun Every Sunday
Doors open at 5:00pm

 

 

Inside the New Deal Tobacco Warehouse on 45 Highway, Cline’s Opry presents family friendly country music and comedy every Sunday at 5pm. With a  4,000 sq. ft building enclosed with old tin from local tobacco barns along with a 800 sq. ft. stage and comfortable theatre seating, central air & heating, you can enjoy some  of the finest entertainers & acts in the country, in a rustic setting.
Sunday shows are from 5pm to 7pm. National and regional acts are announced throughout the year. Sunday show prices are $12 per person with children 12 and under free. Concessions available. Like our Cline’s Opry Facebook page and keep posted on all upcoming events.