Belton Events Scheduled for the Fall:
Events and activities scheduled for Belton through the fall, emphasizing Belton’s new slogan “A Historic Heart….with a new beat!” include:
- Combo Kings-Enjoy great music and dancing….FREE and open to the public. Wine and beer are sold for $2 with the proceeds to go to Belton non-profit organizations. Recently the Listening Room presented the Belton Alliance, the Belton Tennis Association and the Belton Center for the Arts with $500 each. Check for a schedule.
- Standpipe Festival Juried Art Show-Belton Center for the Arts. The show continues during normal Center for the Arts hours through November 10.
- Fins, Feathers, Claws and Paws pet exhibit-Belton Depot. Presented by State Farm/Amanda Thompson Agency, the exhibit will feature vintage and historic pet items and interactive pet play stations including pet art, a dog bone diving pool and “on the road” simulator. See the wall of fame for working and rescue animals, check out what colors pets can set, view vintage hunting and retrieving dog items and learn about the various breeds that have been popular over the years. The exhibit will remain on display through December 16 during normal museum hours (Wednesday thru Friday 9:00 until 2:00 and Saturday 9:00 until 1:00), or by appointment. bama fins feathers claws and paws poster
- Veterans Day Parade. Join American Legion Post No. 51 and the City of Belton at 10:30 in downtown Belton for a golf cart parade to the Veterans Park and Laying of Wreath Ceremony. Come out and show your support for our local veterans. Any veteran interested in participating please contact Lori Maness at 617-9992.
- Genealogy Program-Family Trees and Me-Historic Belton Depot. November 16, 7:00. The Belton Area Museum Association is excited to announce the start of a new series of genealogy programs. Kay Burns and Abigail Burden and other seasoned genealogists will lead a presentation highlighting the different resources available at the museum for genealogical research. Learn strategies for success, whether you are a pro or any amateur. This is a must-attend event for all people interested in genealogy. The program is free to all BAMA members at the $100 Patron level and above. Cost for others is $5 per session.
- Third Annual Turkey Shoot. Sponsored by the Belton Area Museum Association. 10:00 November 18. Mark your calendar for a wonderful day of delicious food, great music and a traditional turkey shoot at the home of David and Debby Jones, 17150 Brown Avenue Extension just outside Belton. The event is free to attend thanks to presenting sponsor Waste Connections. “This old-fashioned event is open to participants young and old.” said Abigail Burden, BAMA Executive Director. Adult Division (over 12 with a hunting license) participants can purchase turkey targets for $5. Over the afternoon entrants will use shotguns to see who can hit closest to the center of the target. There is no limit to the number of targets participants can purchase and a running board of top scorers will be posted continuously throughout the day. Several prizes will be offered, and winners will take home meat prizes such as turkeys, bacon, sausage, steaks and hams. The grand prize winner (the person who wins the most competitions) will received a cash prize of $100. Children (8 to 12 years old) can purchase turkey targets too. The targets will be set up at a shorter distance. “Even if you don’t want to participate in the turkey shoot, there are still lots of fun things to do at this event.” state Burden. There will be music, games and crafts for kids, and food. The famous Swamp Guinea Brunswick Stew will be available for $5/pint Plates will be sold beginning at 11:30 a.m. for $10 per person, with healthy portions of stew amd crackers, baked beans, chips, dessert, bottled water, soft drinks or tea. Come and enjoy this long-held Thanksgiving tradition with your family and friends.bama turkey shoot 17 poster
- Holiday Market at the Belton Center for the Arts. Opening Night November 28 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Take care of your holiday shopping and enjoy a warm cup of soup and cornbread for $5! Shop for unique, handmade gifts you won’t find anywhere else. Fresh baked goods and home-cooked foods will be available for purchase as well on opening night. The Holiday Market will continue Tuesdays through Fridays 10:00 until 5:30 and every other Saturday 10:00 until 2:00 through December 20.
- Belton Christmas Parade and Lighting of the Tree-Downtown Belton and the Historic Belton Depot. December 2. Join us as we celebrate Christmas in Belton! Watch the parade from downtown then visit with Santa and enjoy hot cocoa and cookies followed by the annual tree lighting outside the Depot. Mrs. Claus will read Christmas stories to the kids. There will be free crafts for children. Porcelain Christmas ornaments featuring images of the Historic Belton Train Depot and the Historic Standpipe painted by world-renowned artist Wayland Moore will be available for $15, or 2 for $25 for BAMA members. The events are sponsored by the Belton Alliance and the Belton Area Museum Association. 2017 BELTON CHRISTMAS PARADE
- Christmas Tour of Homes. December 3 3:00 to 6:30. Guest are offered an opportunity to explore the private interiors of four spectacular homes draped in holiday cheer. Tours are self-guided, so you may visit the sites at your own pace. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Belton Center for the Arts for $20 per adult and $5 per child.
- New Year’s Eve Celebration, Featuring the Combo Kings. December 31 8:00 to 12:30. Welcome the New Year at the Belton Center for the Arts and the Listening Room on Main, with live music by the Combo Kings. Appetizers, wine and beer will be served at the Belton Center for the Arts 8:00 until 9:00. The Listening Room doors open at 8:45; the band begins playing at 9:00. Wine and beer will be available for purchase. $35/person; for ticket info call 864-338-8556.
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