• Mayfest 2018

    33rd Annual Robinson Construction Perryville Mayfest

    Schedule of Events

    Wednesday, May 9 

    • 5:30 p.m. | Carnival Opens: American Legion Parking Lot [until 10pm]

    Thursday, May 10 

    • 5:30 p.m. | Carnival Opens: American Legion Parking Lot [until 10pm]

    Friday, May 11

    • 4:00 p.m. | Quilt Show: First Assembly of God Church [until 8pm]
    • 4:30 p.m. | Food & Drinks Open: Downtown Square 
    • 5:30 p.m. | Carnival Opens: American Legion Parking Lot [until 10pm]
    • 6:00 p.m. | Parade: From City Park to Downtown Square
    • 7:00 p.m. | Danetta Mason: Live Music, Downtown Square Main Stage 
    • 8:00 p.m. | Rotary Washer Tournament: Downtown Square, Jackson St. 

    Saturday, May 12

    • 8:00 a.m. | Mayfest 5K: Perryville City Park, Perry Park Center 
    • 8:00 a.m. | Plant Sale: Perryville Garden Club, Faherty House [until 5pm]
    • 9:00 a.m. | Quilt Show: First Assembly of God Church 
    • 9:00 a.m. | Craft Fair: Downtown Square, Cutest Baby Contest
    • 9:00 a.m. | Car, Truck and Bike Show: Hiway Rodders, Knights of Columbus Parking Lot
    • 9:00 a.m. | Tractor Show: River Hills Antique Tractor Club, St. Joseph St. 
    • 9:00 a.m. | Celebrating Seniors: Perry County Senior Center [snacks/games/bingo/prizes]
    • 9:00 a.m. | Hero's for Kids: Disney Animator, Philo Barnhart & Comic Book Artist, Charles D. Moisant, Republic-Monitor
    • 10:00 a.m. | Visit with Princesses: Courthouse Lawn, Jackson St. [until noon]
    • 10:30 a.m. | Food and Drink Stands Open: Downtown Square
    • 10:30 a.m. | JR Digital: Music, Downtown Square Main Stage
    • 11:00 a.m. | Carnival Opens: American Legion Parking Lot [until 10pm]
    • 11:00 a.m. | Diaper Derby & Decorating Contest: Sponsored by American Homes Realty, Main Stage 
    • 12:30 p.m. | Bed Races: Sponsored by Main Street Signs, Main Stage
    • 2:00 p.m. | Mini Tractor Pull: Sponsored by River Hills Antique Tractor Club, St. Joseph St. 
    • 2:00 p.m. | Ron Allen: Live Music, Courthouse Lawn
    • 2:30 p.m. | Disney Character Costume Contest: Sponsored by Coldwell Banker Professional Associates [sign up at 2:00pm], Main Stage 
    • 4:00 p.m. | Vintage: Live Music, Courthouse Lawn 
    • 5:00 p.m. | Rotary Washer Tournament: Downtown Square, Jackson St. 
    • 7:00 p.m. | Dear Darla: Live Music, Downtown Square Main Stage 
    • 8:00 p.m. | Rotary Washer Tournament: Downtown Square, Jackson St. 

    Additional Applications, Maps and Forms: 

    Parade, Friday, May 11th | 6:00 p.m.

    The Perryville Area Chamber of Commerce will host a community parade on Friday, May 11th at 6:00 p.m. to celebrate Mayfest. The parade route will leave from the City Park down Ste. Maries St, turn left on Main Street and go left on South Street (past the City Parking Lot) at which point the parade will end and you may return to the City Park. Join in the fun! It’s $15.00 for members/$25.00 for non-members.

    Parade Entry Form

    Parade Route

    Craft Fair, Saturday, May 12th | 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    Each year, the craft fair brings thousands of people out to downtown Perryville. The event starts at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday morning and all vendors are required to stay open until 4:00 p.m. Each year, we have over 150 vendors sign up! 

    Craft Fair Vendor Information 

    Would you like to be a craft fair vendor at the 2018 Perryville Mayfest? Our craft fair offers a 10' X 10' booth space for a fee of $50. Each vendor is allowed up to two booths, for a total of $100. A limited number of electric spots are available for an additional $5 per space. All electric spots, regardless if the electric is being or not, you will be charged. 

    Returning vendors will have first option to the same as previous year. Other spaces will be available to vendors on a first reply basis and upon payment. If you sell a trademark/franchise item such as Scentsy, Pampered Chef, etc. please call prior to sending in your application as we only accept one representative from each business. 

    Craft Fair Application

    Cutest Baby Contest 

    Already a vendor? 

    Space confirmation has been mailed to all vendors signed up. If you have not received your letter, please call office at 573-547-6062.

    Letter and Information 

    Booth Map 

    Questions? Please contact Jackie at jackie@perryvillemo.com. 


  • Ways to Help

    As Perry County residents move forward into the long term recovery from the devastating tornado that tore through Perry County on Tuesday, February 28, 2017; the University of MO Extension Office has graciously volunteered to coordinate the volunteer effort and the reception of donations.

    Frank Wideman will spearhead this effort and can be reached through the Volunteer Hotline number (573)741-0021.

    Those who are in need of volunteers for the clean-up process may reach Wideman at (573)741-0022. Further questions can emailed to: perryvilletornadoresponse@gmail.com


    • Monetary Donations
      • The United Way of Southeast Missouri has established an emergency fund for the Perryville community. 100% of proceeds designated to the fund will go directly to the victims, the schools and the recovery effort in Perry County. A crisis can bring out the best in a community, but unfortunately during all of the chaos proper communication and distribution of funds can be compromised. Everyone wants to help at a time like this. The best thing you can do is donate to a reputable organization. Please consider making your contribution one of the following three ways:
        • Text “Perryville” to 41444
        • Use a credit card at www.unitedwayofsemo.org/donate or donate over the phone by calling: 573-334-9634.
        • Mail a check or bring cash or checks to the United Way office at 430A Broadway, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701. Be sure to designate Perryville in the check memo. 
      • The Perry County Community Foundation (a 501c3 Charitable Organization) has set up a relief fund for our families affected by Tuesday evenings devastating tornado. You can make you monetary donation to: “Perry County Family Tornado Relief Fund”.  Those donation can be dropped off at Perryville City Hall (215 N West Street), Perry County Administration Building (321 North Main Street) or the Economic Development Authority (112 West St Maries Street). You can also mail that donation to: Perry County Family Tornado Relief PO Box 109, Perryville Missouri 63775 | 100% of your donation will do directly to the families. (No admin fees)  https://secure3.4agoodcause.com/cf-ozarks/gift.aspx?id=51&fundid=1265

    Please keep in mind the following:

    • Extension Office Contact Information: Anyone can contact our office for information regarding clean up, information on how to replace important documents lost in the storm, keeping food after power outages, and disaster recovery in general. 573-547-4504 // Website for more information: www.universityofmissouri.edu 
    • Community Counseling Center is set up at Perry Park Center, daily thru 7pm all week for anyone who needs counseling.  Their hotline is 1- 800 356-5395.  Or After 4pm you can call 651-3642
    • MARCH 2, 2017, BY ORDER OF THE PERRY COUNTY COMMISSION AND UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE: The Perry County Transfer Station will be extending normal business hours to accommodate tornado victims. TEMPORARY HOURS ARE: Mon-Fri., 8 am - 6 pm, Saturday 8 am- 6 pm, and Sunday 8 am - 3 pm. PROPERTY OWNERS AFFECTED BY THE STORM are approved to establish charge accounts to be billed at a later date. Provide transfer station employees with name, address phone number and copy of driver's license.


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