Eagle Days 2013

We just wrapped up the 2013 Clarksville Eagle Days weekend. The weather provided us with a beautiful day of sunshine on Saturday. It was brisk but the sunny & clear skies made it a great day to be outside with a pair of binoculars to spot eagles, pelicans, deer, and other wildlife. But unfortunately, we all woke to a Sunday morning of icy rain and gloomy skies. That seemed to kept some of the crowd away for the second day of bird watching. Those who did brave the weather still enjoyed the indoor scopes at the Visitor Center, the coffee at the Farm Café, a beer at Tubby’s, and another live eagle show at the Apple Shed. I did at least 🙂

The World Bird Sanctuary of St Louis put on an great live eagle presentation in the Apple Shed. They brought 2 eagles: Duncan, an Australian Wedge-Tailed Eagle; and McGuire, a Northern Bald Eagle; and presented a 30 minute show every hour. I can’t express how cool the show is. If you haven’t been, you must put it on your list for next year.

We’d also like to thank the MO Department of Conservation. MDC organizes Eagle Days and provides field scopes, bonfires, films, brochures and personnel for a full weekend of outdoor learning and fun. We’re glad they come to town, and thank them for helping to make all our visitors feel welcome.

Clarksville Applefest This Weekend: Oct 13, 14

What a weekend for a beautiful drive through the colorful winding roads of rural Missouri. Make Clarksville Missouri a stop along the way and celebrate the Fall season with us at Applefest. Applefest is our annual harvest time celebration featuring parades, arts, crafts, food, music and drink. Saturday will be the busiest, but Sunday is fun too.


The weather looks great so make your plans now and we’ll see you in Clarksville.

Saturday Oct 13th:

  • 10:00 AM – Parade
  • 1:00 PM – Baby Contest (Appleshed)
  • 2:00 PM – Champ Clark Skit (Appleshed)
  • 2:00 PM – Fiddlers Contest (American Legion)
  • 4:00 PM – Apple Baking Contest
  • All Day – House Tours at Elgin / Cottrell House

Both Days:

  • Art & Craft Show (Appleshed)
  • Pike Linn Quilters: Demonstrating Block Making
  • Clarksville Artisan Shops Open for Demonstrations / Shopping
  • Petting Zoo and Pony Rides
  • Food Court at Riverfront Park

For Sale:

  • Apples
  • Apple Pies
  • Apple Cider
  • Apple Fitters
  • Caramel Apples
  • Cinnamon Apples
  • Coffee
  • Fish
  • BBQ
  • Soups
  • Kabobs
  • Pumpkins
  • Mums
  • And More…

Eagle Season is Here!

Image by Clarksville's Kevin Massiglia

The Confluence Greenway is set to begin eagle watching season by hosting Eagle Days this weekend! Eagle lovers of all ages are invited to the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge on January 14th and 15th to watch eagles fishing, soaring overhead and roosting in nearby trees.

Beautiful Clarksville, Missouri is also ready to welcome eagle lovers during their Eagle Days weekend of January 28th and 29th! Take a beautiful winter drive on the Little Dixie Highway of the Great River Road to reach Clarksville from the north or south.

Check out our annotated Google map of the amenities of Clarksville’s Eagle Day weekend.

During the winter, the Mississippi River hosts one of North America’s largest concentrations of bald eagles, who are drawn to areas of open water in search of fish, their preferred food. The Mississippi River Lock and Dam #24 located in Clarksville, Missouri is an ideal fishing ground for migrating eagles.

  • Live Eagle Educational Program: Clarksville’s presentation will be at the Apple Shed. Don’t miss this opportunity to be a few feet away from a live eagle! It’s free and gives everyone a chance for a great photo!
  • Eagle Viewing: Spend time on the waterfront with conservation agents and the amazing viewing scopes they bring. Grab a hot drink from town and stand near a bonfire to keep warm.
  • Clarksville Visitor Center will have more viewing scopes, children’s activities, and information about the natural beauty offered near Clarksville.
  • Grab lunch in town at the Eagles’ Bluff Restaurant, Clarksville Station, Bove’s Dry Saloon, or Cool Beans Cafe.
  • Visit Great River & Clarence Cannon National Wildlife Refuges or the new Calumet Creek trail for a more adventurous trip.

Things to Bring:

  • Binoculars: Short drives or hikes are available for the more adventurous, but you’ll need your own binoculars.
  • Warm clothes, hats, and gloves: If it’s not the 60 degrees it has been!
  • Camera: You have to get a picture of the eagles the conservation brings. They are amazing.
  • Questions: Conservation agents will be here to answer your questions.

Winter Blues’ Sweet Cure

Succulent Sounds, Delicious Sweets, & Rich Coffee to sooth your winter blues.

Sunday, January 15, 2012
2:00 – 4:00 PM

The Apple Shed in Clarksville, MO

Pat Joyce & Jerry Epperson play music.

Coffee & Dessert Buffet.

$20 Tickets available at:

  • Clarksville: Pirate’s Cove
  • Louisiana: Louisiana Flowers & Gifts
  • Bowling Green: Ingram’s Plumbing
  • Elsberry: Palmer Library
  • Raintree Arts Council web site

History of the Raintree Arts and Apple Shed

The Apple Shed is a 90 year old landmark in the town of Clarksville, and the Raintree Arts Council (RAC) has been taking care of it for the last 32 years! You can’t miss the Apple Shed, just off Highway 79 at the south end of town. It’s held many roles over the years. Today it functions as a dedicated location for art in Pike County.

The Apple Shed was donated to the Raintree Arts Council by Louis Mallin and Robert Mallin, for the development of a community wide cultural center. The following features make the Apple Shed a great local resource:

  • 120 seat staged theater
  • Large and small art display areas
  • Very large exposition area
  • Kitchen and food service area
  • Restrooms

The Raintree Arts Council is dedicated to providing an environment for art to flourish in rural Missouri. The RAC sponsors art and education programs; theater and music performances; and gallery exhibitions for all artistic genres, mediums, and ages. They’re here to help you perform and enjoy the arts.

If you’d like to perform or request a performance at the Apple Shed. Let us know. If you’re a performer, The Raintree Arts Council would love to have you perform. Otherwise, they’d love to hear your cultural wish-list.