Thursday morning at 9:21 Autumn became a reality. For many, this time of year is their favorite.

In the Midwestern part of the United States, all the seasons are very apparent. The spring season is very green, the summer is very hot, the winter very cold and the fall is full of magnificent colors. It also opens up great opportunities for one day and weekend ventures to some fantastic festivals in the state.

The Black Walnut Festival is taking place in Stockton, MO. The four day festival kicked off Thursday. It features a carnival, black walnut cooking contests, craft and food vendors, live music, a parade and a beauty contest.

Great food, entertainment, and a wide variety of vendors make the Brunswick Annual Pecan Festival in downtown Brunswick, MO a must attend event on Sunday, September 25. Strolling down the charming streets of this riverside town enjoying the hospitality of the friendly residents, and taking in all this small-town festival offers promises to make for a delightful day-trip.

Heading west from Sedalia, three different events in the area are taking place this weekend. Burg Fest is taking place in Warrensburg Friday and Saturday. The Liberty Fall Festival is scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday and rounding out the weekend, Lexington is the host for Lexington's Art, Apples and Antiques Festival Saturday and Sunday.

For a complete listing of the fall festivals around the state go to