March is a month of fun in Farmington!

You don’t have to go to St. Louis to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

Several pubs will have green beer and other drink specials.

Drink some green beer at Hub’s Pub in Bonne Terre and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Casey Reeves and the Rovers Irish Band. Or check out Spokes Pub in Farmington for green beer and live music.

If you are looking for corned beef and cabbage, try Fairways Restaurant & Pub in Farmington or Lady Di’s Shamrock in Bonne Terre.

Several downtown Farmington businesses are planning fun activities and sales for St. Patrick’s Day. On that day The Painted Chair (3 North Jefferson) will host a DIY Welcome Sign class at a cost of $35. Participants will create their own one-of-a-kind sign. Registration is required prior to event for planning purposes. The sign and supplies are included in the cost of the class.

With the weather warming up, why stay inside?

The 51st Annual Missouri Whitewater Championships will take place March 16-18 at Millstream Gardens Conservation Area outside Farmington.

The event consists of slalom, downriver and boatercross races for all ages, kayaks, canoes and skill levels on St. Francis River.

The three-day race always draws a crowd along the river, especially at the “Big Drop” rapid. Spectators are welcome. Viewing and parking are free. Bring your walking shoes

For more information and schedule, visit

Farmington Parks and Recreation will hold their first annual Lead Foot Trail Run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 24 on the beautiful trails of St. Joe State Park. Medals will be awarded to first place for men and women in each age division as well as the top three overall winners.

Register at the Farmington Civic Center or online at


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