Two Big Events – August Eclipse & September Chamois Day

Generally Chamois is a sleepy little town.  She’s full of yesteryear charm with Mom & Pop shops, the local bank and Post Office, she has a new General Store that just opened that offers groceries and gift items, a cool antiques store and old time trading post.  The local B&B (that’s us) is an iconic 141 year old school building that was converted into a bed & breakfast in 2007 by a local couple.  Chamois has a lovely park by the river with an RV campground, children’s playground, ball field and the local Lion’s Club facility.  With the addition of our new store and the Saturday Farmer’s Market now buzzing since many gardens are now flourishing – there is more activity in town than usual – which we hope is the new usual.

Two events dot the horizon this summer of particular significance.  First is the total solar eclipse.  Chamois is one of those towns that is inEclipse the center of the eclipse pathway.  Many large publications tout the bigger cities with center vantage points, but sitting snugly between Hermann and our capital Jefferson City is a tiny little epi-center called Chamois.  Our B&B has been booked for a while and so have several other nearby B&B’s and guest houses.  You will have a prime viewing location at our City Park just off Hwy 100 right on the river.  There is a big parking lot with the grand Missouri river flowing right by.  We are hosting a lunch at the Old School for our guests who will be watching this lifetime event on the Hill.  We’re not the big city, so you might just find that perfect spot for this momentous occasion off the beaten path and right around the corner…

Chamois’ second event is our Annual Chamois Day Festival the 3rd weekend of September.  Hosted by our Chamois Lions Club, we are in IMG_0234our 18th year of celebrating the town.  Vendors, food, events, music, raffles, provide a family atmosphere with a true hint of nostalgia as the day starts with the annual school float parade.  A true highlight of the year, this event celebrates the town, her accomplishments and reminds us of why we love small town America.  You can’t go wrong with a day filled with pies, hay rides, fresh food, special treasures and meeting up with old friends and making new ones.

We love our little town and we think you will too.  Our tag line, “home of the good neighbor” is evidenced in how well we take care of each other.  We are in the heart of America, right on the Missouri River, along the Lewis & Clark Trail.  Can’t get much better than that.