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Beef Days return to Bolivar this month

Three extra days of activities and several new events are planned for the second Missouri Beef Days event May 6-13 in Bolivar, Mo. The week-long celebration was created in 2022 to raise awareness of the beef industry and celebrate its importance to the area and Missouri.

Guests this year can expect to see more special speakers, a second night of rodeo, a corn hole tournament, cowboy church, beef cookoff and junior livestock show in addition to the parade, expo, Boots & Bling banquet, Missouri Cattleman of the Year awards, Temple Grandin presentation and a country music concert that were all part of last year’s schedule.

“The first Missouri Beef Days was a great success in attendance, excitement, sponsorships, community support, family fun and more,” said Matt Henenberg, president of the Missouri Beef Days board. “People were wanting more, and we found ways to ‘beef’ it up this year with additional education and even more fun.”

According to USDA, Missouri consistently ranks third in the nation in the number of beef cows with around 2 million head. Polk County, where Bolivar is located, ranks as one of the top three counties in the state in the number of beef cattle as well as one of the top 20 counties in the nation.

Visit for complete information on sponsorships, calendar of events, ticket purchases and more. You can also email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or contact the Bolivar Area Chamber of Commerce at 417- 326-4118.

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