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What's happening in the California, Missouri area?




Office is closed for New Year's Day! Happy New Year!

California Area Chamber of Commerce Office




"Dine In" at Sweet Chipotle Catering & Event Center

5-8 pm Adults $12 Kids $6
512 N. East St. California, MO.




Annunciation Catholic Church Knights of Columbus Breakfast

8 am-noon
310 S. Mill St., California, Mo.




Moniteau County Regional Economic Development

12 noon Downtown Cafe, Tipton, Mo. 




The Finke Theatre

7 pm "Homestead Pickers" 




Healthy Cooking Class

6-8 pm at Sweet Chipotle, 512 N. East St., California, Mo.




Red Cross Blood Drive

1-6 pm at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 207 N. Owen St. California, Mo.




California Area Chamber of Commerce

Annual Dinner Meeting/ Scholarship Fundraiser 5:30 pm




The Friends of the Moniteau County Library

7 pm Speaker, Mark Schreiber
501 S. Oak St., California, Mo.




MRED Annual Meeting

6 pm Location TBD




30th Ozark Ham & Turkey Festival

California, Mo.

California Area Chamber of Commerce Events

Below you will find detailed information about the events held by the Chamber.  Come join the fun at our next event.
Click on words that are underlined to be taken to an additional link.

Annual Dinner & Business Meeting

The Annual Dinner is held on the 3rd Saturday in January.  The next annual dinner will be on January 25, 2020 and located at Sweet Chipotle Event Center.  
Social Hour 5:30-6:30 pm
 Presentation of Awards 6:30- 7:00 pm
Dinner catered by Sweet Chipotle 7:00
Piccadilly Auction and Annual Meeting will follow the meal.

By attending you would experience:  live entertainment, social hour with hors d'oeuvres and bartender on site, an amazing dinner, short business meeting, Piccadilly Auction, announcement of the Business of the Year and Citizen of the year.

Annual Dinner


2019 Menu
Hawaiian Luau will include: Roasted Whole Hog, Chicken Cordon Blue, Garden Salad, Vegetables, Potatoes, Bread, Drinks, and Dessert
catered by Lutz's BBQ

Piccadilly Auction

lots of fun for all

Sandra Ratcliff

2018 Volunteer of the Year

nominated by Chamber Board Members

Kenny Kunze

2018 Citizen of the Year

nominate a citizen for next year

Something Sassy Beauty Salon

2018 Business of the Year

nominate a business for next year

Items for Piccadilly Auction

Items for Piccadilly Auction

Items for Piccadilly Auction

Easter Egg Hunt

Held on the Saturday 2 weeks prior to Easter with a rain date of the Saturday of the weekend before Easter.


Each school year in May several graduating high school seniors are awarded scholarships from the California Area Chamber of Commerce.  Scholarship recipients are chosen based on academics, chamber involvement, volunteering, and plans for the future.  The Chamber believes these scholarships will enhance the the development of our future local business entrepreneurs.  Investing in California areas future!  In 2019 there were 14 graduates that received our scholarships in the amount of $500 each.  These graduates were: Quinn Albertson, Isaac Ash, Austin Bolin, Emily Bilyeu, Destiny Cook, Molly Forsythe, Gracie George, Jessica George, Kylee Gray, Trystan Hees, Peyton Niemeier, MacKenzie Swillum, Kaitlyn Turner, & Megan Witt. 

Annual Golf Tournament

Held the 2nd Wednesday in June at the California Country Club

 Tee Off Time at
10:00 am



Twenty teams joined in the fun! 



 Cash prizes were awarded to top 3 teams, to Longest Putt, Closest to the Pin, 50/50 Drawing, and Last Place Team.



Local businesses sponsored holes, contributed food & beverages, and provided door prizes!



                                      Ozark Ham & Turkey Festival 

Always held on the 3rd Saturday in September.  See you again next year September 19, 2020.

BLT (Blog for Lifestyle and Travel) recently named the Ozark Ham & Turkey Festival as one of the “50 Fantastic Missouri Fall Festivals You Won’t Want to Miss” on their website. Please visit for more information!

Healthy 5K Walk Run:
                                Location:         Village Green Shopping Center
                                Registration:   6:45 AM
                                Walkers:           race starts 7:30 am
                                Runners:           race starts 7:45am

Eagles Aerie 4027 Ham Breakfast on Main St from 7 - 9 am.

Disc Golf begins at 9:00 am in Proctor Park.

"Anything Goes" Parade starts at 9:30 am.  Line up for the parade is on Smith St at 8:30 am.

Cars & More Show on High St from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Burgers' Smokehouse Country Store & video tour 8:00 am to 5 pm.

Kids' Corner located at the Post Office from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.  Plenty for the kiddo's to do - FFA Barnyard, Conservation Runge Nature Center Fish Display, Bounce House, games, and more.

Slice of Pie Sale at the Moniteau County Historical Society from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Flag Raising
at the Court House 11:00 am.

BBQ Contest and Washer Board Tournament held behind Commerce Bank at 11:00 am with entertainment provided by Bourbon Creek Band.

Longest turkey sub sandwich provided by Cargill located in front of Commerce Bank at 11:30 am.

North Stage sponsored by Burgers' Smokehouse and features California School Students from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.

South Stage sponsored by Co-MO Connect and features the following acts:  The Burney Sisters from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm; Sheltered Reality Drum Line from 1:30 pm to 2:15 pm; Abigail Rose & Dennis from 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm.

Wrapping up the day with a Figure 8 Competition located at the Moniteau County Fair Grounds and sponsored by California Rural Fire Auxiliary will get started at 7:00 pm.

Click on the links below to sign up for an event.

Light Up the Park

Christmas In Proctor Park, will make its debut in 2019 and is sponsored by the California Area Chamber of Commerce and the City of California.  This is the beginning of what we hope will be an annual event that will grow in size and popularity in the community and area.  Our mission is:  To enhance the spirit of Christmas in the communities by displaying lighted Christmas scenes created by our local businesses, churches, and organizations.

Pre-registration is necessary so plans can be finalized.  Please call the Chamber office, 573-796-3040, if your business, church, or organization would like to confirm your participation no later than Friday, November 1, 2019.  Spots will be assigned and participants notified of their location by Friday, November 22, 2019.

new for 2019
Christmas in Proctor Park

Light up the Park 2019

Christmas Parade

Held on the first Saturday of December. 
This year the date is December 7th, 2019 at 5:00 pm.
The theme is "Disney". 
The theme is only a suggestion you can certainly be creative a do your own thing.

The Chamber Home and Business Decorating Contest will be taking place in December 9th through December 13th.

The judging will be done between 6-9 pm between Monday, December 9th and Friday, December 13th. Please have your lights on during these hours if you wish to be judged.

All homes in the city limits will be judged, but please call the Chamber office 573-796-3040 by December 9th to be guaranteed judging. Any residence wishing to be judged that is located outside of the California city limits MUST call the Chamber office before December 9th in order to be judged.

Prizes will be awarded to three winners in both categories. All businesses will be judged (including those displayed at Proctor Park) and the winner will receive the traveling Santa trophy!

Christmas Tree Lighting


City Fire

City Police