Wayne City Landing Days-Sugar Creek, Missouri Thursday-Saturday, August 7,8, 9, 2014. Roper Stadium, 131 S. Carlisle Ave., Sugar Creek, Missouri. Free festival featuring 18 carnival rides, food and craft vendors, historical re-enactors, country western music, and a shuttle to take people to the new Santa Fe Trail signage at Wayne City Landing on North River Boulevard overlooking the Missouri River. Wayne City Landing was also called the Upper Independence Landing and was one of the first riverboat ports west of the Mississippi. This festival will be a family event with no beer or wine gardens. Wayne City Landing was named for U.S. Army Lt. Anthony Wayne who camped at the Missouri River south bank site in 1825.
The history of Wayne City River Landing will be celebrated with a new community festival in Sugar Creek in August. The festival - August 7-9th, 2014 - will commemorate one of the first riverboat landings west of the Mississippi. Wayne City Landing, also known as the Upper Independence Landing. The location is where four National Historical trails - Lewis and Clark, Santa Fe, Oregon and California trails - all overlap. Wayne City Landing was established on the Missouri River and connected to the Independence Square where many overland travelers obtained provisions before heading west. Wayne City Landing is also the subject of a painting by well known artist John Stobart, who visited the site to prepare this painting. Learn more about the festival on FaceBook.