The Perry Area Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for their annual “Old Fashioned Christmas in Perry to be held on Saturday, December 7th. A bake sale will start the morning off at 9 am, downtown shops will open at 10 am, followed by the Girl Scouts Food Stand, parade, remembrance tree ceremony, chili supper and lighting and parade winners. Santa Claus is scheduled to arrive by fire truck during the parade. He will then visit with all children after the parade. A lighting contest will be held on Friday evening, December 6th and the winners will be announced following the chili supper on Saturday evening. To view the complete event schedule, please click here.
The Perry Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the offering of a downloadable guide to downtown Perry. The directory shows all specialty shops, restaurants, bars, government offices and much more. The Perry Area Chamber of Commerce continues it’s efforts to promote the Perry area businesses along with Mark Twain Lake. The chamber of commerce promotes the town of Perry thru it’s website, facebook page and brochures. The chamber sponsors numerous events each year to promote the city. To become a member, please contact the Perry Area Chamber of Commerce treasurer Danette Henderson at 573-565-3131. Fore more information, visit www.perrymissouri.com
Click the link below to download and print your copy for your next visit.
Download: Perry Downtown Directory
On behalf of the City of Perry and the Perry Area Chamber of Commerce, I wish to welcome you to our community and the Mark Twain Lake area. Perry is located in the southwest corner of Ralls County in Northeast Missouri. We are a growing community with a great school system and offer many facilities for young and retired families.
Throughout Perry you will find unique shops and some of northeast Missouri’s best dining establishments.
Perry is the host to several events during the summer including the Mark Twain Lake Rodeo, National Fishing Tournaments, Fourth of July Picnic, Perry Cruise Night and the Amanda Jaspering Memorial Garden Tractor Pull, which is one of the largest garden tractor pulls in the Midwest.
Perry is a friendly, clean and well maintained community that you will want to visit or call home.
Welcome to Perry!
Dustin R. Wasson
Mayor of Perry
Perry is a small, rural community in Northeast Missouri reflective of all the charm and friendliness associated with the rural Midwest. Although it has a population of less than 700, Perry provides services equal to those found in much larger towns, with a healthy mix of retail, commercial, and industrial businesses. Only minutes away from Mark Twain Lake in Northeast Missouri, Perry is regarded as the Southern Gateway to the lake. Each year, nearly 2 million people visit the lake recreation areas to camp, boat, fish, and enjoy a nearly endless variety of outdoor activities. In recent years, Perry has adapted to take advantage of opportunities created by the nearby 18,600-acre recreational lake. The downtown area has been restored to its former glory, with many of the buildings now housing antique, specialty and re-sale shops. Most downtown shops are open Tuesday thru Sunday.
Perry also serves those who are enjoying a nearby campground and Mark Twain Lake. Perry offers a full-line grocery store, the lake’s largest sporting goods store, bank and ATM, bait and tackle, restaurants and convenience stores.
The area is rich in history. Less than 15 minutes away in tiny Florida, the Mark Twain Birthplace Museum and Historic Site honors the region’s most famous citizen, Samuel Clemens, who used many of his childhood friends as the basis for characters in his books. Historic Hannibal, where Clemens lived as a boy, is only 30 minutes from Perry.
The City of Perry recently completed a video to showcase what the City of Perry and the surrounding Mark Twain Lake region has to offer. The video has been sent out to prospective businesses that may want to call Perry home.
The Perry Area Chamber of Commerce recently announced their 2013 events calendar. All events are tentative and subject to change without notice. For more information about the Perry Area Chamber of Commerce, please contact us at 573-565-3131
March 30 Easter Egg Hunt at Bill Trower Memorial Park
May 25 Spring All Town Yard Sales
July 4 Fourth of July Celebration at Bill Trower Memorial Park
August 17 Perry Cruise Night at Bill Trower Memorial Park
September 7 Amanda Jaspering Memorial GardenTractor Pull at Bill Trower Memorial Park (Note Change)
October 5 Fall All Town Yard Sales
December 7 Old Fashioned Christmas In Perry