Chillicothe, Missouri, billed as the birthplace of sliced bread, has been celebrating the official Sliced Bread Day since 2018. The Chillicothe Baking Company first introduced sliced bread to the public on July 7, 1928, and the city even has a museum, the Grand River Historical Society Museum, which preserves this history.
Sliced Bread Day will have a different look this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. The city will have fun activities planned over several days that will be on a smaller scale than previous years.
Activities will start on Friday, July 3 with an opening reception for the Missouri Bicentennial Photo Exhibit at the Sliced Bread Innovation Center from 4-6 p.m. The photo exhibit will be on display through July 22.
Other activities include:
- July 3-7 – A virtual scavenger hunt
- July 4 – The Color Fest 5K run starting at 8 a.m.
- July 4 – A farmer’s market on the Chillicothe Square from 8 a.m. to noon
- July 4 – Kids Art Saturday at the Cultural Corner Art Guild from 10 a.m. to noon
- July 4 – A patriotic and country concert at 2 p.m.
- July 4 – A fireworks display at the south end of Chillicothe about 9:30 p.m.
- July 5 – The Rockin’ Country Variety Show at 3 p.m.
- July 5 – The Bread of Life: An Inspirational Evening with Pastor Jeff Keck at the Sliced Bread Innovation Center at 7 p.m.
- July 7 – The Chillicothe Hall of Fame exhibit will open at the Sliced Bread Innovation Center from 4-6 p.m.
- July 11 – A Bread Baking Contest at the Grand River Historical Society Museum on July 11 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.