Grow Granby

At the heart of Grow Granby’s mission lies a commitment to preserving the town’s architectural heritage.


Pop-Up Market

Vendors Wanted!

July 6th-7th, 2024 8:00am – 4:00pm
Online registration opens Jan 5, 2024
$50 booth fee covers both days
Highway 60 Frontage in Granby, MO


Early-Bird Registration January 5,6,7
$10 off


Nestled in the picturesque landscapes of southwest Missouri, Granby stands as a testament to the rich tapestry of history woven into the fabric of its existence. Established in 1850, this small town has witnessed the ebb and flow of time, evolving from its humble beginnings into a community that proudly bears the title of the oldest lead mining town in the southwest.

Granby’s history is intertwined with the booms and busts of the mining industry that once fueled its economy. In the 19th century, the discovery of lead deposits sparked a rush of prospectors and settlers, shaping Granby into a thriving mining hub. The hills echoed with the sounds of pickaxes and the clatter of ore carts, forging a community bound by the pursuit of prosperity underground. Its smelter was a prized objective for both the North and South during the Civil War.

As Granby looks ahead, it draws inspiration from its storied past, recognizing that adaptability and community spirit are the cornerstones of its resilience. The oldest lead mining town in the southwest continues to evolve, weaving new chapters into its history while holding onto the threads that connect its present to the indomitable spirit of its pioneers. Granby’s journey is a testament to the enduring power of small communities to shape their destinies and embrace the promise of a brighter tomorrow.

“Grow Granby,” a beacon of community resilience and renewal, stands as a testament to the transformative power of dedicated individuals working together for the betterment of their town. Founded as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, this group of passionate volunteers has taken it upon themselves to breathe new life into Granby, ensuring that its rich history continues to thrive while ushering in a promising future.

At the heart of Grow Granby’s mission lies a commitment to preserving the town’s architectural heritage. The volunteers recognize the significance of the old buildings that whisper tales of Granby’s past. Through their collective efforts, they work tirelessly to save these structures, seeking to maintain the town’s unique character and charm for generations to come. Their dedication is a labor of love, a testament to the belief that a community’s history is a treasure to be cherished.

Through their commitment, passion, and collaborative spirit, the volunteers of Grow Granby exemplify the transformative impact that a dedicated group can have on a small town, turning challenges into opportunities and dreams into reality. Granby’s story is one of resilience, innovation, and a community united in its quest for a flourishing future.