What is Going on In and Around Springfield, Mo Some are for a price, and some are FREE!!!! The weekend is Always a fun time to enjoy one of the Fall Festivals going on or go on a hike. Grab your family and friends and Make it a Very Enjoyable, Special Weekend!
So What's Going on this Weekend, "In and Around Springfield, Mo?
Silver Dollar City: National Harvest Festival:
More than 125 Craftsmen from across the country will demonstrate their skills including Best of Missouri juried artists and art show. Features a new Western stunt show, part of the "Salute to the Great American Cowboy," with music by Riders in the Sky and others. 1-800-831-4386
Harvest Fest, 10 AM to 6 PM Saturday, noon to 6 PM Sunday Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park, 3825 West Farm Rd. 146. Celebrate fall activities with wagon rides, bluegrass music, pick a pumpkin in the pumpkin patch. The 10 acre corn maze opens during Harvest Fest with hours 5-9 PM Friday, noon to 9 PM Saturday, noon to 9 PM Sunday 417-837-5949 or email.
Verona: The Maze, 23298 Lawrence 1150 take Verona turn (Business US 60) and go 1 mile and take the first (Farm Road 1150). Hours are 5-8:30 PM Wednesday; 5-10 PM Saturday; and noon to 10PM Sunday; field trips by appointment. Features corn maze, hayrides, haunted maze, general store, petting zoo. Proceeds benefit GRIP Boys Home of Verona. Admission; $8 for adults, $4 for ages 5 to 11, FREE to ages four and younger and veterans with ID, Group rate available. 417-498-6191; email
Clever: Campbell's Maze Daze, Friday-Saturday. Missouri N and Carob Rd. Features a maze for kids, a haunted maze, hayrides, pumpkin patch, kids play area, live weekend entertainment, pony rides, bonfire/picnic area, fall decor, and more. www.campbelllsmazedaze.com 417-743-2208.
Friday, October 5
Nixa: Live Band Dance,7pm-9:30pm, Nixa Senior Center, 404 S. Main St. 417-725-2322 There is a cover charge. Check out Howard Self and the Missouri Travelers Band.
Mansfield: "Laura's Memories," 7:30-9pm at the Ozark Mountain Players Amphitheater, 500 W. Ohio St. Admission: $10, $5 for ages 5-11, free for ages 4 and younger. 417-924-3383. www.laurasmemories.com
Ozark: 39th annual Ozark Arts and Crafts Show, 9am-6pm on Friday and Saturday, 9am-4pm, Sunday. Finley River Park, Riverside Rd. Features donens of craft and artisan vendors and festive food. Free Admission. www.ozarkcraftfair.com
Reeds Spring: Bonnie and Clyde Days, opening ceremonies noon Friday, 9am on Saturday, downtown Reeds Spring. THe event focuses on the Depression era in the Ozarks and the lesser-known event of a kidnapping of a resident by the Barrow gang. Includes a road rally featuring Model A Fords, will traverse the route taken by the Barrow gang from Springfield to Reeds Spring. Free admission. www.bonnieandclydedays.com
First Art Walk, a self-guided art gallery tour, 6-10pm, downtown Springfield. Features art, live music and hands-on-activities at several venues. Exhibits remain at galleries through the month. FREE. www.ffaw.org, 417-849-8255.
G.A.M.E., the Gaming Arts Media Expo, noon-midnight Friday, 9am-midnight Saturday, 9am to 6pm Sunday, Springfield Expo Center, 635 St. Louis St. Admission: 3 day pass $25 online, $30 at the door, free to ages 8-12 with paid adult admission, $5 at the door, free to ages 7 and under with adult admission. 417-827-1563, http://springfieldgame.com
Mac Powell of Third Day: doors at 7pm, Midnight Rodeo, 1773 S. Glenstone Ave. Tickets $10, available at PFI , Midnight Rodeo, www.stubwire.com 417-882-0309.
Saturday, October 6
Walk 4 Life and 5K Run, 8am to noon, Jordan Valley Park, Pre-Register: 417-877-0800. www.PccChoices.org
Ozark: All you can Eat Breakfast: 7 to 9am, VFW Post 7628, 104 S. 1st St. Cost $3, $2 for ages 6-12, free to ages 5 and and under. 417-581-5553.
Civil War Lantern Tours, 7 to 9:30pm Saturday at Smallin Civil War Cave, 3575 N. Small Rd. Admission $19.95. Walking tours are also offered through the week. 417-551-4545, email: email@example.com Www.smallincave.com
13th Annual Reptile Expo, 9am and 2pm, Ozark Community Center, 1530 W. Jackson St. Vendors will be displaying and selling various reptiles, reptile supplies, educational materials. Admission:, $3 or $5 for a couple of family. email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Aurora: 28th Annual Aurora Auto Fest, 9am to 4pm, Oak Park, Business 60. Free admission. 417-678-4150. email: email@example.com
Branson: Skaggs Run for Your Life 5K and 1mile Fun Walk to Benefit Skaggs Foundation: 8am, Skaggs Orthopedic Neurology and Spine Center parking lot, 121 Cahill Rd. Packet pickup and race day registration is 7-7:45 am, Entry fee $20, $25 day of Race. www.skaggs5K.issouri 14.
Clever: Breast Cancer Zumbathon, 5 to 8pm, Clever High Schoo, Join 19 area Zumba instructors for three hours of Zumba while raising money to fight breast cancer. Fee: $15 door. 417-725-7856, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Forsyth: Harvest Moon Festival Car and Truck Show, 8am to 4pm, Shadow Rock Park. Features live music, crafts, food. www.forsythmissouri.org/events.html
Republic: Pumpkin Daze, 8am to 5pm, Main Street. Producers will compete in the National Giant Pumpkin Commonwealth Weigh-Off, also bands, craft booths, festive food. Free Admission. 732-6210, email: email@example.com; www.pumpkindaze.com
Springfield Author's Fair, 11am-2pm, Library Center, 4653 S. Campbell Ave. More than 30 authors from the Ozarks will sign and sell their books. FREE. 417-882-0714.
Community Fall Fest, 9am to 3pm, South Haven Baptist Church, 2353 S. Campbell Ave. Features games, entertainment, arts and crafts. FREE! 417-881-7636
Firehouse Bluegrass Jam and Show , jam at 4pm, bluegrass show at 6:30pm, Firefighters Union Hall, 2350 N. Clifton Ave. FREE, accepting donations. Josh Gilbert, 417-849--9521.
Greater is He Gospel Sing, 7-9pm, Springfield Community Church, 2616 E. Battlefield Rd. Free admission, accepting donations. 417-818-1588.
The Guess Who in concert with Speakeasy and Lyal Strickland, 7pm, O'Reilly Family Event Center, Drury University, 900 N. Benton Ave. Tickets $29-$69. 417-873-6389.
JJ Cave Memorial and Poker Run, 9am - 9pm, American Legion Post 639, 2660 S. Scenic AVe. Also includes a silent auction, live music, car show. FREE admission. www.post639.com
Monroeville: 8pm, Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts, 525 John Q. Hammons Parkway. Tickets: $18. 417-836-7678. www.hamonshall.com
Oktoberfest, 3pm to midnight, Queen City Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 3934, 603 W. Plainview Rd. Features German food, music and dancing. Admission $5, Eagle members $5. 417-886-2701, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Panther Run 12K/5K/and 2 mile Wellness Walk/Run 7:30am, O'Reilly Event Center, campus of Drury University, 935 N. Summit Ave. Entry fee:$35, $30 for students. Proceeds to benefit Care to Learn. Register at Ridge Runner Sports, 3057 S. Fremont, www.omrr.org. Packet pickup noon-6pm, Friday at Ridge Runner. Information: 417-862-7771.
The Paul Thorn Band with Songwriters Circle featuring Randle Chowning, Mark Bilyeu, Dennis Beck and Gary Smith. 7:30 at the Gillioz Theatre, 325 Park Central East. Tickets $25. 417-863-9491. www.gillioztheatre.com
Taste of Springfield, noon to 4pm, downtown Springfield. Sample food from more than 25 area restaurants. Food sampling tickets: 10 for $10. Enjoy live music and beer sampling. Oktoberfest Village is noon to 11pm, beer sampling token is $1, items willvcost from 1 to 5 tokens each. 417-831-6200. www.itsalldowntown.com
Nixa: Live Band Dance at the Nixa Senior Center, 404 S. Main St, Nixa, Mo. Cover Charge, 417-725-2322.
Sunday, October 7
Springfield: Primitive Skills Days, 1 to 5pm, Springfield Conservation Nature Center, 4601 S. Nature Center Way. See demonstrations in flint knapping, bow and arrow construction, beadwork and other age-old skills. FREE 417-888-4237.
Make it a FUN WEEKEND!!!! Shop at Branson Landing, Hike one of the Nature Trails, Bike Ride the Ozark Greenways and play Air Soft games at So Go Air Soft in Ozark, Mo. Eating out, here's Greene Co. Health Report.
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***There is so much to do “In and Around Springfield, Mo.” The information shared in this blog is information obtained through a variety of sources, I recommend verifying your event is still scheduled to take place. Make it a Weekend full of Memories with those you love while enjoying what is going on, “In and Around Springfield, MO October 5, 6, and 7th.
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