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 19
Nixa: Live Band Dance,7pm-9:30pm, Nixa Senior Center, 404 S. Main St. 417-725-2322 There is a cover charge.
Opening Night of the 4th Annual Halloween Outside Tour: Forest of Fears 2012. Friday and Saturday at the Ozark Community Center Forest Trail, 1530 W. Jackson St. Children's Trick or Treat Tour, 5-8pm, cost is $4. Gravely Haunted Tour, 8:30 to 11pm, cost is $8. 417-581-7002.
The 32nd Annual Children's Literature Festival of the Ozarks, Robert W. Plaster Student Union, 1110 E. Madison Street at the MSU campus. Students grades 4-8 will visit during the day, 9:30 am to 1:45pm, registration required. Families are invited to attend free autograph party. 6:30 to 8pm, no registration necessary. Cost: $2.50 for one session for students, $5 for the day and $8 for a session for adults, $10 for the day. Contact: William B. Edgar, professor library science, 417-836-4529.
Halloween Spooktacular, 6:30 to 9pm, starting Friday and going through October 31, Dickerson Park Zoo, 1401 W. Norton Rd. Children are encouraged to wear costumes (not required). Children's character scenes, hundreds of hand-carved jack-o-la-terns, candy treats. Admission for everyone age 1 and over. $7 at the gate, $6 discount tickets are available at Springfield area McDonald's. Information: 417-864-1800.
Murder Mystery Dinner and Show, 7pm at the Pythian Castle, 1451 E. Pythian St. Tickets $40, $50 with 10pm ghost tour. 417-865-1464.
Mutemath with Civil Twilight, 8pm, Gillioz Theatre, 325 Park Central East. Tickets, $25, 417-863-9491. www.gillioztheatre.com
Taste of Victory, 6 to 9pm, Ramada Oasis Convention Center, 2546 N. Glenstone Ave. Honor the Victory Trade School graduating class of 2012 and savor cuisine created by VTS Culinary Arts students and top area chefs. Tickets: $35. 417-864-2232.
Saturday, October 20
Nixa: Live Band Dance, 7pm, Nixa Senior Center, 404 S. Main St. Cover charge. 417-725-2322.
Ash Grove: Ash Grove Homestead Days and Main Street Nights, 10am to 8pm Ash Grove historic town center, 100 W. Main St. Features food, music, dancing, arts and crafts, vintage vehicles, a shootout re-enactment on Main St. and a dog costume show at 4pm. Free admission. 417-844-3086.
Lampe: Evening with the Hit Makers, Nashville songwriters Frank Myers, Bree Jones, Scotty Emerick, 7:30pm, Black Oak Theater. Tickets $20 and $35. 417-779-1222.
Marthasville: 31st Deutsch Country Days, 9am to 5pm, Saturday and Sunday, Luxenhaus Farm, 18055 Missouri O. The festival features pioneer, folkways and skills of the early Germans, French and Osage tribe in Missouri. Advance tickets: $13.50, $6.50 for ages 5 to 15, $7 for ages 5 to 15, free for ages 4 and younger. Gate admission: $17, $15, and $7 for ages 5 to 15. Free for 4 and younger. 636-433-5669.
Blues Down Under Concert Series with Samantha Fish, 8:30pm, Cartoons Bar and Grill, 1614 S. Glenstone Ave. Tickets: $10 advance at Kaleidoscope and Cartoons, $12 at the door. 417-889-6500.
Boy Scouts of America Extravaganza, 10am to 4pm Ozarks Trail Council Service Center, Dr. Michael J. Clarke, Museum of Ozarks Scouting, 1616 S. Eastgate Ave. Features pinewood derby, face painting, tomahawk throw, public service vehicles, patch trading, refreshments and food. FREE 417-883-1636.
Champion Athletes of the Ozarks' 7th Annual Bowling for Strikes Fundraiser, 12:30pm, Battlefield Lanes, 1127 E. Battlefield Rd. Entry fee $25 or $125 for a team. 417-890-1599.
Chili Cook off and Cake Walk, 11am to 2pm, Gateway Christian Church, 3600 W. Republic Rd. 417-889-9393.
Discovery Center's Dr. Frankenstein's Toy box Workshop, 10am to noon or 2 to 4, at Discovery Center, 438 St. Louis St. Learn how to disassemble and reassemble a stuff and animal and leave with a one of a kind toy creation. Cost: $20 for parenta dn child duo, $25 for non-member. $10 for each additional child. 417-862-9910.
Discover Nature Canoeing Lake Springfieldiscover Nature Women: 10:30 to 12:30pm, Southwood access at Lake Springfield. Girls 12-17 must be accompanied by an adult female. FREE, registration required. 417-888-4237.
All Adults Only: Fall Floating, 8 to 10 am, Springfield Conservation Nature Center Way. Enjoy a float on Lake Springfield. Meet at Southwood access at Lake Springfield. Ages 18 and older. FREE 417-888-4237.
Finding Health Information Online: 4 to 5pm, Library Center, 4653 S. Campbell Ave. See a demonstration of the library's Consumer Health Complete database and discuss other sources for reliable health information. Adults. FREE 417-882-0714.
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K Walk, 8:30 am at Jordon Valley Park, 635 E. Trafficway. FREE admission, accepting donations. 417-447-1488, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Pets and Pumpkins, noon to 5pm, at historic Commercial Street. Festivities include trick or treating, marshmallow roasting, inflatables, hay maze, food, music, costume parade, and contest for kids, adults, and pets. Proceeds benefit the No-Kill animial shelters. Wristband admission to participate in all activities: $2 for 2-16, and $2 for pets.
Thayer: Go Green Self Reliance Festival: 9am to 6pm, Saturday and 10am to 6pm on Sunday at Thayer City Park, U. S. Highway 63 South. Topics: preparing for disaster and emergencies, modern homesteading, niche farming products, energy efficiency, herbal medicines, organic gardening, raising poultry and livestock. FREE admission. 417-264-2435.
Sunday, October 21
Ava: Glade Top Trial Flaming Fall Revue, 10:30am to 2:30pm, Caney Picnic Area on the Glade Top Trail, Douglas County Rd. A-109. Festivities: BBQ, outdoor church service, live music, pumpkin painting and activities for children, scarecrow making, and turkey calling contest. 417-683-4594.
Branson: 6th Annual Branson Tour of Homes, noon to 6pm, tour five homes in the Branson area.
The Blues Society of the Ozarks Potluck and Jam Session, 1 to 5pm, American Legion Post 676, 5484 W. Sunshine, jam hosted by local bands. Bring a side dish to share, FREE admission for all ages. 417-619-5346.
Operazzi Night, a classical music cabaret and open mic night, presented by Springfield Regional Opera, 5 to 7pm, the Creamery Arts Center, 411 Sherman Ave. FREE. 417-863-1960.
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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 19, 20, and 21st.
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