What is Going on In and Around Springfield, Mo this weekend. 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!
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.
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.
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.
Friday, October 26
Nixa: Live Band Dance,7pm-9:30pm, Nixa Senior Center, 404 S. Main St. 417-725-2322 There is a cover charge.
Springfield: Coheed and Cambria, 8:30pm, Gillioz Theatre, 325 Park Central East. Tickets $22.50, 417-863-9491.
Ebenezer Church Fall Bazaar, 9am to 3pm, Friday and Saturday, Ebenezer United Methodist Church, 1795 W. Farm Rd. 56. Crafts, food, free admission. 417-833-1161 or 417-848-9866.
Halloween Night at the Museum, 6:30 to 9:30pm, Discovery Center, 438 St. Louis Street. All ages are invited to wear costumes and explore the museum. Admission $5, free for members and ages 2 and younger. 417-862-9910.
Ozarks Regional YMCA Boo Bash, 6-8pm, Pat Jones YMCA, 1901 E. Republic Rd and Downtown Jones YMCA, 417 S. Jefferson. FREE 417-862-8962, ext 167.
Peanut Butter Jelly Kids Concert, 7pm at the Library Center, 4653 S. Campbell Ave. All ages, FREE, 417-882-0714.
St. Joesph Catholic Church Craft Show, 9am to 6pm, Friday, 9am to 3pm Saturday, church hall at 320 NW Washington Avenue in Billings. A soup and salad luncheon begins at 11am Saturday, bake sale both days. 417-732-6180.
Saturday, October 27
Community Breakfast 7 to 10am, Nixa Senior Center, 404 S. Main St. Cost: $4, $3 for ages 5 to 12, free for ages 4 and under. Nixa City Council will meet with citizens during the breakfast. 417-725-2322.
Nixa: Live Band Dance, 7pm, Nixa Senior Center, 404 S. Main St. Cover charge. 417-725-2322.
Ozark Civil War Latern Tours, 7 to 9:30pm, Smallin Civiil War Cave, 3575 N. Smallin Road. Admission: $29.95. Walking tours are also available during the week. 417-551-4545, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Movie Day at the Library, 1 to 2pm at the Christian County Library, 1005 N. 4th Ave. FREE 417-581-2432.
Antique Festival of the Ozarks, 9am to 5pm Saturday, 11-5pm Sunday, at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds, 3001 N. Grant Ave at the E-plex. Admission: $5, free for ages 11 and younger.
Inaugural Autumn Fest, 10am to 6pm, Saturday and Sunday, at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds, 3001 N. Grant Ave. Features arts and crafts, antique tractor pull, kids zone, live music, vendors, and a beer and wine tent. Vendors open at 10am - 5pm, music tent opens 11 am to 6 pm. Admission $4 in advance, $5 at the gate. 417-833-2660.
Fall Fun Fest 5 to 7pm, Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park, 3825 W. Farm Rd 146. Hayrides, games, and more. Fee: $1 or a bag of candy. 417-837-5949. Sponsored by the Greene Co Park Board.
Hiking Club: the Cedar Gap Plateau, 8am to 2pm, Springfield Conservation Nature Center, 4601 S. Nature Center, 4601 S. Nature Center Way. Meet at the Nature Center and carpool. Ages 18 to adult, registration required. 417-888-4237.
Homecoming-maroon Miles 5K Walk/Run, 7am, Plaster Student Union Plaza, campus of MSU, 1110 E. Madison. $10 for students with ID, $15 for pre-registered adults, $20 for adults on race day. Participants can register online. 417-836-4064.
MSU Homecoming Parade, 9am at John Q. Hammons Parkway, FREE. 417-836-4386.
The 20th Annual Springfield Area CROP: Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty Hunger Walk 2:30pm, Mother's Brewery, 215 S. Grant Ave. Free admission, accepting donations.
The Woman in YOU Expo: 10am to 7pm, Saturday and Sunday, Battlefield Mall, 2825 S. Glenstone Ave. the expo includes products and services in health and wellness, education, beauty, fashion, home decor, and business opportunities. FREE admission.
Sunday, October 28
Nixa: American Legion Riders Nixa Memorial Post 434 Meeting, 5pm, American Legion Building. 417-224-0131.
Republic: Fall Carnival 3rd Annual Car Show and Fall Festival, 3:30 to 6:30pm, Calvary Baptist Church, 804 US 60. Features a Car Show, trick or treating, live music, hay maze, petting zoo, inflatables, face painting, balloon animals. FREE admission. 417-732-1405.
Springfield: Carrie Underwood with Hunter Hayes, 7:30 pm, at JQH Arena, 685 S. John Q. Hammons Parkway. Tickets: $42.50 to $62.50. 417-836-7678 or 1-888-476-7849.
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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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