What is Going on In and Around Springfield, Mo this Weekend?
The weatherman says, it's going to be beautiful! Get out and enjoy one of Car Shows, 5K's for a local charity, or head up to Mansfield and experience the history of Laura Ingalls Wilder homestead and living history demonstrations. It's Gonna Be a Great Weekend to Make some Memories.
Events Happening Friday, Saturday, and or Sunday
Laura's Memories, an outdoor musical pageant, Ozark Mountain Players' Ampitheather, 500 W. Ohio Street in Mansfield. 7:30pm Friday and Saturday and 10:30am on Saturday. Tickets: $10. $5 for ages 5 to 10. Free for 4 and younger. 417-924-3525.
Wilder Days Festival, Friday and Saturday, downtown Mansfield and the Laura Ingalls Wilder Home and Museum. Features living history demonstrations, crafts, costume contests, entertainment, a parade, quilt show. FREE! 417-924-3525.
Hampton's Greenhouse, Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze, 6817 Missouri 38 West in Marshfield. Hours 6 to 9pm on Friday, 10am to 9pm Saturday, Sunday hours vary. Admission: $7.50, $6 for ages 3 to 11, free to children 2 and under. $6 for senior citizens.
Maze Daze, 177 Carob Road. Open Friday through Sunday. Activities include a 4 acre corn maze, a haunted maze, pumpkin patch, hayrides, pumpkin painting, scavenger hunt, and live entertainment. Ages 12 and younger must be accompanied by and adult. For hours and pricing contact the Campbell's at 417-830-0243 or email.
16th Annual Cider Days, 10am to 5pm, Saturday and Sunday on historical Walnut St. Features artists, crafters, three performance stages, a children's area, food and cider. Admission: $4. Free to kids 10 and younger. 417-831-6200.
Friday, September 20
Live Bad Dance, 7pm, Nixa Senior Center, 404 S. Main St. Cover charge. 417-725-2322.
All You Can Eat Dinner, 5 to 7pm, Ozark VFW Post 7628, 104 S. 1st St. 417-581-5553.
Pythian Castle, 1451 E. Pythian St. Cost: $10. 417-865-1464.
VFW Post 3404 and POWMIA Service, 6pm, VFW Post 3404, 1136 E. Atlantic St. FREE 417-865--6929.
Saturday, September 21
Breakfast, 8 to 10 am American Legion Post 434, 591 McCroskey St. Cost: $4 for adults, $2 for kids.
Cruisin' USA Summer Concert Series and Car Cruise In, 6 to 10pm, Cruisin' USA Frozen Custard, 105 S. Ridgecrest AVe. Music by Cruize Control. Free admission. 417-725-2322. FREE!
Live Band Dance, 7pm, Nixa Senior Center, 404 S. Main Street. Cover Charge. 417--725-2322.
Free Car Seat Safety Check event, 9am to noon, TelComm Credit Union, 338 N. Massey Blvd. in the Fountain Plaza Shopping Center. Visit with certified child passenger safety technicians for a free car seat safety check. Free tickets to the zoo and a coupon for a Kirby Kangaroo Kids Club account. Infor 417-820-6671.
College of the Ozarks 5K and 10K Fun Run, 9am at Keeter Athletic Complex, C of O campus. Proceeds raised from the event go toward purchasing a Trackchair for a disabled Missouri veteran. Cost: $35 day of the event, or $30 online.
105.1 FM Kids Fair, 9am to 2pm, Dickerson Park Zoo, 1401 W. Norton Rd. Meet representatives from local businesses that cater to children and families. The zoo is open 9am to 5pm. General admission fees apply: $9 for adults, $6 for ages 3 to 12 and ages 60 and over. Free to ages 2 and younger.
Hooked on Scouting with the Ozark Trails Council, noon to 3pm, Bass Pro Headquarters, 2500 E. Karney St. Free. 417-883-1636.
Little Acorns: Going Batty, 11 to 11:45 at Springfield Conservation Nature Center, 4601 s. Nature Center Way. Ages 3 to 6. FREE, but registration required. 417-888-4237.
Running with Convoy of Hope 5K, 9am at Convoy of Hope, 1660 N. Campbell, Entry fee $35 day of race, $20 ages 7 to 17,free to ages 6 and younger.
Walk to End Alzheimer's, registration at 9am, walk at 10am, Jordan Valley Park, 635 E. Trafficway. Free admission, accepting donations. Walkers raise pledges. 417-886-2199.
Zoso--the Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience, 8pm, Gillioz Theatre, 325 Park Central East. Tickets: $20 to $25. 417-863-9491.
Sunday, September 22
Revolution 3 Triathlon, downtown Branson and Table Rock Lake. Half Rev and Olympic Tri will start at Table Rock Lake. Competitors will then move onto a closed-road bike course. The run course will wind competitors through historic downtown Branson.
Other Things You Can Do "In and Around Springfield, MO"
Busiek State Park has an Outdoor Shooting Range and is located off 65 between Ozark and Branson, Mo. Only 2 Lanes, but a great place to practice shooting.
Ha Ha Tonka State Park is located in Camdenton, Mo. Great Walking trails, lots of steps, cool photo opportunities!!!
This list of events is compiled using numerous newspaper and online information. It is always good to verify an event is indeed happening this weekend.