Fall is a time when there is plenty to do in the Ozarks where you can get out and enjoy the mild weather and beautiful scenery! Here are just a few things going on around here this weekend
Fun For Fall
There are so many great things going on in and around Springfield for the Fall!!! Here's a rundown for the next couple of months:)
• OutdoorFitness Festival continues through Nov. 2, Lake Springfield, Bass Pro Shopsand various locations. Features: run/walk events, trail runs, bikeraces, and a marathon. Info:Fitness.Basspro.Com
• NationalHarvest and Cowboy Festival, through Oct. 25 at Silver Dollar City, 399Silver Dollar City Pkwy. Features: Wild West Shows, barn dance, stuntshows, more than 125 visiting craftsmen, western and bluegrass musicians, wildmustangs and chuck wagon demonstrations. Admission: One day passes are$59/adults, $49/kids age 4-11, free for 3 and under, $57/seniors age 62 andolder. Info:SilverDollarCity.com
• RutledgeWilson Farm Park Fall Fest, Sept. 20-Oct. 26 at Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park,3825 W. Farm Road 146. Features: Fall themed fun at the farm including acorn maze, hay rides, pumpkin patch, cow train, inflatables and farm animals.Each weekend has varying activities and demonstrations. Admission is free.There is a small charge for some activities. Info: 417-837-5949; visit ParkBoard.org
• Fair GroveHeritage Reunion, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 27 and 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 28throughout the town of Fair Grove. Features: Vendors, music, food, aparade at 10 a.m. Saturday, crafts and early-day demonstrations. Free. Info:fghps.org.
• Bonnie& Clyde Days, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Sept. 27 at Reed Spring Community CenterGrounds. Features: live music, story telling of the history of ReedSpring area and professional re-enactment of the Bonnie & Clyde drama,comedian, car show, and food. Free. Info:bonnieandclydedays.com
• Ozark Arts& Crafts Show, Oct. 3-5 at Finley River Park in Ozark. Features: Arts,crafts and food vendors. Free. Info:OzarkCraftFair.com
• Ozark FarmFest, Oct. 3-5 at Ozark Empire Fairgrounds. Features: Livestock andequipment exhibits, vendors and concessions. Free. Info:OzarkEmpireFair.com
• RepublicPumpkin Daze, Oct. 4, in downtown Republic. Features: food and craftvendors, grower competition, and games. Info:RepublicPumpkinDaze.com
• Table RockArt Guilt Fall Festival, Oct. 4-5, at Kimberling Area Library, 45Kimberling Blvd. Features: Local art, jewelry and photography. Free. Info:417-739-5829
• Our Lady ofthe Lake Parish Arts and Crafts Festival, Oct. 9-11 at the parish , 202 VaughnDrive, Branson. Features: Arts. crafts, book fair and bake sale. Info:417-334-2928.
• HartvilleArea Chamber of Commerce Fall Festival, 9 a.m. -5 p.m., Oct. 11, on theHartville town square. Features: Booths, carnival rides, bounce houses,petting zoo, and parade. Food and craft vendors. Free Info:HartvilleAreaCC.com.
• 20thannual Art in the Park, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Oct, 11-12 at Sequiota Park, 3500South Lone Pine Ave. Features: Fine art and craft show. Free. Info:ArtCraftGuild.org/art-in-the-park/
• AppleButter Makin' Days, Oct. 10-12 in Mt. Vernon. Features: Apple buttermaking demonstrations, vendors, arts, entertainment, games, pet parade, andfood. Info: 417-466-7654; mtvernonchamber.com
• Maple LeafFestival, Oct. 11-18 in Carthage. Features: Quilt show, 5K,pageants, Civil War demonstrations, food and craft vendors, music and parade.Info:CarthageMapleLeaf.com.
• Old IronWorks Days, Oct. 11-12 at Maramec Spring State Park, near St. James. Features:Living history demonstrations, apple butter making, arts and crafts, games,music, food. Admission: $15/car. Info: 573-265-7124
• United WayOktoberfest, Oct. 11 at the U.S. Bank lot in Nevada. Features: Entertainment,games and food vendors. Free. Info:Nevada-Mo.com.
• TraditionalDance and Music Soceity's SoleFest, Oct. 17-19 at Doling Park Northview Center,301 E. Talmage. Features: Dance parties and workshops, quilt raffle, silentauction and food. Admission: Dances are $20/$15 students (21 and under);Workshops are $15/$10 students. All inclusive for the weekend: $70 at thedoor/$50 members and students. Info:SpringfieldContra.org.
• Pets andPumpkins on C-Street, Oct. 18 on Commercial Street in Springfield. Features:Trick or treating, marshmallow roasting, inflatables, food and music. Petcostume contest and parade. Admission is free; $2/kid, $2/pet to be in contest/parade.Info:ItsAllDowntown.com
• HomesteadDays Festival, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 20-21 at the Nathan Boone Homestead StateHistoric Site near Ash Grove. Features: Demonstrations of frontier life in theOzarks and 19th century crafts. Historical interpreters will tell stories ofthe Boone family and their connection to the Missouri Ozarks. The festival willfeature live traditional music on both days and several food vendors will beavailable. Free.Info: MoStateParks.com