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Sunday, Sept. 1
Heritage Days Festival hosted by Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company on the first Sunday of the month through October, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Produce, music, handmade crafts, and garden speakers. For information, call 417-924-8917 or visit rareseeds.com. Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co., 2278 Baker Creek Rd., Mansfield.

Friday & Saturday, Sept. 6-7
Harvest Home
at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church. Games, rides, entertainment, and food. Friday 5 p.m.-midnight; Saturday 2 p.m.-midnight. For information, call 417-887-6472 or visit seaschurch.org. St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 2200 W. Republic Rd., Springfield.  

Friday & Saturday, Sept. 6-7
Fordland Wild West Days.
Dancing, a parade, activities, and vendors. For information, visit wildwestdaysfordland.weebly.com.

Friday-Sunday, Sept. 6-8
Japanese Fall Festival.
Explore Japanese culture and celebrate Springfield’s Sister City, Isesaki, Japan. Enjoy Japanese storytelling, top spinning, folk dancing, martial arts, origami and other hands-on crafts, and tea ceremonies. Friday,
5-10 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Cost: Friday and Sunday, $7/adults and $3/children 12 and younger; Saturday, $10/adults and $3/children 12 and younger. For information, visit peacethroughpeople.org. Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden, 2400 S. Scenic Ave., Springfield.

Saturday, Sept. 7
Bolivar Country Days
, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Food, car show, cupcake contest, vendors and crafts, and Andrews State Farm Kids Alley. For information, visit downtownbolivar.org. Located in downtown Bolivar.

Saturday, Sept. 7-Sunday, Nov. 3
Exeter Corn Maze.
Eight-acre kid-friendly corn maze, the area’s largest pumpkin patch, cow train, petting zoo, fire pits, corn and pumpkin cannon, go-karts, a movie room, and zipline. For admission and information, call 417-846-3959 or visit exetercornmaze.com. Located 45 minutes from Springfield in Exeter.

Thursday-Saturday, Sept. 12-14
Seymour Apple Festival
featuring entertainment, crafts, vendors, contests, parade, and a 5K. Admission is free. For hours, event schedule, and information, visit seymourapplefestival.com. Located 30 minutes east of Springfield off US Highway 60 in Seymour.

Thursday-Sunday, Sept. 12-15
58th Annual Steam-O-Rama.
Steam engine demonstrations and tractor pulls. $5/adult. FREE for children age 12 and younger. For information, visit steamorama.com. Ozarks Steam Engine Association Showgrounds, 7175 W. Farm Rd. 170, Republic.

Friday & Saturday, Sept. 13 & 14
Conway Community Days.
Food, crafts, games, and music. For hours and information, visit facebook.com/conwaycommunitydays/. Located in Conway, northeast of Springfield.

Friday & Saturday, Sept. 13 & 14
Shakin’ in the Shell Fest. Annual festival with a car show, contests, entertainment, tournaments, shopping, and kids’ amusement area. Friday, 5-10 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. For information, visit shellknob.com. Chamber Park, 25364 MO-39, Shell Knob.

Thursday-Saturday, Sept. 19-21
Branson’s Autumn Daze Arts, Crafts, and Music Festival,
9 a.m.-6 p.m., each day. Crafts, food, live entertainment, and sidewalk sales at participating merchants. For information, visit downtownbranson.org.

Thursday-Saturday, Sept. 19-21
Gainsville’s Hootin an Hollarin Festival.
Entertainment, crafts, food, games, demonstrations, and square dancing. For hours and information, visit hootinanhollarin.com.

Friday & Saturday, Sept. 20 & 21   
Marionville Applefest.
Vendors, car show, kids’ zone, and contests. For information, visit marionvilleapplefest.com. Located in downtown Marionville.

Friday & Saturday, Sept. 20 & 21
Marshfield Harvest Days. Live music, vendors, and kids’ activities. Friday, noon-7 p.m., and Saturday, noon-4 p.m. For information, search for Marshfield Harvest Days on Facebook. Located on the square in Marshfield.

Friday & Saturday, Sept. 20 & 21
Joplin Arts Fest features artists, live music, kids’ art activities, face painting, and food. Friday, 6-10 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. For information, visit joplinartsfest.com. Mercy Park, 3002 St. John’s Blvd., Joplin.

Saturday, Sept. 21
Billings Fall Harvest
, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Shopping, vendors, and food. For information, search for Billings Merchants Association on Facebook.

Saturday, Sept. 21
Fall on the Frisco
hosted by Willard Chamber of Commerce, 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Arts and crafts vendors, food, bounce houses, petting zoo, and music. For information, visit willardchamber.org. Located on Jackson Street in downtown Willard.

Saturday, Sept. 21
Wilder Day
is the annual celebration of Laura Ingalls Wilder, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Fiddle contest, tours, and vendors. For information, visit lauraingallswilderhome.com. Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home and Museum, 3060 Hwy. A, Mansfield.

Saturday, Sept. 21
Rogersville Arts in the Park
, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Performances, art and craft vendors, activities, and food. For information, visit rogartsinthepark.com. Rogersville City Park, 270 County Line Rd., Rogersville.

Saturday, Sept. 21
MO Food Truck Fest
, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Many of the area’s food trucks, carts, and trailers serving a variety of foods. Live entertainment, vendors and family fun. FREE admission. For information, visit mofoodtruckfest.com. Outside the Springfield Expo Center, 635 St. Louis St., Springfield.

Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 21 & 22
Cider Days
, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., both days. Two-day arts and crafts festival featuring artists and crafters, performances, activities for kids, and apple cider. Admission: $4/person. FREE for children ages 10 and younger. For information, visit ciderdaysonwalnut.com. Located on Springfield’s Historic Walnut Street.

Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 21 & 22
1860s Lifestyle Exposition at The Gray-Campbell Farmstead
. Saturday, 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Sunday, noon-4 p.m. Visit the oldest house in Springfield and enjoy living history demonstrations, crafters, music and tours of the farmstead. For information, call 417-833-2352 or visit graycampbellfarmstead.org. The Gray-Campbell Farmstead at Nathanael Greene Park, 2400 S. Scenic Ave., Springfield.

Saturday, Sept. 21-Thursday, Oct. 31
Pickin’ Patch Farm.
Pumpkins, hayrides, and fall decorations. For information, search for Pickin’ Patch Farm on Facebook. Pickin’ Patch Farm, 22813 Hwy ZZ, Marionville.

Saturday, Sept. 28-Sunday, Oct. 27
Campbell’s Maze Daze
on Fridays, Saturdays and Sunday. September hours: noon-7 p.m. One ticket price includes the daytime corn maze, hayrides, live entertainment, pumpkin painting, children’s play area, and a haunted corn maze (on Fridays and Saturdays during October). $9/person age 5 and older. FREE for children ages 4 and younger. Haunted maze is $9/person. For information, visit campbellsmazedaze.com. Campbell’s Farm, 177 Carob Rd., Clever.

Saturday, Sept. 28
Fair Grove Heritage Reunion
hosted by the Fair Grove Historical and Preservation Society. Craft booths, a parade, music, and demonstrations. For information, visit fg-historical.org. Located in Fair Grove.

Saturday, Sept. 28
Pumkin Chunkin Palooza
, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Family-friendly event with food, artists, face painting, petting zoo, bounce houses, and pumpkin decorating. $8/adult (13+), $5/child (ages 5-12). FREE for children ages 4 and younger. $20 family pass (up to 6 family members). FREE parking. For information, visit pumpkinchunkinpalooza.com. Ozarks Amphitheater, 2629 N. Business Route 5, Camdenton.

Saturday, Sept. 28-Sunday, Oct. 27
Harvest Fest
at Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park. Five weekends of fall-themed fun. Corn maze, hayrides, pumpkin patch, the Cow Train or Grain Train, and inflatables. FREE admission to the park; most activities have a small fee. Friday, 6:30-10 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-6 p.m. For information, call 417-837-5949 or visit parkboard.org/harvestfest. Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park, 3825 W. Farm Rd. 146, Springfield.

October

Harvest Fest
at Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park continues through Oct. 27. Five weekends of fall-themed fun. Corn maze, hayrides, pumpkin patch, the Cow Train or Grain Train, and inflatables. FREE admission to the park; most activities have a small fee. Friday, 6:30-10 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-6 p.m. For information, call 417-837-5949 or visit parkboard.org/harvestfest. Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park, 3825 W. Farm Rd. 146, Springfield.

Campbell’s Maze Daze
continues through Oct. 27. October hours: Friday, 5-11 p.m.; Saturday, noon-11 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-7 p.m. One ticket price includes the daytime corn maze, hayrides, live entertainment, pumpkin painting, children’s play area, and a haunted corn maze (on Fridays and Saturdays during October). $9/person age 5 and older. FREE for children ages 4 and younger. Haunted maze is $9/person. For information, visit campbellsmazedaze.com. Campbell’s Farm, 177 Carob Rd., Clever.

Pickin’ Patch Farm continues through Oct. 31. Pumpkins, hayrides, and fall decorations. For information, search for Pickin’ Patch Farm on Facebook. Pickin’ Patch Farm, 22813 Hwy ZZ, Marionville.

Exeter Corn Maze continues through Nov. 3. Eight-acre kid-friendly corn maze, the area’s largest pumpkin patch, cow train, petting zoo, fire pits, corn and pumpkin cannon, go-karts, a movie room, and zipline. For admission and information, call 417-846-3959 or visit exetercornmaze.com. Located 45 minutes from Springfield in Exeter.

Friday & Saturday, Oct. 4 & 5
Fall Festival Craft Show
at Greasy Creek General Store, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., both days. Handmade crafts; furniture; and wood carving, leather working, and blacksmithing demonstrations. For information, call 417-345-0616 or visit greasycreekgeneralstore.com. Greasy Creek General Store, 5 Ozark Trail, Buffalo.

Friday & Saturday, Oct. 4 & 5
Chicken Festival at the Cackle Hatchery
. Hatchery tours and games for families. For information, visit facebook.com/CackleHatcheryMO. Cackle Hatchery, 411 W. Commercial St., Lebanon.

Friday-Sunday, Oct. 4-6
Ozark Arts and Crafts Show
. Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m.-
4 p.m. For information, visit ozarkcraftfair.com. Finley River Park,
600 N. 3rd St., Ozark. 

Saturday, Oct. 5
Republic Pumpkin Daze
, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
See giant pumpkins, enjoy games and activities, entertainment, tractor pull, craft booths, and food. For information, call 417-732-6210 or visit republicpumpkindaze.com. Located on Main Street in Republic.

Sunday, Oct. 6
Heritage Days Festival
hosted by Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Produce, music, handmade crafts, and garden speakers. For information, call 417-924-8917 or visit rareseeds.com. Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co.,
2278 Baker Creek Rd., Mansfield.

Friday-Sunday, Oct. 11–13
Apple Butter Makin’ Days
. Contests, apples cooking on the courthouse lawn, entertainment, food, fun for the kids, Saturday parade. For information, visit mtvernonchamber.com. Located on the Courthouse Square in Mount Vernon.

Saturday, Oct. 12
Grape and Fall Festival
, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Food, craft vendors, the Color Me Grape 5K, live entertainment, Grape Stompers, children’s area, and a street dance. For information, visit hollisterchamber.net. Located on Downing Street in Hollister.

Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 12 & 13
Art in the Park
, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., both days. Presented by Southwest Missouri Art and Craft Guild. Fine and contemporary art on display and for sale. Meet the artists and learn all about their artwork. For information, visit artcraftguild.org. Sequiota Park, 3500 S. Lone Pine Ave., Springfield.

Saturday, Oct. 19
Apple Butter Day
, 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Hosted by Ozark Mennonite School. Family fun, baked goods, handmade crafts, and quilts. For information, visit ozarkmennonitechurch.org. Ozark Mennonite School, 1164 Peewee Crossing Rd., Seymour.

Saturday, Oct. 19
Dragonfest Renaissance Faire
, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fundraiser for tuition assistance at Infinity Academy. Dragonfest includes food, games, music, vendors, live jousting and demonstrations. For cost and information, call 417-708-6670 or visit dragonfest.net. Springfield Riding Club Facility, 5964 S. State Hwy NN, Rogersville.

Saturday, Oct. 19
Pets and Pumpkins,
noon-5p.m. Southwest Missouri’s largest kid and pet event includes a costume parade and contest, activities and vendors. $2/child, adult and pet. For information, visit petsandpumpkins.com. Located on Park Central Square in Springfield.


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