Seymour Apple Festival runs September 6th-8th
This is a free event in Seymour, MO, featuring food, shopping, music, contests, kids’ activities, a 5K run, and many other exciting attractions. This year marks 45 years of the Seymour Apple Festival. For a full schedule of events, and details about parking you can visit their website.
Cider Days run September 15th-16th
Presented by CoxHealth, managed by the Downtown Springfield Association and hosted by Historic Walnut Street Association: Cider Days is a Springfield Tradition that celebrates the beginning of fall. This is the 21st year of the festival! Because of this milestone year, on top of the festivities at the event, you can also participate in 21 Days of Cider. Through 21 Days of Cider, local businesses are offering special deals and treats in collaboration with Cider Days. During the event itself you can eat, shop, and view live entertainment! Follow their Facebook for more details on the festival, and the unique offers you can get this season.
5th Annual Sertoma Oktoberfest runs September 28th-29th–
The event will take place at the Springfield Expo Center, and will feature food, drinks, games, live music, hotdog/brat eating contests, and many other attractions. All proceeds will benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Springfield. For information about tickets, and to view a schedule, visit their website.
Fair Grove Heritage Reunion runs September 29th– 30th–
A Fair Grove tradition of 40 years! This festival, located on South Main St, will feature local hand-made crafts/goods, homemade food, and a parade. Guest will also be able to listen to live music, and enjoy other entertainment that celebrates the roots of Fair Grove. To keep updated on this wonderful event, follow their Facebook page! https://www.facebook.com/pg/FairGroveHeritageReunion/about/?ref=page_internal
Apple Butter Making Days runs Oct 12-14th–
Mt. Vernon, MO continues their fall tradition of Apple Butter Making Days for the 52nd year! The event will take place on the Square in Mt. Vernon, and will feature food (especially Apple Butter!), shopping, and other fun attractions like a car show. To follow the countdown, and gather more information follow their Facebook.
Ozark Arts and Craft Show runs October 5-7th–
Located at Finley River Park in Ozark, MO, the Ozark Arts and Crafts Show is a craft-lovers dream. This free event features hundreds of vendors offering hand-made items, and a large variety of food. There are many different vendors that sell items ranging from hand-crafted jewelry, to homemade soaps. To learn more, get directions, and inquire about booth space visit their website.
Ozark Fall FarmFest runs October 5-7th–
This is a free event at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds in Springfield, MO. There will be shows, livestock exhibits, antique tractors, and more. This event has been happening since 1980, and has become the Ozarks biggest agricultural event. To learn more, and keep update on news, you can visit their website.
Republic Pumpkin Daze runs October 6th
Located on Main Street in Republic, MO, this festival has been a tradition for 26 years. Featuring pumpkin contests, shopping and food booths, and a Pet Parade, this is one fall festival that is sure to be a unique and fun experience fit for the whole family. For more information, you can go to their website.
Sertoma Wingapalooza runs November 3rd–
Sertoma presents another fun way to eat, drink, and raise money for children’s charities in the Ozarks. Come and sample wings from 30 different restaurants, as well as different kinds of beer. You can also enter a Texas Holdem tournament. For more information, and to buy tickets to the event, you can visit their website.