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Events of the Missouri Ozarks

Past Event – Fall Music Show – Cassville

Cassville, MO – October 24, 26, & 27, 2013. The Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce has announced the Annual Fall Music Show, featuring the HomeTown Sound and the RedHots, will take place at
the Cassville R-IV FEMA and Event Center on October 24, 26 and 27.

Both Thursday and Saturday evening shows will start at 7:30 with the Sunday show set to start
at 2:30. Concessions will be provided by Cassville High School Project Graduation.

Advanced general admission tickets are available at ARVEST Bank, Commerce Bank, Freedom Bank, First State Bank and Security Bank in Cassville. Tickets are also available at the Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce office.

Advanced tickets are $6.00 or you may purchase tickets at the door for $8.00. Children twelve
and under are free of charge.

Table seats are also available for $15.00 per person and seat 6-8 guests. Those interested in reserving a table should call the Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce at

Click Here for More Information.

Past Event – Olde Tyme Apple Festival – Versailles

Versailles, MO – October 4-6, 2013. Sponsored by the Versailles Area Chamber of Commerice, the Annual Olde Tyme Apple Festival is enjoyed by thousands of people from all over the state and beyond.

Craft booths, a parade, car show, fiddle contest, street entertainment, and great food are just some of the things you can experience at this festival.

Times are:
Friday – 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Saturday – 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Sunday – Noon to 5 p.m.

Click Here for more information or contact the Chamber office with any questions. The website has information and forms for vendor booths and competitions.

Past Event – Past Event – Neosho Fall Festival

Neosho, MO – October 5, 2013. This year’s festival is expected to be bigger and better, with more art, music, food, and fun. It will be held on the Historic Downtown Neosho Square, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

There will be crafters from all over the Ozarks, live music throughout the day, and lots of kids activities, games and rides (free inflatable rides, wagon rides, and a coaster car race).

The Lions Club will have a pancake breakfast at the Civic Center to start your day.

For more information on this event, and how to sign up as a vendor, please check the website: Neosho Fall Festival.

Or contact the City of Neosho, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
203 E. Main St
Neosho, MO 64850.
Phone: 417-451-8050

Past Event – Halloween SPOOKTACULAR

Springfield, MO – October 19-31, 2013, 6:30-9:00 p.m. Dickerson Park Zoo in Springfield, MO, is having a Halloween SPOOKTACULAR! This is a family-friendly Halloween event, after-hours at the zoo. Journey along pathways lit by hundreds of jack-o-lanterns, hand-carved by area school children. Collect candy at treat stations while viewing child-friendly scenes. Halloween SPOOKTACULAR is a fundraising event for Friends of the Zoo, with proceeds benefiting the zoo’s conservation education programs.

Some things to look forward to:
Creepy Castle • Owl Hollow • Monster Mash Dance Party
Vintage Carnival • Giant Jack o’Lanterns • Alien Crash Landing
Hand-carved jack o’lanterns • Hometown Heroes • Candy treats for kids ages 12 and younger!

Admission: $7/ person at the gate; $6 advance tickets available in mid-October at area McDonald’s restaurants; $3/ person for FOZ members.

For more information, CLICK HERE.

Past Event – Kountry Music Nights – Beagle Bay RV Haven & Campground, Sarcoxie

Sarcoxie, MO – There’s live free music two Saturdays a month at the Beagle Bay RV Haven & Campground.

Kountry Music Nights – Kelly’s Kountry Junction presents the Ronnie Williams Band. Free in the Music Hall at 7pm the 2nd and 4th Saturday nights at Beagle Bay RV Haven. Beer, soft drinks and snacks available on site.

Location: 2041 Cimarron Rd, Sarcoxie, MO 64862. It’s easy to find, right off Interstate 44, at Exit 29 between Joplin and Springfield, Mo.

For s list of performances and more information, see their website, call 417-310-GORV (417-310-4678) or email them at

Past Event – Ozark Arts & Crafts Show

Ozark, MO – October 4, 5, and 6, 2013.  This event has been a meeting ground for family & friends for more than a quarter-century. You are invited to join in for a weekend of fun, food, shopping & craftsmanship.  Hours are: Friday & Saturday, 9am to 6pm – Sunday, 9am to 4pm.

For more information, please check the Ozark Arts & Crafts Show website, or call Linda Inman at 417-581-4545 or (417) 818-4569, Allene Hicks at 417-581-2742.

Past Event – Spirits From the Past: A Halloween Event – Defiance

Defiance, MO – October 19, 2013, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Historic Daniel Boone Home and Boonesfield Village, Defiance, MO, is where the stories of our past will haunt you.

Travel back to the early 1800s where superstition and fear of the unknown led to strange rituals and beliefs. The night will be illuminated by the glow of lanterns as guests make their way through the village and Boone Home witnessing fear, doubt, and uncertainty.

Walk through the Boonefield Village to hear stories of ghosts, goblins, and those unexpected things that go bump in the night. A great family friendly event.

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Past Event – Carthage Maple Leaf Festival

Carthage, MO – October 11-20, 2013.  

This annual event began back in the 1960s, and has grown throughout the years to include many more events during the one-week festival. It starts with a variety of activities throughout the week including a family fun walk, beauty pageants, baby and toddler contests, and other competitions.

On the third Saturday of the month, there is a parade that is said to be the largest parade in Southwest Missouri. It begins at 9 a.m. on the historic Carthage square and ends around noon at the Carthage Middle School.

Throuhout the day on that Saturday, there will be craft and food booths around the square, a petting zoo, a car show, and live entertainment.

For more information, please go to the Maple Leaf Parade website:

Past Event – Ozark Regional Timberfest – Doniphan

Doniphan, MO – October 11-12, 2013. This is a two-day event that will educate, as well as entertain, the public on past, present, and future logging practices and conservation. There will also be music, crafts, food, games, demonstrations for the whole family.

Friday: 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

More information:
1 Fairgrounds Road
Doniphan, MO 63935
Phone: 573-996-2212