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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Right Choices Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch

Right Choices Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch LLC is a recreational facility located in the beautiful southwestern Missouri Ozarks near Elk River and is also home to Manning Brothers Elk River Farm. It’s a place that’s packed full of family fun and educational activities everyone is sure to enjoy. Right Choices Corn Maze is an excellent option for daytime school field trips and also provides lots of evening entertainment for the entire family.

For information regarding activities, hours, pricing, directions, etc., please visit their website by clicking HERE.

1161 Manning Road, Southwest City, MO, 64863 Phone 417-762-3695

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

Past Event – Christmas In The Ozarks – Rosewood Farms

Hartville, MO – November 4-9, 2013. Rosewood Farms Country Gifts LLC, presents the 11th Annual Christmas in the Ozarks. Enjoy a wonderful Christmas shopping experience at the “Ozarks Country Gift Store”. There will be special buys you won’t believe and you can browse hundreds of new items including ornaments, holiday décor, antiques, wreaths, garlands, candles, rugs, textiles, new bulk spices, kitchenware, purses and accessories, stoneware bath and body, and much more.

The holiday spirit surrounds you as you take in the sights of Christmas trees decorated with hundreds of ornaments. Listen to one of a kind Christmas music, and shop, all while enjoying hot mulled cider, fudge, and other goodies. Be sure to stop by Grandpa Joe’s Old Fashioned Chocolate counter, offering over one hundred varieties of gourmet chocolates and fudge made using four generations of treasured family recipes, including new favorites such as Cherry Cordials and Peppermint Krisp.

Don’t miss out on the gourmet Coffee Bar. Try the famous “Farm Frappe.” The Farm Frappe is a delicious frozen blended beverage available in over 25 flavors. You’ll also need to try delicious fruit smoothies, Italian sodas, and frozen lemonades. If you’re in the mood for something hot, choose from one of our cappuccinos, lattes, gourmet coffees, or our famous hot cocoa.

Join the thousands of people who enjoy “Christmas in the Ozarks” each year. Click Here for more information.

Show Hours:
Monday thru Friday
9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Past Event – Ozark Fall Farmfest

Springfield, MO – October 3-5, 2014. Admission and parking are free for this large agricultural trade show (It’s one of the largest in the Midwest!) held at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds in Springfield, MO.

There will be over 750 booths of products and services for the farm and ranch, as well as more than 500 head of purebred livestock on display.

Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Admission is free.
Ozark Empire Fairgrounds is located at 3001 N. Grant, Springfield, MO.

Contact the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds for more information.

Past Event – Ha Ha Haunt – Camdenton

Camdenton, MO – October 25, 2013, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. This is Ha Ha Tonka State Park’s 20th annual Ha Ha Haunt. Come to the park for this free, family-friendly Halloween activity. The quarter-mile trail from the parking lot to the castle ruins will be lined with jack-o-lanterns carved by Camdenton Elementary students. The students compete in several categories at the local school to see who can carve the best jack-o-lantern then display them at Ha Ha Haunt. At the castle ruins, you can make a s’more over a campfire and enjoy hot chocolate. Kids can do a Halloween craft, get a bag of treats, and try their hand at a bean bag toss to win a prize. The castle lawn will be full of decorations that are always fun to look at and take pictures with.

For more information, call 573-346-2986.
1491 State Road D
Camdenton, MO

Past Event – Rose Holland Trout Derby – Salem

Salem, MO – October 3-4, 2015. The proceeds from this derby will go to the American Heart Association.

Registered contestants can return tagged fish for prizes. Prizes will be awarded for the heaviest trout and there will be a random drawing for attendance.

Throughout the event there will be various activities including hiking, Bingo, car show, and more.

Click here for more information, or call 573-548-2201.
Montauk State Park
345 County Road 6670, Salem, MO

Past Event – Eldon Turkey Festival

Eldon, MO – September 27, 2014. The Annual Turkey Festival in Eldon is an all day event that includes a parade, music, food, car show, quilt show, demolition derby, figure eight derby, craft booths, contests, and more.

There will be lots of good food – famous deep fried turkey breast meat & turkey legs, plus BBQ beef, pork, alligator meat, funnell cakes, kettle corn, corn dogs, Chinese food & many other food items.

Turkey Trot 5K/Run at 7:00 am starts at Eldon Aquatic Park. Parade starts at 10:00 am.

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