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Friday Five: 417’s Best Events 10/18-10/24

Friday Five: 417’s Best Events 10/18-10/24

Check out our list of upcoming 417 area events happening locally from Friday, October 18th through Thursday, October 24th

7th Annual Ozarks Bacon Fest

Where: Ozark Empire Fairground, Springfield, Mo

When: Saturday, October 19, 2019 – 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Cost: 35.00

Calling all Baconators!!! It’s time to unite in a pork lover’s gathering this Saturday at the 7th annual Ozarks Bacon Fest! In our book crispy bacon is the only way to go! It doesn’t just stop at the tasty flavors of bacon but next, you get to try different beers and bourbon to wash it down just right. Don’t miss this bacon extravaganza.

For more info click here!

Photo by Ozark Bacon Fest


Pets and Pumpkins Festival 2019 – Downtown Springfield, MO

Where: Downtown Springfield, MO

When: Saturday, October 19, 2019 – 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Cost: $2.00

Get ready for this season’s LARGEST COSTUME CONTESTS/WALKING PARADES  THAT YOU’VE EVER SEEN!!  Everyone in your family is invited! Fur- babies included for this fall festivity, with plenty of activities for everyone to enjoy!

To find out more click here!

Photo by Pets and Pumpkins Festival


Cedar Fest

Where: Big Cedar Lodge, 190 Top of the Rock Rd, Ridgedale, MO

When: Saturday, October 19, 2019 – 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Cost: Free Admission

Enjoy all the fall festivity in the beautiful Ozarks before Mr. Winter sneaks up and takes over! Cedar Fest is happening all October long and has fun for the whole family! Enjoy activities such as pumpkin decorating, pottery painting, BB guns, archery, and more! Also, complimentary hot chocolate and popcorn are provided during each event every week.

For more info click here!


Maple Leaf Festival – On the Road Again

Where: Ozark Community Center, 1530 W Jackson St, Ozark, MO

When: Saturday, October 19, 2019 – 7:30 am – 5:30 pm 

Cost: $20.00 

It’s Fest-Full-Weekend! Maple Leaf Festival- On the Road Again is this weekend! Take a trip to good old Carthage, MO! Go through the Maple Leaf Festival, visit the American Civil War Museum, and take a self-guided tour through the Precious Moments Chapel. There will be plenty of activities for you and the family to make memories before the end of the year comes!

To find out more click here!


Zoo Goes Boo!

Where: Dickerson Park Zoo, 1401 West Norton Rd, Springfield, MO

When: Saturday, October 19, 2019 – 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Cost: $5.00, ages 2 and under are free!

Come out for a night of fun at Dickerson Park Zoo! Round up your little ones and head over to ‘Zoo Goes Boo’! This event will be a Trick or Treat experience like none other.

For more info click here!

Photo by Zoo Goes Boo