Gigs in the Garden Concert Series
Musical guests perform outdoors each Sunday in October. Bring blankets or lawn chairs. Donations to Friends of the Garden benefit garden projects.
AGEAll AgesDATESept. 20: Marideth SiscoOct. 4: Kevin CottOct. 11: The Fresh Faces: Ivy Nix, Aaron Mayer, Avery MannOct.18: The Breakfast SidesOct.25: Kentucky 31TIMESun., 2 p.m.FEEFree
Pick your own pumpkin from the pumpkin patch.
AGEAll agesDATESept. 26-Oct. 25TIMETues.-Sun., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.LOCATIONRutledge-Wilson Farm ParkFEEFree admission, pumpkin prices based on weight.
Corn has never been so ear-resistible! Get lost in our corn maze (may take an hour).
AGEAll agesDATESept. 26-Oct. 25TIMETues.-Sun., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.LOCATIONRutledge-Wilson Farm ParkFEEFree
Training for the Trot
Be a part of Springfield’s Thanksgiving Day Tradition! Get ready for the 26th Annual Turkey Trot 5K by training with a group at Dan Kinney Park. Designed for individuals who want to run a 5K race for the first time, get back to running or who want to train with a group. Program fee includes registration for Turkey Trot and a Training for the Trot t-shirt. Training will be held outside and will observe physical distancing. Register by Oct. 1. Download registration form.
AGE16 yrs. and upDATEOct. 1-Nov. 19TIMEThurs., 5:30 p.m.FEE$45/Participant
Enjoy the full moon and autumn colors at Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden. Friends of the Garden partners with Farmer’s Market of the Ozarks for a lighted garden trail experience with edible treats. Costumes encouraged, face coverings required. Discount advance tickets at FriendsOfTheGarden.org, or full price at the gate.
AGEAll agesDATEThursday, Oct. 29 and Friday, Oct. 30TIME5-8 p.m.LOCATIONMizumoto Japanese Stroll GardenFEEAdult: $15/advance or $17/at the gate, includes 6 tokens to purchase food and beverage from local food artisans;
Kids age 3-12: $5/advance or $7/at the gate, includes treat stops;
Family Package: $40/advance or $45/at the gate, includes two adults, three kids and 12 tokens to purchase food and beverage from local food artisans
26th Annual VIRTUAL Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk
Join Springfield’s Thanksgiving tradition VIRTUALLY! All participants receive a memorable virtual long-sleeved t-shirt. Run or walk at your own pace and upload your time for prizes. Trophies for overall winners and medals for each age group. Build up your Thanksgiving appetite while benefiting the Park Board Youth Recreation Scholarship Fund and the Developmental Center of the Ozarks. Bring five items or five pounds of food to donate to Ozarks Food Harvest.
AGEAll AgesDATENov. 26-29FEE$20/Adult, $15/Child
Youth Try Hockey Free Day
Want to try playing hockey? Kids are introduced to basic hockey skating and drills during this one-hour class. Register beginning Oct. 14 at tryhockeyforfree.com or register onsite Nov. 7 at noon.
AGE4-9 yrs.DATESat., Nov. 9TIME1-2 p.m.LOCATIONJordan Valley Ice ParkFEEFree