Events



  1. 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.


    AGE
    All Ages
    DATE
    Sept. 20: Marideth Sisco
     
    Oct. 4: Kevin Cott
     
    Oct. 11: The Fresh Faces: Ivy Nix, Aaron Mayer, Avery Mann
     
    Oct.18: The Breakfast Sides
     
    Oct.25: Kentucky 31
    TIME
    Sun., 2 p.m.
    FEE
    Free

     


  2. Pumpkin Patch


    Pick your own pumpkin from the pumpkin patch.

    AGE
    All ages
    DATE
    Sept. 26-Oct. 25
    TIME
    Tues.-Sun., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
    LOCATION
    Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park
    FEE
    Free admission, pumpkin prices based on weight.

     


  3. Corn Maze


    Corn has never been so ear-resistible! Get lost in our corn maze (may take an hour).

    AGE
    All ages
    DATE
    Sept. 26-Oct. 25
    TIME
    Tues.-Sun., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
    LOCATION
    Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park
    FEE
    Free

     


  4. 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.


    AGE
    16 yrs. and up
    DATE
    Oct. 1-Nov. 19
    TIME
    Thurs., 5:30 p.m.
    FEE
    $45/Participant

     


  5. Moonlight MASKerade


    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.

    AGE
    All ages
    DATE
    Thursday, Oct. 29 and Friday, Oct. 30
    TIME
    5-8 p.m.
    LOCATION
    Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden
    FEE
    Adult: $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

     


  6. 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.


    AGE
    All Ages
    DATE
    Nov. 26-29
    FEE
    $20/Adult, $15/Child

     


  7. 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.

    AGE
    4-9 yrs.
    DATE
    Sat., Nov. 9
    TIME
    1-2 p.m.
    LOCATION
    Jordan Valley Ice Park
    FEE
    Free