Looking for fall events to attend around the Ozarks? Check out these fall festivals happening around Springfield and the Ozarks. Did we miss one? Email firstname.lastname@example.org and we may add your suggestion to the list.
Seymour Apple Festival
Come to the Seymour Apple Festival this year and celebrate its 50th anniversary. Enjoy 100+ vendors, live entertainment, 5K run, parade, Johnny Appleseed contest and much more. The best part? Admission is free!
When: Sept. 8-10, 2022
Where: 123 West Market St., Seymour
Japanese Fall Festival
Attend the Japanese Fall Festival at the Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden to celebrate Springfield’s sister city relationship with Isesaki, Japan. In addition to numerous vendor and artisan booths featuring wares authentic to Japanese culture, guests will enjoy the Nihon bunka taiken tent (Japanese culture experience tent), the omiyage and dagashi tent (souvenirs and snacks tent), concessions, live music and a candlelight walk.
When: Sept. 9-11, 2022
Watch muralists transform downtown with live painting displays at MIDXMIDWST, the first mural art and culture festival in Springfield. Immerse yourself in live music, arts and crafts vendors, light shows and an exclusive after party.
When: Sept. 10-11, 2022
Where: Downtown, Springfield
Oktoberfest In The Ozarks
This year's Oktoberfest at Mother's Brewing is focused on an all-day celebration for the whole family: a bounce house to keep the kids bopping', stein-hoisting contests, bocce ball and corn hole tournaments, yodeling competitions, Bavarian schuhplatter dance lessons, pretzels, food trucks, oompah music, beer choir drinking songs and more.
When: Sept. 10, 17, 24
8th Annual Food Truck Festival
Food trucks and foodies will gather this September in Springfield for the 8th Annual Missouri Food Truck Festival. This one day event will feature the best gourmet food trucks, carts and trailers from around the state of Missouri and beyond. Featuring the brightest and most inspired street chefs bringing everything from burgers, cajun, BBQ, pizza, tacos, Italian, Asian, Jamaican, and sweet treats.
When: 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Sept. 17, 2022
Head to Springfield’s Historic Walnut Street to celebrate the fall season at Cider Days. The two-day festival features live performances, delicious food, arts and crafts, and of course, apple cider.
When: Sept. 17-18, 2022
Where: Walnut Street Historic District in Springfield
Grab your blanket and throw on your favorite flannel for Cedar Fest at Big Cedar Lodge. Enjoy fall activities such as fall tram tours, pumpkin patch visits, pumpkin carving, fall foliage tours, pottery painting, tie-dye, face painting and more throughout September and October.
When: Sept. 18-Oct. 31, 2022
Crafts & Harvest Festival at Silver Dollar City
Photo courtesy of Silver Dollar City
Experience Silver Dollar City's Harvest Festival featuring Craft Days filled with new artisans each week and Pumpkins In The City by night with thousands of illuminated pumpkins with non-frightful fun for the entire family.
When: Sept. 21-Oct. 29, 2022
An annual celebration commemorating Laura Ingalls Wilder, America’s favorite pioneer girl, and her cherished Little House books, the Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum will host the 7th Annual Fiddle Contest on Wilder Day.
When: Sept. 23-24, 2022
Where: 3060 State Hwy A, Mansfield
Featuring local musicians, dancers, and artisans to showcase incredible talents, CultureFest plans to celebrate rich ethnic diversity and heritage, collaborate with global-minded Springfield residents and cultivate a welcoming city for people around the world.
When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sept. 24, 2022
Join the Harvest Fest party at Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park on weekends with hayrides, cow train, inflatables, pony rides, kettle corn and more. Meander through the corn maze while playing along with the Agents of Discovery app or pick your perfect jack-o-lantern from the pumpkin patch.
When: Sat. 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun.12-6 p.m., Oct. 1-2, 8-9, 15-16, 22-23
Republic Pumpkin Daze
Pumpkin Daze is held on the first Saturday in October each year. There’s no better way to experience the spirit of autumn in the Ozarks. Enjoy fall arts and crafts vendors, pumpkin displays, contests, fall food and more.
When: noon-7 p.m., Sept. 30, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 1, 2022
Where: 300 E. Hines St., Republic
Ozark Fall Farmfest
The Ozark Fall Farmfest is held annually on the first weekend of October at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds in Springfield, Missouri. With over 1,000 agricultural and rural living exhibits and more than 600 head of registered livestock on display, it has become the Ozarks’ largest agricultural event.
When: Oct. 7-9, 2022
Apple Butter Makin’ Days
Apple Butter Makin’ Days, one of Missouri’s most popular festivals, has been on the courthouse square in Mount Vernon each October since 1967. Join thousands of people ranging from serious mustache cultivators to competitive bubble gum bubble blowers and enjoy all the festival has to offer. Whether you’re watching a wiener dog race, tasting local food or learning the secrets to excellent apple butter, you’re guaranteed to have a good time.
When: October 7-9, 2022
Hollister Grape and Fall Festival
The Hollister Grape and Fall Festival returns to Downtown Hollister! Enjoy live entertainment, a grape stomp, a Color Me Grape 5K, petting zoo, street dance and more.
When: 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Oct. 8, 2022
Where: Historic Downing Street, Hollister
Pets & Pumpkins Family Festival
The Pets and Pumpkins Family Festival returns to the downtown square. Come enjoy a day of fun for the entire family, including pets! Entry into the event is $2 per person/pet. With paid admission, attendees can take part in all of the activities including a costume contest and walking parade.
When: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Oct. 22
Where: Downtown Springfield