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Fall Festival Round Up

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Grab your cardigan, grab your pumpkin spice and call your bestie: everyone knows that September first kicks off Fall Festival Season in the Ozarks!

While the Ozarks, and Webster County, have more Fall Festivals than could ever be listed in the newspaper, we rounded up three of our favorite local annual festivals and one NEW festival to give you all the details on before you head out to shop!

First up: Conway Community Days in Conway, Missouri. This will be the 44th Annual Conway Community Days event. It takes place in Conway, Missouri on the road that runs in front of (insert info). The event kicks off on Friday night September 9 at 5:00 p.m. with vendor booths, the Little Miss and Mister contest, and an evening full of live music. Food can be purchased from different vendors as well. The event continues on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Saturday events include a corn hole tournament, turtle race, and a cake walk (events take place all day and a full schedule can be found on the Conway Community Days Facebook page) and wraps up with a cash drawing and fireworks. The two-day event is free to attend, lawn chairs are encouraged. 

Following Conway Community Days is the 53rd Annual Marshfield Harvest Days. Harvest Days takes place September 16 and 17. You can expect to find close to 100 vendors including crafts, boutiques, and food trucks. Friday the event starts at noon and goes until 7:00 p.m. with featured music by White Oak Revival. Saturday morning the event begins at 9:00 a.m. through 4:00 p.m. Visitors to the event will be able to enjoy live music again on Saturday and will also have the opportunity to enter a Pumpkin Chunkin’ Contest. The two-day event takes place around the Historic Marshfield Square and is free to attend. People are encouraged to come prepared to have a good time! Anyone interested in being a vendor can contact Rachel Andrews at 417-880-8984.

The next highly anticipated festival for the area is the Heritage Reunion, more commonly referred to as the Fair Grove Fall Festival. This event takes place beginning at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 24 and ends at 6:00 p.m. Sunday, September 25. Saturday with the annual parade beginning at 10:00 a.m. followed by music at the Mill and the Gazebo. On Sunday morning, a non-denominational church service is held followed by music performances. There are hundreds of craft booths, endless food vendors, various demonstrations and lots of fun to be had at the Fair Grove Fall Festival. Entry to the event is free, however, parking usually costs a couple of dollars. 

The final event in Festival Roundup is the first annual Niangua Fall Festival. Taking place on October 15 in Niangua. The event is Saturday only from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. There will be a parade on Saturday at 2:00 p.m., as well as a costume contest planned and a chili cook-off. As this is a new event, the goal is for this to be a family-friendly event with crafts, food trucks, and fun. The event will be held right across from Hannah’s beside City Hall. This event is being held as a fundraiser for the city park. Attendance at the event is free. The event still has an opening for vendors and parade floats. Anyone interested can contact Niangua City Hall at (417) 473-6449. 

With nearly weekly fall festivals in the area, there is a near endless (and ample) opportunities for fun and exploring this autumn. Check out our community calendar for more local festival dates and times.  

 

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