It's fall Y'all.  All around the Ozarks towns big and small are coming together to celebrate their heritage.

Each festival has it's own unique traditions. Many take place over multiple days and include signature food, crafts, and parades. So, break out your fall sweaters and get those walking shoes on. You've got a lot of festivals to chose from. You'll want to print this list! 

*Please keep in mind most of these festivals occur on the weekends only. This list is just intended to be a time-frame guide.

If we missed any festivals e-mail rfoster@ky3.com and we'll get your festival on the list we don't want to leave anyone out. 

August 2015 

  • Crane Broiler Festival, August 21, 2015 details 


September 2015 

  • Sole Old Judge Days (Mammoth Springs, AR), September 3-4, 2015 details
  • Crocker Railroad Day, September 5, 2015 details
  • Miller Fall Festival, September 5, 2015 details
  • Cole Camp Fair, September 10-12, 2015 details 
  • Seymour Apple Festival, September 10-12, 2015 details 
  • MSU Ozarks Celebration Festival, September 11-16, 2015 details
  • St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church's (Springfield) Harvest Home: September 11-12, 2015 details 
  • Celtic Heritage Festival, September 11-12, 2015 details
  • Japanese Fall Festival (Springfield), September 11-13, 2015 details 
  • Conway Community Days, September 11-12, 2015 details 
  • Junk on Blunk in Galena, September 11-12, 2015 details 
  • Greek Festival (Springfield) September 11-13, 2015 details 
  • Wickman's Garden Fall Festival (Springfield), September 12-13, 2015 details
  • Bolivar Country Days, September 12, 2015 details
  • Ozark Fall Fest, September 12, 2015 details
  • Strafford Route 66 Days, September 12, 2015 details
  • Lockwood September Days, September 12, 2015 details
  • Hootin an Hollarin (Gainesville), September 17-19, 2015 details 
  • Branson Autumn Daze, September 17-19, 2015 details 
  • Steam-O-Rama (Republic), September 17-20, 2015 details 
  • Dixon Cow Days, September 18-19, 2015 details 
  • Marshfield Harvest Days, September 18-19, 2015 details
  • Marionville Applefest, September 18-19, 2015 details 
  • Rutledge-Wilson Farm Fall Fest (Springfield) September 19-Oct. 25, 2015 (weekends) details 
  • Crafters and Artisans Market (Springfield) September 19, 2015 details
  • Mansfield's Wilder Days, September 19, 2015 details
  • Cider Days on Walnut Street in Springfield, September 19-20, 2015 details 
  • Shakin' in the Shell Festival & Car Show (Shell Knob), September 19, 2015 details
  • Junkfest (Mountain Grove, Mo), September 19, 2015 details
  • Joplin Festival of the Arts, September 19, 2015 details
  • The 1860's Lifestyle Expo at the Gray-Campbell Farmstead (Nathaniel Greene Park, Springfield), September 19-20, 2015 details 
  • Stockton Black Walnut Festival, September 23-26, 2015 details
  • Fair Grove Heritage Reunion Festival, September 26-27, 2015 details
  • Norwood Farmers Day, September 26, 2015 details
  • Carl Junction Bluegrass Festival, September 26, 2015 details 
  • Ozarks Model Railroad Association Fest (Springfield), September 26, 2015 details 
  • Pioneer Day (Mountain View, Mo), September 26, 2015 details
  • Exeter Corn Maze Fall Festival, September 26, 2015 details
  • Purdy Craft Show, Septemeber 26, 2015 email for info
  • Phillipsburg Fall Festival, September 26, 2015 email for info
  • 7C's Winery Mead Festival, September 27, 2015 details


October 2015

  • Maple Leaf Festival (Carthage), October 1-31, 2015 details
  • Ozark Arts and Craft show In Ozark, October 2-4, 2015 details 
  • Ozark Farm Fest at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds, October 2-4, 2015 details
  • Octoberfest Faith Lutheran Church (Branson) October 3-4, 2015 details
  • Autumn Fest in Mountain Grove, October 3, 2015 details 
  • Republic Pumpkin Daze, October 3, 2015 details 
  • Pagan Pride Day (Springfield), October 3, 2015 details
  • Whispering Oaks Vineyard Grape Stomp & Harvest Fest (Seymour), October 3, 2015 details
  • Taste of Springfield and Octoberfest, October 3, 2015 details
  • Bear City Fall Festival (Willow Springs) October 3, 2015 call 417-469-5519 
  • Sacred Heat Fall Craft Show (Bolivar) October 3, 2015 details
  • Southern Stone County Fire District Chili Cook-off (Reeds Spring High School), October 4, 2014 details
  • Original Ozarks Folk Festival (Eureka Springs), October 6-10, 2015 details
  • Yellville Turkey Trot, October 9-10, 2015 details
  • Apple Butter Makin' Days (Mt. Vernon), October 9-11, 2015 details
  • Galena River Roast, October 10, 2015 details
  • Galena Glow Run, October 10, 2015 details
  • The Beer and BBQ Fundraiser at St. Joseph Catholic Academy (Springfield), October 10, 2015 details 8
  • Shell Knob Falling for Art, October 10, 2015 details 
  • Hollister Grape and Fall Festival, October 10, 2015 details 
  • Circle B Campground Arts and Craft Show (Eminence), October 10-11, 2015 details
  • Buffalo Pioneer Day, October 10, 2015 details
  • 7C's Annual Octoberfest, October 11, 2015 details
  • Art in the Park (Springfield) October 11-12, 2015 details
  • Octoberfest (Springfield) October 11, 2015 details
  • War Eagle Mill Fall Arts and Craft Show, October 15-18, 2015 details
  • Pets and Pumpkins on C-Street (Springfield), October 17, 2015 details
  • Homestead Days Festival (Ash Grove), October 17, 2015 details
  • Hurley Fall Festival, October 17, 2015 details
  • Arts in the Park (Rogersville) October 17, 2015 details
  • Warsaw Heritage Days, October 17-18, 2015 details
  • Springfield Rock, Gem, and Mineral Show, October 17-18, 2015 details
  • Glade Top Trail Flaming Fall Review, October 18th, 2015 details
  • Cassville Chili Cook-off, October 24th, 2015 details
  • Dade County October Festival, October 24, 2015 details   
  • Sparta Persimmon Days, October 24-26, 2015 details
  • 2nd Annual Slippin N Sawin Chainsaw Festival (Springfield) October 31-November 1, 2015 details 


November 2015

  • Women in Business Shopping Event (Springfield), November 7, 2015 details
  • Newburg Children's Museum Craft Bazaar (Rolla), November 7, 2015 details
  • Historical Society of Maries County Craft Show, November 7, 2015 email for info
  • The American Made Pop Up Market (Springfield), November 7, 2015 details
  • Skills from the Hill Craft Show  (Harrison, Ar), November 7, 2015 email
  • Apostolic Craft Bizarre, November 7, 2015 email for info
  • 2 Friends and Junk (Springfield), November 13-14, 2015 details 
  • Carver Craft Show (Neosho), November 13-14, 2015 details
  • Billings Craft Show, November 14, 2015
  • The Rolla Junior Club Holiday Bazaar, November 14, 2015 details
  • The Frisco Craft Fair (Willard), November 21, 2015 details
  • 8th Annual Ozark Craft Show in the OC (Ozark), November 20-21, 2015 details
  • Queen City Craft Show (Springfield), November 28, 2015 details 
  • Marshfield Shop Local Christmas Bazaar, November 28, 2015 details


December 2015

  • Sacred Heart Craft Show (Springfield) December 4-5, 2015 details
  • Nixa Jr. High Craft Show, December 5, 2015 details
  • Cumberland Presbyterian Craft Show (Springfield), December 5, 2015 details

Is your town festival missing? Please e-mail rfoster@ky3.com to get it on the list.