Weekend Outlook

Missouri State University

Missouri State University International Programs will host the Tour of the Globe Friday night (11/2) from 5 to 9 at the Morris Center, 301 S. Jefferson in Springfield.  MSU international students will share art, music, dance, food and more.  Admission is free. 

The First Friday Art Walk is Friday night from 6 to 10 at several downtown Springfield venues. 

Friends of the Garden

Friends of the Garden presents “Romance in the Garden” Friday night and Saturday night (10/26-10/27) at the Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden at Nathanael Greene-Close Memorial Park, 2400 S. Scenic in Springfield.  Walk the garden at night with lanterns and luminaries lighting the paths.  Wishing lanterns for floating on the pond will be available for purchase.  Admission is $10 for an individual or $15 for a couple.  

City of Eureka Springs

The 10th annual Voices from the Silent City will be held Friday and Saturday night (10/19-10/20) in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.  The one-hour walking tours through the Eureka Springs Municipal Cemetery will feature actors in period costumes telling stories of their colorful pasts.  Proceeds benefit the Eureka Springs Historical Museum.  

City of Mt. Vernon

The 52nd annual Apple Butter Makin’ Days is Friday and Saturday (10/12-10/13) in Mt. Vernon with arts and crafts, live music, carnival games, apple butter made on the square, food and more.  A parade starts Saturday morning at 9.  

Harvest Fest continues weekends through October 28 at Rutledge-Wilson Community Farm Park, 3825 W. Farm Rd. 146 in Springfield.  There are hayrides, a pumpkin patch, a haunted trail, a corn maze and more.  


The Springfield Conservation Nature Center will celebrate its 30th anniversary with an open house Friday (10/5) from 5 to 9 p.m.  There will be cake and a timeline of the nature center’s last 30 years.   A live musical performance by musician and primitive skills specialist Bo Brown starts at 7 pm. No registration is required for the open house, but you must register for the concert by calling (417) 888-4237.  Learn more here