West Plains Area Events and Festivals
Photo by Allison Wilson
First Friday Night Strolls
Strolls are held on the First Friday of each month, May thru December,weather permitting. Many of the stores and businesses around the Historic Downtown Square stay open late. There is always live music, special menus and activities for the whole family. Bring the family and take a leisurely stroll around the square, grab a bite to eat, listen to some music and visit with some old friends. For more information call: 417-827-8334.
Heart of the Ozarks Bluegrass Festivals
5th Annual Spring Gospel Show
Saturday, May , 2015
Come enjoy an evening of southern , country and bluegrass gospel music with a great meal.
Supper starts at 5:00 pm, Show begins at 7:00 pm. Show is $5 adult, 12 & U FREE. Meal is $5 adult and $2.50 kids meal.
Show will be held at HOBA Park, 1138 Bluegrass Lane, West Plains, MO. In case of inclement weather the show will be moved to the Howell Rural Fire Department, 1/2 mile west on K. HWY. Bring your own lawn chairs.
HOBA Bluegrass Park,1138 Bluegrass Lane,West Plains.
21st Annual Old Time Music, Ozark Heritage Festival
June 19th & 20th, 2015, FREE ADMISSION
Activities include 2nd stage with young local performers, 10th Annual Foodways Demos with Judy Harden and Friends
12th Annual Bob Holt Jig Dancing Competition
7th Annual Mule Jumping Competition
Performances: Fiddling, old-time banjo playing, dulcimer playing, string-band music, traditional sacred singing and more.
Artisans in Actions: Blacksmithing, spinning & weaving, quilting, instrument making, traditional basketry, leather work , candle
making and more.
Programs and Activities: "Fiddlers Frolic" (all traditional fiddlers welcome), 1850 style camps, old-time square and jig dancing ,
traditional music workshops, jam sessions (all pickers welcome) & much more.
Old Time Kids Fest on the Square
3rd Annual Wild Turkey Calling Contest
4th Annual Dutch Oven Cooking Competition
Numerous vendors attend this festival, for vendor information and vendor form visit http://www.oldtimemusic.org/
For more information call -417-256-8835-1-888-256-8835
Held Annually beginning on the third Friday and Saturday of June
Located along East Main Street, on the West Plains Civic Center Grounds, some exhibits inside the Civic Center. Free Admission! Click here for more information: Old Time Music Festival
Heart of the Ozarks Fair
Held at the Heart of the Ozarks Fairgrounds in West Plains.
For more information visit: http://www.heartoftheozarksfair.net/
Toughest Monster Truck Tour
August 2015 dates TBA
Toughest Monster Truck Show returns
to the Heart of the Ozarks Fair Grounds in West Plains, Missouri. See monster trucks like Big Foot, Tail Gator, Heavy Hitter and other great monster trucks along with Side by Side racing and other exciting action.
For more information visit: http://www.waywardsonproductions.com/
Hootin an Hollarin
September 17th-19th, 2015
Held annually, beginning on the third Thursday in September.
Held downtown Gainesville.
For more information: Hootin an Hollarin
September 25th & 26th, 2015
Held annually the last weekend in September, downtown Mtn. View,MO.
Ozark Older Iron Club Annual Show & Tractor Pull
Oct 10-11, 2014
Ozarks Older Iron Club holds show Tractor pulls annually on the 2nd Friday & Saturday in May and October.
Held at the club grounds, 310 Cannaday, Cabool, MO.
For more information. http://www.ozarksolderiron.org
Annual Haunting In The Hollows
Held annually on the third Saturday in October.
at Galloway Creek Nature Park
Click here for more information: Haunting in The Hollows