Fall Festivals – Joplin’s Local Family Fun

Fall Festivals

Fall festivals are such a fun time of the year in Joplin. September through October you will find festivals almost every weekend, and we are excited to provide the information to you. Feel free to contact us with any fall festival information you may have. Also be on the look out for our Pumpkin Patch, Trick Or Treat, and Spook House guide.

Alpha Airfest
This is for the thrill seekers! Shockwave Jet Truck, Kyle Franklin Flying Circus, Justin Lewis with his MiniJet and more in the air, this will be a must see event. There will be plane rides, kid zone, and more on the ground to explore as well!

Head to their Facebook for more information: Alpha Airfest

Apple Butter Makin’ Days
Apple Butter Makin’ Days, one of Missouri’s most popular festivals has been held on the courthouse square in Mt. Vernon each October since 1967. The main attraction is apple butter, cooked using century-old methods in huge copper kettles over open fires. That craft is demonstrated on the southeast corner of the courthouse lawn starting shortly after dawn and continuing until early to mid-afternoon each day of the festival.

More Information: Apple Butter Makin’ Days

Cinder Days
At the Historic Walnut Street in Springfield, MO, you will find crafters, pumpkin carving, activities and real apple cider.

For more information you can find them on Facebook: Cider Days

Carl Junction Bluegrass Festival 
The 18th Annual Carl Junction Bluegrass Festival is held on the 4th Saturday of the month in September. There is a wonderful line up of live music, vendors, children activities, car & bike show, and more!

Fore more information you can follow their website here: Carl Junction Bluegrass Festival


Carthage Maple Leaf Car Show “Cruise Night” 
The Cruise Night will be held at the Carthage Historical Square – There will be a live DJ, Door Prizes, Food and Fellowship.

Facebook Event Link: Carthage Maple Leaf Car Show Cruise Night

Maple Leaf Festival & Parade 
Come out to Carthage and celebrate all month long of events that will leave you loving the charm and fall feel of the square.

You will find a list of events, displays, and more on their website: Maple Leaf Festival

Neosho Fall Festival
The Neosho Fall Festival is lined up with a day of history, hands on activities, and sights and sounds.

To see the full schedule follow this link to their website: Neosho Fall Festival

Balloondayz in Joplin
Balloon Dayz in Joplin is back! There will be multiple hot air balloons, a flying circus with paraplane rides, helicopter rides, vendors of all varieties and tethered balloon rides!

You can find more information about this event on their website: Balloondayz in Jopiln

Fall Fest at Rutledge-Wilson Farm Mark
Don’t miss your chance for Fall Fest. The on-going event lasts six weekends from September through October. Enjoy the harvest season with children activities, and free farming demonstrations, and haunted trail.

More Information: Fall Fest at Rutledge Wilson Farm Park  


Farm Girl Fest
Farm Girl Fest has been cancelled for the 2016 season
More Information: Farm Girl Fest 


Guilty By Association Truck Show
This family friendly event is a great opportunity to check out some cool trucks, motorcycle stunt show, kids pedal tractor pull, shop tour, and so much more! You don’t want to miss this! 

For more information you can follow this link: Guilty By Association Truck Show

Japanese Fall Festival
Come see sites and sounds in the beautiful Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden in Springfield, Missouri

For more information follow this link to their Facebook page: Japanese Fall Festival

Miami FestiFall
Miami, OK, will be hosting a car show, dog races, game zone, Native American Dance Exhibition and more at this years fall festival.

For more information you can follow to their Facebook event: Miami FestiFall

O’Reilly Fall Street Machine Nationals  
Located in Springfield, you will see beautiful, high-performance street machines, hot rods, and street trucks for the 27th Annual O’Reilly Auto Parts Fall Street Machine Nationals.

For more information, you can follow this link: Street Machine Nationals

Neosho Fall Festival
Two days of fun in historic downtown Neosho! Free admission! Including free inflatable rides, live music, food and craft vendors, coaster car race, History Alley, pancake feed, scarecrow contest, car truck and bike cruise-in, art show and sale, kids art activities, chalk art contest, pet contest, dance performances, firehouse chili cookoff, and much more!

More Information: Neosho Fall Festival


Prairie Day
Located at George Washington Carver National Monument. Join us as we celebrate life on the Missouri Prairie like it was during the late 1800s when George Washington Carver was a child.

The event includes basket-weaving, candle making, Dutch-oven cooking, spinning, weaving, storytelling, musical groups, quilting, a Junior Ranger Station, and more.

You can find more information on their website: George Washington Carver



You can take a look at our Trick or Treat Guide here: Trick or Treat Guide
You can take a look at our Spook House Guide here: Spook House Guide
You can take a look at our Pumpkin Patch Guide here: Pumpkin Patch Guide




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