Calendar

Apr
26
Fri
Harlin Museum’s Annual Photography Show @ Harlin Museum
Apr 26 @ 12:00 pm – May 26 @ 6:00 pm
May
18
Sat
Art Show featuring Senior Arts and Artists with Disabilities @ West Plains Civic Center
May 18 @ 8:00 am – May 27 @ 5:00 pm

Art Show

Featuring Senior Artists and Artists with Disabilities

May 18-27, 2019

West Plains Civic Center Mezzanine

During Operating Hours

100%- accessible- Elevator Available

This Seventh Annual Art Show sponsored by Ozark Independent Living is an opportunity for local artists to display their talents!

 

May
29
Wed
The GOFARM Farmer’s Market @ Savor Grill parking
May 29 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

The GOFarm Farmer’s Market is held in the parking lot at Savor Grill, 1321 Preacher Roe Blvd.

 

 

Ribbon Cutting at Wiley Insurance @ Trillium Trust
May 29 @ 9:00 am
May
30
Thu
Older Americans Resource Fair @ Ozark Action, Inc. Bldg 2
May 30 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Everything you need in one place on one day!

Education on Scams

Financial & Estate Planning

Medicare Savings, Health Screenings, and so much more!

 

Door Prizes & Snacks!

 

May
31
Fri
Old Time Music Ozark Heritage Festival @ The Civic Center
May 31 @ 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Old-Time Music, Ozarks Heritage Festival in downtown West Plains, Mo., will celebrate its 25th year Friday and Saturday, May 31 and June 1, with two outstanding acts as headliners on the festival stage. The two-day annual event in downtown West Plains, Mo., celebrates Ozarks music and culture.  Admission to all festival events is free.  This milestone year, many previous performers have been invited to the Festival stages.

 

Two musical venues host performances by national headliners and regional musicians throughout the day, 17th Annual Bob Holt National Fig Dance Competition, 12th Annual Mule Jump Competition, 15th year of the “What’s Cookin?” Stage, Fiddlers’ Frolic, workshop-sin traditional music, Quilt Show, and traditional square dance. Artisans in action- blacksmiths, instrument makers, spinners & weavers, quilters, flintnappers, soap makers, traditional baskets, & more. Children’s activities, street performances, and jam sessions throughout.

 

Jun
1
Sat
Old Time Music Ozark Heritage Festival @ The Civic Center
Jun 1 @ 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Old-Time Music, Ozarks Heritage Festival in downtown West Plains, Mo., will celebrate its 25th year Friday and Saturday, May 31 and June 1, with two outstanding acts as headliners on the festival stage. The two-day annual event in downtown West Plains, Mo., celebrates Ozarks music and culture.  Admission to all festival events is free.  This milestone year, many previous performers have been invited to the Festival stages

Two musical venues host performances by national headliners and regional musicians throughout the day, 17th Annual Bob Holt National Fig Dance Competition, 12th Annual Mule Jump Competition, 15th year of the “What’s Cookin?” Stage, Fiddlers’ Frolic, workshop-sin traditional music, Quilt Show, and traditional square dance. Artisans in action- blacksmiths, instrument makers, spinners & weavers, quilters, flintnappers, soap makers, traditional baskets, & more. Children’s activities, street performances, and jam sessions throughout.

Artisans of the Ozarks @ Wages Brewing Company
Jun 1 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
12th Annual Mule Jump Competition @ West Plains Civic Center
Jun 1 @ 3:00 pm

The Old Time Music, Ozark Heritage Festival will celebrate its 25th year Friday and Saturday, May 31 and June 1. The two-day annual event in downtown West Plains, Mo., celebrates Ozarks music and culture.  Admission to all festival events is free. Festival hours are noon-9 p.m. both Friday and Saturday.

 A demonstration of mule jumping will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 1, in the parking lot near the West Plains Senior Center at the corner of East Main and South Curry Streets. The 12th Annual Mule Jump Competition, sponsored by Hirsch Feed & Farm Supply, will take place at 6 p.m. that day.

Mule jumping, that most Missourian of Missouri folk arts, seems to have developed when raccoon hunters began training mules to jump over fences so that they did not have to interrupt the hunt to locate a gate.  It became a competitive event unto itself, and mule jumping contests began to take place at county fairs and town picnics throughout much of the rural Southeast and Midwest, especially Missouri. “Based on the research I’ve done, it appears that there are more mule jumps annually in Missouri than in any other state”, festival committee member Matt Meacham said.  “It seems safe to say that the Show-Me State is the mule-jumpingest state in the country.”

All trainers of jumping mules are invited to participate in the Festival’s mule jump competition.  Prizes of $100 (first place), $75 (second place), and $50 (third place) will be awarded in each of four classes based on the mule’s height: Mini – 36” and under, Small – 48” and under, Medium – 54” and under, Large – over 54”.  Standard Missouri rules will apply.  Water and ample space for trailers will be available.

Richie Dement of Centerville will coordinate the event again this year. He says of the Mini’s, “They start at 14 inches and finish about 46 to 48 inches.”  Their competition should be really fun to watch!

2nd Annual Beards of the Ozarks Competition @ West Plains Civic Center
Jun 1 @ 6:00 pm

Registration is available in person or on The Facial Hair League App

Registration fee is $20. All proceeds will go toward The West Plains Council on the Arts