Ozark Studies Symposium @ West Plains Civic Center
Sep 19 – Sep 21 all-day

Ozarks Studies Symposium

The theme of the 13th annual symposium is “The Ozarks in Reality and Imagination”.  For more information, visit  Free Admission.

Barn Quilt Wall Hanging Workshop #2 @ West Plains Senior Center
Sep 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
6th Annual Ozarktoberfest 2019 Festival @ Wages Brewing Company
Sep 21 @ 11:00 am – 7:00 pm

The 6th Annual Ozarktoberfest will be Saturday September 21st from 11 AM to 7 PM!

FREE to attend for the whole family.

Ozarktoberfest began with a small group of West Plains, Missouri beer lovers who believe that home-brew is an underappreciated form of artistic expression. Craft beer and micro-brews get a lot of attention these days, but those hipster microbreweries, that we all love, started somewhere. It is time to appreciate and sample the roots of fine beer with homebrewers of the Ozarks. We invite all of you, who have a passion for home-brew, to enjoy samples from area artistic masters. Bring your family and friends to this year’s Ozarktoberfest!

Proceeds from Ozarktoberfest directly benefit the Boys & Girls Club of the Greater West Plains Area

* Annie’s Hot Dog Cart – brats and dogs
* The Ozarks Catering – German fair
* 37th Judicial CASA – hot wings competition
* West Plains Area Farmers Market – pretzels and more

* West Plains Area Farmers Market
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*~1 PM Jared Painter classic rock
*~3 PM Blink of an Eye Illusions stage illusions!
*~4 PM Creek Stink Ozarks alt-folk-rock

Details forthcoming!

It’s where the cool kids hang out! We include supervised and unsupervised activities for kids and families of all ages!

IMPORTANT: The Kinderzone is an activities area for the entire family (not a babysitting service)!

Kinderzone activities include:
~ An unsupervised area (such as with frisbees, etc)
~ Escape West Plains Escape Room (time TBA)
~ Blink of an Eye Illusions roaming illusions and stage performance (times TBA)
~ bag toss & giant Jenga courtesy Wages Brewing Company
~ lots of small games and more!

Learn more at

44th Annual Fall Art Show Competition @ Harlin Museum
Sep 21 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

44th Annual Fall Art Show Competition at the Harlin Museum.  For more information visit Harlin Museum.

BBQ Burger Dinner and Trivia Night @ Mountain View Youth Center
Sep 21 @ 5:00 pm
44th Annual Fall Art Show Competition @ Harlin Museum
Sep 22 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

44th Annual Fall Art Show Competition at the Harlin Museum.  For more information visit Harlin Museum.

Pastor Appreciation Breakfast @ Willard Hunter Confrence Room of OMC Parkway
Sep 23 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Ozarks Medical Center (OMC) will host a pastor appreciation breakfast on Monday, Sept. 23, from 8 to 9 a.m. at 1211 Porter Wagoner Blvd. in West Plains. The event will be held in the Willard Hunter Conference Room of OMC Parkway and will serve as an opportunity for OMC to celebrate the contributions of area pastors to the volunteer chaplaincy at OMC.  The event will also help to inform area pastors and church leaders about the volunteer chaplaincy program at OMC and the opportunities for involvement.

OMC volunteer chaplains have been a vital part of healthcare at OMC for 30 years and continue to be so today. OMC chaplains provide spiritual care to the patient and family, recognizing that injury and illness have a significant relationship with spiritual needs and practices of faith. They believe in the healing of mind, body, and spirit. The spiritual care is non-denominational in its approach and focuses on a person’s spirituality rather than on denominational or religious-affiliated beliefs. OMC Chaplaincy Department is made up of local ministers and spiritual leaders in their churches. These individuals have a heart for ministry, desire to meet the spiritual needs of others, and give of their time and talents.

For more information about the event, contact OMC Chaplain Coordinator, Michael Parrott at 417-256-9111, ext. 7056 or visit the OMC Facebook event page at


Missouri Woodland Steward Program “Call Before You Cut”
Sep 23 @ 6:00 pm

MO Woodland Steward:  Call Before You Cut

On September 23 at 6pm, the University of Missouri Extension center is offering “Call Before You Cut”, a portion of the Missouri Woodland Steward Program.

Sarah Havens, Field Specialist in Natural Resources, will teach attendees the steps to getting the highest price for their timber while maintaining woodland health for future harvests as well as how to create a harvest plan. Whether harvesting timber regularly or just wanting to clear land for pasture.   This class can save you hundreds of dollars.

To register contact Howell County Extension at 417-256-2391 or go to

Pink in the Park Softball Game
Sep 26 all-day

The Zizzer softball team will host the annual Pink in the Park game on Thursday, September 26th. The team will recognize cancer survivors and advocates. The team is also selling Pink Out t-shirts and sweatshirts with proceeds benefiting the Ozarks Medical Center Cancer Treatment Center. If you’re interested in purchasing a shirt, email [email protected] by Friday, September 13th.

44th Annual Fall Art Show Competition @ Harlin Museum
Sep 26 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

44th Annual Fall Art Show Competition at the Harlin Museum.  For more information visit Harlin Museum.