West Plains Area Events and Festivals 

                       West Plains Arcade

                                                                                                                   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

HOBA's Fall Bluegrass Festival
September 24-26 , 2015
 Come enjoy  southern , country and bluegrass gospel music.

Show will be held at HOBA Park, 1138 Bluegrass Lane, West Plains, MO.   Bring your own lawn chairs.

HOBA Bluegrass Park,1138 Bluegrass Lane,West Plains.
More info:

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
July 2015
Held at the Heart of the Ozarks Fairgrounds in West Plains.
For more information visit:



Monster Truck

Toughest Monster Truck Tour
  21st & 22nd, 2015  
   6 and under $13, over 6 $18, tickets $2 per ticket higher at the gate.
  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 

Pioneer Days
September 25th & 26th, 2015
Held annually the last weekend in September, downtown Mtn. View,MO.

More information:http://mountainviewmo.com/index.php/play/festivals/

Ozark Older Iron Club Annual Show & Tractor Pull
  Oct 9-10, 2015
Ozarks Older Iron 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.








Annual Haunting In The Hollows
Held  Saturday , October 24th, 2015.
at Galloway Creek Nature  Park 

Click here for more information:
 Haunting in The Hollows