Pick your own pumpkin from the pumpkin patch.
AGEAll agesDATESept. 26-Oct. 25TIMETues.-Sun., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.LOCATIONRutledge-Wilson Farm ParkFEEFree admission, pumpkin prices based on weight.
Training for the Trot
Be a part of Springfield’s Thanksgiving Day Tradition! Get ready for the 26th Annual Turkey Trot 5K by training with a group at Dan Kinney Park. Designed for individuals who want to run a 5K race for the first time, get back to running or who want to train with a group. Program fee includes registration for Turkey Trot and a Training for the Trot t-shirt. Training will be held outside and will observe physical distancing. Register by Oct. 1. Download registration form.
AGE16 yrs. and upDATEOct. 1-Nov. 19TIMEThurs., 5:30 p.m.FEE$45/Participant
Enjoy the full moon and autumn colors at Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden. Friends of the Garden partners with Farmer’s Market of the Ozarks for a lighted garden trail experience with edible treats. Costumes encouraged, face coverings required. Discount advance tickets at FriendsOfTheGarden.org, or full price at the gate.
AGEAll agesDATEThursday, Oct. 29 and Friday, Oct. 30TIME5-8 p.m.LOCATIONMizumoto Japanese Stroll GardenFEEAdult: $15/advance or $17/at the gate, includes 6 tokens to purchase food and beverage from local food artisans;
Kids age 3-12: $5/advance or $7/at the gate, includes treat stops;
Family Package: $40/advance or $45/at the gate, includes two adults, three kids and 12 tokens to purchase food and beverage from local food artisans
26th Annual VIRTUAL Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk
Join Springfield’s Thanksgiving tradition VIRTUALLY! All participants receive a memorable virtual long-sleeved t-shirt. Run or walk at your own pace and upload your time for prizes. Trophies for overall winners and medals for each age group. Build up your Thanksgiving appetite while benefiting the Park Board Youth Recreation Scholarship Fund and the Developmental Center of the Ozarks. Bring five items or five pounds of food to donate to Ozarks Food Harvest.
AGEAll AgesDATENov. 26-29FEE$20/Adult, $15/Child
Youth Try Hockey for Free Day
Want to try playing hockey? Kids are introduced to basic hockey skating and drills during this one-hour class. Register beginning Oct. 14 at https://tryhockeyforfree.com/ or register onsite Nov. 7 at noon.
AGE4-9 yrs.DATESat., Nov. 7TIME1-2 p.m.LOCATIONJordan Valley Ice ParkFEEFree
Enjoy an evening walk through the Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden glowing with festive lights and music! Campfires and hot drinks available. Closed on Christmas Day and New Year's Day. Face coverings and physical distancing required. Advanced tickets and a full schedule at FriendsOftheGarden.org.
AGEAll AgesDATENov. 27, 2020-Jan. 3, 2021TIMEFri.-Sun. nights, 5-8:30 p.m.LOCATIONMizumoto Japanese Stroll GardenFEE$5/Adult; $2/Children 3-12 years
Veterans’ Appreciation Day
Free zoo admission for military veterans with ID, and their immediate family.
AGEAll agesDATEWed., Nov. 11TIME9 a.m.-4 p.m.LOCATIONDickerson Park ZooFEEFree for military veterans (with ID) and their immediate family; $15/Adults and teens, $10/Children 3-12 yrs., $12/Seniors 60 yrs. and up, Free/Children 2 and under, and FOZ members