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Cider Days Headlines Many Area Fall Events This Weekend

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The first official weekend of fall brings a number of seasonal festivals and special events to the Ozarks this weekend. One of the largest is Cider Days on Walnut Street in Springfield.
The first official weekend of fall brings a number of seasonal festivals and special events to the Ozarks this weekend.  One of the largest is Cider Days on Walnut Street in Springfield. 

Here are details of many of the area events scheduled this weekend:

Cider Days returns to Walnut Street Sept. 21 & 22

Springfield, MO: Enjoy one of the area's largest fall arts and crafts festivals!  The 16th Annual Cider Days on Historic Walnut Street, presented by Great Southern, will be held on September 21 & 22, 2013 from 10am-5pm both days. This two-day fall festival will feature regional artists and crafters, three performance stages, a free children's area, and of course - real apple cider! Admission is $4 per person; children 10 and under are free.  itsalldowntown.com

1860s Lifestyle Expo at Gray-Campbell Farmstead this weekend

Rediscover life in the Ozarks more than 150 years ago at the 22nd Annual 1860s Lifestyle Expo this weekend, Saturday, Sept. 21, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 22, noon to 4:30 p.m. at the Gray-Campbell Farmstead in Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park, 2400 S. Scenic Ave., Springfield.

The expo includes the opportunity to tour the oldest house in Springfield, built in 1856 and once owned by Springfield founding father, John Polk Campbell. The house was relocated to the park in1984 and contains many artifacts from the 1850s. The farmstead also includes an exterior log kitchen, a two-crib barn and a log granary.
Admission is free, but donations to the Friends of the Gray-Campbell Farmstead are accepted.

In case of rain, call the Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center for cancellation information at 417-891-1515.


Wilder Days Festival - Mansfield, MO   Sept. 20-22, downtown Mansfield

Events in downtown Mansfield and at the Laura Ingalls Wilder Home and Museum.  Features living history demonstrations, crafts, costume contests, entertainment, parade, quilt show.  Free admission.

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