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Upcoming Events in Mansfield Missouri


May

4MO0713031e003 - Mansfield Butter Day - The second Saturday in May is Butter Day. The Lions Club sponsors this annual spring celebration, to recognize the area's heritage of being a leading dairy county in the state. On Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, a carnival sets up on the square with rides and games. On Saturday there will be a variety of activities downtown, including music, contests and a parade for you to enjoy.

Web: www.mansfieldchamber.com

June

23 - 13MO0713031e004 - Mansfield Jammin, Pickin & Grinin - Jammin, Pickin and a Grinin happens at the Mansfield Jamboree held each Thursday evening at 6:30PM during the summer. If weather permits it will be held on the downtown public square, otherwise, it will be held at the Mansfield Auto Auction, 517 N. Business Hwy 60 beginning at 7:00PM. There is bluegrass, gospel and country/western music. All jammers and singers are welcome, and there is no cost to the public. Snacks and beverages are available at the concession stand.

The Mansfield Jamboree is an old fashion jam session where anyone can sit and play awhile. There are no scheduled bands but sometimes they just drop in. Everyone is welcome to perform at the Jamboree. Here you'll find over a hundred spectators and as many as 40-50 performers, so be sure to get there early. The entertainers break up into four or five groups scattered about the square.

Additionally, a Farmers Market is scheduled so that area farmers can bring produce and set-up stands on the square.

Web: www.mansfieldchamber.com
Fee: Free.

July

3 - 24MO0713031e005 - Mansfield Jammin, Pickin & Grinin - Jammin, Pickin and a Grinin happens at the Mansfield Jamboree held each Thursday evening at 6:30PM during the summer. If weather permits it will be held on the downtown public square, otherwise, it will be held at the Mansfield Auto Auction, 517 N. Business Hwy 60 beginning at 7:00PM. There is bluegrass, gospel and country/western music. All jammers and singers are welcome, and there is no cost to the public. Snacks and beverages are available at the concession stand.

The Mansfield Jamboree is an old fashion jam session where anyone can sit and play awhile. There are no scheduled bands but sometimes they just drop in. Everyone is welcome to perform at the Jamboree. Here you'll find over a hundred spectators and as many as 40-50 performers, so be sure to get there early. The entertainers break up into four or five groups scattered about the square.

Additionally, a Farmers Market is scheduled so that area farmers can bring produce and set-up stands on the square.

Web: www.mansfieldchamber.com
Fee: Free.

August

25 - 15MO0713031e009 - Mansfield Jammin, Pickin & Grinin - Jammin, Pickin and a Grinin happens at the Mansfield Jamboree held each Thursday evening at 6:30PM during the summer. If weather permits it will be held on the downtown public square, otherwise, it will be held at the Mansfield Auto Auction, 517 N. Business Hwy 60 beginning at 7:00PM. There is bluegrass, gospel and country/western music. All jammers and singers are welcome, and there is no cost to the public. Snacks and beverages are available at the concession stand.

The Mansfield Jamboree is an old fashion jam session where anyone can sit and play awhile. There are no scheduled bands but sometimes they just drop in. Everyone is welcome to perform at the Jamboree. Here you'll find over a hundred spectators and as many as 40-50 performers, so be sure to get there early. The entertainers break up into four or five groups scattered about the square.

Additionally, a Farmers Market is scheduled so that area farmers can bring produce and set-up stands on the square.

Web: www.mansfieldchamber.com
Fee: Free.

3 Annual Gospel Music Festival - This event is held from 7:00 - 9:30 PM on the Lawn of the Friends of NTM buildings. So bring your favorite chair or blanket and enjoy the music!

16 - 17MO0713031e007 - Mansfield Laura's Memories - Only a 45-minute drive east of Springfield, Mo. (on hwy 60), come and experience the past with Laura Ingalls Wilder as she reminisces about her childhood pioneer days, her incredible family, and her beloved Almanzo. Laura's life unfolds through a live theater production that culminates on that momentous day in 1951 when Mansfield dedicated its library in her honor. Laura's Memories captures Mrs. Wilder's journeys through Iowa, Minnesota, the Dakota Territory, Kansas, and finally Mansfield, Missouri where Laura and Almanzo spent their remaining years. Come and celebrate the life of Laura Ingalls Wilder as the Ozark Mountain Players bring history to life under the starry canopy of the Ozark sky. This unforgettable musical production is performed in a comfortable amphitheater dedicated to the enduring memory of one of America's favorite authors, Laura Ingalls Wilder.

(Concessions are available.)
Fridays and Saturdays through September, 7:30 pm. See website for two morning presentations.

Address: 500 W. Ohio Ave, Mansfield, MO , Mansfield, Missouri
Ph: 417-924-3525 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: pbennett@centurytel.net
Web: www.laurasmemories.com
Fee: Adults (12 & over) $7.00, Children (5-11) $3.00

September

23 - 21MO0713031e008 - Mansfield Laura's Memories - Only a 45-minute drive east of Springfield, Mo. (on hwy 60), come and experience the past with Laura Ingalls Wilder as she reminisces about her childhood pioneer days, her incredible family, and her beloved Almanzo. Laura's life unfolds through a live theater production that culminates on that momentous day in 1951 when Mansfield dedicated its library in her honor. Laura's Memories captures Mrs. Wilder's journeys through Iowa, Minnesota, the Dakota Territory, Kansas, and finally Mansfield, Missouri where Laura and Almanzo spent their remaining years. Come and celebrate the life of Laura Ingalls Wilder as the Ozark Mountain Players bring history to life under the starry canopy of the Ozark sky. This unforgettable musical production is performed in a comfortable amphitheater dedicated to the enduring memory of one of America's favorite authors, Laura Ingalls Wilder.

(Concessions are available.)
Fridays and Saturdays through September, 7:30 pm. See website for two morning presentations.

Address: 500 W. Ohio Ave, Mansfield, MO , Mansfield, Missouri
Ph: 417-924-3525 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: pbennett@centurytel.net
Web: www.laurasmemories.com
Fee: Adults (12 & over) $7.00, Children (5-11) $3.00

5 - 8 Laura Ingalls Wilder Festival - The Laura Ingalls Wilder Festival, or "Wilder Days", as it's also called, has been celebrated in Mansfield since 1973. The festival is held on Saturday and includes a wide variety of music, dancing and entertainment, games, good food, arts and crafts booths, contests and parades.

Since our festival is modeled after a less civilized time, you are sure to meet some interesting personalities as you stroll through our town square. You might meet up with Abraham Lincoln or Theodore Roosevelt. Craft booths line the square offering plenty of hand crafted items you can buy. You can bring your lawn chairs and sit in the shade of a tree in the city square, enjoy a good cold sasparilla and listen to the music.

One popular attraction on Friday afternoon is the arrival of an authentic Wagon Train that travels to Mansfield each year and sets up camp. These hardy, modern day "pioneers" have some conveniences that were not available to Pa, Ma, Laura, Mary and Carrie as they journeyed across the prairies, but they still enjoy the good company of their friends and the companionship of their animals on the "trail".

All day Saturday there will be craft booths in the park, concession stands, contests, games and a big parade at 11:00 AM.

We invite you to come and join in on the fun on "Wilder Days" where Laura, Almanzo and Rose once lived.

Address: USHwy 60 & MOHwy 5 , Mansfield, Missouri
Ph: 417-924-4424 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.wilderdays-mansfieldmo.com
Fee: Free on the square (Pageant in park, $5 adults, Children 5-11 $2 no advance sales)

October

21MO0713031e011 - Mansfield annual Families helping Families Car/Truck/Tryke and Bike Show with Craft Bazaar - The annual vehicle show benefits the Ava and Seymour Food pantries. We are wanting Vendors and make this a blast for all families involved.

If you want booth space 10x10 is $15 or 5 #s of non perishable food items. So far we have the following signed up

Scentsy by Natalie Kinyatti and co-worker

R and R concessions will be there as well

The cook shack is up in the air on who will be working in it and still waiting
until next week or so on the answer from the party that is interested.

There is no entry fee this year for any of the vehicle entries. I am asking that any of the participants please register with me by August 18th to be judged.

Bands that played last year have first dibs on playing again this year. Please call 417 241 8082 to make arrangements. More info to come as it comes.

Directions to Arena from Hwy 60.

EAST on Hwy 60 you would take the FIRST Mansfield exit. Go LEFT over the overpass,then take the first LEFT on to the frontage road which is Lucky Road. Go down until you hit Hwy F which is approx 2 miles or so and it is right on the corner of Hwy F and Lucky Road just past F.

WEST on Hwy 60 you would take the SECOND mansfield exit go right off the Hwy and take your immediate left onto Lucky Road.

Address: Mansfield Saddle Club of Mansfield MO, , Mansfield, Missouri
Ph: 417-241-8082 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: msw1981@hotmail.com
Web: www.mansfieldchamber.com
Fee: Non perishable food items or $5 for adults, $2 kids 4-12 children ages 3 and under free.

5 Rocky Bridge Day - Celebrate at the home of Laura Ingalls Wilder with authors signing autographs, musical entertainment, afternoon program with guest speaker and vignettes by pageant performers. This is a "must see" for devoted fans of the "Little House" books. It is held on the Saturday closest; to October 15 at Rocky Ridge Farm.

Address: Laura Ingalls Wilder Home, 3068 Hwy. A , Mansfield, Missouri
Ph: 417-924-3626 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.mansfieldchamber.com
Fee: Entertainment is free, tour reg. price

Attractions and Upcoming Events

City Square Park

Mansfield's downtown City Square Park is the center of community events and outdoor enjoyment. An historic gazebo stands in the center of the park surrounded by shaded grass areas for picnics, visiting with neighbors, or just walking barefoot through the park!

Mansfield, MO Recreation


Bust of Laura Ingalls Wilder

Well known sculptor William J. Williams is the creator of the collection of bronze busts of famous Missourians that are on display in the State Capitol Building in Jefferson City, Missouri.

When Mansfield citizens learned that a bust of Laura Ingalls Wilder was being

Mansfield, MO Arts

Mansfield Bank

The main portion of the Mansfield Bank building was built in 1917

Mansfield, MO Architecture

Wilder Family Gravesites

Almanzo, Laura and Rose are buried in the Mansfield Cemetery. The Wilder family's gravesites are marked for ease in locating them. Many visitors each year, visit the gravesites and leave flowers in Laura'

Mansfield, MO Cemeteries

Things to do near Mansfield, MO

Lawrence County Bank Building

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White Squirrels

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