Autumn leaves and cooler temperatures also mean it’s time for the Ozark Fall Farmfest in Springfield, Mo.
The 38th edition of the event is planned Friday through Sunday, Oct. 6-8, at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds. It’s billed as the largest farm and ranch show in the Ozarks, featuring the latest in agricultural technology and rural living products and services.
With more than 800 booths and 500 head of registered livestock on display, visitors will find plenty to see and do during the Farmfest weekend. MFA has one of the larger displays in the E-Plex, and several MFA locations will have booths offering everything from apparel to livestock chutes, feeders and agronomy products.
Stock-dog demonstrations by Danny Shilling will return at 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m., noon, and 2 p.m. Sunday. A display of the evolution of agricultural technology will be featured by the Ozarks Steam Engine Association and the Southwest Missouri Early Day Gas Engine and Tractor Association members.
Farmfest hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. The Ozark Empire Fairgrounds are easily accessed on the north side of Springfield, just off Interstate 44 and Highway 13.