SGF Picks: Shannon Cay Bowers peruses hundreds of event listings all week long, then picks out her favorite ideas for things to do this weekend in Springfield, MO to save you the trouble. This list is updated weekly, so feel free to bookmark the URL.

Saturday, Sept. 24

A nosy neighbor’s dream

Do you ever look at the outside of a fancy home and wonder what the inside looks like? The Fall Home Tour is for you, my fellow creep. 

Take a self-guided tour through Springfield and Nixa’s most beautiful homes to support the mission of the Junior League of Springfield. Organizers say ticket holders will enjoy live music and cooking demonstrations throughout the tour and glimpse some beautiful indoor and outdoor spaces. Tickets are $40 at the door. 

The Fall Home Tour gets going at noon, and homes will stay open until 4 p.m. this Saturday. (Google Map directions here)

The not-so-secret beer garden

The city is shutting down a part of a street for a giant beer garden to celebrate the C-Street Festival

White River Brewing Company is bringing back the street fest as they celebrate 10 years of craft brewing for the Ozarks. There will be an array of bands, vendors and food trucks. There will also be an official afterparty across the Street at Moon City Pub starting at 6 p.m. This is a rain or shine event. Admission is $10. 

C-Street Fest is at White River Brewing company on the west side of the street from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. this Saturday. (Google Map directions here)

Sunday, Sept. 25

Amped for oldies

Relics is ready to host record lovers, audiophiles and an array of music fans at the Route 66 Record Show

Organizers say this is the largest record show in southwest Missouri. They have vendors from all over the midwest and have sold out all 50 tables. Every music format will be for sale, including LPs, cassettes and music memorabilia. This will be the show’s 7th year, and admission is $5. 

The Route 66 Record show at Relics Event Center is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Sunday. (Google Map directions here)

Not into these events? A longer list of things to do is available on the Daily Citizen’s Events Calendar.


Shannon Bowers

Shannon Cay Bowers strives to be a leader in her community with creative solutions and an open heart. She obtained her degree in Broadcast Journalism from Missouri State University and currently balances her duties at the Springfield Daily Citizen with her role as a documentary filmmaker with Carbon Trace Productions. Shannon adores spending time in a crowd and coming home to her partner, two dogs, and four cats. More by Shannon Bowers