Friday Five: 417's Best Events 5/8-5/14

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Hey friends - We have missed you! Good news! Friday Five is back! We are so excited to slowly be getting back into the swings of things...Just in time for some summer fun! Check out this list of things you can safely participate in. Some may only be from your car but trust me it's worth the field trip!

What's Happening This Week?

Farmers Market

Ozark Farmers Market Opening -- Drive-Through Market

Where: Ozark Famers Market at Finley Farms

When: Thursdays from 3-7 PM

"OFM will open May 7th, 3:00-7:00 pm as a Drive-Thru and/or Pre-order Pick-Up shopping format. Customers will interact with vendors through their driver's side window as no customers will be permitted to exit their vehicles. OFM/Finley Farms staff will guide customers to vendors' booths, so come at your preferred time and we'll direct you to your favorite local foods. Maps and vendor lists will be provided upon arrival, and many vendors accept direct pre-orders to maximize your shopping efficiency. Tokens for cash purchases and SNAP/ebt will be available at the HUB tent. Come support locally grown and crafted foods at OFM."

Vineyard Market

Champagne Brunch and Bubbly Bar

Where: Vineyard Market

When: Saturday, May 9th from 10:30-2

They are back open and ready to serve a fabulous brunch!

"Champagne Brunch and Bubbly bar at the Vineyard Saturday mornings 1030-2 PM. Join us for endless Mimosa‘s endless bloody Mary’s and great fresh fair. "

Fair Food

Fair Food Funday

Where: Ozark Empire Fair, 3001 N Grant Ave, Springfield, MO

When: Friday-Saturday May 8-9th from 11 AM - 7 PM

"For TWO DAYS only we are turning our concession stand into a DRIVE-THRU so you can get your Fair food fix! We will be offering (tax included in price):
Foot-long Corndogs - $4
Little Brown Jugs of Root Beer - $4
Root Beer Floats - $3
Cheese Curds - $3
Deep Fried Oreos - $3
Sidewinder Fries - $3

Load up the family and come on out to the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds May 8 & 9 from 11AM - 7PM both days!

Not feeling fried food but the rest of the family is? No worries we will also have our Stockyard Smokehouse open serving BBQ sandwiches and ribs! All below combos are $10 and include one side (tax included in price)!
Pulled Pork Sandwich
Smoked Turkey Breast Sandwich
Smoked Bologna Sandwich
BBQ Ribs (4 Bones)
Side Options: Coleslaw - Potato Salad - Chips - Sweet Potato Fries
- Beer Battered Sidewinder Fries
The Stockyard Smokehouse will also be offering beer & wine specials, details to come! "

Best of Luck Beer Hall Take over

4 by 4 Tap Takeover!

Where: Best of Luck Beer Hall, 313-B South Jefferson Ave, Springfield, MO

When: Saturday, May 9th from 3-7:30 PM

Owners of 4 By 4 and Best of Luck will be on hand to serve you! Please help our staffs by tipping generously! Best of Luck $25 Gift Cards available for purchase for ONLY $20!

Beer Options:
64 oz growlers fills of 4 By 4 for $10!!
Choose from Basic Batch Orange Mango Seltzer, Jimmy Shimmy (Extra Special Bitter) & Strawberry Fields 4 Ever (Strawberry Blonde Ale)
Bring your own growler or purchase a 4 By 4 growler from us for $10.

Food Options:
-Chips & Dip $3
-Frites Plate w/ Sauces $6
-Crispy Brussels $6
-Best Burger $8
-Fried Chicken Sandwich $7
-Circle B German Sausage $5
-Circle B Jalapeño Cheddarwurst $5
-Beyond Meat Bratwurst $7
​Chips included with all entrees. Add fries for $3.

Please go to to see mustard and topping choices for brats. Ordering ends at 7:00 pm and last pick-up is at 7:30. Please help us plan ahead by ordering early.

Please call or text (417) 522-9009 to place your order and choose your pick-up time.

Cheers! 🍻 "

Monroe House Market

Monroe House Market

Where: Monroe House Market

When: Saturday, May 9th from 10 AM - 2 PM

"Each month we open our Market location to showcase our carefully curated collection of furniture and home decor. We are bringing you the best in quality and beauty. Whether you are furnishing your home or just need to revamp your space we can help you. We also offer design consultations. This market is on a first come first serve basis so be early for the best selection! Monroe House Market is located in the historical district of Fair Grove."

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