Friday Five: 417's Best Events 8/19 - 8/25

Our Top Picks to explore the Ozarks this weekend.

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Ozark Antique Auto Club Swap Meet, August 19th - August 21st

Ozark Empire Fairgrounds, Springfield, MO

Looking for an antique car or car parts? Stop by the Fairgrounds for a classic time looking at 77 acres of cars, car parts, and other related items. Stop and swap car stories with other like minded enthusiasts. Whether you are in the market for automotive swag or just wanting a little time car-gazing, it's sure to be an adventure. For more information, visit the Auto Clubs' website. Gates open to the public at 7am and close at 8pm on Friday and Saturday, Sunday hours are 7am to 3pm.

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Barn Dance at Heartwood Barn! August 19th

Sycamore Creek Family Ranch, 2657 Sunset Inn Rd., Branson, MO

Check out a great time for all ages, a good 'ole barn dance. Join in on the fun with some Texas two-stepin', swing dancing, line dancing and more. A pizza truck will be available at 6:30, dancing is from 7pm-10pm. For more information and to purchase tickets ($12 ages 12+, $6 ages 3-11) visit their website here.

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48th Annual Ernte-Fest, August 20th

610 Main St, Friestatt, MO

Looking to experience some authentic German bratwurst, Polka, and a Bier Garten? Take a drive to the Lion's club in Friestatt for their Ernte - Fest. General admission is free but the Bier Gartern is $5 for patrons age 18 and older. There will be food and other items for sale along with games, rides and more. Festivities begin at 4:30 and end at midnight. More information is available on their website.


L.E.A.D. Nixa- Multicultural Event, August 20th

McCauley Park, Nixa, MO

Join the Nixa community this weekend as they celebrate a variety of cultures and heritages. There will be food trucks, giveaways, displays and live performances from Grupo Latinoamericano, Celtic Fire Irish Dance Company and cloggers. The performances begin at 6pm and end with the Movie in the Park (Encanto). Visit their Facebook event for more information. Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Askinosie Chocolate Factory Tours

514 E Commercial St., Springfield, MO

Have you ever wondered how chocolate is made? Springfield has its very own chocolate factory that can help answer all your chocolate questions. The factory is open to the public every Monday at 3:00pm for tours. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased on their website. Enjoy!!

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