Celebrate the fall season and the opening of Missouri State University-West Plains’ amphitheater by joining the campus community for its Fall Festival Kickoff event postponed to Thursday, Oct. 17 due to inclement weather.
The festival will open at 5 p.m. with musical entertainment by the award-winning West Plains High School Zizzer Pride Band. At 5:45 p.m., Patient Eyes will take the stage. Formed in the summer of 2018, this genre-bending alternative rock band from Mtn. Home, Arkansas, draws its influences from both folk/Americana music and rock/hard-core music.
Throughout the evening, younger children can enjoy such games as pumpkin bowling, ring toss and face painting. Their older counterparts from high school and college can take part in pumpkin painting, cornhole and a three-legged race.
Food trucks from Bootleggers BBQ, Annie’s Hot Dog Cart, Kiko’s Hibachi and Sushi, 10/40 Coffee, Hillbilly Kettlecorn, and Uncle Charlie's Deep Fried Sweets will be on hand to serve hungry visitors.