Missouri

Musical “Kinky Boots”

Through Sept.26/SPRINGFIELD – At the Springfield Little Theatre/Landers Theatre. Sometimes the best way to fit in is to stand out. Charlie is a shoe factory owner struggling to save his family business. Lola is a fabulous entertainer with a wildly exciting idea. With a little compassion and a lot of understanding, this unexpected pair learns to embrace their differences and creates a line of stilettos unlike any the world has ever seen! But in the end, their most sensational achievement is their friendship. Rated PG-13 / Runtime – 2 hours. Tickets are $22-34. >MORE

Pumpkin Daze

Oct. 2/REPUBLIC – 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the J.R. Martin Park. Everyone is welcome to compete in the largest pumpkin contest or other categories like largest watermelons, tomatoes and sunflowers. View giant fruits and vegetables, meet the growers, shop over 350 booths and munch on delicious snacks first seen at the 1904 World’s Fair. This is a free event.

APPLE BUTTER MAKIN’ DAYS

Oct. 8-10/MOUNT VERNON –  Enjoy 400+ booths of crafts, fair food, live music, KidZone areas, wiener dog races, a car show and apple butter making. 9 a,m. – 6 p.m.1st 2 days, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. the last day. Free admission. Musical entertainment will be provided by Geezer Stir the Pot and learn how apple butter is made on the historic Lawrence County Courthouse lawn. The faire style food supports Lawrence County non-profit organizations and offers a great variety for your taste buds. This free festival has been pleasing crowds for over 50 years and just keeps getting better. Bring your friends, bring your family and prepare yourself for the best Fall Festival experience on the scenic streets