29th Lawn & Garden Show

Feb. 22-24/SPRINGFIELD – The Ozark Empire Fairgrounds. Your Outdoor Living Headquarters! Over 100 exhibitors offer one-stop shopping for all your lawn and garden needs. Products and services include trees, seeds, other plants; landscape design and installation services; mowers, tillers, other lawn and garden power equipment; tree and lawn care services; pools and spas; fountains, ponds and other water features; patio furniture and grills; yard accessories; fence; and much more. An entire weekend weekend of shopping and presentations that will have you enjoying your outside space in no time! When you get hungry, visit the Sertoma Chili Cook-Off on Feb. 23 at the Springfield Expo Center featuring dozens of area businesses serving a wide variety of chili recipes that attendees are able to sample and enjoy, as well as voting for their favorite booth. A number of live bands and activities are hosted throughout the day alongside the delicious food and drinks. >MORE

Film Fest

Feb. 28-Mar 3/COLUMBIA – True/False offers a heightened four-day weekend of creative placemaking in which filmmakers, artists, musicians and others remake the mid-sized college town of Columbia, Missouri (our hometown) into a one-of-a-kind utopia. The transformative, rambunctious, ecstatic experience of T/F creates a cathartic journey that forces participants to do nothing less than to re-imagine reality. Creative placemaking means the festival develops the talents and focuses the energy of the region. We seek out the most creative, energetic people and then give them the tools to transform the downtown core of Columbia, both indoors and out. When the festival remakes ordinary spaces into magical, temporary spots, it inspires attendees and townies. T/F showcases downtown Columbia and its potential. >MORE

Home & Garden Show

March 1-2/WEST PLAINS – At the West Plains Civic Center. If you are interested in building, remodeling, gardening, cooking or shopping for new and “old” ideas for your home and garden, you won’t want to miss this event.  Exhibitors/vendors for home building and garden products and services. Seminars and cooking/building demonstrations. Hours are 3-8 p.m. Friday and 9-5 Saturday.