Where to get some coffee deals on National Coffee Day

Ah, coffee! As a commercial once sang to us, "the best part of waking up is Folgers in your cup". Can I get an Amen here?!

Friday September 29th is National Coffee Day and there are some places around town that are giving their loyal customers deals & discounts on their coffee.

Here's a list on what national chains are participating*.


Participating Dunkin’ locations across the U.S. are offering a free hot or iced medium coffee with the purchase of any other beverage or bakery item on Friday.

Krispy Kreme

Customers at participating Krispy Kreme locations can try the chain’s new drip coffee or espresso drinks (one per customer) for free on Sept. 29, no purchase necessary. Anyone who purchases a dozen doughnuts can also buy an additional dozen Original Glazed doughnuts for just $2 more.


In honor of National Coffee Day, new subscribers (or former subscribers) who sign up for Panera’s Unlimited Sip Club between Sept. 29 and Oct. 10 can join for $99 per year (a savings of approximately $20 over the regular annual rate) or $5 per month for four months (a savings of almost $7 per month).


While not offering any national deals on coffee or drinks, select Starbucks locations are said to be hosting coffee tastings on Sept. 29. (Customers are asked to inquire with their local shops to find out who may be participating.)


While this small list is just about national chains, be sure to check with the many independently owned coffee shops here in town. We've got a lot of them and it doesn't hurt to ask if they've got anything going on for National Coffee Day.

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Where to find Fall Festivals in the Ozarks

If you're looking for something to do with the family, then check this out. The Fall Festivals are coming up and here's a pretty big list of places to go and things to do.


Sunflower Patches:

Country Roads, Stotts City, Mo., Sunflower Festival September 2-17: CLICK HERE: https://countryroads.farm/missouri-sunflower-festival/

Willard Sunflower Days, September 7-September 21: CLICK HERE: https://www.willardparks.com/sunflower-days.html

7 C’s Winery, Walnut Grove, Mo., CLICK HERE: https://www.7cswinery.com/sunflower.html

Pumpkin Patches/Corn Mazes:

Feemster’s Twisted Corn Maze, Through October 15: CLICK HERE: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100094718215574

Exeter Corn Maze, Through November 2: CLICK HERE: https://www.exetercornmaze.com/

Barnhouse Pumpkin Patch, Beginning September 14: CLICK HERE: https://www.facebook.com/barnhousepumpkinpatch

Silver Dollar City: Harvest Festival Featuring Crafts & Pumpkins In the City, September 15-October 28: CLICK HERE: https://www.silverdollarcity.com/theme-park/festivals/harvest-festival/

Country Roads, Stotts City, Mo., Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze September 23-October 29: CLICK HERE: https://countryroads.farm/

Shepherd of the Hills: Shepherd’s Pumpkinfest, September 22-October 29: CLICK HERE: https://theshepherdofthehills.com/shepherds-pumpkinfest/


Seymour Apple Festival, September 7-9: CLICK HERE: https://seymourapplefestival.com/?fbclid=IwAR2CETvkYshnwhRUlwWfqUlZFBTaOrDYtumfYK-v1PWMO1bCgQrldLtzzew

Cole Camp Downtown Fair, September 7-9: CLICK HERE: https://www.colecampmo.com/

Springfield’s St. Elizabeth Ann Seton’s Harvest Home September 8-9: CLICK HERE: https://www.seaschurch.org/harvest-home

Japanese Fall Festival, Springfield, September 8-10: CLICK HERE: https://peacethroughpeople.org/events/japanese-fall-festival/

Buffalo Celtic Festivals, Buffalo, Mo., September 8-9: CLICK HERE: https://www.buffaloareachamber.org/celticfestival

Conway Community Days, September 8-9: CLICK HERE: https://www.facebook.com/conwaycommunitydays/

21st Annual Buffalo River Bluegrass Festival, September 7-9: CLICK HERE: https://www.facebook.com/buffaloriverbluegrass/

Shepherd of the Hills Fall Craft Fair, Branson, September 8-10: CLICK HERE: https://theshepherdofthehills.com/events/

Your Life Matters Rally, Osage, Ark., September 9: CLICK HERE: https://www.facebook.com/Osage-Baptist-Church-324428269087/

Society of Ozarkian Hillcrofters 2023 Old Country Fair, Branson, September 9: CLICK HERE: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ozarkianhillcrofters

Bolivar Country Days, September 9: CLICK HERE: https://www.facebook.com/downtownbolivar

Crocker Railroad Days, September 9: CLICK HERE: https://www.facebook.com/CrockerCP

Bikefest, Camdenton, Mo., September 13-17: CLICK HERE: https://lakebikefest.com/

Starvy Creek Fall Festival, Conway, Mo., September 14-16: CLICK HERE: https://starvycreek.com/september-festival

Branson Autumn Daze, September 14-16: CLICK HERE: https://www.explorebranson.com/event/autumn-daze-arts-crafts-music-festival/2496

Ozarks Steam Engine Association- Steam O Rama, Ash Grove, Mo. September 14-17: CLICK HERE: https://steamorama.com/?fbclid=IwAR1TeWB7gD9iKxo7gF8hp9HYU9F7tGPJdiWX4Ywi2iH5xya2q1GW96cAIyc

Marshfield Harvest Days, September 15-16: CLICK HERE: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100057586954673

Marionville Apple Fest, September 15-16: CLICK HERE: http://www.marionvilleapplefest.com/index.html

Fall Festival Cow Days 2023, Dixon, September 15-16: CLICK HERE: https://www.dixonchamberofcommerce.com/

St. Joseph the Worker Car Show, Ozark, September 16: CLICK HERE: https://www.facebook.com/events/241133088746240

Cider Days on Walnut Street, Springfield, September 16-17: Click Here: https://www.itsalldowntown.com/ciderdays/

1860′s Lifestyle Exposition, Springfield, Sept 16-17: CLICK HERE: https://www.graycampbellfarmstead.org/index.html

State of the Ozarks Fall Festival, Hollister, September 16: CLICK HERE: http://stateoftheozarks.net/showcase/events/soto-fest/

Annual Mead Fest, Walnut Grove, Mo, September 16: CLICK HERE: https://www.7cswinery.com/meadfest/meadfest.html

Fina’s Outdoor Vendor Market, September 17: CLICK HERE: https://www.finasmarket.com/events/

Hootin an Hollarin, Gainesville, September 21-23: CLICK HERE: https://hootinanhollarin.com/

HOBA Bluegrass Festival, West Plains, September 21-23: CLICK HERE: https://hobabluegrass.wixsite.com/mysite/september-2021-festival

Wilder Days 2023, Mansfield, September 22: CLICK HERE: https://www.mansfieldmochamber.org/

Lockwood “September Days,” September 22-23: Click Here: http://www.lockwoodseptemberdays.com/

Highlonesome Music Festival, Ava, September 22-24: CLICK HERE: https://www.dockleyranch.com/highlonesomemusicfest.html

Route 66 Hogs & Frogs Festival, Waynesville, September 22-24: CLICK HERE: https://www.route66hogsandfrogsfest.com/

Phillipsburg Village Park, Phillipsburg, September 23:

Fair Grove Heritage Reunion, Fair Grove, September 23: CLICK HERE: https://www.fg-historical.org/

Celebration of Nations, Rolla, September 23: CLICK HERE: https://nations.mst.edu/

Bluegrass on the Square, Greenfield, September 23: CLICK HERE: https://www.greenfieldmochamber.com/

Rhodes Mtn. Family Music Festival, Fredricktown, Mo., September 28-30: CLICK HERE: https://thepunches.org/rhodesmountainfamilymusicfestival

Black Walnut Festival in Stockton, September 28-30: CLICK HERE: https://www.facebook.com/The-Black-Walnut-Festival-438858122954851/

DCO’s Wine & Whiskey Walk, Springfield, September 29: CLICK HERE: https://www.dcoonline.com/events

Fairbanks Fall Festival, Springfield, September 29: CLICK HERE: https://www.facebook.com/events/709392241010115

Pioneer Heritage Festival of the Ozarks, Ava, September 29-30: CLICK HERE: https://heritage417.com/?fbclid=IwAR3hh9u2hBshWGW5ICll9LKNaAOFDxHFUoE627e2RSGcnZxPqSXGefuaf3w

Billings Merchants Fall Festival, September 30: CLICK HERE: https://www.facebook.com/Billings-Merchants-Association-1893727534286315/

Rockin Rogersville, September 30: CLICK HERE: https://rockinrogersville.com/

2023 Smokin’ the Ozarks EGGfest, Nixa, Mo., September 30: CLICK HERE: https://outdoorhome.com/pages/2023-eggfest-at-outdoor-home

Fall Festival at the Barley House, Springfield, September 30: CLICK HERE: https://www.facebook.com/events/2324887414366084

Fall Festival and Antique Market, Fordland, September 30: CLICK HERE: https://www.schofieldgray.com/event-details/fall-festival-and-antique-market-2

T’s Disability Acceptance 5k Run, September 30: CLICK HERE: https://www.facebook.com/events/838619664027896

Newton County Homecoming Shindig & Car Show, Jasper, Ark., September 30: CLICK HERE: https://www.facebook.com/events/1331843817404939?acontext=%7B%22event_action_history%22%3A[]%7D


Maple Leaf Festival in Carthage, The Month of October: CLICK HERE: https://carthagechamber.com/maple-leaf

Branson Oktoberfest at Faith Lutheran, October 1: CLICK HERE: https://www.facebook.com/BransonOktoberfest/

Hillberry Music Festival, Eureka Springs, October 4-8: CLICK HERE: https://hillberryfestival.com/

Republic Pumpkin Daze, October 6-7: CLICK HERE: https://republicpumpkindaze.com/

Cackle Hatchery’s Annual Chicken Festival, Lebanon, Mo., October 6-7: CLICK HERE: https://www.cacklehatchery.com/annual-chicken-festival/

Open Doors United Methodist Church’s 3rd Annual Fall Craft Fair, Blue Eye, Mo., October 6-7: CLICK HERE: https://www.facebook.com/Open-Doors-United-Methodist-Church-of-Blue-Eye-367309026618609

Ozark Craft Fair, Ozark, October 6-8: CLICK HERE: https://www.ozarkcraftfair.com/

Bear City Fall Festival, Willow Springs, October 7: CLICK HERE: https://www.wschamber.net/post/bear-city-fall-festival?fbclid=IwAR3b-BzKEmMK_W8nhzgX-r7ZbnE0NQHGJiA3i00PxGtcox6E_7nxDe0KIHk

Junior League’s Annual Fall Home Tour, Springfield, October 7: CLICK HERE: https://www.jlspringfield.org/support/fallhometour/

Harvest Homecoming, Harrison, October 7: CLICK HERE: https://www.facebook.com/harvesthomecoming/

Harvest Moon Festival, Forsyth, October 7: CLICK HERE: https://forsythmissouri.org/events/harvest-moon-festival/

Fall Craft and Vendor Fair, Lebanon, October 7: CLICK HERE: https://www.facebook.com/lebanonfirstchurch

Cassidy Women’s Fall Bazaar & Bake Sale, Nixa, October 11: CLICK HERE: https://www.l-rffaboosterclub.com/events.html

Lake Area Fiber Arts Festival, Camdenton, October 13-14: CLICK HERE: https://www.lakefiberarts.com/about-lake-area-fiber-artists/2023-fiber-arts-festival

77th Annual Turkey Trot Festival, Yellville, Ark., October 13-14: CLICK HERE: https://yellvilleturkeytrot.com/

Apple Butter Makin’ Days in Mt. Vernon, October 13-15: CLICK HERE: https://www.mtvchamber.com/apple-butter-makin-days.html

Lake Fiber Arts Festival, Camdenton, October 13-14: CLICK HERE: https://www.facebook.com/Lakeareafiberartsfestival

55th Annual Scenic Riverways Arts & Crafts, Eminence, Mo., October 14: CLICK HERE: https://www.facebook.com/events/1360142061582294?acontext=%7B%22event_action_history%22%3A[]%7D

Oktoberfest on the Square 2023, Ozark, October 14: CLICK HERE: https://www.facebook.com/events/167551706346043/?acontext=%7B%22event_action_history%22%3A[]%7D

Niangua Fall Festival, Niangua, October 14: CLICK HERE: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61550316061625

Thayer Chamber of Commerce Fall Festival, October 14: CLICK HERE: http://www.thayer-chamber.com/

Har-FEST, Buffalo, Mo., October 14: CLICK HERE: https://www.facebook.com/groups/515180199589133

Hollister Grape and Fall Festival, October 14: CLICK HERE: https://www.facebook.com/HollisterGrapeFest/

Boot Country Craft Show, Bolivar, October 14: CLICK HERE: https://www.facebook.com/events/266668865746784/?acontext=%7B%22event_action_history%22%3A[]%7D

Jeepin for a Cure, Ozark, October 14: CLICK HERE: https://www.facebook.com/events/652486156221643

Arts in the Park, Springfield, October 14-15: CLICK HERE: https://www.facebook.com/artcraftguild

The Coleman Vault’s 5th Annual Family Fun Day, Marionville, October 15: CLICK HERE: https://www.facebook.com/events/594566052810039

Pathways UMC 2023 Craft Fair, Springfield, October 20: CLICK HERE: https://pathwaysumc.org/

Iberia Fall Fest, Iberia, Mo., October 20-21: CLICK HERE: https://www.facebook.com/IberiaCommunityBettermentAssociation

Sparta Persimmon Days Festival, October 20-21: CLICK HERE: https://www.facebook.com/events/688011803157385/

Autumn Harvest, West Plains, October 21: CLICK HERE: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1158714288006644/?ref=share

Lake of the Ozarks Woodcarvers show, Camdenton, October 21: CLICK HERE: https://www.lakeozarkswoodcarvers.org/annual-club-show

62nd Annual Glade Top Trail Flaming Fall Revue - Music & BBQ, Ava, October 21: CLICK HERE: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100064901851509

Pets & Pumpkins, Springfield, October 21: CLICK HERE: http://www.petsandpumpkins.com/home.html

Mt. Pisgah Ladies’ Aid Bazaar, Cabool, October 21: https://www.facebook.com/MPLACabool

Warsaw Heritage Days, October 21-22: CLICK HERE: https://welcometowarsaw.com/tourism/festivals-and-events/?utm_source=madden&utm_medium=googlecpc&utm_campaign=semc-mo&utm_content=benton_county_events&gclid=Cj0KCQjw-NaJBhDsARIsAAja6dNFwgPIBm_M6PR59AG2uduLyCjU4P5a0JnXpng36DI2Hyopl3hCTKoaApxwEALw_wcB

Mystery Masquerade Ball, Fordland, October 28: CLICK HERE: https://www.castleshire.org/events.html

Greenfield Square Octoberfest, Greenfield, October 28: CLICK HERE: https://www.greenfieldmochamber.com/

Son-Rise Christian Church Handmade Craft Fair, Marshfield, Oct 28: CLICK HERE: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100071157664428


Holiday Pop-Up Craft Fair, Carterville, Mo., November 4: CLICK HERE: https://www.facebook.com/events/502488745416138

Springfield Sertoma’s Wingapalooza, November 4: CLICK HERE: https://www.springfieldsertoma.org/events-1/2023-wingapalooza

LRFFA Booster Club Craft and Boutique Show, Rogersville, November 4: CLICK HERE: https://www.l-rffaboosterclub.com/

Honoring our Veterans Pow Wow, Springfield, November 4-5: CLICK HERE: https://www.facebook.com/americanindiancenter1

A Holiday Marketplace, Harrison, November 10-11: CLICK HERE: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100064927620134

The Mistletoe Market at Pine Meadows, Willow Springs, November 11: CLICK HERE: https://www.facebook.com/events/632618302071132/?acontext=%7B%22event_action_history%22%3A[]%7D

Fall Craft Fair, Nixa, November 11: CLICK HERE: https://www.facebook.com/Donnascottage

Craft Fest 2023, Mountain Home, November 17-18: CLICK HERE: http://www.mhcraftfest.com/

Frisco Trail Craft Show, Willard, November 18: CLICK HERE: https://www.facebook.com/friscotrailcraftshow

Lake of the Ozarks Train Club Train Show, Camdenton: CLICK HERE: https://www.facebook.com/lototrainclub

Turkey Trot (Springfield), November 23: CLICK HERE: https://www.parkboard.org/624/29th-Annual-Turkey-Trot





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Details for the 2023 Tax-Free Weekend

If you've got kids, or maybe you're getting ready to go back to college, this weekend is the tax free weekend!

Here’s what qualifies:

  • Clothes that have a taxable value of $100 or less.
  • School supplies – not exceeding $50 per purchase.
  • Computer software with a taxable value of $350 or less.
  • Personal computers at $1,500 or less.
  • Other computer devices like a mouse, keyboard, external disk drive that cost $1,500 or less.
  • And graphing calculators at $150 or less.


Missouri is one of only 16 states in the county offering tax-free back-to-school shopping.

According to the Missouri Department of Revenue, every store in Kansas City and the rest of the state will be part of Missouri’s tax-free weekend.

Municipalities within the state can no longer opt out of the sales tax after Senate Bill 153 was passed in 2021.

The Department of Revenue said tax-exempt items bought online also count toward the tax-free weekend. Items can be delivered after the weekend, and the transaction must be completed during August 4-6 and shipped to a Missouri address.


Free Community Fridge

Friends! Check this out! This is so awesome!

You've seen the Little Free Libraries in people's yards, maybe you've seen a Little Free Pantry here and there. The West Central neighborhood in Springfield now has a free community fridge! Located right in front of the Urban Roots Farm. The fridge is free for everyone to donate and take whatever food items they want. There are also baskets to hold household items or canned goods. There’s a list of items that are accepted and a list of items that are not accepted. Basically, packaged items or freshly grown fresh produce items are okay. So items prepared in your kitchen are not allowed. Read more about the free fridge in the links below.

Click the link below for full fridge guidelines.


Where to watch fireworks

If you're wondering where you can watch fireworks on the 4th, here’s a list of city celebrations and firework shows this weekend in the Ozarks.

Friday, June 30
Mount Vernon – Spirit of 76 Park at 9 p.m. Fireworks begin at dark.

Republic – Martin Park at 6 p.m. Attractions include live music, kid’s zone, axe throwing and more. Fireworks begin at 10 p.m.

Saturday, July 1
Billings – Billings City Park at 5 p.m. Fireworks begin at dusk.

Branson – Treasure Lake Firework Display beginning at 10 p.m. Best seats in mini golf parking lot.

Buffalo – Independence Day Country Fair beginning at 11:30 a.m. at Southern Dallas County Fire Station. Fireworks begin at dusk.

Galena – Fireworks at the Y bridge.

Eagle Rock – Fireworks at 9 p.m. at Highway 86 bridge.

Marionville – Fireworks at Marionville City Park begin at dark. Food trucks will be available.

Pomme de Terre Lake – Fireworks over the water at Over Look Picnic Area in Hermitage. Fireworks begin at dusk with event beginning at 5 p.m.

Shell Knob – Independence Fest on Needles Eye Road beginning at 4 p.m.

Springfield – Springfield Raceway Fireworks beginning at 5 p.m.

Stockton – Fireworks begin at 8 p.m.

Taneyville – Event at Taneyville School beginning at 5 p.m. Fireworks begin at dusk.

Theodosia – Fireworks begin at dusk at Theodosia Marina Resort.

Thomasville – Gates open at 4 p.m. at Eleven Valley Community Center. Rodeo begins at 7 p.m. at fireworks begin at dusk.

Sunday, July 2
Chateau on the Lake – 4th of July celebration at 415 N. State Highway 265 in Branson. Fireworks begin at dusk.

Eureka Springs – Jamboreeka from 5-9:30 p.m. at Lake Leatherwood City Park. Fireworks begin at 9:15 p.m.

Hartville – Celebration of Unity at Hartville City Park beginning 5 p.m. Fireworks at dusk.

Holiday Island – Holiday Island Marina and The Barn beginning at 6 p.m. Fireworks begin at dusk.

Kimberling City – Fireworks at Table Rock Lake. Fireworks begin at 11:30 p.m.

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In an article in The Wall Street Journal, 54-year-old Californian Roger Anderson explained how his mission in life, getting back at scam callers, started with an irritating phone message a decade ago. He now deploys cutting-edge artificial intelligence tech and audio cloning to keep scammers talking in circles.

Best yet, for $1.99 a month, his brainchild, now officially The Jolly Roger Telephone Company, can be used by anyone.

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Anderson's program even includes a "Summon a Pirate" feature that makes things simpler for use on mobile phones. It also gives you a call log so you can happily listen to the AI voice frustrating the telemarketer afterward.


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Jackson Martin and The Jackson Martin Band LIVE at The Riff July 8th

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