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Tiger fans, are you ready for game day!?

The Mizzou Tigers kick off Saturday, November 28 at 11 a.m. against the Vanderbilt Commodores.

*Mizzou was originally scheduled to play the Arkansas Razorbacks on this date, but due to COVID-19 and a combination of positive tests, contact tracing and quarantining of individuals within the Arkansas football program, their meetup is postponed.

TICKETING INFORMATION & PARKING PASSES

Mizzou fans looking to attend the game should use their ‘Game 2’ tickets and ‘Game 2’ parking passes, and save their ‘Game 5’ tickets and parking for the Arkansas game when it is officially rescheduled.

PRE-GAME INFORMATION

The 2020 football season looks different than anything we’ve seen in years past. Mizzou Athletics is diligently working with University leadership, the Southeastern Conference, NCAA, and with the advisement of public health officials on developing a plan for a safe return to intercollegiate athletics competition this fall. Capacity limits, cashless payments, face coverings and digital ticketing are just a few ways things have changed. For a comprehensive list of 2020 fan guidelines, please visit mutigers.com

Looking for a hotel room? If you’re having a hard time finding a room, call the City Contact Center at 573.874.CITY (2489) and ask for hotel availability.

Transportation:

  • Park downtown (parking garages are free on Saturdays) and walk to the stadium
  • GoCOMO will provide FREE shuttles to the game.

Find new game day gear here:

Grab a bite to eat: Look through our list of restaurants located in The District for lunch or dinner options.

TAILGATE

Tailgating Notes

  • Tailgating has been prohibited on the Mizzou campus during the 2020 season.
  • Still want to hang out with friends before the game? Check out a Columbia park for tailgating! Please remember to celebrate safely and maintain social distance.

WHILE YOU’RE HERE

We hope you’ll take some extra time to explore Columbia while you’re here for the game! Here’s what is going on around town this weekend:

 

Wassail Walk

Rocheport Wassail Walk– Escape the madness of Black Friday and take a safely distanced stroll through Rocheport. Shop and enjoy this free event as some of our fine merchants offer up warm wassail to all who come into town! This holiday tradition is a great way to ring in the Christmas season. Event takes place Friday, November 27 in historic opens in a new windowRocheport.

Maker’s Bizarre

Holiday Maker’s Bizarre – Visit opens in a new windowThe Atrium on Tenth Saturday, November 28 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. for The Maker’s Holiday Bizarre and shop handmade goods from local artisans, bakers, and makers! Entry is free and a cash bar is available for all guests at the event.

The Crossing Magic Tree

The Crossing Magic Tree Lighting – Visit The Crossing Friday, November 27 at 5:30 p.m. for the official lighting of the Magic Tree. opens in a new windowThe Crossing Magic Tree will be lit daily from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Columbia Farmers Market – November 28 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the MU Health Care Pavilion. Fresh vegetables and fruit, meat, farm-fresh eggs, cheeses, honey, cut flowers, plants, artisan items & more. As a producer-only market, everything sold here is offered by farmers and artisans who help sustain our region. SNAP (food stamps) are accepted at all markets. Live music, gardening workshops and children’s activities are featured at every market! Join us in rain or shine!

CONTACT US IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS:

Stop by 300 S. Providence Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Call 573.874.CITY (2489)

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We’re winding down 2020 (yay!) but before we ring in the New (and better) Year, check out these fabulous holiday events happening in CoMo. 

Beautiful lights are adding holiday cheer to The District this season. While you’re downtown shopping for fabulous holiday gift items, be sure to check them out.

 

Our friends at The Columbia Mall are hosting virtual visits with Santa now through January 4. Make your reservations online before they’re sold out! If you would rather visit Santa in person, he will be on-site November 27 through December 24. Reservations are required.

 

Visit the Columbia Farmers Market November 24 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. for their special Thanksgiving Market. Support local farmers and grab everything you’ll need for a delicious holiday feast or shop their new online market and enjoy the convenience of curbside pickup. 

 

Candy Cane Crib is back at Logboat Brewing Company! Festivities begin November 25 at 3 p.m. with the lighting at 6:06 p.m.

 

Be sure to stop by The Atrium November 28 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and shop handmade goods from local artisans, bakers and makers! Entry is free and a cash bar is available to all guests. 

 

Visit historic Rocheport November 27 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. for the annual Wassail Walk. Enjoy sampling local merchant wassail recipes and vote for your favorite. 

If you love a good holiday light display, Warm Springs Ranch is sure to please. This year they are offering a drive-thru experience allowing you to enjoy the magic of thousands of twinkling lights from the comfort of your own vehicle.  This event runs Thursdays through Sundays from November 27 through December 30. Reservations are required and spots are limited.

The Magic Tree is back and more beautiful than ever! This year, enjoy the tree lighting ceremony from the comfort of your own home during the December 3 virtual tree lighting at 6 p.m

Cherry Hill Magic Tree

Living Windows returns to The District December 4. Event details to follow.

2019 Living Windows

Head to  Ashland December 4 and enjoy the annual lighted tractor parade starting at 7 p.m. This year visitors will enjoy tractors, trailers, jeeps and more covered in holiday lights and decor.

The Missouri Symphony will be offering their annual holiday home tour virtually this year. Make your reservations now to enjoy a video tour of three gorgeous homes December 15 through January 3. Featured homes belong to notable Columbia sports figures Norm Stewart, Gary Pinkel and Atiyyah Ellison

Visit Centralia December 18 and enjoy the annual lighted tractor parade. Details to follow. 

 

While you’re out enjoying the festivities, please follow local health and safety guidelines to ensure everyone stays safe and healthy this holiday season. Happy Holidays!

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Sit back, relax and let someone else do the cooking this Thanksgiving! There are plenty of delicious dining options available this year if you don’t feel like preparing a huge meal.

This list will be continuously updated. If you would like to include your restaurant in this list, please email Sandi Peterscreate new email at the Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Barred Owl (573) 442-9323
Call or email to pre-order Thanksgiving turkeys by 11/17.

Bob Evans (573) 814-3256
Open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Cherry Street Cellar (573) 442-7281
Offering dine-in or carryout. Order online.

Cracker Barrel (573) 474-9977
Offering dine-in and carryout from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Order online.

Eleven Eleven (573) 818-6207
Pre-order by November 25 for pickup between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. November 26. Opens at 3 p.m. Thanksgiving for dine-in and Igloos.

Glenn’s Cafe (573) 447-7100
Reserve a spot now for a three course Thanksgiving dinner. Open 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Hoss’s Market and Rotisserie (573) 815-9711
Order by November 19th for November 25th pickup.

Hy-Vee
Several options available.

Sycamore (573) 874-8090
Limited quantities. Order online for November 25th pickup.

 

 

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The Mizzou Tigers  November 14 game against the Georgia Bulldogs has been postponed until December 12. Time TBD.

PRE-GAME INFORMATION

The 2020 football season looks different than anything we’ve seen in years past. Mizzou Athletics is diligently working with University leadership, the Southeastern Conference, NCAA, and with the advisement of public health officials on developing a plan for a safe return to intercollegiate athletics competition this fall. Capacity limits, cashless payments, face coverings and digital ticketing are just a few ways things have changed. For a comprehensive list of 2020 fan guidelines, please visit mutigers.com

Looking for a hotel room? If you’re having a hard time finding a room, call the City Contact Center at 573.874.CITY (2489) and ask for hotel availability.

Transportation:

  • Park downtown (parking garages are free on Saturdays) and walk to the stadium
  • GoCOMO will provide FREE shuttles to the game.

Find new game day gear here:

Grab a bite to eat: Look through our list of restaurants located in The District for lunch or dinner options.

TAILGATE

Tailgating Notes

  • Tailgating has been prohibited on the Mizzou campus during the 2020 season.
  • Still want to hang out with friends before the game? Check out a Columbia park for tailgating! Please remember to celebrate safely and maintain social distance.

WHILE YOU’RE HERE

We hope you’ll take some extra time to explore Columbia while you’re here for the game! Here’s what is going on around town this weekend:

LIVE MUSIC

FRIDAY

Molly Healey Band at The Blue Note @ 7 p.m.

SATURDAY

Dear Pretender: Album Release Party at The Blue Note @ 7 p.m.

SUNDAY

Kody West at The Blue Note @ 7 p.m.

OTHER EVENTS

Columbia Farmers MarketNovember 14 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the MU Health Care Pavilion. Fresh vegetables and fruit, meat, farm-fresh eggs, cheeses, honey, cut flowers, plants, artisan items & more. As a producer-only market, everything sold here is offered by farmers and artisans who help sustain our region. SNAP (food stamps) are accepted at all markets. Live music, gardening workshops and children’s activities are featured at every market! Join us in rain or shine!

CONTACT US IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS:

Stop by 300 S. Providence Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Call 573.874.CITY (2489)

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There is no shortage of spooktacular things to do this Halloween in CoMo! Many events have been reimagined to keep the germs away. Get the details here on where you can enjoy the holiday safely.

 

House of Brokers Drive Thru Halloween
House of Brokers 1515 Chapel Hill Rd.
October 29 – 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Join us for a Scrumdiddlyumptious, ‘Willy Wonka’ themed outdoor Halloween Drive Thru October 29 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. We’ll have pre-packaged goodies for the kids as well as kettle corn. Feel free to wear your costumes or come as you are. We’d love to see your faces (from 6ft away of course!)

House of Brokers Halloween

 

Virtual Halloweenie
The District
October 30 – 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Halloweenie is happening virtually in 2020! Stay safe and join your favorite District businesses online, October 30 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., for a custom Halloweenie virtual event. The District will be live with DIY crafts, mask making, and a costume contest for the kids. Adults can enjoy “Adult Corner” where you can hear from your favorite restaurants, bartenders, retailers and more. A virtual link will be provided this week.

Treat goodie bags will be available at The District office, located at 11 South 10th Street, October 28 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. They will also be available October 29 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Goodie bags will include candy, DIY projects for kids, and special deals for adults  – all donated by downtown businesses. Treat bags are first come, first serve.

Virtual Halloweenie

 

Drive-Boo Trick or Treating
Columbia Parks & Recreation – Cosmo Park – 1615 Business Loop 70 W
October 31 – 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Columbia Parks and Recreation, in cooperation with Cumulus Media, is planning a safe and low-contact trick-or-treating experience for kids. Come see us October 31 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Cosmo Park. 

Families will drive through the free event in Cosmo Park and collect treats through their car windows. 

Participants should enter Cosmo Park from the south end of the park, off Business Loop or Schwabe Lane near Rainbow Softball Complex. One-way traffic will be enforced as families drive through the event and collect treats. 

Participants should wear masks when interacting with event staff and volunteers and remain in their vehicles. All participants will be asked for their name and contact information for contact tracing purposes. All volunteers and staff will wear masks and gloves when interacting with participants. 

A car costume contest will also be held. Dress up your vehicle in its best spooky, silly, or fun costume. We’ll photograph the vehicles and post the pictures to 101.5 KPLA’s Facebook page! The public can vote on the submissions, and the winner will receive a Columbia Parks and Recreation gift certificate.

Drive-Boo Trick-or-Treating

 

Bring Your Own Big Wheel – Ghosts and Goblins
Columbia Parks and Recreation – The ARC – 1701 W. Ash
October 31 – 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Kids, bring your fanciest Big Wheel or tricycle and cruise the ARC track! Prizes and awards will be given to all riders and mileage will be recorded. Big Wheels must be clean and approved by staff, bicycles are not allowed. don’t forget your costumes and cameras! 

COVID-19 guidelines: Registration is limited. Only one parent per child, parents/guardians must wear a mask.

Price: $5 per child, ages 2-6. October 31 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Bring Your Own Big Wheel

 

Midway Golf & Games
5500 W. Van Horn Tavern Road

Children 12 & under who are in costume during their visit will get a free pre-packaged treat with candy and more! Must purchase a corn maze pass. Supplies are limited. October 29 through October 30 only. 

Midway Gold and Games Corn Maze

 

Halloween at Four Oaks Farm
11805 East Judy School Rd
October 31 – 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Put on your costume and visit Four Oaks Farm October 31 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. There is a $5 admission fee (2 & under free).  There will be outdoor trick-or-treating, food trucks, live music and hayrides! The Farm store and all of the farm activities will be open during this event. More details will be added this week.

Pumpkins

 

Halloween Glow
Sky-Zone – 1201 American Parkway
October 30 – 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. AND October 31 – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Have all the fun of jumping under glow lights AND get to participate in Halloween themed contests, games and giveaways. Costumes optional. Cost is $22.99. October 30 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and October 31 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Sky Zone

Bonkers Spooktacular Halloween Party
Bonkers – 3812 Buttonwood Drive
October 30 – 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Come to Bonkers October 30 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. for the best not-scary halloween party ever. $10 per person cost includes 2 slices of pizza and medium soft drink, a trip through the Bonkers Pumpkin Patch to choose your pumpkin, and a stop at the decorating station to personalize it. $5 play cards available for games. Bonkers guests will also enjoy free treat stations throughout the location. 

Bonkers

Treat Street!
Forum Christian Church – 3900 Forum Blvd.
October 31 – 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Take a stroll down Forum’s Treat Street anytime between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. on October 31st. This drive-thru event will be a fun way for your kids to dress up and trick-or-treat all in the comfort and safety of your own car.

As you enter our parking lot, you will receive a net to collect candy. You will be directed through our parking lot where there will be stations resembling different children’s story books. Our team of volunteers at each station will pass out candy and other activities, and invite your kids to play games all from within your car. It will be a lot of fun for every member of the family! You won’t want to miss it!

Treat Street

 

Fall Festival
Christian Fellowship Church – 4600 Christian Fellowship Rd.
October 31 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

For the past 20 years, Christian Fellowship Church has hosted a Fall Festival for the Columbia community. In light of Covid-19 we have re-imagined this year’s festival into an outdoor event. Our heart is to create a fun and safe space for families this fall with trunk-or-treating, candy, and more. There will also be food available for purchase at a variety of food trucks. Wear a costume or come as you are. Help us maintain a family friendly environment for all ages by wearing non-scary costumes.

Christian Fellowship Fall Festival

 

All Family Fall Festival
Grace Bible Church – 601 Blue Ridge Rd.
October 31 4 p.m.

Join us for trunk or treat and pumpkin painting October 31 at 4 p.m. Kona Ice and 12 Baskets Food Truck will be available for purchase.

All Family Fall Festival

 

Tail Waggin Trunk & Treat
Treats Unleashed – 4107 White Tiger Lane
October 21 – 6 p.m. to  8 p.m.

We will have tricked out rides for our annual tail waggin’ trunk-or-treat, an event that puts a spin on the Halloween tradition of trick-or-treating for the two-leggers that also includes the four-leggers! Our dogs are family too!

Trunks will be decorated and filled with homemade dog treats made with love by our volunteers. There will be a canine costume contest so get those costumes together! We will have candy for the kiddos so bring the whole family.

Prizes and give-aways for just a $5.00 donation to Unchained Melodies to help us care for our dogs. It’s going to be SPOOKTACULAR! 

*All CDC Guidelines will be followed. All volunteers will have masks on under their costumes. Social distancing and one way traffic will be implemented.

Trunk or Treat

 

Trick-or-Treat Party for Pets
Treats Unleashed – 1400 Forum Blvd.
October 31 – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Our annual Trick or Treat party is still happening this year!

We’ve made some changes to keep everyone safe. Stop by anytime between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to pick up your pets’ premade goodie bag, full of fun samples!

Costumes are not required, but are encouraged! We would love to see our pet friends this Halloween. This is an absolutely FREE event, though we will accept donations towards our Spotlight Groups – Central Missouri Humane Society and The Spay Neuter Project/No Kill Columbia.

Trick or Treat for pets

 

 

 

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Are you ready for some football Tiger fans?!

It’s homecoming Mizzou football fans! The Mizzou Tigers kick off Saturday, October 24 at 3:00 p.m. against the University of Kentucky Wildcats.

Mizzou Football

PRE-GAME INFORMATION

The 2020 football season looks different than anything we’ve seen in years past. Mizzou Athletics is diligently working with University leadership, the Southeastern Conference, NCAA, and with the advisement of public health officials on developing a plan for a safe return to intercollegiate athletics competition this fall. Capacity limits, cashless payments, face coverings and digital ticketing are just a few ways things have changed. For a comprehensive list of 2020 fan guidelines, please visit mutigers.com

Looking for a hotel room? If you’re having a hard time finding a room, call the City Contact Center at 573.874.CITY (2489) and ask for hotel availability.

Transportation:

  • Park downtown (parking garages are free on Saturdays) and walk to the stadium
  • GoCOMO will provide FREE shuttles to the game.

Find new game day gear here:

Grab a bite to eat: Look through our list of restaurants located in The District for lunch or dinner options.

TAILGATE

Tailgating Notes

  • Tailgating has been prohibited on the Mizzou campus during the 2020 season.
  • Still want to hang out with friends before the game? Check out a Columbia park for tailgating! Please remember to celebrate safely and maintain social distance.

WHILE YOU’RE HERE

We hope you’ll take some extra time to explore Columbia while you’re here for the game! Here’s what is going on around town this weekend:

Friday, October 23
Jack-o’-Lantern Jamboree at Daniel Boone Regional Library from 7 – 8 p.m.: Join us at the Columbia Public Library just after sunset for a drive-through display of carved pumpkins by local artists of all ages. From the safety and comfort of your vehicle, you can enjoy jack-o’-lanterns set up to illuminate the outer wall of the library’s south parking lot. Be prepared for additional spooky surprises including a visit from the notorious Sanderson sisters.

Saturday, October 24
Head out to The Club at Old Hawthorne for a Covid-19 safe Drive Thru Balloon Glow hosted by University Subaru. The event is free and runs 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, October 25 
Socket/Hallsville Balloon Glow 6:30 – 8:oo p.m. at the Hallsville Fairgrounds: Load up the family and join us for a spooktacular balloon glow. Enjoy the sight of balloons glowing as you drive through the event. There will be a free candy goody bag at the end of for the kids. $5 raffle tickets available to win a tablet – proceeds to Hallsville Police Foundation.

 

LIVE MUSIC

Friday, October 23
One Way Traffic at Rose Music Hall @ 6 p.m.

Saturday, October 24
Murphy’s Ford at Rose Music Hall @ 6 p.m.

Sunday, October 25
Conman Economy at Rose Music Hall @ 6 p.m.

OTHER EVENTS

2020 Corn Maze at Shryocks Callway Farms

Shyrocks Farm Corn MazeShyrocks Callaway Farms, 2927 County Road 253. The 2020 Corn Maze is a tribute to the Kansas City Chiefs 2020 Super Bowl LIV victory.  Make plans now to come out to the farm and enjoy the life-size corn maze,  hayrides, roaring campfires and pumpkins. This corn maze will be open weekends beginning September 18th.

Midway Golf and Games Corn Maze – Midway Golf & Games, 5500 West Van Horn Tavern Road.  Midway Golf & Games has added a corn maze to their 2020 fall season. They have partnered with Special Olympics Missouri and will be donating a portion of the profits from the maze to support the programs for more than 16,900 athletes. The corn maze will feature a design highlighting Special Olympics. They will also be offering a pumpkin patch, mums, hayrides and fire pits. The corn maze will be open beginning September 18th.

Columbia Farmers Market – October 24 from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the MU Health Care Pavilion. Fresh vegetables and fruit, meat, farm-fresh eggs, cheeses, honey, cut flowers, plants, artisan items & more. As a producer-only market, everything sold here is offered by farmers and artisans who help sustain our region. SNAP (food stamps) are accepted at all markets. Live music, gardening workshops and children’s activities are featured at every market! Join us in rain or shine!

CONTACT US IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS:

Stop by 300 S. Providence Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Call 573.874.CITY (2489)

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Tiger fans, are you ready for game day!?

The Mizzou Tigers kick off Saturday, October 10 at 11 a.m. against the LSU Tigers.

 

TICKETING INFORMATION

This game is being relocated from LSU to Mizzou’s Faurot Field due to Hurricane Delta threatening the Baton Rouge, LA area. Mizzou Athletics is working to provide donors and season ticket holders the priority to purchase their 2020 relocated seats for this game. Mizzou season ticket holders can go to their MyMizzou account, where tickets have been pre-loaded with an invoice available to claim their tickets. Tickets must be reserved by Thursday, October 8 at 2 p.m. as tickets will go on sale to the general public Friday, October 9 at 9 a.m. Any tickets not purchased by Thursday’s deadline will be included in Friday’s public sale.

PARKING PASSES

Parking passes will be loaded onto Mizzou ticket accounts after season ticket holders have purchased single-game tickets. Parking will be managed in fans MyMizzou accounts, as well as the Mizzou Tigers app, along with game tickets. Parking lots will open at 8 a.m.

PRE-GAME INFORMATION

The 2020 football season looks different than anything we’ve seen in years past. Mizzou Athletics is diligently working with University leadership, the Southeastern Conference, NCAA, and with the advisement of public health officials on developing a plan for a safe return to intercollegiate athletics competition this fall. Capacity limits, cashless payments, face coverings and digital ticketing are just a few ways things have changed. For a comprehensive list of 2020 fan guidelines, please visit mutigers.com

Looking for a hotel room? If you’re having a hard time finding a room, call the City Contact Center at 573.874.CITY (2489) and ask for hotel availability.

Transportation:

  • Park downtown (parking garages are free on Saturdays) and walk to the stadium
  • GoCOMO will provide FREE shuttles to the game.

Find new game day gear here:

Grab a bite to eat: Look through our list of restaurants located in The District for lunch or dinner options.

TAILGATE

Tailgating Notes

  • Tailgating has been prohibited on the Mizzou campus during the 2020 season.
  • Still want to hang out with friends before the game? Check out a Columbia park for tailgating! Please remember to celebrate safely and maintain social distance.

WHILE YOU’RE HERE

We hope you’ll take some extra time to explore Columbia while you’re here for the game! Here’s what is going on around town this weekend:

LIVE MUSIC

FRIDAY

Ben Miller Band at Rose Park @ 6 p.m.

SATURDAY

Arkansauce at Rose Park @ 6 p.m.

SUNDAY

The January Lanterns at Rose Park @ 6 p.m.

OTHER EVENTS

2020 Corn Maze at Shryocks Callway Farms

Shyrocks Farm Corn Maze – Shyrocks Callaway Farms, 2927 County Road 253. The 2020 Corn Maze is a tribute to the Kansas City Chiefs 2020 Super Bowl LIV victory.  Make plans now to come out to the farm and enjoy the life-size corn maze,  hayrides, roaring campfires and pumpkins. This corn maze will be open weekends beginning September 18th.

Midway Golf and Games Corn Maze – Midway Golf & Games, 5500 West Van Horn Tavern Road.  Midway Golf & Games has added a corn maze to their 2020 fall season. They have partnered with Special Olympics Missouri and will be donating a portion of the profits from the maze to support the programs for more than 16,900 athletes. The corn maze will feature a design highlighting Special Olympics. They will also be offering a pumpkin patch, mums, hayrides and fire pits. The corn maze will be open beginning September 18th.

Columbia Farmers Market – October 10 from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the MU Health Care Pavilion. Fresh vegetables and fruit, meat, farm-fresh eggs, cheeses, honey, cut flowers, plants, artisan items & more. As a producer-only market, everything sold here is offered by farmers and artisans who help sustain our region. SNAP (food stamps) are accepted at all markets. Live music, gardening workshops and children’s activities are featured at every market! Join us in rain or shine!

CONTACT US IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS:

Stop by 300 S. Providence Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Call 573.874.CITY (2489)

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Bring on the pumpkin spice: it’s Fall in Missouri! This year looks a little different with many of our beloved fall festivals cancelled. However, there are still plenty of spook-tacular things to see and do before cold weather sets in. Here are just a few places we suggest visiting this fall.

 

It just wouldn’t feel like fall without a trip to the corn maze. The corn maze at Shryocks Callaway Farms opened September 18 and is a favorite for visitors of all ages. Layout and theme of the maze changes yearly and the theme for 2020 is Champs. Enjoy S’Mores by one of the campfire areas that comes complete with roasting sticks and a picnic table. Reservations are required and can be made during regular corn maze hours. Pumpkins will be for sale in late September. 

Photo Courtesy Shryocks Callaway Farms

 

Midway Golf & Games has added a corn maze to their fall 2020 season. They have partnered with Special Olympics Missouri and will be donating a portion of the profits to support programs for more than 16,000 athletes. In addition to the corn maze, they will have a pumpkin patch, mums, hayrides and firepits. Take advantage of one of their fall combo cards and enjoy a round of mini golf, a go kart ride or some time in the batting cage along with your trip through the corn maze. 

Photo by Sandi Peters

 

If you’re looking for pumpkins, there are plenty of places to find them in Mid-MO. Peach Tree Farms, about 20 minutes west of Columbia, offers an assortment of pumpkins and gourds starting October 1. The farm also offers hayrides, food for animals, Bunny Ville, Corny Crib and several photo opportunities. A great way to spend an afternoon with the family. 

 

Photo by Sandi Peters

 

Strawberry Hill Farms is open for the fall season from September 1 through October 31. We adore their assortment of unique pumpkins and gourds as well as their colorful mums. Houseplant fans will enjoy their selection of succulents and easy care houseplants. 

Photo by Sandi Peters

 

Mum season is in full swing at CMSE Giving Gardens. You will find a variety of mums, pumpkins and gourds available through October. Don’t forget to check out their houseplants too. 

Photo by Sandi Peters

 

Lloyd’s Family Farm in Ashland is another must see this fall. The farm offers a variety of pumpkins in their you-pick patch as well as hayrides, a corn maze and other family friendly activities. After pumpkin season ends, the farm transitions into selling Christmas trees. 

Photo Courtesy of Lloyd’s Family Farm

 

Visit Four Oaks Farm, LLC 4th generation family farm and you’ll find pumpkins, mums and more. A perfect place for the family to visit, they offer a cow train and a variety of outdoor activities for kids. Open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through October 31. 

Photo Courtesy of Four Oaks Farm

 

If you’re more interested in a good scare, Fear Fest Haunted House might be for you. Located at the Midway exit, this haunted house is open select hours in October and November. Stay tuned to their Facebook page for more information regarding their 2020 safety precautions and hours. 

Photo Courtesy of Fear Fest Haunted House

 

We hope this list gives you some ideas of fun places to visit this fall! Be sure to tag us in your fall photos using #ShowMeCoMo.

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Tiger fans, are you ready for Game Day?!

The Mizzou Tigers kick off Saturday, September 26 at 6 p.m. against Alabama Crimson Tide.

PRE-GAME INFORMATION

The 2020 football season looks different than anything we’ve seen in years past. Mizzou Athletics is diligently working with University leadership, the Southeastern Conference, NCAA, and with the advisement of public health officials on developing a plan for a safe return to intercollegiate athletics competition this fall. Capacity limits, cashless payments, face coverings and digital ticketing are just a few ways things have changed. For a comprehensive list of 2020 fan guidelines, please visit mutigers.com

Looking for a hotel room? If you’re having a hard time finding a room, call the City Contact Center at 573.874.CITY (2489) and ask for hotel availability.

Transportation:

  • Park downtown (parking garages are free on Saturdays) and walk to the stadium
  • GoCOMO will provide FREE shuttles to the game.

Find new game day gear here:

Grab a bite to eat: Look through our list of restaurants located in The District for lunch or dinner options.

TAILGATE

Tailgating Notes

  • Tailgating has been prohibited on the Mizzou campus during the 2020 season.
  • Still want to hang out with friends before the game? Check out a Columbia park for tailgating! Please remember to celebrate safely and maintain social distance.

WHILE YOU’RE HERE

We hope you’ll take some extra time to explore Columbia while you’re here for the game! Here’s what is going on around town this weekend:

LIVE MUSIC

FRIDAY

David Nail at Rose Park @ 7 p.m.

SUNDAY

Of Sea and Stone at Rose Park @ 6 p.m.

OTHER EVENTS

2020 Corn Maze at Shryocks Callway Farms

Shyrocks Farm Corn MazeShyrocks Callaway Farms, 2927 County Road 253. The 2020 Corn Maze is a tribute to the Kansas City Chiefs 2020 Super Bowl LIV victory.  Make plans now to come out to the farm and enjoy the life-size corn maze,  hayrides, roaring campfires and pumpkins. This corn maze will be open weekends beginning September 18th.

Midway Golf and Games Corn Maze – Midway Golf & Games, 5500 West Van Horn Tavern Road.  Midway Golf & Games has added a corn maze to their 2020 fall season. They have partnered with Special Olympics Missouri and will be donating a portion of the profits from the maze to support the programs for more than 16,900 athletes. The corn maze will feature a design highlighting Special Olympics. They will also be offering a pumpkin patch, mums, hayrides and fire pits. The corn maze will be open beginning September 18th.

Columbia Farmers Market – September 26 from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the MU Health Care Pavilion. Fresh vegetables and fruit, meat, farm-fresh eggs, cheeses, honey, cut flowers, plants, artisan items & more. As a producer-only market, everything sold here is offered by farmers and artisans who help sustain our region. SNAP (food stamps) are accepted at all markets. Live music, gardening workshops and children’s activities are featured at every market! Join us in rain or shine!

CONTACT US IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS:

Stop by 300 S. Providence Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Call 573.874.CITY (2489)

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Can you believe Labor Day is just around the corner? The holiday marks the unofficial end of summer and ushers in the season of pumpkin spice lattes and cozy wool sweaters. Before you say farewell to summer, here are several ways to enjoy the long weekend exploring some of the best outdoor spots in Columbia.

Finger Lakes State Park

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If you haven’t had a chance to visit opens in a new windowFinger Lakes, this weekend is the perfect time to do so. Kayak, paddle-board and canoe rentals are available opens in a new windowonline at $25 a day. There are also more than 70 miles of off-road motorcross and all-terrain trails ready to explore. For those looking to relax, there is plenty of sandy beach shore waiting for you.

 

The Pinnacles

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This unique Ozarkian geologic formation is wedged between two rivers and can be found just 20 minutes north of Columbia. Bring your hiking boots and make your way to the top where you will find breathtaking views. Cool off after your hike in one of the creeks or enjoy a picnic in one of the three picnic shelters. Visit during golden hour for amazing shots of the sun peeking over the rocks. 

 

Rock Bridge Memorial State Park

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Visitors to this opens in a new windowpark will notice many sinkholes, caves, streams and small springs; all characteristics of karst topography. There are several opens in a new windowtrails of varying length and difficulty perfect for hiking, mountain biking and even equestrian use. We suggest bringing waterproof shoes and a flashlight too as no trip is complete without exploring Connor’s Cave. We highly recommend a return trip in the fall to check out the beautiful foliage.

 

Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area

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opens in a new windowEagle Bluffs is the perfect place to take a Sunday drive. A camera is a must for snapping shots of the majestic bald eagles. Check out the 17 wetland pools that provide habitat for animals such as heron, duck, geese, turtles and more. Stop along the Missouri River and watch the eagles soar overhead while enjoying a picnic. For those who don’t mind a hike, you will be rewarded with amazing views. There is a viewing platform accessible from S. Warren School Road or the Katy Trail. Visiting at sunrise or sunset is truly magical.

 

Katy Trail – Rocheport

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The opens in a new windowKaty Trail is full of surprises. Have you been to Rocheport and ventured through the old railroad tunnel under Moniteau Bluff? The tunnel was built in 1893 and is now open only to bicyclists and pedestrians. You might also notice an old railroad explosives cave in the cliffs as you head south towards McBaine. Now is the perfect time to get out there and see what other hidden gems the trail has to offer. Bike rentals are available at opens in a new windowMeriwether Cafe and Bike Shop, conveniently located near the trail. 

Now that you have some new ideas for the holiday weekend, don’t forget to share your photos with us using #ShowMeCoMo. Have fun exploring!

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