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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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The Boone County History & Culture Center is open and now features the Treasures of Boone County mural, a testament to the County’s bicentennial this year.

The mural was designed by Columbia’s own Stacy “Wildy” Self, owner of WildysWorld! MuralMakers Studio. It features the communities that create Boone County, including Ashland, Centralia, Columbia, Hallsville, Harrisburg, Rocheport, Sturgeon and The Missouri River Community.

Photo by Samantha Waigand

The mural captures different aspects of life in Boone County. Self reached out to the community for input on what should be featured and even had community paint nights year. Hundreds of people came together to help paint this historic mural. It is a beautiful symbol for all who live in and visit Boone County.

Photo by Samantha Waigand

Everyone is invited to see this historic mural on display. The Boone County History & Culture Center is open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 12 – 4 p.m. The first hour of each day is reserved for those over 60 years of age or high-risk individuals.

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LAST UPDATED: JULY 20, 2020

This is a resource list of grocery stores, superstores, pharmacies, hospitals and other services provided in the community.

Visit Columbia Regional Economic Development, Inc. and the Columbia Chamber of Commerce and use them as resources for the business community.

Grocery stores

Grocery stores have adjusted their hours of service for customers, including those who are more at risk of contracting COVID-19.

STORE HOURS DETAILS
ALDI Open every day from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Columbia delivery available
Clover’s Natural Markets Monday – Saturday, 10 am – 7 pm at both locations (Forum & Chapel Hill and Broadway location) Sunday noon to 6 pm We are open for shopping in-store at both locations We are enforcing and practicing healthy habits as we gear up to open our store. We will STILL be providing curbside shopping for your safety and convenience.
Hoss’s Market Open 10:00 a.m. to 8 p.m. M-F, Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Offering a full line of groceries and their normal menu via their website.
Hy-Vee Open every day from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. 7 a.m. – 8 a.m. is reserved for customers who are 60+ years old, expectant mothers & anyone with an underlying health condition(s) creating susceptibility to serious illness. Shopping online is available.
Natural Grocers
Mon – Tue: 8:30 am-8:05 pm
Wed: 8:00 am-8:05 pm
Thu – Sat: 8:30 am-8:05 pm
Sun: 9:00 am-7:35 pm
  • Every Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. For seniors and underlying medical conditions.
  • Every Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. For seniors and underlying medical conditions.
  • Order online and get your groceries delivered right to you thru Instacart!
Schnucks Open every day from 7 a.m. – 10 p.m. 6 a.m. – 7 a.m. is reserved for customers who are 60+ years old and for those who are more susceptible to

You can shop for groceries online via various outlets.

Superstores

Superstores have made adjustments to their store hours to maintain cleanliness and keep shelves stocked.

STORE HOURS PHONE ADDRESS
Sam’s Club M-Sa: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Su: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. (573) 875-2979 101 Conley Road
Target 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. daily (573) 445-9544 2400 Bernadette Drive
Walmart 7 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. daily (573) 499-4935 415 Conley Road
Walmart 7 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. daily
(573) 445-9506
3001 W Broadway
Walmart 7 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. daily
(573) 449-0815
1201 Grindstone Pkwy

PHARMACIES

There are several pharmacies in Columbia that are able to provide assistance.

PHARMACY HOURS PHONE ADDRESS
CVS M-F: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Sa: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Su: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. (573) 445-9545 2400 Bernadette Drive
D&H Drugstore M-F: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Sa: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. (573) 777-7373 1814 Paris Road
D&H Drugstore M-F: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Sa: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. (573) 777-7333 1001 W Broadway
Kilgore’s Medical Pharmacy M-F: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Sa: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Drive-thru and pick-up only (573) 442-0194 700 N Providence Road
Kilgore’s Medical Pharmacy M-F: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Sa: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Drive-thru and pick-up only (573) 447-4444 1608 Chapel Hill Road
Walgreens 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. daily (573) 874-3562 222 E Broadway

Hospitals

These are hospitals in Columbia that can assist with medical needs. In an emergency, please call 911.

HOSPITAL NAME PHONE ADDRESS
Boone Hospital Center (573) 815-8000 1600 E Broadway, Columbia, MO 65201
Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans’ Hospital (573) 814-6000 800 Hospital Drive, Columbia, MO 65201
University Hospital – University of Missouri (573) 882-4141 1 Hospital Drive, Columbia, MO 65212

Mental Health Resources

There are several mental health resources available to the community.

Resource Details

Burrell Behavioral Health Crisis Assist Team

Provides immediate 24/7 response to individuals who have a mental health crisis or are having thoughts of suicide. (800) 395-2132

Compass Health Network – Behavioral Health Services

Can provide a mental health assessment and recommendations. (884) 853-8937

FACE of Boone County

Serves Boone County children/youth 19 years or younger and their families. FACE can help families narrow their options of services based on their top needs. Services are free through the Boone County Children’s Services Fund. (573) 771-3223

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) Disaster Distress Helpline

Free mental health support 24/7: 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs or Hab

United Health Care (UHC)

Making available a free support line for anyone experiencing emotional stress or anxiety with COVID-19, even for non-UHC members. It’s available 24/7, free, and confidential. (886) 342-6892

To further ensure well-being, beginning tomorrow we will NOT be accepting any more volunteers at The Food Bank (2101 Vandiver Dr.) until further notice.

The  opens in a new windowCentral Pantry is still accepting volunteers at this time and those currently registered at The Food Bank are encouraged to register for opportunities at Central Pantry

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Latest Information

UPDATED: April 15, 2021

The Columbia Convention and Visitors Bureau’s (CVB) first priority is the safety and health of its visitors, its industry partners and its team. Our hospitality community is carefully following the guidelines of the U.S. Department of State and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and our local health department authorities. The city of Columbia and the County of Boone are no longer under a stay-at-home order. Information about what is permitted now that the order has been lifted can be found on Columbia’s Coronavirus Resource Page under Reopening and Recovery Documents.

The requirement to wear a face mask for all persons 10 years old and above is currently in effect. It is currently extended through May 12, 2021. You can review the entire ordinance opens in a new windowhere.opens PDF file

At this time, there are multiple confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Boone County. The Columbia CVB highly recommends travelers follow protocols directed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

  • Wash hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds
  • If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol
  • Cough into your elbow and sneeze into a tissue and throw the tissue in the trash
  • Consult with a doctor before traveling when sick
  • Stay up-to-date on vaccinations
  • Avoid contact with people who are already sick
  • Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth
  • Be aware of the latest travel advisories from the CDC and U.S. State Department

Should you find yourself feeling ill while in Columbia and Boone County, the region is served by these major healthcare providers:

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services has activated a statewide public hotline for citizens or providers needing guidance regarding COVID-19. The hotline is open and can be reached at 877.435.8411. The hotline is being operated by medical professionals and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel to Columbia and/or Missouri?

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has consistently advised the public to practice everyday preventative measures to help stop the spread of germs, as typical in the current flu and respiratory disease season. There are no travel restrictions or advisories in the domestic U.S., which includes Columbia, Boone County and the state of Missouri. If you are concerned about travel within the United States, please check updated CDC recommendations here.

Are there any closures of note for visitors to Columbia, such as attractions, hotels, restaurants or meeting venues?

As is true in every other city, residents and visitors alike are asked to observe public health recommendations. Many other local businesses are operating are now using curbside pickup and/or delivery. The CVB has created an online listing that is being updated constantly. The city of Columbia and the County of Boone are no longer under a stay at home order. Information about what is permitted now that the order has been lifted can be found on Columbia’s Coronavirus Resource Page under Reopening and Recovery Documents.

What is the impact on the tourism industry in Columbia and Boone County?

The decision to cancel meetings and events is creating and will continue to result in a significant impact on the local economy and to the workers whose jobs and livelihoods are affected by reductions in these events. Over 11,000 people in Boone County directly or indirectly depend on tourism for their job.

Additional Resources

For more information visit the Centers for Disease Control’s main COVID-19 site or the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)’s FAQs microsite

Local Resources

City of Columbia COVID-19 Landing Page

Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services

University of Missouri

State Resources

Visit Missouri

Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services

National Resources

Johns Hopkins Live Tracker

United States Department of State

United States Travel Association

World Health Organization

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Latest Information

UPDATED: April 15, 2021

The Columbia Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) is closely monitoring the status of COVID-19 as the situation continues to evolve. We are staying in close contact with multiple entities, including the Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services (PHHS), other City of Columbia departments and the Missouri Division of Tourism. The city of Columbia and the County of Boone are no longer under a stay-at-home order. Information about what is permitted now that the order has been lifted can be found on Columbia’s Coronavirus Resource Page under Reopening and Recovery Documents.

The requirement to wear a face mask for all persons 10 years old and above is currently in effect. The order is currently in effect until at least May 12, 2021. opens in a new window You can review the entire ordinance hereopens PDF file .

Additional information can be found at the links below:

At this time, there are multiple confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Boone County. The overall risk of COVID-19 to the public remains low at this time. The Columbia Convention and Visitors Bureau highly recommends travelers follow protocols directed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

  • Wash hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds
  • If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol
  • Cough into your elbow and sneeze into a tissue and throw the tissue in the trash
  • Consult with a doctor before traveling when sick
  • Stay up-to-date on vaccinations
  • Avoid contact with people who are already sick
  • Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth
  • Be aware of the latest travel advisories from the CDC and U.S. State Department

Should you find yourself feeling ill while in Columbia and Boone County, the region is served by these major healthcare providers:

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services has activated a statewide public hotline for citizens or providers needing guidance regarding COVID-19. The hotline is open and can be reached at 877.435.8411. The hotline is being operated by medical professionals and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel to Columbia and/or Missouri?

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has consistently advised the public to practice everyday preventative measures to help stop the spread of germs, as typical in the current flu and respiratory disease season. There are no travel restrictions or advisories in the domestic U.S., which includes Columbia, Boone County and the state of Missouri. If you are concerned about travel within the United States, please check updated CDC recommendations here.

Are there any closures of note for visitors to Columbia, such as attractions, hotels, restaurants or meeting venues?

As is true in every other city, residents and visitors alike are asked to observe public health recommendations. Many other local businesses are now using curbside pickup and/or delivery. The CVB has created an online listing that is being updated constantly.

What is the impact on the tourism industry in Columbia and Boone County?

The decision to cancel meetings and events is creating and will continue to result in a significant impact on the local economy and to the workers whose jobs and livelihoods are affected by reductions in these events. Over 11,000 people in Boone County directly or indirectly depend on tourism for their job.

CVB Strategy

The Columbia CVB team is now back in the office full time. The Walton Building will be open to the public under regular hours beginning Monday, August 3rd. During this incredibly difficult time for the tourism industry, the CVB is focused on the following:

  • Working closely with our hoteliers and other industry partners to understand the impact the pandemic is having on their business and how the CVB can help.
  • Planning for marketing recovery and relaunch once travel begins to grow again. We want to be ready to capture visitors who will be looking to travel as quickly and effectively as possible.
  • Compiling helpful and positive information to distribute locally via the CVB’s website and social media.
  • Adjusting the CVB’s budget to ensure losses are accounted for and to plan for when travelers are planning trips again.
  • Staying in constant communication with sports events planners and our local sports stakeholders to stay up-to-date on cancellations, postponements, and possible reschedulings.

If you have additional questions concerning CVB operations, please don’t hesitate to contact the Columbia CVB. Contact Amy Schneider via email at Amy.Schneider@CoMo.govcreate new email

Additional Resources

For more information visit the Centers for Disease Control’s main COVID-19 site or the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)’s FAQs microsite

Additionally, the CDC has a number of handouts available for downloading and printing in multiple languages, including COVID-19 facts, information on stopping the spread of germs, and how to wash your hands. 

Local Resources

City of Columbia COVID-19 Landing Page

Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services

University of Missouri

State Resources

Visit Missouri

Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services

National Resources

CDC Guidance for Businesses and Employers

CDC Guidance for High-Risk Groups

Johns Hopkins Live Tracker

United States Department of State

United States Travel Association

World Health Organization

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Did you see all the films that are going to be showing at the True/False Film Fest? If you haven’t, check them out!

The films are all so unique and interesting, how can I choose which to see? Why are they all so great?!

To figure out what films make the cut and when I can see them, I have created a game plan that could actually work.

Here we go!

Step 1: Pick your favorite films

I was on the True/False website at 6:01 p.m. om February 12, just one minute after the films would for sure be listed.

Whoa, was I ever impressed with all the film descriptions I was reading! So impressed that after I read through them once, I immediately read through them again making internal notes on which ones I was the most interested in seeing.

This process was more helpful than I knew at the time. I automatically found 10 films I wanted to see. After a second look though, the number jumped to 14.

That’s nothing though.

When she first looked, my friend Megan had 12 films she knew she wanted to see. When she looked at them all again, she added four more to the list. The more you look at the film list, the more likely you are to add to your watch list!

It has to be a True/False trick. But it worked! Now on to the next step.

Step 2: Look at the schedule

Time to take in when and where all my film favorites are playing!

When I first looked at the schedule, I felt overwhelmed. There is a lot of information to take in, and there is just a lot going on.

Let’s walk through it.

There is an individual schedule for each day of the fest. The film start and end times are listed for each of the 11 venues where you watch the films.

There is also a column for Other Music and Events. This shockingly details other times you can listen to music and attend various events throughout the fest. I am definitely going to take a look at these two columns before and during the fest; I want to go to March March and experience other fun things!

I feel like I’ve grasped the schedule and understand it, so let’s move on to Step 3, where it all comes together.

Step 3: Plan the weekend

I’m looking at this schedule right now with my 14 favorite films ready to go, and I just hope this all works out.

I really want it to be possible to see all the films I’m interested in (and maybe two or three more).

We have to consider the film length, where the film is being shown, how far away my next film venue is, ALL of the things.

Luckily, the True/False team thought of all of that.

The schedule includes all of the films, where they are playing and when exact moment they start and end. But wait, there’s more!

At the bottom of the Thursday Schedule, there is a chart showing how far of a walk it is between venues. ALL the venues. This is going to be crucial as I plan out which films I want to see, where I can see them and how long of a walk I have to the next one.

They really did think of everything!

I am going to buckle down and make my plan tonight so I am ready to go when the time comes to login to the True/False system and make my reservations. Good luck to all of us, and may we all reserve the films and times we hope for!

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Whether you are celebrating Galentine’s Day, Valentine’s Day or waiting for the discounted candy on February 15, there are exciting events you can take part in this Valentine’s Day. Check them out here!

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13

Galentine’s Day at Coley’s

The Southern Rose Galentine’s Day Party

Ladies Night Out! at Jake’s Bar & Grill

Galentine’s Epic Pie Tasting at Peggy Jean’s Pies

Galentine’s Day Ladies Night! at The Mud Room

Galentine’s Day Party at DogMaster Distillery (rescheduled for Wednesday, February 19)

 

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14

Dim the Lights Valentine’s Dance Party at Cafe Berlin

Valentine’s Day with the Big Bang Brass Quintet at Broadway Brewery

Silverball Valentine’s Party

Valentine’s Day Champagne Tasting at Gunter Hans

Valentine’s Dinner at the Columbia Country Club

Wine Lovers Tasting & Tour for Two at Les Bourgeois Vineyards

Wine & Whiskers at Papa’s Cat Cafe

Valentine’s Day Photo Shoot at Woof’s Play & Stay

Pottery Valentine’s Date Night at The Mud Room

Sugarwitch Valentine’s Day Pop-Up at Fretboard Coffee

Valentine’s Special at COMO AXA Attack with Paint the Town

Valentine’s Day Wine & Chocolate Pairing at Les Bourgeois Vineyards

 

No matter where you celebrate or who you celebrate with, Happy Valentine’s Day!

 

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Have you ever been to the True/False Film Fest? Because I have not. 

I’m Amanda, the Community Relations Specialist for the Columbia Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB). I have lived in Columbia for a total of six years (four during college, two most recently). 

While living here, and especially working for the CVB, I’ve heard a lot about the fest. The films, the music, the art, everything worth mentioning, I’ve heard about it. I’ve just never experienced it for myself.

That all changes this year! This is my time to fully invest and go all-in to the True/False Film Fest weekend. 

And I’m taking you all with me. 

This is the beginning of my blog series, True/False for a First-Timer. Together, we are going to go from start to finish through the fest. 

For those of you who are new to True/False, too, my goal is to help you prepare and have a wonderful film-watching experience. And for those who have gone once or twice (or every year), please share your wisdom. Every little bit helps!

Now, before every venture, I personally believe research should be completed to make sure you know as much as you can so you have the most worthwhile experience. 

Let’s learn something new!

The very first True/False Film Fest took place in Columbia in 2003. From the very beginning, it has been about nonfiction cinema. 

There have been numerous films featured in this fest that have gone on to be nominated (and even won) at the Oscars in the Documentary (Feature) category. Check out the list of films below.

Man on Wire (2008)

Burma VJ

GasLand 

Restrepo

Waste Land

Undefeated (2011)

Searching for Sugar Man (2012)

How to Survive a Plague

Twenty Feet From Stardom (2013)

The Act of Killing

Cutie and the Boxer

Dirty Wars

Cartel Land

The Look of Silence

What Happened, Miss Simone?

I Am Not Your Negro

Life, Animated

Abacus: Small Enough to Jail

Strong Island

Hale County This Morning, This Evening

Of Fathers and Sons

American Factory (2019)

The Edge of Democracy

From what I’ve heard, True/False is not a solo adventure. If you’ve been through the fest before, what advice would you give to someone who’s never gone before? If you’re a first-timer like me, what questions about the True/False Film Fest do you have?

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New Year, New CoMo

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HAPPY NEW YEAR, COLUMBIA!

Not only is this the beginning of a new year, it’s the start of a new decade and the perfect opportunity to try new things.

Whether you are a visitor or a local, Columbia offers new and unexpected experiences. Take a look at what you may already be familiar with and find some hidden gems located all around our city.

Indoor Adventures

Level UP is the newest attraction in the Columbia Mall. Bowling, laser tag, a ropes course and arcade games can all be found in this one place. With food and drinks also offered, it is the perfect place for indoor fun.

If you love coffee and cats, Papa’s Cat Cafe is the place for you! This unique cafe gives visitors the opportunity to enjoy beverages and other treats while spending time with over 20 cuddly cats.

Shop & See

Have you been to The District? Filled with boutiques, shops, restaurants and more, downtown Columbia offers something for everyone and is worth a trip. Be sure to check out Alley A, the not-so secret gem located between Ninth and Hitt Streets.

         

But wait! There is more to downtown Columbia! The North Village Arts District is home to Columbia’s thriving art scene and features galleries, live performance spaces, art studios and so much more. Visit during the First Friday of every month for a free art crawl featuring music, art demonstrations and more.

For the Foodies

You may have heard of Shakespeare’s Pizza, a local icon and now operating out of three locations in Columbia. Both the pizza and the atmosphere make a visit worth it.

Pizza Tree is another pizza joint that is absolutely worth eating at. With daily specials and pizza served by the slice all day long, you will easily be planning your next visit as you are leaving.

Out & About

Walking the MKT Trail is an experience like no other. You can take in the views and see so much of the nature that encompasses Columbia. But, have you ever thought about biking on the MKT Trail? You can enhance the adventure and go farther faster by renting a bike from Pedego Electric Bikes, a shop in downtown Columbia. Conveniently located near Flat Branch Park, it is close enough where you can hit the trail almost immediately.

That’s Entertainment

Concerts are regularly held at The Blue Note, and it is located right in the heart of the District. Let us introduce you to its sister property, Rose Music Hall. Home to both an indoor and outdoor space, Rose Park, the patio is ideal for spending time outdoors with fellow music-lovers.

         

All of these experiences and countless others can be found in Columbia. To make 2020 even more worthwhile, make a resolution to try something new, something CoMo. Any one of these adventures just might make your year!

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Are you ready for the Gold Rush?!

The Mizzou Tigers kick off their Homecoming game this Saturday, October 12, at 6 p.m. at Memorial Stadium against the Ole Miss Rebels. Remember to wear gold as it’s the Gold Rush game.

PRE-GAME INFORMATION

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
  • Park downtownopens PDF file  and catch a shuttle to the stadium
  • Check to see if your hotel is on a shuttle route

Shuttle information and routes can be found at GoCOMOTransit.com.

{Shuttles cost $1.50 each way, exact change is needed}

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.

Be prepared: Follow the bag policy; the following options are allowed into the stadium:

  • Bags must be clear plastic, vinyl, or PVC and not exceeding 12″ x 6″ x 12″
  • One-gallon, clear plastic freezer bags
  • Small clutch bags that do not exceed 4.5″ x 6.5″
  • An institutionally approved logo no larger than 4.5″ x 3.4″ on one side of permissible clear bag

TAILGATE

Tailgating Notes

  • Tailgating sites open at 8 a.m.
  • Tiger Walk occurs 2 hours and 30 minutes before kick off – this year Tiger Walk will begin at the corner of Mick Deaver and Champions Dr.
  • The stadium opens 90 minutes before kick off
  • Keep any pets on a leash
  • Drones are not allowed to be flown on campus
  • If you don’t have your own, ask a parking attendant for a free blue recycling bag
  • Make sure you have designated drivers if you serve alcohol at your tailgate
  • Just follow the rules and have fun!

Food for Thought

Give these Tiger Tail Pretzel Sticks a try this weekend!

Our opens in a new windowTiger Tailgating Pinterest board has more ideas for game day recipes, tailgating tips, games and more.

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

Friday Happy Hour at Rose Park @ 5 p.m.

Interstellar Overdrive: Pink Floyd Tribute on 9th Street @ 7:30 p.m.

Matt Heckler + Casper Allen at Rose Music Hall @ 9 p.m.

SATURDAY

All That Remains & Lacuna Coil at The Blue Note @ 6:30 p.m.

The Native Howl at Rose Music Hall @ 9 p.m.

OTHER EVENTS

Shyrocks Farm Corn Maze – October 11 – 13 at Shyrocks Callaway Farms, 2927 County Road 253. The 2019 Corn Maze is a tribute and celebration of the beautiful landmarks across the United States. Make plans now to come out to the farm and enjoy the life-size corn maze, Fun Barn playground, group hayrides, roaring campfires, pumpkins and the famous gumball coaster. This corn maze will be open weekends from September 13 – November 3.

Columbia Farmers Market – October 12 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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