It’s a Big Deal to Shop Small

Getting ready for the holiday season can take a lot of work: planning, shopping, decorating, eating, and more eating. Thanksgiving weekend is no longer just about eating and spending time with your loved ones; it’s also the start of the holiday shopping season. Small Business Saturday is sandwiched between Black Friday and Cyber Monday and…

Fall Foliage Drives

One of the first things I think of when I hear “October” would be the color orange, whether it’s Halloween pumpkins or leaves changing its color. Although the times and qualities of peak fall color have to do with weather and elevation, we will highlight some must-see areas around Rolla during the autumn season. 10th…

On Your Mark, Get Set, Go!

Love those post-run endorphins? There are so many running events in Phelps County! From a full marathon to family-friendly runs and walks, your list of races to register for this fall season is sure to grow a little longer! Gold Rush 5K – October 16 Hosted by Missouri S&T, this family-friendly event is open to…

Halloween Happenings

Halloween is right around the corner, so let’s get in the spirit at these spooky events and activities in Rolla! The Haunted Mine Want a real thrill this Halloween? Come out to the Missouri S&T’s Experimental Mine for an experience you could only imagine in your nightmares! October 22, 23, 29, 30 & 31 from…

Fall Into Rolla

As the cooler temps come, so does the beautiful fall foliage, events, and festivals! Here are a few fall events happening in and around Rolla, Missouri. The Broken Oak Fall Barn Sale The Broken Oak is a unique shopping experience located in the heart of Missouri. Over 50 vintage and handmade vendors gather at the…

Fun With Your Furry Friend

We love our four-legged friends! Over half of the hotels in Rolla are pet-friendly, so we wanted to highlight some fun things to do with your pup. Buehler Park A visit to Rolla’s first-ever dog park! Buehler Park features three fenced yards for off-leash play, each with waste stations, water fountains, and seating for pet…

Top Must-Shop Boutiques in the Rolla Area

Rolla is riddled with some of the finest boutiques and small shops, from unique, handmade offerings to fashion-forward apparel. Whether you’re shopping for your significant other, children, parents, or best friend, these stores have it all! Red Door Gifts & Boutique Located in downtown Rolla, Red Door Gifts & Boutique has thousands of options for…

Celebrating the Bounty of Our County

The county fair, or agricultural fair as it is sometimes called, was originally formed to give our rural ancestors a break from the farm and show off their prized livestock, produce, and other goods. Today, fairs give communities a chance to show off unique habits and talents and are a great expression of a county’s…

More Than Just a Farmers Market

Summer is here, which means Saturday mornings are for the Downtown Rolla Farmers Market! The community focused market provides fresh, locally grown, nutritious produce and fruit, farm eggs, baked goods, meats, jam, body care products, hand-made jewelry, and the list goes on. Attending a Farmers Market can be an important social event in the life…