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…

There’s No Business Like Show Business

When art becomes transcendent, it is unlike anything else. Explore the performing arts at Rolla’s very own Ozark Actors Theatre (OAT). Founded in 1987, OAT is one of only four professional theatres in out-state Missouri. The Theatre first opened its doors to area audiences in 1988 with the production of Godspell in the Cedar Street…

Top 3 Summer Activities in Rolla

With summer in full swing, now is the time to get out of the house and enjoy the outdoors. Dive into the fun with these top 3 summer activities. Relax and unwind at The Fugitive Beach The beach is closer than you think! With over an acre of water, multiple water slides, pavilions, a sand…

Events

Get Your Independence On!

Happy (almost) 4th of July! All over the United States, Independence Day is celebrated with food, parades, flags, and especially fireworks! Here in Phelps County, the annual Lions Club Carnival is an event that happens to be a remarkable one and takes place throughout 4 days of fun. From food, games, rides, prizes, fireworks, and…