Cider Days on Walnut Street This Weekend

The 22nd annual Cider Days on Walnut Street will take place on Saturday and Sunday, September 21 & 22, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both days. The event is located on historic Walnut Street between Benton Avenue and National Avenue.

The event will feature over 80 crafters and artisans, along with food vendors providing a wide range of options from BBQ to Greek to Peruvian. The Scarecrow Village will return along with three different stages of performers.

“There’s something for the whole family,” Rusty Worley of the Downtown Springfield Association told OI on KWTO’s Morningline. “Cider Days features some of the best local performers and crafters in the region.”

In addition to the food vendors on Walnut Street, there will also be a parking lot area designated as “Food Truck Park” with a variety of the area’s best food trucks including Pineapple Whip, in one of their last stops before they close for the season.

Performances will range from musical artists to theater troupes and even kung-fu performances. The festivities begin with a Friday night “Kickoff Concert” at Jordan Valley Park featuring Shaun Munday and Grant Williams & the Formula. The concert is free and starts at 6 p.m..

Here’s the schedule of performances on the event’s three stages:

Saturday, Sept. 21

DeLong Plumbing Center Stage

10–10:45 a.m.: Hudson Freeman

11–11:45 a.m.: Molly Klepel

noon–12:45 p.m.: Deanna White

1–1:45 p.m.: Kenny Key & Juanita Lee

2–2:45 p.m.: Sarah Margaret Smith

3–3:45 p.m.: Johnson’s Taken Winter

4–4:45 p.m.: Jacob Woollard

Missouri State University College of Arts & Letters West End Stage

10–11 a.m.: Averturize

11:15 a.m.–noon: Kyle Walz — One Man A Lot of Sound

12:15–1:15 p.m.: The Finley River Boys

1:30–1:50 p.m.: Queen City Sound

2–3 p.m.: The Bridgetones

3:15–3:45 p.m.: The Ukeladies

4–5 p.m.: The Stringfield Duo

Reliable Toyota Show Wagon Stage

10–10:20 a.m.: Children’s Chorus of Springfield

10:30–11:30 a.m.: Pat’s Clogging Studios & Celtic Fire Irish Dance Company

11:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m.: POINT Performing Arts

12:30–1:15 p.m.: Sonshine Performing Arts      

1:30–2 p.m.: Studio VIE

2:15–3:15 p.m.: Springfield Little Theatre Education Department

3:30–3:55 p.m.: Springfield Ballet: Grace in Motion

4–4:20 p.m.: Springfield Regional Opera

4:30–5 p.m.: Petra Ballet Junior Company

Sunday, Sept. 22

DeLong Plumbing Center Stage

10–10:45 a.m.: Molly Klepel

11–11:45 a.m.: Eddie Gumucio

noon–12:45 p.m.: Deanna White

1–2 p.m.: Jacob Woolard

2:15–3:15 p.m.: The Stringfield Duo

Missouri State University College of Arts & Letters West End Stage

10–10:50 a.m.: The Scotts Are Out

11–11:45 a.m.: Sarah Margaret Smith

noon–12:20 p.m.: Jazz! Quartet

12:45–1:45 p.m.: Julie Henigan

2–3 p.m.: The Bridgetones

3:15–4:15 p.m.: Kenny Key & Juanita Lee

4:30–5 p.m.: The Coloring Magician

Reliable Toyota Show Wagon Stage

10–10:30 a.m.: Fu Hok Kung Fu Demo Team

10:45–11:15 a.m. Princesses of the 417

11:30  a.m.– noon: Springfield Regional Opera

12:30–1 p.m.: Springfield Metro Chorus

1:30–1:50 p.m.: Ozark Dance

2–3 p.m.: Republic Community Band

3:15–4:15 p.m.: Branson Regional Arts Council Staccato Show Choir