Friends of the Garden is pleased to partner with Farmers Market of the Ozarks for Moonlight MASKerade, a Halloween event for all ages. Come in costume to enjoy the full moon and autumn colors of the garden and sample food and beverages from local food artisans. The event takes place on Thursday and Friday, October 29 and 30 from 5-8 p.m. at the Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden, 2400 S. Scenic Ave., Springfield, Mo.
Adult admission is $15 in advance or $17 at the gate. Adults receive 6 tickets to purchase food and beverage samples from FMO vendors. Both alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages will be available. Purchase additional tasting tickets for $1 each.
Admission for children ages 3-12 is $5 in advance or $7 at the gate. Children receive tickets to redeem at treat stops throughout the lighted garden trails.
Purchase a discounted family package for $40 in advance or $45 at the gate. The family package includes admission for two adults and three children.
In accordance with the city-wide mandate, ages 12 and older are required to wear face coverings; children ages 3-11 are strongly encouraged to wear face coverings.
To learn more or to purchase advance tickets, visit friendsofthegarden.org/moonlight. Advance tickets are also available at Farmers Market of the Ozarks, 2144 E. Republic Rd., Springfield, Mo., or 417-323-2813.
All proceeds from this event benefit the enhancement of the Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden and the mission of Farmers Market of the Ozarks.
Formed in 1985, the 7.5-acre Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden is the oldest attraction within the Springfield Botanical Gardens at Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park. It is an authentic representation of traditional Japanese landscape design featuring a large koi pond, moon bridge, meditation garden and tea house. The Stroll Garden is maintained through partnership with the Springfield-Greene County Park Board, Friends of the Garden, Springfield Sister Cities Association and Springfield’s sister city of Isesaki, Japan.