100th Anniversary Celebration

10/5/2024 | Bennett Spring State Park | Lebanon, MO

Join us on Saturday, Oct. 5, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Bennett Spring State Park! This event will feature live music, storytelling, food trucks, vendors and a car show. Historical exhibits at Shelter B and the nature center, as well as Civilian Conservation Corps reenactors between Shelter B and the spring branch, will highlight the history of the park since its birth in 1924. The celebration with end with a movie night on the lawn next to Shelter B, starting at 6:30 p.m.

This event is free and open to the public, and there is no need to register. Guests planning to attend the movie are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on.

For more information, call the park office at 417-532-4338.

Event schedule:

Stage by Shelter B

  • 10 a.m. to noon – music and storytelling from EznDil
  • 1-3 p.m. – gospel bluegrass music from Red Letter Edition
  • 4-6 p.m. – bluegrass music from Lindley Creek

Shelter B

  • All day – yarn doll making
  • All day – rope making
  • All day – Dutch oven cooking demonstrations
  • All day – vendors
  • 6:30-8:30 p.m. – movie night: "A River Runs Through It"

Nature center

  • 1-1:45 p.m. – "Magic Waters and Silver Dollars: A History of Ozarks Tourism," presentation by Dr. Brook Blevins, the Noel Boyd professor of Ozarks studies at Missouri State University

Bennett Spring State Park is located at:

26250 Highway 64A, Lebanon, MO | 417-532-4338

Associated activities

  • Interpretive Programs