Festival Fine Print: Rules and Frequently Asked Questions


Why did you change the registration and fee structure for the farm festivals?

Baker Creek has added many new greenhouses and gardens, and as a result, the space for parking is more limited. We encourage ride sharing and car pooling. We are requiring pre-registration of vehicles and a parking fee of $15 in order to make the best possible use of our available space. Parking passes will be mailed, and all prepaid parking passes will need to be shown at the festival entrance gate. Anyone with a lost pass, or who prepays for parking too close to the event to receive a pass in the mail, can verify with their name or confirmation email. Screenshots are fine. Any unpaid guests can pay for their parking space at the gate as long as capacity allows. Lots will be closed to unpaid cars as we near capacity in order to reserve space for prepaid guests, and will be reopened as spots reopen.


If I don't need a parking space, do I have to pay to get into the festival?

No. Pedestrians and others not requiring a parking space are admitted free. 


Is a parking pass good for both days of the festivals?



How will you accommodate handicapped parking?

There will be a designated handicapped parking area, indicated with signage, with a shuttle to the festival grounds. Be advised that while the seed store and buildings are wheelchair accessible, the terrain at the village and greenhouse areas is uneven.


May I camp at the festivals?

We have “primitive” camping at the rear of our lower parking lot, as weather allows. You may tent, RV, or trailer camp, but be aware this ground can be very soft in wet weather. Large camping vehicles are strongly discouraged. We do have 4 bathrooms at the end of the building closest to the camping area and there is a frost-free faucet for water. We do not have electricity available. You are welcome to arrive on Friday to set up camp, but the event area and Bakersville Village are closed on Saturday. You may have a small campfire if you bring your own wood and use safety measures while burning. Please be advised that the parking lots are prone to flooding in early spring, and trailers, and large, heavy campers are strongly discouraged.


What overnight accommodations are near Baker Creek?

Here are some suggestions for overnight lodging or camping in the area:

Mansfield (6 miles): 
Mansfield Woods Cottages 417-924-1345 
Weaver Inn 417-924-2600 
Laura Ingalls Wilder Campground 417-924-1303 

Seymour (17 miles west on Hwy 60): 
Americas Best Value Inn 417-935-9888 

Ava (19 miles south on Hwy 5):
Super 8 417-683-1343 
The Foxtrot Inn 855-305-5076 
Fox Trotter RV Park 417-683-2468 
The Hitching Post RV Park 417-543-8342 

Marshfield-NW (approx. 36 miles-Hwy 38, Hwy F, Hwy V, London Road) or (approx. 36 miles-Hwy 60 West to Diggins, North on A Hwy.): 
Florence Inn Bed and Breakfast 417-258-0117 
Holiday Inn Express 417-859-6000 
The Dickey House (Airbnb): 808-345-4975   
RV Express 66 RV Park 417-859-7837 

Mountain Grove (23 miles east on Hwy 60): 
Travelodge/Royal Inn & Suites 417-926-3152 
Cactus Inn and Suites 417-349-6099
Missouri Park Campground 417-640-2267 
Additional options to explore: 
Springfield (approx. 53 miles west on Hwy 60) 
Lebanon (approx. 49 miles north on Hwy 5) 



What is your policy on smoking? Smoking is only permitted in a designated smoking area or inside personal vehicles in the parking area. Smoking is not permitted in the village or on the festival grounds.

What is your policy on possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages? Consumption of alcoholic beverages is strictly prohibited everywhere on Baker Creek property.

Are dogs allowed? Dogs are allowed, with the following provisions: They must either be crated or leashed at all times. Owners must be able to provide animal’s written proof of current vaccinations and pick up animal’s waste. Owners are also responsible for any and all damage to persons or property caused by the animal.

May I bring weapons? No weapons of any kind are allowed on the festival grounds.


Please note: We reserve the right to inspect bags and belongings on the festival grounds at any time. This is for the safety and security of all our visitors and guests.