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Evening on the Prairie with Annual Meeting and Benton County Prairie Dedication

October 7, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Enjoy guided tours, dedication of MPF’s Benton County Prairie (6.5 miles by car southwest of Stover, Missouri), complimentary beverages, and ticketed barbecue dinner. MPF Lifetime members can request complimentary meal tickets during registration. Free tent camping is available on the prairie Saturday evening. Portable restrooms will be available through Sunday. Registration is now closed for this event. 

2:00 p.m.-2:45 p.m. & 3:00 p.m.-3:45 p.m.
Guided hikes of the prairie
4:00 p.m.
Dedication of MPF’s Benton County Prairie, under a tent
4:45 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Annual Member meeting: members vote for director nominees (see nominees at https://moprairie.org/elections2023/)
5:00 p.m.
Social hour with complimentary wine, beer, and soft drinks
6:00 p.m.
Barbecue dinner
Members: $20 (12 & under: $15); Non-members: $25

Contact outreach@moprairie.org with questions.


Benton County Prairie is located 6.5 miles southwest of Stover, MO and 28.3 miles southeast of Sedalia, MO. Take State Highway 52 west from Stover about four miles and take a left on Blackberry Patch Rd. From Stover, travel on Blackberry Patch Rd less than 800 feet and turn south on Rush Road for about two miles to the intersection of Almond Rd and turn right on Almond. Benton County Prairie is on the north side of Almond Rd after you turn. By GPS, 38°24’35.8878″N 93°04’20.8164″W (in decimal degrees, 38.409969, -93.072449). If you are using Google Maps/GPS, note that the directions indicated may be slightly different from those above. If you are using a navigation device/app, please use the coordinates provided for best results.

From Rush Road, turn right or West on Almond and the prairie will be on the north side of the road.

From Cole Camp, go east on 52 for about 5 miles, then south (right) on Highway W for 1.5 miles. At the sharp curve, take a left on Boeschenville Rd and go south and then the first left on Almond.


Photo of pale purple coneflower and goat’s rue by Bruce Schuette.


October 7, 2023
2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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