August 01, 2019 - August 04, 2019 | 6:00-9:00pm

Marian Days is a festival and a pilgrimage for Vietnamese American Roman Catholics, celebrated since 1978 on an 28-acre campus of the Congregation of the Mother Co-Redemptrix in Carthage, Missouri. Although this event is organized by Vietnamese Americans with a Vietnamese theme in mind; However, many local foreigners and other ethic groups also participate on this annual event.

The celebration is held on the first Thursday in August each year in an honor of the Virgin Mary and usually last for four days. As of 2018, about 80,000+ Vietnamese American make the journey from various parts of the United States and abroad to Carthage, MO. Marian Days offer opportunities for individual, family and friends to come together for a celebration, enhancing relationships with God, reconciliation and prayers.

August 04, 2019 | 9:00-10:00am

Cinnamon Roll Sunday! Those three little words make my mouth water! They should make yours water too!! Join us at the office for fresh baked, warm from the oven cinnamon rolls and coffee.  A sweet treat for our guests on the 1st Sunday of the month!  Do you plan your stay around this yummy plate of deliciousness?  My vote would be YES!!  Come early and stay to visit around the coffee pot. You definitely don't wanna be late, because when the pan is empty, they are gone until next month, and you will be sad you have missed them! 

Park event for guests only.

August 09, 2019 | 12:00-9:00pm

Food Truck Friday is a Carthage favorite! Come join us every 2nd Friday, April-Sept for great food and lots of fun! There will be food trucks of all kinds circling Central Park (714 S. Garrison).  Traffic is diverted, so you can walk around without worry.  There has been live entertainment in the past, as well as a movie under the stars, fit for the whole family! Come for lunch, an afternoon snack, dinner or all three!!! 

August 23, 2019 | 7:00-8:00pm

Park Event!! Fire Pit Fridays are some fun ways to get to visit with Big Red Barn staff and guests, while having a bit to eat around the fire pit.  We promise we won't have a hot fire in the middle of summer, but it will be worth your time to plan to stop by anyway!! Will it be hotdogs, poor man s'mores or homemade icecream??  You'll have to stop by to find out!! See you at the Fire Ring about 7:00!!