Book Your Event

Jolly Mill Park is a great place to host a variety of events, including weddings, family gatherings, corporate picnics, and organization get-togethers.

To book an event, please email . 

When you contact the park office, you will need to provide the following information:

The park office will then be able to provide you with a quote for the cost of renting the park for your event. The cost of renting the park will vary depending on the date, time, and type of event you are planning.

If you decide to proceed with your event, you will need to fill out a permit application with the following information:

The permit application must be submitted at least 30 days prior to your event.

After you have submitted your permit application, the park office will review it and approve it if it meets all of the requirements. Once your permit is approved, you will be able to begin planning your event.

Grinding Day

First Saturday of the Month (May through October) @ Noon

Grinding Day at Jolly Mill Park is a unique opportunity to experience the history of milling in the Ozarks. The event takes place on the first Saturday of the months May through September, and features a working grist mill, demonstrations of traditional milling techniques, and a variety of activities for families and children.

The mill at Jolly Mill Park was built in 1837 and was mostly used to grind corn and wheat for local farmers, and also served as a social gathering place for the community. The mill was powered by a water wheel, which was fed by Capps Creek.

On Grinding Day, the mill is brought back to life, and visitors can watch as corn is ground into flour using traditional methods. There are also demonstrations of other milling techniques, such as the use of a hand crank and a mortar and pestle. Vistors will be treated to a bag of cornmeal along with a recipe to make cornbread.

Grinding Day is a fun and educational event that offers a glimpse into the past. It is a great way to learn about the history of milling in the Ozarks, and to experience a piece of living history.

History Day

October  2024

History Day at Jolly Mill Park is a celebration of the past when pioneers lived here and technology was nothing like it is today. The event features a number of historical demonstrations and displays, from hit-and-miss engines to antique tractors, from beekeeping to blacksmithing. A sawmill will turn logs into lumber, and the mill will grind cornmeal in the same way it did more than a hundred years ago.

History Day is a great opportunity to learn about the history of the area and the people who lived there. It is also a fun day for the whole family. There will be something for everyone to enjoy, maybe even horse-drawn wagon rides, children's games, and food trucks.

Past demonstrations and activities include: Blacksmithing, Spinning, Weaving, Quilting, Cooking, Cornmeal grinding, and Sawmilling.

In addition to the scheduled events, there will also be a number of vendors selling historical items and food. There will also be a chance to meet some of the local history experts and learn more about the area's history.

History Day is free to attend, but donations are appreciated. 

Farmers Market


Jolly Mill Park occasionally hosts a farmer's market on a Saturday in the fall. The market will feature a variety of vendors selling fresh produce, baked goods, honey, jams, jellies, and other locally-made products. There will also be live music and a kids' zone with games and activities. 

The market is a great opportunity for local farmers and businesses to sell their goods and meet their neighbors.  To find out more about volunteering or becoming a vendor, please email .

5K Benefit Run


In 2024, another Fun Run and 5K is planned as a local fundraiser to benefit our beloved and historical park. Races in the past were proved to be a lot of fun and the generous community support was super appreciated.  More information will be posted as plans progress.

Christmas in the Park

December 6-7, 2024  (6:30-8:30pm)

On the first weekend in December, Jolly Mill hosts "Christmas at the Park."  The event is full of vendors, demonstrations, food and good cheer.  To find out more about volunteering or becoming a vendor, please email .