The 2017 Mudstock is scheduled for noon-3 p.m. Saturday, July 8 in the old Myers Park airport land near the Lowe's Home Improvement Store, at the intersection of Annie Baxter Street and George E. Phelps Boulevard.

Mudstock is back after a one-year hiatus and and it is moving, so parking will be different from past events.
The 2017 Mudstock is scheduled for noon-3 p.m. Saturday, July 8 in the old Myers Park airport land near the Lowe's Home Improvement Store, at the intersection of Annie Baxter Street and George E. Phelps Boulevard.
That location is west of the spot where it was held since the year 2000, and that means parking will be different.
Carthage Police Chief Greg Dagnan said the city will close George E. Phelps Boulevard at Hazel Avenue and Annie Baxter Street to provide space for the department's command bus, the fire trucks that will pump the water for the event, and other vehicles involved in Mudstock.
On-street parking will be available along Annie Baxter Street and along George E. Phelps Boulevard.
“A lot of cars can park on either side of those streets,” Dagnan said. “When those get filled up, Forest Park Carthage Church has said people can park on their lot. That's within walking distance of the corner where Mudstock will happen.
The event will have more water features and smaller mud holes to limit erosion and damage to the land Dagnan said.
The event had to be cancelled in 2016 because the land around the lot where it had been held since 2000 was being developed and the water runoff from Mudstock would have flowed onto property that was now the site of senior housing center, causing erosion and other damage.
The event is free. A Facebook page promoting the event sends people to a website offering tickets for the event, but Renee Laney, with the Alliance for Southwest Missouri, said that's a mistake and tickets are not needed for this free event.
She said parents will need to fill out a form for each child participating, but forms will be available at the event.
Laney said free hot dogs and other refreshments will be available and the Jasper County Sheriff's Office is organizing a car show of law enforcement vehicles.
For more details, people can call the Alliance at 417-782-9899.