Friday, September 24, 2010

Fall Events in Branson Missouri

National Harvest Festival at Silver Dollar City
September 11 – October 30

In recognition of Silver Dollar City’s 50th anniversary, the U.S. Congress recently proclaimed the 1880s theme park “The Home of American Craftsmanship.” This fall, Silver Dollar City welcomes the season with the granddaddy of all its festivals, the one that has made Silver Dollar City what it is today: The National Harvest Festival, Sept. 11 – Oct 30. NEW: Craft in America Exhibit, featuring 50 works from unique American artists State glass blower NEW: Craftsmen’s Reunion Showcase, featuring renowned artisans previously featured at SDC returning in a special exhibition, from woodcarvers to furniture makers NEW: Demonstrating craftsmen from the Best of Missouri Hands NEW: Caricature Carvers of America Showcase NEW: Learn-How-To-Do-It-Yourself Craft Workshops 130 Visiting craftsmen from around the country, from stained glass artists to copper sculptors Missouri’s Largest Barn Dance daily, with live bands FOOD! The Tastes of the Fall Harvest are served up throughout the park, with smoked turkey legs, roasted corn on the cob and hearty skillet meals cooked on open grills.

Branson Ride the Ducks Salute to Veterans
September 18 – October 31

Salute the men and women who fought for freedom and the historic DUKW on this patriotic adventure with Ride the Ducks! Celebrate the red, white and blue with our star-spangled land and water adventure as we salute America’s amazing service men and women. See the Ozarks riding an amphibious vehicle based on the famous WWII DUKW design. Quack along to patriotic music and see historic military vehicles as your US Coast Guard licensed Captain shares stories of the brave men who boarded these vehicles in WWII to serve the USA and the women, like Rosie the Riveter, who helped build them. An amphibian travels on land and water and you’ll experience that excitement as you head right into the lake for a Splashdown. You can even drive if you want as we salute America’s veterans.

Branson Ride the Ducks – Ducks Go Boo
October 1 – October 31

Get a fright on this nighttime adventure through our spooktacular haunted forest - watch out for ghosts! Hop on a duck for a fun-filled Ozarks adventure full of screams and squeals. Expect tricks from your Captain as we treat you to a trip through our own haunted forest. Watch out for ghosts, bats, spiders and other creepy creatures of the night. Your family will have a howling good time as we spin ghost stories on this old-fashioned duck-style hayride. Decorate your own pumpkin or Trick-or-Treat bag in our Kid Splash Room and watch out for things that go boo.

1st Annual Firehouse Chili Cook-Off at the Titanic Museum
October 2

Chili cookers will be up early slicing, dicing, chopping and stirring gallons of chili in a spirited, five-hour cook-a-thon that begins at 10 a.m at the Titanic Museum. Hot and spicy, mild and mellow, secret ingredients and guarded recipes all come together at the Great Firehouse Chili Cookoff. The public is invited to come early, watch the prep, sample the many different firehouse chili concoctions and pass judgment as they see fit. A select panel of judges will declare the cookoff winners at 4 p.m.

3rd Annual Wood Carving Event at the Titanic Museum
October 8 – October 10

Professional wood carvers from across the nation will send chips flying and spirits soaring when they return to compete in this year’s three-day woodcarving competition. Events will take place in Titanic’s parking area: from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. A special 75-minute chainsaw speed-carving contest delivers one of the event’s many nail-biting moments. This special annual family event honors the memory of the German passengers and crew who were aboard Titanic. It’s free and held in association with LogHoggers Chainsaw Sculpting.

Midwest Hunting and Fishing Expo at the Branson Convention Center
October 8 – October 10

* Top Hunting and Fishing Vendors
* Seminars by Top Hunting Pros
* Custom Knife Makers
* Great Prices on Hunting and Fishing Gear
* Seminars by National Fishing Pros
* Meet PAA Professional Anglers
* ATV's, Boats and More!
* New 2011 Boats
* Talk with Outdoor Manufacture's Representatives
* Door Prizes Daily

Dolly Parton’s Whoadeo at Dixie Stampede
October 9
10am – 1pm
What is a Whoadeo? It is a stick horse rodeo for kids. It gives them a chance to ride in the Dixie Stampede main arena and showcase their skills, including: Barrel Racing, Pole Bending, Obstacle Course, Bucking Horse and Jumping. Children and adults compete on an authentic stick horse as they race around barrels, jump over obstacles or manage to not get "bucked" off their horse. Prizes awarded for top times and creative "bucking." There are kids' games, face painting, animal exhibitions, as well as giveaways.

Professional Angler’s Association TournamentOctober 14 – October 16

The 2010 PAA Bass Pro Shops Tournament Series is coming to Table Rock Lake! The 3 day official practice will begin on Oct. 10 - 12, followed by the start of the competition on Oct. 14!

Titanic Princess Tea Parties
October 16 – October 17

Young ladies will reign and mothers will beam when they take their places at the year’s second seating of the Titanic Princess Tea Parties, Part II. Beautiful tables will be dressed all in pink and set in silver as newly crowned princesses prepare to meet their royal obligations. A one-hour, all-inclusive crash course in proper etiquette, manners and style will be followed by a tea-pouring ceremony and a personal tour of the Titanic Museum Attraction.

Branson Landing’s 4th Annual Safe Trick or Treat EventOctober 31
5pm – 7pm

Calling all ghosts, goblins, pirates and princesses - it's your turn to Trick or Treat up and down Branson Landing's Trick or Treat Street! This will be the 4th Annual Safe Street Trick or Treat for Branson Landing merchants to participate in on Sunday, October 31st. This safe Halloween alternative is exclusively for children in costume up to age 12. Look for the Halloween Signs in the windows of participating businesses, located up and down the Branson Landing Promenade.

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