A few days ago, I blogged about all the Branson festivals this fall and briefly touched on Silver Dollar City’s National Harvest & Cowboy Festival, but the truth is, this event needs a whole blog post of its own. With a Wild West Stunt Show, featured festival crafts, western and bluegrass musicians, trail-side cooking demonstrations, cowboy poetry and even more great family activities, there’s just too much to tell! So if you decide to head to Silver Dollar City for the National Harvest & Cowboy Festival September 12-October 25, here’s what you can expect to find.
The NEW Silver Dollar City Wild West Show. This high action show features exciting trick riding by a troupe of talented cowboys, a horse-riding female sharpshooter, trick roping and bullwhip artistry, comedy canines and Native American hoop dancing. The show will also present rodeo rider and roper A.J. Silver and six-time world champion Native American hoop dancer Nakotah LaRance. The Western stunt show will return this fall to showcase “The Pinkerton Man” who will demonstrate some crazy high-flying stunts with pyrotechnic effects and explosions and a cast of professional stuntmen and women with live animals.
Delicious harvest-time Food. This fall festival just wouldn’t be complete without the fixins. Fill your belly with warm homemade soups, savory smoked turkey legs and hearty skillet dishes. Sorghum and apple butter making will also be demonstrated on the square for those who would like to observe.
Fall harvest crafts. At any time throughout the year, you can visit Silver Dollar City and see dozens of expert craftsmen demonstrations but at the National Harvest & Cowboy Festival, 125 artisans from around the country will join the already 100 craftsmen at Silver Dollar City to showcase the western arts. Watch top craftsmen demonstrate gourd carving, leather crafting, jewelry making, painting, basket making and more!
Midwest Living Fall cooking classes. Learn how to work the most delicious fall staples into your weekly meal plan with classes focusing on delicious favorites like chili, apple pie, pumpernickel bread, fall succotash and squash.
As always, Silver Dollar City will also be hosting an array of country and bluegrass musicians as well as chef Kent Rollins and his new show “Food Fighters” featuring trail-side cooking demonstrations, expert horseman Fred Woehl as he tames and trains wild rescued wild mustangs, cowboy stories and poetry from Chris Isaacs and the Barn Dance with live music from the Horsecreek Band.
As you can see, the National Harvest & Cowboy Festival provides even more entertainment and fun (outside of the already amazing amusement park rides) for the whole family. So if you’d like to experience it for yourself, order your tickets here and step into the world of an old-time cowboy.