Branson Church Invites Public to Free Fall Festival

Free Fall FestivalSkyline Baptist Church in Branson is hosting a free fall festival on Saturday, Oct. 25 from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. for anyone who wants to have a little bit of fall fun and enjoy delicious food.

Activities for the whole family will include a hayride, train ride, carnival games, candy, the Skywalk cakewalk, face painting, door prizes and more.

Church staff asks that guests refrain from wearing costumes.

For more information about Skyline Baptist Church’s free Fall Festival that’s open to the public, visit or call 417-334-6729.


Fall Fun for the Whole Family at Silver Dollar City

This week I went to Silver Dollar City’s National Harvest & Cowboy Festival and had a blast!

The park was decked out in bright and colorful autumn decor with gourds, pumpkins and a larger than life cornucopia basket at the entrance of the park. Craftsmen were lined up throughout the park displaying handcrafted goods like glassblown collectibles and home decor, original artwork, painted gourds and more.

Silver Dollar City is so festive during the fall season and a day filled with roller coasters is about the best thing you can ask for. The rides are as fun as ever during the fall, with Outlaw Run being a personal favorite of mine.

Of course, no visit to Silver Dollar City is complete without a warm, hearty skillet meal and a bowl of strawberries and cream. If you haven’t tried either one, you are seriously missing out.

Also featured at the National Harvest & Cowboy Festival is the popular Western Barn Dance, a cowboy poet and chuckwagon demonstrations, wild mustangs, boatloads of talented western and bluegrass musicians and this year is the final year for the Pinkerton Man Western Stunt Show so don’ t miss out!

Sadly, I was too busy riding the roller coasters all day to check out any of the shows but I’m planning on going back before October 25 when the fall festival ends.

Get your tickets to Silver Dollar City’s National Harvest & Cowboy Festival here.



Experience the Spirit of Autumn with the Republic Pumpkin Daze

Republic Pumpkin DazeIf you’re ready to see some of the biggest pumpkins you’ve ever seen in your life, plan on going to the Republic Pumpkin Daze on Saturday, October 4 in Republic, Mo.

Celebrate the harvest season with larger-than-life pumpkins, handcrafted fall arts and crafts, a pie eating contest, wheelbarrow race and all the familiar warm and inviting sights and sounds of the harvest season.

Republic Pumpkin DazeCome join this festival on Main Avenue in downtown Republic, just north of Branson, and meet some of the regions giant pumpkin growers and their enormous fruits and vegetables.

Traditional festival food will be available, including hamburgers, hot dogs, ice cream cones and cotton candy.

For more information, click here.


Experience the 41st Annual Ozark Arts & Craft Show

The first weekend of October is just jam packed with fall festivals all over the Ozarks and the 41st Annual Ozark Arts & Craft Show is one of them!

October 3-5 will be three days completely filled with family fun in the Ozarks, featuring fun, food, shopping and craftsmanship. This annual arts and crafts show attracts more than 250 vendors and thousands of visitors from all over the country every year.

Enjoy browsing the vendor goods while you dine on delicious food from local dining spots like Lambert’s Cafe, Rib Crib, Mexican Villa El Taco, Golden Dragon and so many more.

This is one Ozark fall festival you won’t want to miss, so head to Finley River Park in Ozark, Mo for a fun-filled weekend.

A map and directions are available here.

To read Branson Show’s detailed Fall Festival Schedule featuring dozens of Ozark festivals with information, click here.

Autumn Daze is Almost Here!

Branson’s 41st Annual Autumn Daze Arts & Crafts FestivalWe are coming up on three exciting days of homemade crafts, live entertainment, tasty food and more with Branson’s 41st Annual Autumn Daze Arts & Crafts Festival, September 18-20 in Historic Downtown Branson.

I’ve blogged about Autumn Daze before, but I wanted to send out a reminder for this fantastic event. As the weather steadily cools and the air takes on a more wintry crispness, there will be lots of opportunities to celebrate the harvest season but this is an especially fun one.

Branson’s 41st Annual Autumn Daze Arts & Crafts FestivalAutumn Daze is a free event and open to the public, so come and go as you please but while you’re there you’ll enjoy live music throughout each day from some of Branson’s most talented entertainers, visit with crafters and artists from around the country, do a little bit of shopping and fill up on delicious snacks at the food court.

The festival will even feature a celebrity autograph booth, a downtown Branson sidewalk sale and a special tribute from the American Legion Post 220 on Saturday at 11 a.m.

Autumn Daze hours are Thursday and Friday 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.


Taste the Main Attraction at Mt. Vernon’s Apple Butter Makin’ Days

Apple Butter Makin’ Days is one of Missouri’s most popular festivals and it’s back this year for three days of delicious fun.Apple Butter

The Mt. Vernon Courthouse Square will host the festival this year from October 10-12 where visitors will enjoy fun contests, special activities for kids, a delicious variety of foods, live entertainment and of course, apple butter makin’ on the courthouse lawn.

Sweet smells will fill the air as large copper kettles cook a bubbling savory mixture of peeled apples, water, sugar and spices over an open fire to create the yummy apple butter that everyone loves.

Browse the festival for unique craft vendors, taste snacks from local restaurants, attend the Apple Butter Queen crowning or the baby show and maybe even enter one of these unique contests:

  • Pet parade
  • Bubble gum blowing contest
  • Apple pie eating contest
  • Apple biting contest
  • Nail driving contest
  • Fiddlers contest

Apple ButterIn whatever way you choose to spend your time at Apple Butter Makin’ Days, you’re sure to have a fantastic time!

Mt. Vernon is an hour northwest of Branson and this popular festival makes for a fantastic day trip for the entire family. Experience the Ozarks with Mt. Vernon’s Apple Butter Makin’ Days in just over one month’s time.

For more information, visit

Celebrate Fall With Marionville’s Applefest

applefestApples are a welcome fruit during the fall season whether they’re sliced and baked into ooey, gooey cinnamon goodness, warm and simmered with spices in a cider or coated in sweet caramel and nuts on a stick.

At the Marionville Applefest, September 19-21, you can enjoy the best of apples and autumn with a variety of fun events and activities for all ages.

Festival-goers will enjoy an Applefest Beauty Pageant, live music, a carnival with pony rides and other exciting attractions, the Applefest parade, an apple pie eating contest and a community church service on Sunday morning.

The Marionville Applefest will also feature arts and craft vendors alongside delicious fall snacks and beverages.

Just a short drive northwest of Branson, Marionville’s Applefest makes for the perfect day trip this fall.

For more information, visit