BRANSON EVENTS

BRANSON EVENTS
  • National Crafts & Cowboy Festival
    On-Going Event: 9/12/2018 - 10/27/2018
    Weekly, Wed.-Sun. A salute to the Great American Cowboy. The festival features 125 visiting demonstrating craftsmen, wild mustangs, an old-fashioned barn dance, chuck wagon cooking, and much more. Silver Dollar City, Branson. 800-475-9370  www.silverdollarcity.com
  • Ozarks Piecemakers Quilt Guild
    9/27/2018 - 9/29/2018
    Thurs. & Fri. 9am-5pm and Sat. 9am-4pm. See hundreds of fabulous quilts and special exhibits. Free lectures, silent auction, concession areas, and hourly door prizes. Ozark Empire Fairgrounds, Springfield.   www.opqgshow.com
  • Sertoma Oktoberfest
    9/28/2018 - 9/29/2018
    Fri. 5:30-9:30pm and Sat. 11am-11pm. Free beer sampling, live music, wiener dog race, brat eating contest, food and beer vendors, games, and more. Springfield Expo Lot, Springfield. 417-863-1231  www.sertomaoktoberfest.com
  • TangerStyle Fit for a Cure 5K Run/Walk
    9/29/2018
    8am. Get moving for a great cause. Proceeds will benefit the Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks. Pre-registered participants will receive a race pack which includes a commemorative race t-shirt and Tanger shopping discounts.  Tanger Outlets, Branson. 417-334-4084  www.explorebranson.com
  • National Crafts & Cowboy Festival
    10/1/2018 - 10/27/2018
    Weekly, Wed.-Sat. A salute to the Great American Cowboy. The festival features 125 visiting demonstrating craftsmen, wild mustangs, an old-fashioned barn dance, cowboy poetry and much more. Silver Dollar City, Branson. 800-475-9370  www.silverdollarcity.com
  • Ozark Fall FarmFest
    10/5/2018 - 10/7/2018
    Livestock exhibitions, livestock equipment, tractors, trailers, and balers. Ozark Empire Fairgrounds, Springfield. 417-833-2660  www.ozarkempirefair.com
  • Annual Buddy Bass Tournament
    10/6/2018 - 10/7/2018
    Sat. 7am-4pm and Sun. 7am-noon. Food, beverages, attendance prizes and plaques provided by Aunt's Creek Area Association. Aunt's Creek RV Park, Table Rock Lake. 417-739-5267  www.auntscreekassociation.org
  • 2018 Tour De Bass
    10/7/2018
    5 events to choose from for every level of cyclist. Lunch will be provided after the ride is completed. T-shirts are included in the price of registration for the first 4 levels. Go online to register. Mercy Orthopedic Hospital, Ozark. 417-873-5214  www.basspro.com
  • Kids Fishing Derby Tournament
    10/7/2018
    1-5pm. Ages 3-14. Fee is $2. All fish will be weighed and prizes will be awarded in each age group. Registration is required. Branson Community Center, Branson. 417-335-2368  www.bransonparksandrecreation.com
  • Run Grand Country Half Marathon & 5K
    10/7/2018
    7am. Family-friendly race to benefit the Branson Education Foundation. All race participants will receive a shirt, swag bag, and custom water bottle. Post-race food and drinks. Grand Country Resort, Branson. 417-334-4084  www.explorebranson.com
  • Color Me Grape 5K Run
    10/13/2018
    Begins at 9am. Registration fee required for runners and walkers ages 5+ and ages 0-4 free. Hollister City Hall, Hollister. 417-334-3050  www.hollisterchamber.net
  • Hollister Grape & Fall Festival
    10/13/2018
    10am-10pm. Amazing entertainment, the famous grape stomp, crafters, and food vendors. There is a children's activity area for kids and a beer & wine garden for adults. Free admission. Downing Street, Hollister. 417-334-3050  www.hollisterchamber.net
  • Ozarks Bacon Fest
    10/13/2018
    A tribute to bacon where Ozarks best chefs prepare amazing creative bacon snacks. The best craft and micro beers and select hand-crafted spirits will also be on hand to sample. Ozark Empire Fairgrounds, Springfield. 417-833-2660  www.ozarksbaconfest.com
  • Branson Auto Auction
    10/14/2018 - 10/23/2018
    40th annual Branson collector car auction. The largest collection of collectible automobiles under one roof. Tickets on sale at the door. Branson Convention Center, Branson. 800-335-3063  www.bransonauction.com
  • HOWL-o-ween
    10/20/2018
    12-2pm. Win prizes in the costume contest with categories for small dogs, big dogs, and human/dog combo. Rosalee & Elmo Memorial Dog Park, Branson. 417-335-2368  www.bransonparksandrecreation.com
  • Pets & Pumpkins Festival and Parade
    10/20/2018
    12pm. A pet-themed extravaganza. $2 for all attendees including pets. Admission cost includes games, inflatables, costume parade/contest, and more.  Downtown Springfield. 417-881-5300  www.springfieldmo.org
  • Halloween BOOnanza
    10/27/2018
    5-8pm. Activities include a trick-or-treat maze, a haunted hay ride, costume contest, themed games, and inflatables. $1 per person.  Branson RecPlex, Branson. 417-335-2368  www.bransonparksandrecreation.com
  • Ladies Piccadilly Gala
    10/27/2018
    5:30-9pm. An annual fundraising event for Historic Downtown. Hosting ladies for a fabulous night of wine, cheese, dinner, dessert, and chances to win great gifts. Chateau on the Lake Resort, Branson. 417-334-4084  www.explorebranson.com
  • Habitat Hold 'Em Tournament & Casino Night
    10/28/2018
    Doors open at 5pm and tournament begins at 6pm. Registration is required. Casino games open at 7pm following the first round of Texas Hold 'Em. Springfield. 417-829-4001  www.habitatspringfieldmo.org
  • Safe Street Trick or Treat
    10/31/2018
    Branson Landing merchants will be handing out treats to trick-or-treaters from 5-7pm. Branson Landing, Branson. 417-239-3002  www.bransonlanding.com
  • Trunk or Treat
    10/31/2018
    6-8pm. Decorated trunks and plenty of candy. Entertainment will be provided along with complimentary hot chocolate & apple cider. First Baptist Church, Nixa. 417-725-3867  www.fbcnixa.org
  • Branson Landing's Winter Wonderlanding
    On-Going Event: 11/1/2018 - 12/31/2018
    Come and explore Branson Landing as it magically transforms into a winter wonderlanding for the holiday season. From the spectacular 50' Christmas Tree in Town Square to the magical holiday lights, music, d‚cor, parades, and more.  Branson Landing, Branson. 417-239-3002  www.bransonlanding.com
  • Trail of Lights
    On-Going Event: 11/1/2018 - 12/31/2018
    Runs from dark until 10:30pm nightly. A drive-thru animation display that will carry you into the very heart of Christmas. Tower admission and hot cocoa are included with your visit.  Shepherd of the Hills, Branson.  417-334-4191  www.theshepherdofthehills.com
  • An Old Time Christmas
    On-Going Event: 11/3/2018 - 12/30/2018
    Over˙6 million dazzling lights, 1,000 decorated Christmas trees, two Broadway-style productions, and a 5-story special effects Christmas tree. Plus, a˙Holly JollyTM˙Christmas Light Parade˙featuring Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer & Friends. Silver Dollar City, Branson. 800-475-9370  www.silverdollarcity.com
  • Most Wonderful Time of the Year Holiday Parade
    11/3/2018
    Branson entertainers will gather together at Branson Landing for a beautiful holiday parade. Live performances after the parade and a special grand finale you don?t want to miss. Branson Landing, Branson. 417-239-3002  www.bransonlanding.com
  • Wingapalooza 18
    11/3/2018
    11am-5pm. Sample wings from over 30 of the top places in the area to get wings. Restaurants, bars, and other establishments will all be competing for your vote. Springfield Exposition Center, Springfield. 417-863-1231  www.winga.net
  • Branson Veterans Week
    11/5/2018 - 11/11/2018
    The P.O.W-Network is celebrating their 23rd year in Branson for the largest Veterans Day celebration in the country. Over 60 special events which present patriotic salutes to veterans. Branson.   www.pownetwork.org
  • OKC Dog Show
    11/8/2018 - 11/11/2018
    9am-5pm. Hosted by the Ozark Kennel Club. Approx. 1,000 dogs from all over the country. The show is free to the public, but leave your pets at home. Ozark Empire Fairgrounds, Springfield. 417-833-2660  www.ozarkempirefair.com
  • 22nd Annual Military Gala & Banquet
    11/10/2018
    5-11pm. Branson's longest-running military tribute ball. All branches and public are invited. Dining, dancing, fireworks, and entertainment. Reservations required. Tickets $55 each. Chateau on the Lake Resort, Branson. 417-336-4232  www.pownetwork.org
  • Santa's Wonderland
    On-Going Event: 11/10/2018 - 12/24/2018
    Bass Pro Shops transforms into a massive Christmas village featuring free photos with Santa, holiday characters, remote control trucks, a Lincoln Logs building area, a laser arcade, and more. Families can spend time at activity tables where they can write a letter to Santa and make Christmas decorations and handmade crafts to take home, all for free. Bass Pro Shops, Springfield. 417-887-7334  www.basspro.com/santa
  • 85th Annual Veterans Day Parade
    11/11/2018
    11am. Enjoy this annual parade while honoring and paying respect to all our veterans. Branson.   www.pownetwork.org
  • 5th Annual Hot Rod Holiday Show
    11/16/2018 - 11/17/2018
    Sat. 10am-8pm and Sun. 11am-5pm. Springfield's biggest indoor car, truck & bike show. Enjoy great food and drinks while taking in some of the coolest rides from the Midwest. Ozark Empire Fairgrounds, Springfield. 417-833-2660  www.ozarkempirefair.com
  • Festival of Lights
    On-Going Event: 11/17/2018 - 12/31/2018
    An ongoing celebration of the winter holidays. Events include a tree-lighting celebration, fireworks, free ice skating, shows, plays, music, and more! Downtown Springfield. 417-864-1105  www.springfieldmo.org
  • Tree of Lights Lighting Ceremony
    11/17/2018
    4pm. Tree lighting at dark, a visit from Santa, cookies, hot chocolate, apple cider, and performances by Reeds Spring High School Band. Kimberling City Shopping Center. 417-739-4903  www.ckcmo.com
  • 24th Annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot
    11/22/2018
    8am. Join the largest Thanksgiving 5k run/walk in Missiouri. Rain, snow or shine. Downtown Springield. 417-864-1049  www.springfieldmo.org
  • 4th Annual Luminaries and Christmas Celebration
    On-Going Event: 11/22/2018 - 12/31/2018
    Titanic will join the Branson community to kick off the annual Ozark Mountain Christmas with the official lighting ceremonies. This ship will be aglow so come by and enjoy the glittering lights and festive decorations. Titanic Museum Attraction, Branson. 800-381-7670  www.titanicbranson.com
  • Branson Landing's Black Friday Blowout
    11/23/2018
    Experience great sales, great dining, giveaways, and more! Branson Landing, Branson. 417-239-3002  www.bransonlanding.com
  • 4th Annual Luminaries and Christmas Celebration
    On-Going Event: 12/1/2018 - 12/31/2018
    Titanic will join the Branson community to kick off the annual Ozark Mountain Christmas with the official lighting ceremonies. This ship will be aglow so come by and enjoy the glittering lights and festive decorations. Titanic Museum Attraction, Branson. 800-381-7670  www.titanicbranson.com
  • An Old Time Christmas
    On-Going Event: 12/1/2018 - 12/30/2018
    Over˙6 million dazzling lights, 1,000 decorated Christmas trees, two Broadway-style productions and a 5-story special effects Christmas tree. Plus, a˙Holly JollyTM˙Christmas Light Parade˙featuring Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer & Friends. Silver Dollar City, Branson. 800-475-9370  www.silverdollarcity.com
  • Branson Landing's Winter Wonderlanding
    On-Going Event: 12/1/2018 - 12/31/2018
    Come and explore Branson Landing as it magically transforms into a winter wonderlanding for the holiday season. From the spectacular 50' Christmas Tree in Town Square to the magical holiday lights, music, d‚cor, parades, and more.  Branson Landing, Branson. 417-239-3002  www.bransonlanding.com
  • Christmas Parade
    12/1/2018
    10-11am.  Kimberling City Blvd., Kimberling City. 417-739-2564  www.visittablerocklake.com
  • Festival of Lights
    On-Going Event: 12/1/2018 - 12/31/2018
    An ongoing celebration of the winter holidays. Events include a tree-lighting celebration, fireworks, free ice skating, shows, plays, music, and more! Downtown Springfield. 417-864-1105  www.springfieldmo.org
  • Santa's Wonderland
    12/1/2018 - 12/24/2018
    Bass Pro Shops transforms into a massive Christmas village featuring free photos with Santa, holiday characters, remote control trucks, a Lincoln Logs building area, a laser arcade, and more. Families can spend time at activity tables where they can write a letter to Santa and make Christmas decorations and handmade crafts to take home, all for free. Bass Pro Shops, Springfield. 417-887-7334  www.basspro.com/santa
  • Trail of Lights
    On-Going Event: 12/1/2018 - 12/31/2018
    Runs from dark until 10:30pm nightly. A drive-thru animation display that will carry you into the very heart of Christmas. Tower admission and hot cocoa are included with your visit.  Shepherd of the Hills, Branson.  417-334-4191  www.theshepherdofthehills.com
  • Adoration Christmas Parade
    12/2/2018
    Dozens of bands and floats, lighting up the giant Nativity scene, caroling, and various other activities.  Historic Downtown Branson. 417-334-1548  www.exploredowntownbranson.com
  • Santa Train
    12/2/2018
    1:30-3pm. Children are invited to climb on the train and tell Santa what they want for Christmas. Free event includes popcorn, drinks, and cookies along with a goodie bag.  Historic Hollister Train Depot. 417-334-3050  www.hollisterchamber.net
  • Christmas Tour of Homes
    12/7/2018 - 12/8/2018
    Fabulous homes all dressed up for the holidays. Homes open from 10am-4pm. Visit their website to purchase tickets. Table Rock Lake, Kimberling City.   www.nftrl.org/hometour
  • Breakfast With Santa
    12/8/2018
    3 sessions from 8:30-11:30am. Children of all ages are welcome. $5 per person. Chick-fil-A will be providing the food. Children can visit Santa and receive a gift. Branson RecPlex, Branson. 417-335-2368  www.bransonparksandrecreation.com
  • Springfield Christmas Parade
    12/8/2018
    2pm. Annual Christmas parade featuring bands, floats, and plenty of holiday cheer. Downtown Springfield. 417-831-6200  www.springfieldmo.org
  • Hamners' New Year's Eve Fiesta
    12/31/2018
    Enjoy an amazing production show beginning at 9pm. In addition to the show there will be fun contests, prizes, festive party favors, delicious food and drinks. Stay for the magical laser show countdown to midnight.  Hamners' Variety Theater, Branson. 417-334-4363  www.hamnersunbelievable.com
  • New Year's Eve Celebration
    12/31/2018
    7:30pm-12:30am. Come and ring in the new year with dinner, drinks, music, dancing, balloon drop, and fireworks. Chateau on the Lake Resort, Branson. 888-333-5253  www.chateauonthelake.com
  • New Year's Eve Cruise
    12/31/2018
    8pm-12:30am. Enjoy a delicious 3-course meal. Exciting musical variety show followed by live music and dancing. Call for reservations. Showboat Branson Belle, Branson. 800-775-2628  www.silverdollarcity.com