The sun is setting on summer in Branson, but that doesn’t mean any of the fun, adventure or whimsy slows down! Branson is still just as full of events and memories waiting to be made as during the summer months, and we want to share with you all of the things happening around town. Between Labor Day Weekend and the beginning of the fall season, we’re in for some brand new excitement!
1. Labor Day Weekend Celebrations
Labor Day Weekend is the perfect time to celebrate with family, host a picnic, or even go to a parade! There are events all around town from Chateau on the Lake, a Labor Day Picnic at Big Cedar Lodge, and even fun events like Steel Magnolias at the Historic Owen Theatre! Check out our whole list of ideas for Labor Day Events to make sure you pack the long weekend with as much family-fun as possible.
2. Shepherd of the Hills Farmers Market
Every Friday from 3:00-7:00 PM, Shepherd of the Hills has a Farmers Market in town! Through the month of October, you can find locally grown groceries and enjoy a full day of fun at Branson’s original family-oriented entertainment completed. Plus, “Fridays at the Farm” will soon include a pizza night with live music!
3. Titanic Museum’s Downton Abbey Surprise
As seen on the hit TV series of “Downton Abbey,” you’re invited to LIVE IN GRAND “Downton Abbey” FASHION WORLD. Stylish fashions from the multi-award winning Downton Abbey will be on exclusive display through December 31. These surprise pieces were actually featured in the series and after months of negotiation, they’re coming to Branson as addition to the 2019 season. Kellogg-Joslyn explains, “The dramatic sinking of the great ship became a pivotal plot line in the first and subsequent episodes of this popular PBS TV series. It set the tone for the extravagant, Edwardian period piece and provided an early 20th Century timeframe for the audience to follow.”
4. Country Music Days
Silver Dollar City’s new festival features country music stars in their Echo Hollow Ampitheatre! Come by Silver Dollar City for 13 days of back-to-back concerts. Plus, spend your whole day on their 40 rides and attractions! Get your tickets here:
5. First Friday
On September 6, join Branson downtown as they welcome the changing colors and close out the summer for this year! Plus, they’ll be collection donations of Back to School supplies all night long.
6. Bass Pro Outdoor Days
At Table Rock Lake State Park from September 8-10, find a little bit of everything related to exploring and developing your inner outdoorsman. Take advantage of Bass Pro Shops’ Natural Resource and Wildlife Conservation Partners that will be offering free outdoor activities and learning opportunities, such as demonstrations in kayaking, canoeing, hiking, trail-biking, fishing, fly fishing, casting, rock climbing, herding, retrieving, and more! Visitors of all ages can learn tons of different skills from outdoor experts. Concessions and overnight camping will be available through the weekend, too! Visit their website for more information here: http://conservation.basspro.com/Page/Outdoor-Days-The-Ozarks.aspx
7. 9/11 Memorial Ceremony
On September 11th, a ceremony to honor the victims of 9/11 will be held at the Lest We Forget Memorial located next to the College of the Ozarks Fire Department.
8. Stillwaters Resort Harvest Festival
Open from September 13 to October 31, the Still Waters Resort Harvest Festival will feature daily activities from 10AM to 8PM and is open to the public! Set against the beautiful Ozark Mountains and Table Rock Lake, Still Waters Resort offers fun for the entire family. Look forward to giant inflatables, live music, great food and drinks, pumpkin chunkin, pumpkin bowling, a magic pumpkin patch, crafts for the kids and so much more!
9. State of the Ozarks Festival
September 14, State of the Ozarks Fest will be in historic downtown Hollister on Downing Street. The event will be held throughout all of Downing Street from 10AM to 6PM with live music throughout the day and other venues into the evening. The festival will include different types of entertainment and shopping, including many vendors with a wide array of local artists and artisans, crafts, a lecture series on the Ozarks, street actors, cosplay characters, dancing, yoga, a kids’ area, and more!
10. WWII Aircraft Exhibition and Air Show
The Branson Veterans Task Force partners with Commemorative Air Force for WWII aircraft exhibition and air show. Located at the Branson Airport.
11. Autumn Daze Arts, Crafts & Music Festival
The 46th Annual Autumn Daze Festival will feature homemade crafts, foods, live entertainment and more! Artisans and crafters will exhibit their work during the festival in Historic Downtown Branson Thursday – Saturday, Sept 19-21. Hours are: Thursday & Friday – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The festival is free to the public. Throughout each day, an entertainment stage will feature FREE live music from some of Branson’s finest entertainers! Crafters and artists from around the country will participate. Shoppers will find a wide variety of items including wood crafts, quilts, clothing, crocheted and knitted items, jewelry, hats, purses, ladies’ accessories, toys, floral arrangements, ironworks and collectibles. Many vendors will be demonstrating their techniques! In addition to continuous entertainment and homespun wares, Autumn Daze will also feature a food court, a celebrity autograph booth, a Downtown Branson sidewalk sale and more.
12. Silver Dollar City’s Harvest Festival
This fall you can experience more than ever at Silver Dollar City during the NEW Harvest Festival from September 25 to October 26. And for the first time ever, the park will be open during the day and at night! When the sun goes down during Silver Dollar City’s new Harvest Festival, an all-new, illuminated adventure celebration begins — Pumpkin Nights! In the evenings watch as the park is transformed by thousands of glowing pumpkins and family-friendly, larger-than-life scarecrows, cats and owls. In addition to your favorite rides, your family can enjoy a nightly dance party at the Pumpkin Plaza, as well new characters and other fun fall-themed activities and treats. Pumpkin Nights is only half of the new fall fun at Silver Dollar City. Enjoy Craft Days where you can stroll the park and watch talented artisans demonstrate their work. Each week of the festival will bring a fresh group of artisans, making each of your fall visits to the park unique. Don’t miss the all-new Cirque Elioze Lumberjacks Show, which will premiere during the Harvest Festival (through October 13). This high-energy, acrobatic adventure is set in the 1880s and is the perfect addition to a fall day spent at Silver Dollar City.
13. The Fall Roundup
Located at Sycamore Creek Family Ranch, celebrate Fall in a way that honors the best of nature! It’s time for cozy blankets, mugs of hot cocoa, football games, crackling fires, and leaves in colorful hues. Come out and enjoy the fresh air and natural beauty in a place where your kids can run free on our plentiful acreage. Join us for horse-drawn hayrides, pumpkins, 4-acre corn maze, farm Frisbee golf, hay bale fort, hiking, gunny sack slide, bonfire, farm animals, old-fashioned family games, corn bin, photo ops, concessions, fall décor and lots of open space for your kids to run free!
14. 11th Annual Tanger Fit for a Cure 5K Run & Walk
Proceeds from each registration fee will benefit a charitable organization supporting cancer research & support services in each Tanger race location around the country. Pre-registered participants will receive an exclusive race pack. Finishers will also receive a celebratory race medal. Awards will be given to the top three overall runners for males and females in each age category. Race fees vary from $20 to $25 for adults and $15 for kids. Discounts are offered for groups of 10 or more.