Celebrate Fall in Branson at the National Harvest and Cowboy Festival!
We recently had the pleasure of visiting Branson, MO and had a really great time. But I think now would be the perfect time to visit, while the trees in Ozarks are changing colors and the weather is a little bit cooler. Silver Dollar City Presents Fall’s Best of the Classic West, now through October 25th, you can see the new Wild West show plus a stunt show, top craftsmen and live music at the National Harvest and Cowboy Festival.
The new Wild West Show captures the excitement of the legendary Wild West shows of the 1880s, presenting a trick riding troupe, a horse-riding female sharpshooter, trick roping and bullwhip artistry, comedy canines and Native American hoop dancing. Hosted by rodeo rider and roper A.J. Silver, named Act of the Year by the International Rodeo Association, the show features Nakotah LaRance, 6-time world champion Native American Hoop Dancer whose skills were showcased in Cirque du Soleil’s touring show “Totem.”
Additional Festival Features:
- Legendary Western star and water color artist Buck Taylor returns, hosting “Buck Taylor’s Cowboy Emporium” featuring a variety of Western crafts from water color to saddle making.
- Western and bluegrass musicians perform in the Riverfront Playhouse, including Nothin’ Fancy, Horse Crazy Cowgirl Band and The Bankesters.
- Chuck wagon historian and chef Kent Rollins, a cattle rancher and chuck wagon cook whose talents have landed him on the Food Network’s “Chopped,” “Throwdown with Bobby Flay,” and the new show “Food Fighters,” demonstrates trail-side cooking.
- Extreme Mustang Makeovers’ mustang expert Fred Woehl tames and trains rescued wild mustangs during the festival. A horseman with 35 years’ experience training horses, Woehl serves on the National Wild Horse & Burro Advisory Board.
- Cowboy Poet Chris Isaacs presents stories and poems in the style that made him a three-time winner of the Academy of Western Artists “Will Rogers Award.”
- The Barn Dance returns with an open dance floor for guests to strut, slide and stomp, with live music by the Horsecreek Band.
Fall harvest activities from sorghum and apple butter making are demonstrated on the Square and harvest-time foods are served up throughout the park, with favorites such as homemade soups and stews, smoked turkey legs and hearty skillet meals cooked on open grills. The Midwest Living Culinary & Craft School will feature fall recipe classes from fall favorite comfort foods to iron skillet cooking.
The National Harvest Festival runs September 12 – October 25 at the Branson, Missouri theme park, open Wednesdays through Sundays, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., and 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Saturdays. Information: 800-831-4FUN(386) or www.silverdollarcity.com.
Have you been to Branson in the fall?
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