Silver Dollar City presents its Bluegrass & BBQ Festival May 13-31, 2010. The event will include great performances from some of today’s most popular Bluegrass musicians as well as some of the nations’ most delicious BBQ. Two special events are also held during the festival – the Annual Single Mic Championship and KSMY Youth in Bluegrass Band Contest.

The Schedule of Performers at Silver Dollar City’s Bluegrass & BBQ Event includes too many names to list here. However, a few of them are Lindley Creek, Blue & Gray Pickers, Redhead Express, The Ozark Alliance, Summertown Road, Hunt Family Bluegrass, Spring Creek, Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, Martin Family Band & Nothin’ Fancy.
The tempting flavors of BBQ will waft through the air during this festival. Everything from smoky Texas-style BBQ to tangy Carolina BBQ to the deliciousness of Kansas City BBQ will be available.
The KSMU Youth in Bluegrass Band Contest is scheduled for May 29 -30, 2010 at Silver Dollar City’s Opera House Theater. Amateur entertainers 21 years of age or younger will be featured as they compete for top honors and cash prizes.
The 4th Annual Single Mic Championship will take place May 22-23, 2010 and will be hosted by Nashville’s four-time IBMA Broadcaster of the Year Terry Herd. Both amateur and professional bands will compete in the 4th Annual Single Microphone Competition in hopes of taking the top honor.

The summer travel season is almost upon us, and the Ozark Mountain destination of Branson, Missouri is ready to welcome visitors with all new shows and exciting festivals. Silver Dollar City is celebrating its 50th Anniversary in 2010. A new $7 million ride – Tom & Huck’s RiverBlast, special birthday events, live entertainment and new shows for each of the park’s six festivals, along with a $50,000 prize giveaway are planned.

Silver Dollar City is also making it easier than ever to travel to Branson on a budget with Silver Dollar City Vacation Packages. They feature Branson attractions like Ride the Ducks, Showboat Branson Belle, White Water & Dixie Stampede and a variety of approved area lodging. The combination of Silver Dollar City’s theme park with Branson shows and Branson hotels allow customers to book Branson vacation packages in one convenient, money saving package.

The all-inclusive design of the Silver Dollar City packages makes creating and reserving a Branson vacation package easier than ever.

Visitors can choose from seven different packages:

Package 1: 2 Days of Play Package featuring Silver Dollar City
Package 2: Cruise & Play Package featuring Silver Dollar City & Showboat Branson Belle
Package 3: Stomp & Play Package featuring Silver Dollar City & Dixie Stampede
Package 4: Splash & Play Package featuring Silver Dollar City & White Water
Package 5: Quack & Play Package featuring Silver Dollar City & Ride the Ducks
Package 6: Cruise, Quack & Play Package featuring Silver Dollar City, Showboat Branson
Belle & Ride the Ducks

Package 7: Cruise, Stomp & Play Package featuring Silver Dollar City, Showboat Branson Belle & Dixie Stampede

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The Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum Branson is hosting the return of the world-famous Ripley’s Fertility Statues for public viewing May 3-May 30.

These fertility statues are reported to help women become pregnant, with more than 2,000 women claiming they became pregnant shortly after touching the wooden statues.
The wooden statues are five-foot tall and were acquired from the Ivory Coast of West Africa in 1993. They were first put on the lobby of Ripley Entertainment headquarters in Orlando. Within months, 13 staffers and office visitors were pregnant.
Branson visitors and would-be parents are welcome to stop by and see the statues for themselves. But ONLY touch if you want to get pregnant!

The Branson Airport has added additional nonstop service between Nashville, Tennessee & Gulfport/Biloxi, Mississippi. The new service will be marketed as public charter flights by Branson AirExpress and operated by ExpressJet Airlines. The service will begin May 17, 2010 and will be offered Monday, Wesnesdays & Saturdays.

This new service will make getting to Branson even more convenient and it allows visitors to be more flexible with their travel dates.
Earlier this year, Branson AirExpress announced non-stop service five days a week between Austin-Bergstrom International Airport – Austin, Texas, William P. Hobby Airport – Houston, Texas, Des Moines International Airport – Des Moines, Iowa and three times a week between Branson and Shreveport Regional Airport – Shreveport, Louisiana and Terre Haute International Airport, Terre Haute, Indiana.
After you book your flight to Branson, be sure to reserve a few Branson Shows & Branson Attractions too.

The annual Jamboree of the Chuckwagon Association of the West will be hosted by the Circle B Supper Show at the Circle B Theater in Branson, Missouri. The Jamboree is scheduled for October 24-27, and the public is invited to attend to see the top national cowboy music and comedy acts along with local guests Dusty Rogers, Johnny Lonestar, John Wain and Riders of the Circle B.

One of the reasons the Circle B Supper Show is hosting the Chuckwagon Association Jamboree is because a big part of their identity and the creativity of the show is inspired by from the Chuckwagons of the West.
The Chuckwagons of the West began over 50 years ago, and what was once a small gathering of close friends gathering around the fire at the Flying W in Colorado Springs, CO has turned into a full-fledged event that attracts people from near and far. The Jamboree is held at a different Chuckwagon each year. This will be the first time it has been held in Branson.
A few of the other Chuckwagons of the West Association groups scheduled to appear include the Bar-J in Jackson, Wyoming; the Bar-D in Durango, Colorado; the Circle B in Rapid City, South Dakota; the Flying J in Riudoso, New Mexico; and the Flying W in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
This is sure to be a cowboy of a good time in Branson. While you’re here for the Chuckwagon Jamboree, take in a few other country shows like The Baldknobbers, The Presleys & Pierce Arrow.
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