Family Fun Parks in Branson, Missouri
are launching a multi-million dollar building project at two of their Track locations for the 2011 season. Construction is underway in a two-facility capital upgrade that will be completed in the Spring of 2011. Track #4
will feature a new high-rise go-kart track constructed of steel and concrete that rises 40 feet in the air. Track #3
will take on a new look with additional go-kart tracks as well as an expanded building that will offer more indoor fun.
The new high-rise go-kart track at Track #4 will be the latest addition to The Track’s high rise family. The LumberJack at Track #5
and Wild Woody at Track #3 were built in 2001 and 2002, respectively. The new state-of-the-art steel and concrete construction will be more weather-friendly and will offer all the high-rise excitement of the other tracks.
National Harvest Festival at Silver Dollar City
September 11 – October 30
In recognition of Silver Dollar City’s 50th anniversary, the U.S. Congress recently proclaimed the 1880s theme park “The Home of American Craftsmanship.” This fall, Silver Dollar City
welcomes the season with the granddaddy of all its festivals, the one that has made Silver Dollar City what it is today: The National Harvest Festival, Sept. 11 – Oct 30. NEW: Craft in America Exhibit, featuring 50 works from unique American artists State glass blower NEW: Craftsmen’s Reunion Showcase, featuring renowned artisans previously featured at SDC returning in a special exhibition, from woodcarvers to furniture makers NEW: Demonstrating craftsmen from the Best of Missouri Hands NEW: Caricature Carvers of America Showcase NEW: Learn-How-To-Do-It-Yourself Craft Workshops 130 Visiting craftsmen from around the country, from stained glass artists to copper sculptors Missouri’s Largest Barn Dance daily, with live bands FOOD! The Tastes of the Fall Harvest are served up throughout the park, with smoked turkey legs, roasted corn on the cob and hearty skillet meals cooked on open grills.
Branson Ride the Ducks Salute to Veterans
September 18 – October 31
Salute the men and women who fought for freedom and the historic DUKW on this patriotic adventure with Ride the Ducks
! Celebrate the red, white and blue with our star-spangled land and water adventure as we salute America’s amazing service men and women. See the Ozarks riding an amphibious vehicle based on the famous WWII DUKW design. Quack along to patriotic music and see historic military vehicles as your US Coast Guard licensed Captain shares stories of the brave men who boarded these vehicles in WWII to serve the USA and the women, like Rosie the Riveter, who helped build them. An amphibian travels on land and water and you’ll experience that excitement as you head right into the lake for a Splashdown. You can even drive if you want as we salute America’s veterans.
Branson Ride the Ducks – Ducks Go Boo
October 1 – October 31
Get a fright on this nighttime adventure through our spooktacular haunted forest – watch out for ghosts! Hop on a duck for a fun-filled Ozarks adventure full of screams and squeals. Expect tricks from your Captain as we treat you to a trip through our own haunted forest. Watch out for ghosts, bats, spiders and other creepy creatures of the night. Your family will have a howling good time as we spin ghost stories on this old-fashioned duck-style hayride. Decorate your own pumpkin or Trick-or-Treat bag in our Kid Splash Room and watch out for things that go boo.
1st Annual Firehouse Chili Cook-Off at the Titanic Museum
Chili cookers will be up early slicing, dicing, chopping and stirring gallons of chili in a spirited, five-hour cook-a-thon that begins at 10 a.m at the Titanic Museum
. Hot and spicy, mild and mellow, secret ingredients and guarded recipes all come together at the Great Firehouse Chili Cookoff. The public is invited to come early, watch the prep, sample the many different firehouse chili concoctions and pass judgment as they see fit. A select panel of judges will declare the cookoff winners at 4 p.m.
3rd Annual Wood Carving Event at the Titanic Museum
October 8 – October 10
Professional wood carvers from across the nation will send chips flying and spirits soaring when they return to compete in this year’s three-day woodcarving competition. Events will take place in Titanic’s parking area: from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. A special 75-minute chainsaw speed-carving contest delivers one of the event’s many nail-biting moments. This special annual family event honors the memory of the German passengers and crew who were aboard Titanic. It’s free and held in association with LogHoggers Chainsaw Sculpting.
Midwest Hunting and Fishing Expo at the Branson Convention Center
October 8 – October 10
* Top Hunting and Fishing Vendors
* Seminars by Top Hunting Pros
* Custom Knife Makers
* Great Prices on Hunting and Fishing Gear
* Seminars by National Fishing Pros
* Meet PAA Professional Anglers
* ATV’s, Boats and More!
* New 2011 Boats
* Talk with Outdoor Manufacture’s Representatives
* Door Prizes Daily
Dolly Parton’s Whoadeo at Dixie Stampede
10am – 1pm
What is a Whoadeo? It is a stick horse rodeo for kids. It gives them a chance to ride in the Dixie Stampede
main arena and showcase their skills, including: Barrel Racing, Pole Bending, Obstacle Course, Bucking Horse and Jumping. Children and adults compete on an authentic stick horse as they race around barrels, jump over obstacles or manage to not get “bucked” off their horse. Prizes awarded for top times and creative “bucking.” There are kids’ games, face painting, animal exhibitions, as well as giveaways.
Professional Angler’s Association TournamentOctober 14 – October 16
The 2010 PAA Bass Pro Shops Tournament Series is coming to Table Rock Lake! The 3 day official practice will begin on Oct. 10 – 12, followed by the start of the competition on Oct. 14!
Titanic Princess Tea Parties
October 16 – October 17
Young ladies will reign and mothers will beam when they take their places at the year’s second seating of the Titanic Princess Tea Parties, Part II. Beautiful tables will be dressed all in pink and set in silver as newly crowned princesses prepare to meet their royal obligations. A one-hour, all-inclusive crash course in proper etiquette, manners and style will be followed by a tea-pouring ceremony and a personal tour of the Titanic Museum Attraction.
Branson Landing’s 4th Annual Safe Trick or Treat EventOctober 31
5pm – 7pm
Calling all ghosts, goblins, pirates and princesses – it’s your turn to Trick or Treat up and down Branson Landing’s Trick or Treat Street! This will be the 4th Annual Safe Street Trick or Treat for Branson Landing merchants to participate in on Sunday, October 31st. This safe Halloween alternative is exclusively for children in costume up to age 12. Look for the Halloween Signs in the windows of participating businesses, located up and down the Branson Landing Promenade.
The Branson Veteran’s Day Parade on November 11 has a new route for 2010.
Originally the parade was to proceed from Price Street to Business 65 and then north on Commercial Street to the finish at the north parking lot of the Branson Landing. However, due to construction of the new Lake Taneycomo Bridge, and the change in traffic flows, city staff worked with parade organizers to develop a new parade route.
The new route will starts at the Branson Convention Center’s south parking lot. From there the parade will go west on Price Street, north on Business 65, east on Atlantic Street, south on Commercial Street, east on College Street and then south on Sycamore Street before eventually ending up back at the Branson Convention Center parking lot.
The parade is organized by American Legion Post 220. The annual parade draws thousands of people to downtown Branson every November.
There are numerous Branson Veterans Events planned, along with the parade.
The Branson Airport has begun a new service to and from Chicago and Indianapolis. The flights are operated by ExpressJet Airlines.
The new service will operate on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays to and from Chicago Midway Airport and Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays to and from Indianapolis International Airport.
AirTran Airways has added a third non-stop service to and from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Non-stop flights between Atlanta and Branson are now available to reserve.
The Hollywood Wax Museum in Branson MO has undergone plenty of changes over the past year, including a total renovation of the museum and the addition of two new attractions – Hannah’s Mirror Maze and the Castle of Chaos. They also recently opened Shoot for the Stars mini-golf right next door to their entertainment complex.
The theme is pure Hollywood, with areas of the course dedicated to the landmarks like the Hollywood Bowl, Grauman’s Chinese Theater, the Capitol Records building, Kodak Theater and the entrance to Paramount Studios. There is even a walk of fame, and each of the 18 course holes takes players through the 18 steps of becoming a Hollywood Star. Plus, there are areas of the course designed to look like movie sets, including one featuring a trick reamed into a water tower.
Shoot for the Stars mini-golf, Hannah’s Mirror Maze
, Castle of Chaos
and Hollywood Wax Museum are open form 8am-11pm Sunday through Thursday and 8am-Midnight on Fridays and Saturdays.
Discount Hollywood Wax Museum tickets and combo passes are available.
It’s never too early to start planning your Christmas in Branson
, Missouri. Celebrated during the months of November and December, Branson
gets into the full spirit of the season with festive shows and attractions.
Two of the most popular attractions to visit during the holidays include Silver Dollar City
and Dixie Stampede Dinner Show. Silver Dollar City transforms into a winter wonderland, complete with over 4 million twinkling lights during their Old Time Christmas Celebration. There are festive shows, like A Dickens Christmas Carol, Holiday Light Parades, and plenty of holiday delicacies and crafts to enjoy. Plus, rides and attractions will also be open during this event, weather permitting, so visitors will be able to enjoy Wildfire and The Giant Swing while they celebrate the season. An Old Time Christmas will take place November 6 – December 30, 2010. Silver Dollar City Tickets
and Silver Dollar City Packages
are on sale now.
Dixie Stampede Branson
ushers in the holiday season with an exciting show featuring a holiday celebration including a live Nativity, with three kings atop camels, holiday music, Santa and a four-course yuletide feast. There is also a special “The Magic of Toys” segment set to the unforgettable music of the Nutcracker. Dixie Stampede tickets
are on sale now.
Legends in Concert in Branson Missouri has an all-new line-up for the Fall season, which began today, September 9, 2010. The show, located at Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Theater, changes its line-up of tribute artists at least four times a year. Audiences see a variety of stars, from yesterday and today, in a show that is fun for those of all ages.
The performers for the Fall season include The Temptations, George Strait, Marilyn Monroe, The Blues Brothers and Elvis Presley. This line-up will perform now through October 31, 2010.
Legends in Concert tickets are on sale now.
Christmas in Branson
is a great time to see special limited engagement shows. The line-up for this year’s Christmas shows includes The Gatlin Brothers and Debby Boone
at The Mansion Theater. They will perform from November 2 through December 4, 2010.
Larry Gatlin and The Gatlin Brothers are noted for their vocal harmony and are famous for songs like “All The Gold in California,” “Houston,” “I Just Wish You Were Someone I Loved” and many more.
Debby Boone became a sensation with her hit “You Light Up My Life” in 1997. Boone has starred in numerous musical stage productions on Broadway and has made numerous concert appearances.
The Gatlin Brothers and Debby Boone production in Branson
will combine these great entertainers, showcasing their great talent and top hits.
Reserve your tickets today!
Branson has some new shows on the scene and theater announcements for the 2011 season.
Todd Oliver, who has long been entertaining visitors on the Showboat Branson Belle, will be moving to the Jim Stafford Theater, along with his talented canine friends. The Branson Variety Theatre announced an all-new show – Hooray for Hollywood – which will use clips from movies and then bring them to life on stage using a great cast of singers and dancers. Movies such as “Singin’ in the Rain” and “The Lion King” will be featured.
announced that Cirque Montage
will return for the 2011 season with an expanded schedule. This show was very popular over the summer season and was a hit with families. Its 2011 season will start on Sunday, May 22 and run through September 21 with twice a day performances at 3pm & 8pm. Cirque Montage will conclude its 2010 season on September 26, 2010.
The Starlite Theater will also welcome the Righteous Brother Bill Medley
back to the stage for the 2011 season, as well as The Texas Tenors. Bill Medley will perform September 1 through December 17 and The Texas Tenors from September 2 through December 8.
Additional information regarding the 2011 Branson Show Season will be released as it becomes available. To purchase tickets for Branson shows
for the 2010 season, as well as reserve Branson hotels
, rely on ReserveBranson.com.
The 2010 Veterans Homecoming Week is scheduled for November 5-11, 2010 in Branson, Missouri. Plans are well underway, with Dalena Ditto organizing both the opening and closing ceremonies.
The opening ceremony will be held at Sight and Sound Theatre on November 5 at 12:30pm. The closing ceremony is set for 2:30pm on November 11 at Tri-Lakes Center.
Events throughout the week include mini-reunions for WWII, Koreans War, Vietnam, Gulf War and women veterans, the 235th Marine Corps Birthday Ball, Tony Orlando’s “Yellow Ribbon Salute” and the 76th Annual Veterans Day Parade. The day room will once again be open at the Factory Merchants Mall from 9am-6pm, and is a place for vets to gather in between attending events.
Branson Veterans Week is one of the nation’s largest veteran’s events and is widely popular.
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