The very successful “Ozark Mountain Christmas” event in Branson Missouri has spawned a new seasonal event in the Ozarks, “Ozark Mountain Spring.” This major event will begin March 1 and run through Memorial Day Weekend. There will be many activities and festivals during Ozark Mountain Spring, as well as the popular Branson Shows visitors & locals alike enjoy.
The highlight of this year’s “Ozark Mountain Spring” event will be the “Great American Pie Show.” Traditional in theme, the “Great American Pie Show” aims to celebrate the basics of American living, which undoubtedly means delicious, homemade delectables. The Pie Show is scheduled for April 24 & 25 and will be located at the new Branson Convention Center near the Branson Landing. National Television Personality Al Roker will be a celebrity judge at the event.
Another event new to the Branson Stage this year is the “Hand in Hand Branson Honors Purple Heart Recipients.” This event is also scheduled for April 24 & 25, and includes several activities, including an Opening Ceremony at the Hamner Barber Theater, Fishing Tournament at Moonshine Beach & Purple Mountain Majesty Twilight Ceremony.
One event occurring during the “Ozark Mountain Spring” event is a tradition in and of itself, Kewpiesta. This event is an annual commemoration of the “Kewpie Doll” and serves to honor both its creator, Rose O’Neill and the undeniable image of the “Kewpie.” The event will be held at the Ramada Inn Resort Conference Center in Branson, April 22 – April 26. Some of the activities include exhibition and auction of Kewpie Dolls & Collectibles, as well as the annual meeting of the International Rose O’Neill Club. A necessary addition to any lover of Kewpie Dolls is a visit to Bonniebrook, the O’Neill Family Homestead. Located 10 minutes north of Branson, this historic site features many unique & delightful artifacts & documents pertaining to the kewpies and their creator.