Silver Dollar City, located in beautiful Branson Missouri, is celebrating American Craftsmanship during their National Harvest Festival this fall. Scheduled for September 11 – October 30, 2010, the event showcases the talent and creativity of America’s greatest craftsmen.
New for this year’s event is the PBS Craft In America exhibit, which was developed exclusively for the park, from the creators of the award-winning PBS documentary series featuring unique American artists. Another new exhibit is the Caricature Carvers of America Showcase.
There will also be a Craftsmen Reunion featuring veteran Silver Dollar City artisans including Peter Engler, Ted Blaylock, Peter Kramer, Lee Robertson, Tom Crain and Jesse Barnes. Hundreds of visiting craftsmen will also be on-hand demonstrating their talents throughout the park, including Best of Missouri Hands juried artists. Do-It-Yourself Workshops are also planned. Attendees will be able to learn how to make beautiful wreaths, centerpieces and more.
Headin’ West, a 2009 International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions Best Overall Production winner, returns to the Opera House stage for another great season. The 45-minute live show tells the timeless tale of American westward expansion during the 1860s. The show is included with Silver Dollar City tickets and runs September 11 – October 24.
Missouri’s Largest Barn Dance will take place during the festival at the Red Golf Heritage Hall. So, be sure to bring your dancing shoes as some of the best western swing bands will take the stage, including the Horsecreek Band, Jody Nix & The Texas Cowboys, Texas In The Swing, Missouri Travelers, and Les Gilliam & His Silver Lake Band. Plus, seasoned dancers will be available to give tips and instructions to beginners.