September Calendar of Events for Branson

Southern Gospel Picnic
August 28, 2008 – September 7, 2008
Times: Open daily from10 a.m.-6 p.m. August 30 & 31 open 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Location: Silver Dollar City
The popular Southern Gospel Picnic returns with more glorious gospel music from some of the top names in Southern Gospel music, and a picnic feast of Chicken & Fixin’s. See hundreds of performances from the top names in southern gospel music! The heavens will resound with the sweet sounds of your favorite southern gospel groups on stages throughout the park by day. Then Echo Hollow® Amphitheatre will be serenaded with music from the famed Southern Gospel Nights concert series each evening.

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The End of WWII
September 2, 2008
Phone: (417) 337-8387
At 12:00 p.m. to 12:01 p.m. all sirens from police, fireman, ambulance and storm warning systems will sound their sirens to commemorate the Formal Surrender of Japan on 9/2/1945 which brought an end to WWII, the single most defining event of the 20th Century. On that date, the Japanese formally surrendered aboard the Battleship USS Missouri in Tokyo Harbor. We ask that those driving do blow your horn, however if you feel that it is necessary please pull over to the side of the road or into a safe area to do so.

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Welk Stars Reunion 2008
September 3, 2008 – September 7, 2008
Location: Welk Resort Theater
Phone: 800-505-WELK

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Orphans Car Show
September 4, 2008 – September 6, 2008
Location: Dick Clark’s
Phone: 800-985-3144

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9/11 “Branson Remembers”
September 11, 2008
Times: 8 a.m.
Location: The back parking lot of the Grand Palace under the American High-rise Monument
Phone: (417) 337-8387
A beautiful and moving ceremony will be held in observance of the tragedy which changed the world. For more information contact Steve Weyher.

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National Harvest Festival
September 11, 2008 – October 25, 2008
Times: Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Closed Mondays & Tuesdays. Closed Sept. 8 – 10.
Location: Silver Dollar City
Phone: 800-475-9370
It’s a new name, but the same great festival with two events in one! The Home of American Craftsmanship, Silver Dollar City welcomes over 100 visiting craftsmen, over 400 of the nation’s finest musicians, and back by popular demand, our signature stage show Headin’ West during the National Harvest Festival.
Salute to the Great American Cowboy – Sept. 11 – 28
Asleep at the Wheel – Echo concert; Cowboy Rex working cowboy show; Working Boot and Saddle Shop; Buck Taylor and Friends/Frisco; Native American Hoop Dancer; Riverfront Playhouse Cowboy acts; Cowboy Craftsmen; BOMH Artists Area; Bluegrass Now Stage.
Guest Celebrities
Dan Haggerty – 9/13; Edward Faulkner – 9/20; Robert Horton – 9/27; Arena Acts; Missouri Mule Jump; Roman Rider; Bureau of Land Management Mustangs
Salute to the American Farmer
John Conlee – Echo concert; John Deere Antique display; Working Farm animal and carpernter shop; Laddie and Timmy appearances; South West Dairy mobile classroom; Steam Engine display; Farmer Timberframe; Touch of Ear-Draft Mule Hitch; Missouri Farm Bureau.
Arena Acts
Border Collie Herding Demos: FFA Show Cattle; SDC Pig Races; Farmer John’s / Frisco; Jim Victor – Food Sculptor; Mini Antique tractors; Baker Creek Seed Co; Steve Rogers Barn Collection; Farm related crafts

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Sleds in September – A Custom Car & Rod Event
September 12, 2008 – September 14, 2008
Location: Dick Clark’s
Phone: (417) 332-1960, (877) 588-1957

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Compton Ridge Fiddlers Convention
September 13, 2008 – September 14, 2008
Location: Compton Ridge Campground
Phone: 800-233-8648
Come and enjoy 3 days of fiddling jam sessions and concerts. Also join the fish fry and pig roast.

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The 35th Annual Autumn Daze Craft Festival
September 18, 2008 – September 21, 2008
Times: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Location: Downtown Branson
Phone: 888-322-2786
Admission: FREE
The 35th Annual Autumn Daze Craft Festival will be held in the heart of downtown featuring more than 150 crafters.

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Annual Fall Flea Market & Craft Show
September 20, 2008
http://rockawaybeachchamber.com
Location: Rockaway Beach
Phone: 800-798-0178

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AREA ’57 CRUISE IN & Drive-In Movie Night
September 20, 2008
Location: Dick Clark’s
Phone: (417) 332-1960, (877) 588-1957

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Branson Fun Fest
September 20, 2008
Times: 9 a.m. – dusk when movie begins
Location: Dick Clark’s Area 57
Phone: 417-779-5374
Come for a fun day for the whole family starting with a great breakfast interwoven with live music. Each hour there will be a drawing of gifts plus many types of prizes and contests. There will be carnival games for all ages and many types of craft and merchant vendors. A silent auction will be going on throughout the day and some items will be able to be bid on online. The event will end with a music jam fest and an outdoor movie. Check our website to keep up to date with what is going on or to register your car or cycle or to sign up as a vendor.

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POW-MIA Day “Silent March”
September 20, 2008
Times: 9 a.m.
Location: Whelchel Funeral Chapel parking lot, 310 S. Commercial, Branson
Phone: (417) 337-8387
The “Silent March” will proceed down Commercial to Main St. taking Main St. down to the Town Square at the Branson Landing where a short commemorative service will be held for those who have not returned from WWII, Korea, Vietnam or Desert Storm. “Help bring them home.” For more information contact Tom Goldsworthy.

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Missouri Master Gardener’s State Conference
September 26, 2008 – September 29, 2008
For admission information and to register: http://www.momg08.org/
Location: Branson Convention Center
Learn the gardening secrets of the Ozark Mountains. Enjoy a variety of educational sessions, guest speakers and garden tours.

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Stray Kat ROCK IT Custom / Lead Sled Car Show
September 26, 2008 – September 28, 2008
Location: Dick Clark’s
Phone: 800-985-3144

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AREA ’57 CRUISE IN & Drive-In Movie Night
September 27, 2008
Location: Dick Clark’s
Phone: (417) 332-1960, (877) 588-1957

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Hollister Grape and Fall Festival
September 27, 2008
Location: Historical Downing Street in Hollister
Come and enjoy food, stage entertainment, crafts, and lots of fun activities in beautiful historic Hollister. Great for the whole family!

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John Daly’s Lion’s Heart Invitational Golf Tournament
September 30, 2008 – October 1, 2008
Email: Lionsheart@murderrockgolf.com
Phone: (417) 334-7818 ext. 104
John Daly’s Lion’s Heart Invitational Golf Tournament has moved to the new course that bears the founder’s name. The fall tournament and concert will be held at John Daly’s Murder Rock Golf and Country Club, located within the acclaimed Branson Creek Residential Community. This celebrity filled event moves from Tunica to its new home and promises to become one of the area’s most popular and talked about events. Jan Stevenson, Marshall Faulk and Kevin Costner will be in attendance. This event is one of the biggest fundraisers for the Ozark Mountain Family YMCA, and contributes to an annual donation to the John Daly Foundation. Sponsorships and players are now being accepted!

Information courtesy of Branson Chamber of Commerce