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Silver Dollar City 2014 Festival Schedule

Silver Dollar City is planning on making 2014 a great year to Celebrate America!  The theme park will host a year-long Americana celebration, along with a full line-up of new festivals and shows.  Come along as we tell you what to expect in the New Year so you can start planning your vacation now.

The park will open March 14 and launch WorldFest, a popular event showcasing cultures from around the world, on April 5.  WorldFest, known as “America’s Largest International Festival,” has added two new shows – “Benise!” and “Via Roman.”  “Benise!” features Spanish guitarist Roni Benise, along with a group of musicians and dancers, performing class Spanish guitar rhythms.  At “Via Roman” the melodic sounds of traditional gypsy music from Ukraine entrances visitors.  A few of the attractions returning to the cultural festival include Amamos Argentina, Island Fire, and groups from Ireland, Ecuador and more.

Once WorldFest wraps up at Silver Dollar City Branson on May 4, Bluegrass & BBQ Festival is planned.  From May 8-June 1, you can listen to top artists and award-winning performers throughout the park.  The International Bluegrass Music Association’s Bluegrass Event of the Year includes stars such as Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, Doyle Lawson & Quiksilver, Balsam Range, the Kruger Brothers and more.  During this festival, the 13th Annual Youth in Bluegrass Band Contest is held and you can sample a variety of barbeque sauces and tasty backyard barbeque items served throughout the park.

New for the summer is the Star Spangled Summer Celebration, held June 7-July 20.  Although the event is replacing KidsFest, it’s still very kid and family-friendly.  Activities, games and action – all with a patriotic theme – will take over the park.  Two of the new shows planned include the Flying Ace All-Stars, featuring Olympic athletes and future hopefuls performing daring stunts on trampolines, as well as “The Magic of Brad Ross,” who dazzles audiences with his world-class illusions. Moonlight Madness returns for summer of 2014, so you can ride into the night from July 19-August 3.

Towards the end of August The Southern Gospel Picnic will replace Star Spangled Summer.  From August 22-September 1 the Midwest’s largest gospel event is held at Silver Dollar City.  Hundreds of Grammy and Dove award winners, and top gospel acts will perform.  You can look forward to seeing The Booth Brothers, Jeff and Sherri Easter, The Isaacs, The Hoppers and many others.

Country Music Weekend, featuring classic country music stars, is planned September 6-7 before the falls festival debuts.  The festival, which as a new name – National Harvest & Cowboy Festival, is held September 12-October 25.  The American cowboy is the focus, due to popular demand, and shows like the Wild West Stunt Show will return to the delight of guests.  More than 120 demonstrating craftsmen will also be on hand, and a special salute to American Adventures on the western frontier will take place.

The year will come to a close with An Old Time Christmas, slated for November 1-Deember 30.  Many of the same traditions will continue at this annual festival.  New additions, however, include the Holly Jolly Christmas Light Parade, featuring Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Friends, who will be celebrating a 50th anniversary in 2014.  Guest favorites like original shows “It’s a Wonderful Life” and “A Dickens’ Christmas Carol” will return, as will the Christmas on Main Street light and sound shows, a musical Living Nativity and many more holiday delights.

See you at Silver Dollar City in 2014!

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