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Silver Dollar City Festivals are a Highlight of Branson Vacations

Ready to plan your Branson vacation to Silver Dollar City? Here’s what you need to know about their 2015 season including all of their famous festivals and new shows you’ve got to see!

Silver Dollar City officially opened March 14, 2015, and begins their season with Family Spring Break Days (heldMarch 14-15, 18-22. and 26-29, 2015). This is a good time to visit because the weather is mild, crowds are moderate and rates for places to stay in Branson are reasonable.

Festivals at Silver Dollar City are a highlight of Mid-America’s Largest Theme Park. Find out which ones are open during your visit:


SDC-ArgentinaApril 9 – May 3
Experience cultures from around the globe right here in the Ozarks. Each year the line-up changes, and different countries are featured.  Families really enjoy the unique attractions and shows performed during this festival, especially during Spring Break days. New for this year are Cirque Zuma Zuma, Ireland the Show and Ansambel Navihanke.

Bluegrass & BBQ Festival

SDC_Rhonda-VincentMay 7 – May 25
Recently named the World’s #1 Bluegrass Event by IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Association), this year’s event will host two National Bluegrass Competitions – The National Single Mic Championship and the Youth in Bluegrass Band Contest. Plus, you can sample some of the tastiest barbeque the Midwest has to offer.  It’s the perfect slice of springtime in the Ozarks.

Star Spangled Summer

SDC-SpongeBobB_lgJune 6 – July 19
This event, which premiered last year, replaces KidsFest as the festival for families and kids to embrace All-American summer fun.  Starting June 6, there will be special meet and greet sessions with favorite cartoon characters such as Dora and Diego, SpongeBob and Patrick and Team Umizoomi.  Plus, thrilling attractions like the all-new Outlaw Run Coaster, The Giant Swing, Wildfire, PowderKeg, The Lost River and the American Plunge will be open for family fun!

Southern Gospel Picnic

SDC_BBQAugust 27 – September 7
This is your chance to see hundreds of performances from nationally acclaimed gospel acts as well as dine on delicious southern delicacies. Attend one of America’s Biggest Southern Gospel events at Silver Dollar City and you can enjoy Southern Gospel music at its finest. The Allen Family, Tim Lovelace, Chuck Wagon Gang, Old Paths Quartet and the Booth Brothers are a few of the featured performers.

National Harvest  & Cowboy Festival

sdc_09_pr_echo_lgSeptember 16 – October 31
Catch the Salute to the Great American Cowboy, an all-new Western Stunt Show, over 125 visiting craftsmen and a full line-up of cowboy performers during National Harvest Festival. Purchase your Silver Dollar City tickets today to enjoy all new shows and artist showcases, as well as Silver Dollar City’s signature attractions in Branson.

An Old Time Christmas

November 7 – December 30
 SDC-CMASThis is your chance to celebrate Christmas on a grand scale, with over 5 million lights, a 5-story Christmas tree, holiday light parade, visits from Santa and a living nativity creating a magical holiday world for visitors. This year’s festival features shows It’s a Wonderful Life and A Dickens Christmas Carol.

All of the Silver Dollar City festival entertainment and shows are included with the purchase of discount Silver Dollar City tickets. Bundle your tickets with lodging to save even more on your visit. Silver Dollar City vacation packages include some of the most popular hotels in Branson, and are an easy way to get even more value from your visit.

Ashley is Reserve Direct’s travel expert, visiting Branson to find the best travel tips, money-saving deals and insider information. With over 10 years of experience in first-hand-travel adventures, she shares her stories, advice, and current events to help you stay in the know.
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  1. The Kids Fest at Silver Dollar City is way to give your kids, "the best summer vacation ever!" We never get tired of Silver Dollar City.

  2. An Old Time Christmas at Silver Dollar City is a magical way to celebrate the holidays. I went last year with my family and we loved the lights, the shows – especially the Dickens Christmas Carol, amd my brave kiddos even rode Thunderation at night.

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