Autumn Activities In Pulaski County USA!

Create lifelong memories with your family in Pulaski County USA!

Create lifelong memories with your family in Pulaski County USA!

Autumn in Pulaski County USA is the perfect season to gather your family and friends together creating memories that will last a lifetime. Pumpkin patches, corn mazes, hayrides, petting zoos, punkin’ chunkin’, hay stack mazes, float trips (even a haunted one!), farmers markets, haunted houses (even outdoor haunted trails!), paranormal investigations and Oktoberfest celebrations —there truly is something for everyone. Harvest some memories in Pulaski County, Missouri!

FIREBALL RUN LIVE Event
Downtown Waynesville
Thursday, October 2nd
FREE
Contact: Pulaski County Tourism Bureau- 573.336.6355
http://www.FireballRun.com

FIREBALL RUN festivities take place in downtown Waynesville October 3rd.

FIREBALL RUN festivities take place in downtown Waynesville October 3rd.

Southern Gospel Reunion
Waynesville High School
Friday, October 3rd 7:00 pm
Saturday, October 4th 6:00 pm
FREE admission
Contact: Layne Lercher- 573.774.0404

FREE Southern Gospel Reunion concert in Waynesville October 3 & 4.

FREE Southern Gospel Reunion concert in Waynesville October 3 & 4.

Frogtober Fest
Waynesville City Park
October 4
FREE admission
Contact: Rhea Anne Mathews- 573.774.3050

http://www.facebook.com/frogtober.fest

*Frogtober Fest is an annual celebration of Waynesville’s “Frog Rock” also known as W.H. (Waynesville Hill) Croaker. This year’s family friendly festival marks Croakers’ 17th birthday.

Frog Hill Half Marathon
Waynesville
October 4
$45 per person
Contact: Team 413-Gracerunner Ministries (Melissa Martinez)- 573.433.6684
*Frog Hill Half Marathon will treat participants to a run on Route 66 and the half marathon ends at Waynesville City Park at Frogtober Fest.

Frog Hill Half Marathon will treat participants to a run on Route 66 and the half marathon ends at Waynesville City Park at Frogtober Fest.

Frog Hill Half Marathon will treat participants to a run on Route 66 and the half marathon ends at Waynesville City Park at Frogtober Fest.



Haunted Trail

319 Keeth Road, Crocker
October 10 & 11 6:30 pm until 10 pm
$5 per person
Contact: Loving Paws Adoption Center- 573.736.2088
*Come hear the scary tale of “The Witches of Pulaski County” and take a guided tour through the most haunted forest in Missouri

Come hear the scary tale of "The Witches of Pulaski County" and take a guided tour through the most haunted forest in Missouri.

Come hear the scary tale of “The Witches of Pulaski County” and take a guided tour through the most haunted forest in Missouri.

Crocker Fall Festival
Downtown Crocker
October 18, 10 am until 2 pm
FREE admission
Contact: Crocker City Hall- 573.736.5327
http://www.facebook.com/CrockerCityHall

Route 66 OktoberFest On The Square
Downtown Waynesville
October 18, 11 am until 4 pm
FREE admission
Contact: Audra Berrier- 573.774.3001

http://www.facebook.com/Route66FestOTS

Oktoberfest- family friendly street festival will be held October 18 in downtown Waynesville.

Oktoberfest- family friendly street festival will be held October 18 in downtown Waynesville.



Zombie Run 5K

Downtown Waynesville
October 18, race time 4 pm
$25 day of registration
Contact: Waynesville Downtown Business Association- 573.774.3001

Zombie Run 5K October 18th in Waynesville.

Zombie Run 5K October 18th in Waynesville.

18th Annual Halloween Bash
Pulaski County Shrine Club, Buckhorn
October 25 6:30-9:30
$2 per person
Contact: Local 28 Freedom Of Road Riders (Larry Wheeler) 573.586.7291
*The Haunted House of Doom and a hayride through the haunting of Buckhorn Forest

The Haunted House of Doom and a hayride through the haunting of Buckhorn Forest

The Haunted House of Doom and a hayride through the haunting of Buckhorn Forest

Happy Hollows Pumpkin Patch
10103 Beatty Road
Crocker, MO 65452
573-356-0985

http://www.facebook.com/Happyhollowspumpkinpatch

Open Weekends Sept. 28 – Oct.
Open Weekends: Fri 3:30-6:30
Sat. and Sun. 9:30-6:30
18 and under $7.00 includes pumpkin
Adults $5.00 (no pumpkin)

Happy Hollows Pumpkin Patch Halloween

BSC Outdoors
Mid-Missouri’s largest precision cut corn maze and pumpkin patch. Home of the FIREBALL RUN corn maze!
18700 Cliff Road
Dixon, MO 65459
573-759-7294

http://www.bscoutdoors.com

Weekdays by appointment only
Sept. 20 – Nov. 1
Fri 5:00 – 8:00
Sat 10:00 – 8:00
Sun 10:00 – 6:00
Adults $7.00
Kids 5-14 $5.00
Kids 4 & under free

The Fireball Run logo will be the design of Boiling Spring Campground's corn maze for the 2014 season.

The Fireball Run logo will be the design of Boiling Spring Campground’s corn maze for the 2014 season.

Deep Woods Farm
19050 North Hwy 133
Crocker, MO 65452 (Hancock, MO)
573-759-3586

http://www.deepwoodsfarm.biz

Open October 4 – October 26
Sat. 10 – 5 Sun. Noon – 5
Weekdays: By appointment or schedule
$5.00 per person & 2 and under free

Deep Woods Farm Halloween

Pulaski County Farmers Market
Downtown Waynesville
Every Saturday, 8 am until 12 pm
FREE admission
Contact: Bruce Main- 573.842.9079
http://www.facebook.com/PulaskiCountyMOFarmersMarket

Pulaski County Farmers Market Logo

The Haunted Hill
22235 Red Wing Road
Waynesville, MO 65583

http://www.thehaunted-hill.com

Opens Sept. 26, 2014- November 1, 2014 open every Fri & Sat
8pm – midnight Open till 10pm on Halloween
$12.00 or Speed pass for no wait $20.00

Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House
405 North Street
Waynesville, MO 65583
573-528-2149

http://www.facebook.com/ParanormalTalbotHouse

Every Saturday night through October 25th
Friday, October 31st
Investigations start at dusk and last three hours
$25 per person, reservations required

Haunted River Float @
Lay Z Day Canoes and Camping

23455 Teak Lane
St. Robert. MO 65584
573-336-8639 * Reservations preferred
Oct. 17, 18, 24, & 25 7pm – midnight
Oct. 31 7:00 – 9:00
Nov 1 7:00 – 10:00
Ages 13 and over $25.00 6 – 12 $10.00
Kids 5 & under free.

October Haunted River Floats

Oktoberfest at the Cave Restaurant & Resort
26880 Rochester Road
Richland, MO 65556
573-765-4554

http://www.thecaverestaurantandresort.com

October 2 – October 30
German Beer, Music, Brats and Kraut

Paradise German Delicatessen
311 North Street
Waynesville, MO 65583
573.774.8422

http://www.paradisedelicatessen.com

The Hub German Restaurant
777 VFW Memorial Drive
Saint Robert, MO 65584
573.336.9990

http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Hub-Restaurant-Lounge/162648703767741


Gone To Pieces Quilt Guild Quilt Show

Saint Robert Community Center
November 15, 10 am until 5 pm
FREE admission
Contact: Bonnie- 573.774.9990

Gone To Pieces Quilt Guild Quilt Show takes place November 15 in Saint Robert.

Gone To Pieces Quilt Guild Quilt Show takes place November 15 in Saint Robert.

Rob Stouffer- An “Ear” For Design

Have you ever wanted to make your mark on the world? Rob Stouffer of Lee’s Summit is doing that, literally, every summer through early fall, for the past thirteen years. His work has taken him to 30 different states (including Hawaii), Canada and Mexico and has led him to work with national, state, and regional brands such as South Carolina Department of Agriculture’s “Certified SC Grown”, 97.7 WCTY “Eastern Connecticut’s Country!” radio station, and the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team. He has even done work with the Seal of the President of the United States.

How does a guy with an agriculture background have such a huge visual impact on corporate branding? The answer might surprise you- corn mazes. Rob is the owner of Precision Mazes and he and his small team of designers and support staff take pride in their ability to maintain the integrity of the logos that they carve into corn fields. Rob is also the “mystery man” behind the Spirit Airlines crop art that appeared near Kansas City this past July.

Rob Stouffer of Precision Mazes was the "mystery man" behind Spirit Airlines crop art near Kansas City International Airport.

Rob Stouffer of Precision Mazes was the “mystery man” behind Spirit Airlines crop art near Kansas City International Airport.

In 2001 Rob was working with farmers on integrating GPS technology into crop production. One of these conversations turned into a talk about the farmer wishing that he had a corn maze. Rob jumped at the chance and before that year’s corn maze season was done, he had completed three mazes. The next year, 2002, Rob completed 15 mazes. His company has experienced growth every season and one of the best compliments that he can receive is to be invited back to a location to work on the next year’s maze.

Rob describes his mazes as a family experience- a life size puzzle that engages people. He says that families visit corn mazes to have a great experience- and to have a fun time. Corn mazes are becoming an annual tradition and a part of fall culture. A corn maze experience can lead to a lifetime cycle- parents helping a young child through the maze, a tween navigating the maze with a church group while their parents navigate it on their own, a teenager navigating the maze with school friends or teammates, a young college student asking a date to accompany him to the corn maze from his childhood- and finally that young adult and his bride bringing their youngster to the maze to work their way through it together.

Rob’s genuineness is readily apparent when he describes this cycle and he is sincere when he thanks the farmers who bring a corn maze into a community for the service that they are providing for regional visitors- visitors who may not otherwise experience agriculture first hand.

Rob Stouffer of Precision Mazes  and Larry Helms of Boiling Spring Campground confer one last time before the corn maze work begins.

Rob Stouffer of Precision Mazes and Larry Helms of Boiling Spring Campground confer one last time before the corn maze work begins.

I met Rob on one of the hottest days of the summer, just before he began cutting the corn maze at Boiling Spring Campground on the banks of the Gasconade River in northern Pulaski County, Missouri. With about 12-15 acres of corn to work with he, and his enhanced global positioning satellite (accurate within centimeters), were turning the FIREBALL RUN logo into the largest precision cut corn maze in mid Missouri. He expected the work to take at least eight hours and estimated that he would be cutting about 2 1/2 acres (300-400 bushels) of corn out to create the pathways.

Rob Stouffer's office while in the field.

Rob Stouffer’s office while in the field.

Rob’s crop art creation at Boiling Spring debuts to the public Saturday, September 20th at 10 am. Admission to Pulaski County’s premiere precision cut corn maze is $7 for adults, $5 for children 5-14, and kids under 5 are free. The corn maze will be open Fridays (5-8 pm), Saturdays (10 am until 8 pm) and Sundays (10 am until 6 pm) through November 1st. They are open on weekdays to accommodate groups. For more information about Boiling Spring Campground visit http://bscoutdoors.com.

The Fireball Run logo will be the design of Boiling Spring Campground's corn maze for the 2014 season.

The Fireball Run logo will be the design of Boiling Spring Campground’s corn maze for the 2014 season.

For more information on FIREBALL RUN and the live event in Pulaski County, MO. October 2nd, 2014 please visit http://www.fireballrun.com.

For more information on agri-tourism and Autumn activities in Pulaski County, Missouri please visit http://www.PulaskiCountyUSA.com.

This Week Around Pulaski County USA!

Events for the week of August 25, 2014-September 2, 2014

August 30- Richland Farmers Market
What: Farmers Market
Where: Frisco Park, Richland
When: 8 am until Noon
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Travis Prewett- 573.765.4033

Pulaski County USA loves Farmers Markets!

Pulaski County USA loves Farmers Markets!

August 30- Pulaski County Farmer’s Market
What: Farmer’s Market
Where: Waynesville City Park
When: 8 am until 1 pm
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Bruce Main- 573.842.9079

August 30- 1903 Courthouse Museum Open
What: Historic courthouse on Route 66. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Where: On The Square, Waynesville
When: 10 am until 4 pm
Cost: FREE admission, donations accepted
Contact: Pulaski County Museum & Historical Society (Denise Seevers)-573.855.3644

Both of Waynesville's Museums are FREE admission and located on the Square.

Both of Waynesville’s Museums are FREE admission and located on the Square.

August 30- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum
What: Pulaski County’s oldest building has served as a private residence, a stagecoach stop, a Civil War hospital, and a hotel on Historic Route 66. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Where: On The Square, Waynesville
When: 10 am until 4 pm
Cost: FREE admission, donations accepted
Contact: Old Stagecoach Stop Foundation (Jan Primas)- 573.435.6766

August 30- 42nd Annual Railroad Days
What: Family friendly street festival
Where: Downtown Crocker
When: Activities start at 9 am
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Crocker City Hall- 573.736.5327

Railroad Days has been held in Crocker, Missouri since 1972.

Railroad Days has been held in Crocker, Missouri since 1972.

August 30 & 31- Kiwanis Fifth Annual Gun, Knife, & Archery Show
What: Buy, sell, and trade, over 100 vendors
Where: Saint Robert Community Center
When: August 30- 9 am until 5 pm
August 31- 9 am until 3 pm
Cost: $5 entry fee
Contact: Jerry- 573.433.6507

August 30 & 31- Kiwanis Fifth Annual Gun, Knife, & Archery Show

August 30 & 31- Kiwanis Fifth Annual Gun, Knife, & Archery Show

Looking Ahead:
September 6- Shrimp Festival
September 6- Hicks In The Sticks

FIREBALL RUN festivities take place in downtown Waynesville October 3rd.

FIREBALL RUN festivities take place in downtown Waynesville October 3rd.

FIREBALL RUN- Join the finish line festivities in downtown Waynesville October 2nd!

For more event listings in Pulaski County USA please visit our online calendar at: http://tinyurl.com/PulaskiCountyUSAEvents or “Like” us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/PulaskiCountyUSA
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This Week Around Pulaski County USA!

Events for the week of August 18, 2014-August 24, 2014

August 23- Richland Farmers Market
What: Farmers Market
Where: Frisco Park, Richland
When: 8 am until Noon
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Travis Prewett- 573.765.4033

Pulaski County USA loves Farmers Markets!

Pulaski County USA loves Farmers Markets!

August 23- Pulaski County Farmer’s Market
What: Farmer’s Market
Where: Waynesville City Park
When: 8 am until Noon
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Bruce Main- 573.842.9079

August 23- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum
What: Pulaski County’s oldest building has served as a private residence, a stagecoach stop, a Civil War hospital, and a hotel on Historic Route 66. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Where: On The Square, Waynesville
When: 10 am until 4 pm
Cost: FREE admission, donations accepted
Contact: Old Stagecoach Stop Foundation (Jan Primas)- 573.435.6766

Both of Waynesville's Museums are FREE admission and located on the Square.

Both of Waynesville’s Museums are FREE admission and located on the Square.

August 23- 1903 Courthouse Museum Open
What: Historic courthouse on Route 66. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Where: On The Square, Waynesville
When: 10 am until 4 pm
Cost: FREE admission, donations accepted
Contact: Pulaski County Museum & Historical Society (Denise Seevers)-573.855.3644

August 23- 7th Annual Shrine Club BBQ Cook-Off
What: BBQ competition and family friendly activities
Where: Pulaski County Shrine Club, Buckhorn
When: Gates open at 11 am
Cost: $8 Adult, Kids 6-12 $5, 5 and Under FREE
Contact: Pulaski County Shrine Club (Kevin Cordry)- 573.586.9801

August 23 BBQ Cookoff Updated by Shrine Club

Looking Ahead:
August 30- 42nd Annual Railroad Days
August 30 & 31- 5th Annual Kiwanis Gun, Knife & Archery Show
September 6- Shrimp Festival
September 6- Hicks In The Sticks

FIREBALL RUN festivities take place in downtown Waynesville October 3rd.

FIREBALL RUN festivities take place in downtown Waynesville October 3rd.

FIREBALL RUN- Join the finish line festivities in downtown Waynesville October 2nd!

For more event listings in Pulaski County USA please visit our online calendar at: http://tinyurl.com/PulaskiCountyUSAEvents or “Like” us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/PulaskiCountyUSA
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Stay connected with Pulaski County Tourism Bureau on Facebook & Twitter!

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Four Things You Will Love In Crocker, Missouri

1. Railroad Days- August 30th marks the 42nd year that Crocker has hosted Railroad Days. This tribute to Crocker’s Frisco Railroad heritage has been bringing crowds to downtown Crocker since 1972. A highlight of the festival is the parade. A beloved tradition, the parade is sure to warm your heart and have you clapping and cheering for the participants. Chock full of activities for your entire family, Railroad Days is sure to be a hit!

Railroad Days has been held in Crocker, Missouri since 1972.

Railroad Days has been held in Crocker, Missouri since 1972.

2. Norma Lea’s Frisco Park- The bright red Frisco Railroad caboose in Norma Lea’s Frisco Park is certainly an eye catcher! A favorite backdrop for photos, the park is located on the west side of Commercial Street in downtown Crocker. The park is named after Norma Lea Mihalevich who served as the town Mayor for 24 years. In addition to paying tribute to Crocker’s heritage as a railroad boom town, the park also honors America’s veterans with a memorial and proudly flies the community’s Purple Heart flag. The flag was a gift from The Military Order of the Purple Heart after Crocker became a Purple Heart City in 2013.

The bright red Frisco Railroad caboose in Norma Lea's Frisco Park is a favorite backdrop for family photos.

The bright red Frisco Railroad caboose in Norma Lea’s Frisco Park is a favorite backdrop for family photos.

3. Antique Trail- A portion of Pulaski County’s Antique Trail runs through, and near, Crocker. Antique enthusiasts and “pickers” love roaming Just Got Saved Antiques, Bear Ridge Antiques, and Holt House Antiques.

For a free brochure featuring Pulaski County's antiquing opportunities visit the Visitors Center in Saint Robert, or call 877.858.8687.

For a free brochure highlighting Pulaski County’s antiquing opportunities visit the Visitors Center in Saint Robert, or call 877.858.8687.

4. Schlict Springs Access- Schlict Springs Access, owned by Missouri Department of Conservation, is a favorite fishing hole on the Gasconade River near Crocker. This 12 acre site offers primitive camping and a boat ramp- making it a popular put in/take out spot for paddlers. Anglers can expect to catch bass, catfish, crappie, and sunfish. Birders have identified over 20 species of wild birds including Sharp-shinned Hawk, Downy Woodpecker, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, and Kentucky Warbler at Schlicht Springs Access.

Schlict Springs Access, near Crocker, is a popular public fishing area.

Schlict Springs Access, near Crocker, is a popular public fishing area.

Four Things That You Do Not Want To Miss During September In Pulaski County USA!

If you miss any of these, your friends will poke fun at you around the water cooler Monday morning.

1. Shrimp Festival
Date: Saturday, September 6th
Time: 9 am
Where: Show-Me Shrimp Farm, 15750 Conway Road, Dixon
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Paul Smith- 417.664.2307

Do Not Miss Because: Shrimp!
September 6 ShrimpFestival

2. Hicks In The Sticks
Date: Saturday, September 6th
Time: Gates open at Noon
Where: Shrine Club Park, Buckhorn
Cost: $15 in advance, $20 at gate
Contact: Billy James Clayton-573.528.9557

Do Not Miss Because: The music lineup- Special 20, 2013 U.S. Army Rising Star Winner ChristiAna, Southern Edge, and hick hop stars The Lacs!

The boys are back in town! Hick hop stars, The Lacs, return to Pulaski County September 6th.

The boys are back in town! Hick hop stars, The Lacs, return to Pulaski County September 6th.

3. Full Moon Festival Chuseok 2014
Date: Tuesday, September 9th
Time: Reception begins at 6 pm, performance begins at 7 pm.
Where: Waynesville High School
Cost: $10
Contact: Kim’s Oriental Food Store- 573-336-5590

Do Not Miss Because: Spice up your evening with international flair at this Korean Folk Dances performance

Full Moon Festival Chuseok 2014 takes place September 9th in Waynesville!

Full Moon Festival Chuseok 2014 takes place September 9th in Waynesville!

4. Cow Days
Date: Friday, September 19th and Saturday, September 20th
Time: Friday- events begin at Noon, Saturday- events begin at 10 am
Where: Downtown Dixon
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Dixon Area Chamber of Commerce (Tommy Nichols)- 573.528.1159

Do Not Miss Because: You could win a cow!

This Week Around Pulaski County USA!

Events for the week of August 11, 2014-August 17, 2014

August 14- Takin’ The Country Back Tour
What: Sammy Sadler, Ken Mellons, & Buddy Jewell LIVE in concert.
Where: The Barn, 13015 Highway 28
When: Doors open at 7 pm, Show starts at 8 pm
Cost: $30 at the door
Contact: Bill Johnson- 573.433.9370

Three Nashville recording artists in one concert! August 14th at The Barn.

Three Nashville recording artists in one concert! August 14th at The Barn.

August 16- Run For The Fallen
What: 5K dedicated to honoring our fallen service members
Where: Gammon Field, Fort Leonard Wood
When: Registration 6:30 am, Run 7:30 am
Cost: $15
Contact: 573.329.6772

Run For The Fallen August 16, 2014 on Fort Leonard Wood.

Run For The Fallen August 16, 2014 on Fort Leonard Wood.

August 16- Richland Farmers Market
What: Farmers Market
Where: Frisco Park, Richland
When: 8 am until Noon
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Travis Prewett- 573.765.4033

Pulaski County USA loves Farmers Markets!

Pulaski County USA loves Farmers Markets!

August 16- Pulaski County Farmer’s Market
What: Farmer’s Market
Where: Waynesville City Park
When: 8 am until Noon
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Bruce Main- 573.842.9079

August 16- 1903 Courthouse Museum Open
What: Historic courthouse on Route 66. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Where: On The Square, Waynesville
When: 10 am until 4 pm
Cost: FREE admission, donations accepted
Contact: Pulaski County Museum & Historical Society (Denise Seevers)-573.855.3644

Both of Waynesville's Museums are FREE admission and located on the Square.

Both of Waynesville’s Museums are FREE admission and located on the Square.

August 16- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum
What: Pulaski County’s oldest building has served as a private residence, a stagecoach stop, a Civil War hospital, and a hotel on Historic Route 66. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Where: On The Square, Waynesville
When: 10 am until 4 pm
Cost: FREE admission, donations accepted
Contact: Old Stagecoach Stop Foundation (Jan Primas)- 573.435.6766

Looking Ahead:
August 23- Seventh Annual Shrine Club BBQ Cookoff
August 30- 42nd Annual Railroad Days
August 30 & 31- 5th Annual Kiwanis Gun, Knife & Archery Show

FIREBALL RUN festivities take place in downtown  Waynesville October 3rd.

FIREBALL RUN festivities take place in downtown Waynesville October 2nd.

FIREBALL RUN- Join the finish line festivities in downtown Waynesville October 2nd!

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