This Week Around Pulaski County USA! (November 12-November 18, 2018)

This Week Around Pulaski County USA! (November 12-November 18, 2018)

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November 17- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market
What: Mid-Missouri’s friendliest year-round Farmers’ Market!
Where: Farmers’ Market Pavilion at Roubidoux Spring Campground, Waynesville
When: 8:00 a.m. until Noon
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Pulaski County Farmers’ Market (Bruce Main)- 573.842.9079
https://www.facebook.com/PulaskiCountyMOFarmersMarket

Mid Missouri's Friendliest Year-Round Pulaski County Farmers Market (2) (1)

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Guide your sleigh to Pulaski County USA!

Guide your sleigh to Pulaski County USA!

Looking Ahead:

November 24- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, Waynesville
November 24 through December 31- City of Lights, Richland

City of Lights Richland November 24_Dec 31
November 30- PFAA presents “A Dickens Christmas Carol: A Traveling Travesty in Two Tumultuous Acts,” Waynesville
December 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, Waynesville
December 1, 7,8, 9, 14, & 15- PFAA presents “A Dickens Christmas Carol: A Traveling Travesty in Two Tumultuous Acts,” Waynesville

A Dickens_ Christmas Carol_ A Traveling Travesty in Two Tumultuous Acts (1) Complete
December 1- Christmas Parade, Laquey

Laquey Christmas Parade (1)
December 1- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
December 2- Holiday in the Park, Saint Robert

Holiday in the Park STR
December 2- Christmas On Main Street, Crocker

Christmas on Main Street 2018

December 2- Kiwanis Annual Christmas Parade, Waynesville

Kiwanis Club Annual Christmas Parade December 2
December 6- Christmas on the Square, Waynesville

Christmas on the Square
December 7 & 8- Journey to Bethlehem, Crocker

Journey to Bethlehem December 7_8
December 8- Christmas Parade, Richland

Richland Christmas Parade Dec 8 (1)
December 8- Ole’ Time Christmas, Richland

Ole Time Christmas 2019 (4) (1)
December 8- Lighted Christmas Parade, Dixon

Dixon Christmas Parade (1)
January 5- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
January 5, 12, 19, & 26- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, Waynesville
February 2- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville

Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House Tagged
February 2,9, 16, & 23- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, Waynesville
March 2- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
March 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, Waynesville

Mid Missouri's Friendliest Year-Round Pulaski County Farmers Market (2) (1)
March 8, 9, 15, 16, 17, 22, & 23- PFAA presents “12 Angry Men,” Waynesville

12 Angry Men PFAA (1)
April 6- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
April 6, 13, 20, & 27- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville

1903 Courthouse Museum Tagged
April 6, 13, 20, & 27- Old Stagecoach Stop, Waynesville
April 20- Frisco Depot Museum, Crocker
April 27- Kickapoo Trace Muzzleloaders Fun Day/Rendezvous, Dixon

Mountain Man Experience April 27 2019
May 4- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
May 4, 11, 18, & 25- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
May 4, 11, 18, & 25- Old Stagecoach Stop, Waynesville

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May 18- Frisco Depot Museum, Crocker
June 1- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
June 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
June 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29- Old Stagecoach Stop, Waynesville
June 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, & 22- PFAA presents “Pinocchio,” Waynesville

Pinocchio PFAA (1)
June 15- Frisco Depot Museum, Crocker
July 6- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
July 6, 13, 20, & 27- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
July 6, 13, 20, & 27- Old Stagecoach Stop, Waynesville
July 20- Frisco Depot Museum, Crocker

Frisco Depot Museum (1)
July 27 & 28- Old Settlers Days, Waynesville

Old Settlers Days 2019 (2) (1)
October 12- Route 66 Challenge, Saint Robert

Route 66 Challenge 2019 (1)

For more event listings in Pulaski County USA please visit our online calendar at: http://tinyurl.com/PulaskiCountyUSAEvents or www.facebook.com/PulaskiCountyUSA

Send your Pulaski County event listings and flyers to laurah@pulaskicountyusa.com

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“This Week Around Pulaski County USA!” is powered by Pulaski County Tourism Bureau- the destination marketing agency for Pulaski County, Missouri. The bureau, funded by the hotel/motel transient guest tax, promotes tourism throughout the county and markets their destination to fuel the local business climate and broaden the local tax base. The Bureau actively promotes events that will draw in visitors, tourists, and travelers from fifty plus miles away to experience Pulaski County. Courtesy listings for community events are provided on their online calendar at http://www.visitpulaskicounty.org.

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This Week Around Pulaski County USA! (November 5-November 11, 2018)

This Week Around Pulaski County USA! (November 5-November 11, 2018)

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November 10- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market
What: Mid-Missouri’s friendliest year-round Farmers’ Market!
Where: Farmers’ Market Pavilion at Roubidoux Spring Campground, Waynesville
When: 8:00 a.m. until Noon
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Pulaski County Farmers’ Market (Bruce Main)- 573.842.9079
https://www.facebook.com/PulaskiCountyMOFarmersMarket

Mid Missouri's Friendliest Year-Round Pulaski County Farmers Market (2) (1)

November 10- Turkey Trot 5K/10K
What: Win a turkey during this themed 5K/10K!
Where: Davidson Fitness Center, Fort Leonard Wood
When: 9 a.m. until 11 a.m.
Cost: $20 day of registration. Pre-registration discount available.
Contact: Fort Leonard Wood MWR- 573-596-4359
https://www.facebook.com/events/970519476469075

Turkey Trot 5K_10K November 10

November 11- Veterans’ Day Parade
What: Mid-Missouri’s most patriotic Veterans’ Day parade!
Where: Route 66 from Middle School to Downtown, Waynesville
When: Ceremony begins at 2 p.m., followed by parade.
Cost: FREE
Contact: Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commerce- 573.336-5121
https://www.facebook.com/events/1406062309523372

Veterans Day Ceremony_Parade 2018

Guide your sleigh to Pulaski County USA! 2018 Edition: https://wp.me/p2Gvbm-2hm

Guide your sleigh to Pulaski County USA!

Guide your sleigh to Pulaski County USA!

Looking Ahead:

November 17 & 24- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, Waynesville
November 24 through December 31- City of Lights, Richland

City of Lights Richland November 24_Dec 31
November 30- PFAA presents “A Dickens Christmas Carol: A Traveling Travesty in Two Tumultuous Acts,” Waynesville

A Dickens_ Christmas Carol_ A Traveling Travesty in Two Tumultuous Acts (1) Complete
December 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, Waynesville
December 1, 7,8, 9, 14, & 15- PFAA presents “A Dickens Christmas Carol: A Traveling Travesty in Two Tumultuous Acts,” Waynesville
December 1- Christmas Parade, Laquey

Laquey Christmas Parade (1)
December 1- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
December 2- Holiday in the Park, Saint Robert

Holiday in the Park STR
December 2- Christmas On Main Street, Crocker

Christmas on Main Street 2018
December 2- Kiwanis Annual Christmas Parade, Waynesville

Kiwanis Club Annual Christmas Parade December 2
December 6- Christmas on the Square, Waynesville

Christmas on the Square
December 7 & 8- Journey to Bethlehem, Crocker

Journey to Bethlehem December 7_8
December 8- Christmas Parade, Richland

Richland Christmas Parade Dec 8 (1)
January 5- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
January 5, 12, 19, & 26- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, Waynesville

Mid Missouri's Friendliest Year-Round Pulaski County Farmers Market (2) (1)
February 2- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
February 2, 9, 16, & 23- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, Waynesville
March 2- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville

Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House
March 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, Waynesville
March 8, 9, 15, 16, 17, 22, & 23- PFAA presents “12 Angry Men,” Waynesville
April 6- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
April 6, 13, 20, & 27- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville

1903 Courthouse Museum Tagged
April 6, 13, 20, & 27- Old Stagecoach Stop, Waynesville
April 20- Frisco Depot Museum, Crocker
April 27- Kickapoo Trace Muzzleloaders Fun Day/Rendezvous, Dixon

Mountain Man Experience April 27 2019
May 4- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
May 4, 11, 18, & 25- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
May 4, 11, 18, & 25- Old Stagecoach Stop, Waynesville

Old Stagecoach Stop Tagged
May 18- Frisco Depot Museum, Crocker
June 1- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
June 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
June 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29- Old Stagecoach Stop, Waynesville
June 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, & 22- PFAA presents “Pinocchio,” Waynesville
June 15- Frisco Depot Museum, Crocker

Frisco Depot Museum (1)
October 12- Route 66 Challenge, Saint Robert

Route 66 Challenge 2019 (1)

For more event listings in Pulaski County USA please visit our online calendar at: http://tinyurl.com/PulaskiCountyUSAEvents or www.facebook.com/PulaskiCountyUSA
Send your Pulaski County event listings and flyers to laurah@pulaskicountyusa.com

Pulaski-County-Tourism_color“This Week Around Pulaski County USA!” is powered by Pulaski County Tourism Bureau- the destination marketing agency for Pulaski County, Missouri. The bureau, funded by the hotel/motel transient guest tax, promotes tourism throughout the county and markets their destination to fuel the local business climate and broaden the local tax base. The Bureau actively promotes events that will draw in visitors, tourists, and travelers from fifty plus miles away to experience Pulaski County. Courtesy listings for community events are provided on their online calendar at http://www.visitpulaskicounty.org.

Guide your sleigh to Pulaski County USA! 2018 Edition

Guide your sleigh to Pulaski County USA in south-central Missouri!

Christmas time in Pulaski County is stuffed with holiday cheer- parades, tree lighting events, live nativities, and festivals loaded with mid-western charm! Top off your weekend with shopping at our antique stores and unique boutiques, delicious food with international flair, and a glass of Missouri wine with a view of our historic courthouse and quaint square!

Guide your sleigh to Pulaski County USA!

Guide your sleigh to Pulaski County USA!

November 24 through December 31
City of Lights Richland

City of Lights Richland November 24_Dec 31

November 30 and December 1, 7, 8, 9, 14, & 15
Pulaski Fine Arts Association presents “A Dickens’ Christmas Carol: A Traveling Travesty in Two Tumultuous Acts”

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December 1
Laquey Christmas Parade

Laquey Christmas Parade (1)

December 2
Kiwanis Club of Pulaski County Annual Christmas Parade

Kiwanis Club Annual Christmas Parade December 2

December 2
Holiday in the Park

Holiday in the Park STR

December 2
Christmas on Main Street

Christmas on Main Street 2018

December 6
Christmas on the Square

Christmas on the Square

December 7 & 8
Journey to Bethlehem

Journey to Bethlehem December 7_8

December 8
Richland Christmas Parade

Richland Christmas Parade Dec 8 (1)

December 8
Ole’ Time Christmas

Ole Time Christmas 2019 (4) (1)

 

December 8
Dixon’s Lighted Christmas Parade

Dixon Christmas Parade (1)

While in the area don’t miss Waynesville’s nativity scene atop Bell Bluff overlooking Route 66. The 66th annual lighting takes place during Christmas on the Square.

For more things to see and do in Pulaski County, Missouri, along with dining & lodging guides, visit www.PulaskiCountyUSA.com.

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NSS-CDS Midwest 2018 Workshop Held in Pulaski County, Missouri

National Speleological Society-Cave Diving Section Midwest hosted a workshop October 20th, 2018 at Hampton Inn (103 St. Robert Plaza Drive) Saint Robert, Missouri. Saint Robert is just two miles away from the site of the 2015 National Speleological Society convention that was held in Waynesville.

The workshop was preceded Friday evening by a social at Paradise Pit Caribbean Restaurant & Lounge in Saint Robert.

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NSS-CDS Midwest 2018 Workshop Social at Paradise Pit Caribbean Restaurant.

Thirty+ attendees from 5 different states began arriving in Pulaski County as early as Wednesday. The group heard presentations from 7 speakers, including:

Forrest Wilson, Bill Harrison, Zachary Klukkert, and Kyle Moschell were speakers at NSS-CDS Midwest Workshop 2018.

Forrest Wilson, Bill Harrison, Zachary Klukkert, and Kyle Moschell were speakers at NSS-CDS Midwest Workshop 2018.

Forrest Wilson (National Cave Rescue Commission Diving Officer) spoke about sump diving rescue and the Thailand cave rescue. Bill Harrison (winner Abe Davis Safe Cave Diving Award 2006) presented his 2018 Underwater Speleology article “Cave Diving and Yoga.” Zachary Klukkert, a NSS-CDS and PSAI-certified cave diver spoke about the benefits and challenges of conducting paleontological research in underwater caves. Kyle Moschell focused on Karst Underwater Research’s operations and diving. Chris Jewell recounted first-hand experiences of the 2018 Tham Luang Thailand cave rescue. Jonathan Beard, who has assisted in mapping over 550 caves and authored “Caring for Your Karst”, spoke on his Missouri Speleological Survey article ““Vadose Speleogenesis in the Pierson/Reeds Spring Formation Sequence in the Springfield Plateau and Eureka Springs Escarpment of Southwest Missouri.” Konstantin Chartkov of Ozark Cave Diving Alliance was also a speaker.

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Speakers at NSS-CDS Midwest Workshop 2018 included Chris Jewell (via Skype), Jonathan Beard, and Konstantin (KC) Chartkov.

NSS-CDS Midwest 2018 Workshop attendees at Hampton Inn, Saint Robert Missouri

NSS-CDS Midwest 2018 Workshop attendees at Hampton Inn, Saint Robert, Missouri.

Saturday’s post-workshop activities included a gathering hosted by Odyssey Scuba and Roubidoux Grotto at an undisclosed location in Pulaski County. Attendees explored a dry cave and feasted on Sweetwater BBQ, sampled local craft brews from Piney River Brewing Company, and nibbled on homemade cookies created by local bakery Cookiez By Nourish & Nurse. Conversations, tall tales, and jokes were told around an Ozarks camp fire.

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Post-workshop dry cave trip. Via Andrew Bachhuber.

Conference attendees participated in pre and post-conference dives at Roubidoux Spring (Waynesville, MO), Boiling Spring Cave (Dixon, MO), Boiling Springs Cave (Licking, MO) and Cannonball Cave (Lake Wappapello, MO).

Other conference activities included a gear swap, door prizes, and a raffle.

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Post-conference dry cave trip. Via Andrew Bachhuber.

Workshop sponsors included Subgravity, Dive Rite, Highline Ropes, North Florida Springs Alliance, Scubaforce, Bigblue Dive Lights, Shearwater Research, Aquatech Scuba & Travel Center, Cave Country Dive Shop, Dayo Scuba, Odyssey Scuba, Amigos Dive Center, Inner Mountain Outfitters, On Rope 1, Lake City Dive Center, and Ozark Dive Shop.

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Post-workshop dry cave trip. Via Andrew Bachhuber.

The workshop was organized by Joshua Shouse. Shouse, based in Kentucky, was assisted locally by Karen Hood, Marketing Relations Manager for Pulaski County Tourism Bureau. Shouse remarked that attendees appreciated the nearness to Roubidoux Spring & Odyssey Scuba, area hospitality, and conference room facilities.

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National Speleological Society-Cave Diving Section Midwest 2019 workshop is tentatively scheduled for October at Saint Robert, Missouri. Workshop dates will be announced January 2019.

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This Week Around Pulaski County USA! (October 29-November 4, 2018)

This Week Around Pulaski County USA! (October 29-November 4, 2018)

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October 31- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House
What: Supervised paranormal investigation of one of Waynesville’s oldest homes.
Where: 405 North Street, Waynesville
When: Investigations start at dusk. Call for exact time.
Cost: $25 per person, reservations required.
Contact: Crocker’s Optimistic Paranormal Society (Dawnmarie Cecora)- 573.528.2149
https://www.facebook.com/ParanormalTalbotHouse

Paranormal Investigations Sep. & Oct.

October 31- Zombie Paintball
What: Defeat the Zombie Horde!
Where: 14400 Highway Z, Saint Robert
When: 7:00 p.m. until Midnight
Cost: $15
Contact: Combat Sports Uranus (Natalie Sanders)- 573-855-5065
https://www.facebook.com/CSUranus

Zombie Paintball 2018 (1)

October 31- Rising Haunted Attraction
What: Haunted attraction
Where: 25238 Raleigh Road, Waynesville
When: 8:00 p.m. until Midnight
Cost: $13
Contact: Rising Haunted Attraction (Matt Perrine)- 573-433-5460
https://www.facebook.com/risinghauntedattraction 

Rising Haunted Attraction

November 3- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market
What: Mid-Missouri’s friendliest year-round Farmers’ Market!
Where: Farmers’ Market Pavilion at Roubidoux Spring Campground, Waynesville
When: 8:00 a.m. until Noon
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Pulaski County Farmers’ Market (Bruce Main)- 573.842.9079
https://www.facebook.com/PulaskiCountyMOFarmersMarket

Mid Missouri's Friendliest Year-Round Pulaski County Farmers Market (2) (1)

November 3- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House
What: Supervised paranormal investigation of one of Waynesville’s oldest homes.
Where: 405 North Street, Waynesville
When: Investigations start at dusk. Call for exact time.
Cost: $25 per person, reservations required.
Contact: Crocker’s Optimistic Paranormal Society (Dawnmarie Cecora)- 573.528.2149
https://www.facebook.com/ParanormalTalbotHouse

Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House

Ozarks Leaf Peepers’ Backroad Bonanza Self-Guided Driving Tour: https://wp.me/p2Gvbm-2gP

Ozarks Leaf Peepers Backroad Bonanaza (1) (1)

Looking Ahead:

Guide your sleigh to Pulaski County USA this holiday season!

Guide your sleigh to Pulaski County USA this holiday season!

November 10, 17, & 24- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, Waynesville
November 10- Turkey Trot 5K/10K, Fort Leonard Wood

Turkey Trot 5K_10K November 10
November 11- Veterans’ Day Parade, Waynesville

Veterans Day Ceremony_Parade 2018
November 24 through December 31- City of Lights, Richland

City of Lights Richland November 24_Dec 31
November 30- PFAA presents “A Dickens Christmas Carol: A Traveling Travesty in Two Tumultuous Acts,” Waynesville

A Dickens_ Christmas Carol_ A Traveling Travesty in Two Tumultuous Acts (1) Complete
December 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, Waynesville
December 1, 7,8, 9, 14, & 15- PFAA presents “A Dickens Christmas Carol: A Traveling Travesty in Two Tumultuous Acts,” Waynesville
December 1- Christmas Parade, Laquey

Laquey Christmas Parade (1)
December 1- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
December 2- Holiday in the Park, Saint Robert

Holiday in the Park STR
December 2- Christmas On Main Street, Crocker

Christmas on Main Street 2018
December 2- Kiwanis Annual Christmas Parade, Waynesville

Kiwanis Club Annual Christmas Parade December 2
December 6- Christmas on the Square, Waynesville

Christmas on the Square
December 7 & 8- Journey to Bethlehem, Crocker

Journey to Bethlehem December 7_8
December 8- Christmas Parade, Richland

Richland Christmas Parade Dec 8 (1)
January 5- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
January 5, 12, 19, & 26- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, Waynesville
February 2- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
February 2,9, 16, & 23- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, Waynesville

Mid Missouri's Friendliest Year-Round Pulaski County Farmers Market (2) (1)
March 2- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville

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March 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, Waynesville
March 8, 9, 15, 16, 17, 22, & 23- PFAA presents “12 Angry Men,” Waynesville
April 6- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
April 6, 13, 20, & 27- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville

1903 Courthouse Museum Tagged
April 6, 13, 20, & 27- Old Stagecoach Stop, Waynesville
April 20- Frisco Depot Museum, Crocker
April 27- Kickapoo Trace Muzzleloaders Fun Day/Rendezvous, Dixon

Mountain Man Experience April 27 2019
May 4- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
May 4, 11, 18, & 25- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
May 4, 11, 18, & 25- Old Stagecoach Stop, Waynesville

Old Stagecoach Stop Tagged
May 18- Frisco Depot Museum, Crocker
June 1- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
June 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
June 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29- Old Stagecoach Stop, Waynesville
June 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, & 22- PFAA presents “Pinocchio,” Waynesville
June 15- Frisco Depot Museum, Crocker

Frisco Depot Museum (1)

For more event listings in Pulaski County USA please visit our online calendar at: http://tinyurl.com/PulaskiCountyUSAEvents or www.facebook.com/PulaskiCountyUSA

Send your Pulaski County event listings and flyers to laurah@pulaskicountyusa.com

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“This Week Around Pulaski County USA!” is powered by Pulaski County Tourism Bureau- the destination marketing agency for Pulaski County, Missouri. The bureau, funded by the hotel/motel transient guest tax, promotes tourism throughout the county and markets their destination to fuel the local business climate and broaden the local tax base. The Bureau actively promotes events that will draw in visitors, tourists, and travelers from fifty plus miles away to experience Pulaski County. Courtesy listings for community events are provided on their online calendar at http://www.visitpulaskicounty.org.

This Week Around Pulaski County USA! (October 22-October 28, 2018)

This Week Around Pulaski County USA! (October 22-October 28, 2018)

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October 26- Halloween in the Park
What: Haunted hayrides, trick or treat maze, snacks, costume contests and more!
Where: St. Robert Community Center, 114 J.H. Williamson Jr. Drive, Saint Robert
When: 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE
Contact: City of Saint Robert Parks & Recreation Department- 573-451-2625
https://www.facebook.com/events/1549330168505975

Halloween In The Park 2018 (2) (1)

October 26 & 27- Zombie Paintball
What: Defeat the Zombie Horde!
Where: 14400 Highway Z, Saint Robert
When: 7:00 p.m. until Midnight
Cost: $15
Contact: Combat Sports Uranus (Natalie Sanders)- 573-855-5065
https://www.facebook.com/CSUranus

Zombie Paintball 2018 (1)

October 26 & 27- Rising Haunted Attraction
What: Haunted attraction
Where: 25238 Raleigh Road, Waynesville
When: 8:00 p.m. until Midnight
Cost: $13
Contact: Rising Haunted Attraction (Matt Perrine)- 573-433-5460
https://www.facebook.com/risinghauntedattraction

Rising Haunted Attraction

October 27- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market
What: Mid-Missouri’s friendliest year-round Farmers’ Market!
Where: Farmers’ Market Pavilion at Roubidoux Spring Campground, Waynesville
When: 8:00 a.m. until Noon
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Pulaski County Farmers’ Market (Bruce Main)- 573.842.9079
https://www.facebook.com/PulaskiCountyMOFarmersMarket

Mid Missouri's Friendliest Year-Round Pulaski County Farmers Market (2) (1)

October 27 & 28- Stories Pumpkin Patch
What: Pumpkin Patch
Where: 25530 Republic Road, Waynesville
When: 10:00 a.m. until Dark
Cost: $5 admission (2 and younger FREE), Mid-Size Pumpkin $5
Contact: Stories Pumpkin Patch (C.D. Storie)- 573-433-4375
https://www.facebook.com/Stories-Pumpkin-Patch-318125881595386

Pick a Patch

October 27 & 28- Happy Hollows Pumpkin Patch
What: Pumpkin Patch
Where: 10103 Beatty Road, Crocker
When: 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
Cost: $5 adults (no pumpkin), $7 children (includes pumpkin) 2 and younger FREE
Contact: Happy Hollows Pumpkin Patch- 573-356-0985
https://www.facebook.com/HappyhollowspumpkinandChristmasTreePatch

October 27- Crocker Trunk or Treat
What: Trunk or Treat
Where: Crocker Community Park, Crocker
When: 5:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE
Contact: Crocker Community Park Board (Jessica Elam)- 573-528-5681
https://www.facebook.com/events/311356999418032

Crocker Trunk or Treat 2018 (1)

October 27- Trail of Treats Spooktacular
What: Halloween event
Where: Shady Dell Park, Richland
When: 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE
Contact: Richland Parks Department- 573-765-4421
https://www.facebook.com/events/582659108733961

Trail of Treats Spooktacular (2) (1)

October 27- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House
What: Supervised paranormal investigation of one of Waynesville’s oldest homes.
Where: 405 North Street, Waynesville
When: Investigations start at dusk. Call for exact time.
Cost: $25 per person, reservations required.
Contact: Crocker’s Optimistic Paranormal Society (Dawnmarie Cecora)- 573.528.2149
https://www.facebook.com/ParanormalTalbotHouse

Paranormal Investigations Sep. & Oct.

Ozarks Leaf Peepers Backroad Bonanaza (1) (1)

Ozarks Leaf Peepers’ Backroad Bonanza Self-Guided Driving Tour: https://wp.me/p2Gvbm-2gP

Looking Ahead:

Guide your sleigh to Pulaski County USA this holiday season!

Guide your sleigh to Pulaski County USA this holiday season!

October 31- Rising Haunted Attraction, Waynesville

Rising Haunted Attraction
October 31- Zombie Paintball, Saint Robert

Zombie Paintball 2018 (1)
October 31- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville

Paranormal Investigations Sep. & Oct.
November 3, 10, 17, & 24- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market– Waynesville
November 3- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
November 11- Veterans’ Day Parade, Waynesville

Veterans Day Ceremony_Parade 2018
November 24 through December 31- City of Lights, Richland

City of Lights Richland November 24_Dec 31
November 30- PFAA presents “A Dickens Christmas Carol: A Traveling Travesty in Two Tumultuous Acts,” Waynesville
December 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, Waynesville
December 1, 7,8, 9, 14, & 15- PFAA presents “A Dickens Christmas Carol: A Traveling Travesty in Two Tumultuous Acts,” Waynesville

A Dickens_ Christmas Carol_ A Traveling Travesty in Two Tumultuous Acts (1) Complete
December 1- Christmas Parade, Laquey

Laquey Christmas Parade (1)
December 1- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
December 2- Holiday in the Park, Saint Robert

Holiday in the Park STR
December 2- Christmas On Main Street, Crocker

Christmas on Main Street 2018
December 2- Kiwanis Annual Christmas Parade, Waynesville

Kiwanis Club Annual Christmas Parade December 2
December 6- Christmas on the Square, Waynesville

Christmas on the Square
December 7 & 8- Journey to Bethlehem, Crocker

Journey to Bethlehem December 7_8
December 8- Christmas Parade, Richland

Richland Christmas Parade Dec 8 (1)
January 5- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
January 5, 12, 19, & 26- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, Waynesville
February 2- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville

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February 2,9, 16, & 23- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, Waynesville

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March 2- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
March 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, Waynesville
March 8, 9, 15, 16, 17, 22, & 23- PFAA presents “12 Angry Men,” Waynesville
April 6- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
April 6, 13, 20, & 27- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville

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April 6, 13, 20, & 27- Old Stagecoach Stop, Waynesville
April 20- Frisco Depot Museum, Crocker
April 27- Kickapoo Trace Muzzleloaders Fun Day/Rendezvous, Dixon

Mountain Man Experience April 27 2019
May 4- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
May 4, 11, 18, & 25- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
May 4, 11, 18, & 25- Old Stagecoach Stop, Waynesville
May 18- Frisco Depot Museum, Crocker
June 1- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
June 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
June 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29- Old Stagecoach Stop, Waynesville

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June 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, & 22- PFAA presents “Pinocchio,” Waynesville
June 15- Frisco Depot Museum, Crocker

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For more event listings in Pulaski County USA please visit our online calendar at: http://tinyurl.com/PulaskiCountyUSAEvents or www.facebook.com/PulaskiCountyUSA

Send your Pulaski County event listings and flyers to laurah@pulaskicountyusa.com

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“This Week Around Pulaski County USA!” is powered by Pulaski County Tourism Bureau- the destination marketing agency for Pulaski County, Missouri. The bureau, funded by the hotel/motel transient guest tax, promotes tourism throughout the county and markets their destination to fuel the local business climate and broaden the local tax base. The Bureau actively promotes events that will draw in visitors, tourists, and travelers from fifty plus miles away to experience Pulaski County. Courtesy listings for community events are provided on their online calendar at http://www.visitpulaskicounty.org.

Ozarks Leaf Peepers’ Backroad Bonanza

Pile your family and friends into the truck, along with a camera and a thermos of hot cider, to experience Pulaski County’s brilliant and fiery colors of Fall!

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The Ozarks are frequently a shoo-in for best Autumn foliage destinations listicles. Pulaski County, geographically blessed, is positioned in the heart of the Salem Plateau of the timeless Ozark Mountain region.

The county is generously gifted with low hollers (valleys), and high hills decorated with woodlands. The southern half of the county is covered by Mark Twain National Forest. The variety of trees, combined with green pasture land, creates a rainbow of colors. Black gum, Sweet Gum, Hickory, Sassafras, Maple, Sycamore and Oak trees are Mother Nature’s paintbrushes in the autumn palate. Missouri’s state tree, Flowering Dogwoods, color the understory in blazing reds, pinks, and oranges.

The recent spell of warm days and cool nights could lead to Pulaski County’s most brilliant Insta-worthy Fall yet. Enjoy the show on our 33 miles of Route 66, secondary highways, or from our curated list of favorite gravel travel backroads below.

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HARTFORD ROAD
1.15 miles northeast of Road Ranger, Highway 28

Hartford Road, a 3.39-mile-long loop drops into a Big Piney river valley. After only a mile you will be rewarded with dramatic river bluffs. In an especially picturesque scene the road squeezes between the Big Piney river and the former Possum Lodge resort before climbing back to Highway 28 positioned on the ridge above.

CAMP/CROWN ROADS
4.92 miles northeast of Road Ranger, Highway 28

Camp Road and Crown Road partner to lazily loop (5.81 miles) around the former Gasconade Hills Conservation Area. The structures and foundations that perch over the Gasconade River at the beginning of Camp Road are remnants of Brown’s Camp. At 3.05 miles turn right onto Crown Road to return to Highway 28.

Pro Tip: Continue North on Highway 28 into Dixon for fuel, food & beverage, antiquing, and restrooms before backtracking to Cardinal Road.

CARDINAL/CREEK/CAVE ROADS
7.62 miles northeast of Road Ranger, Highway 28

Cardinal, Creek, and Cave roads combine to lead you 3.65 miles to Riddle Bridge Access. At the intersection of Cardinal Road and Cemetery Lane you will find a photogenic country cemetery and church. Approximately 1.58 miles turn left onto Creek Road. Creek Road parallels, and crosses, Jones Creek before becoming Cave Road which bends to cross the Gasconade River at Riddle Bridge Access. The current bridge, constructed circa 1987, replaced the former 70+ year old structure that was featured on a 1975 Brewer & Shipley album cover. Yellow Bluff, directly across the Gasconade River from the public access is a popular photography scene. Look north at the access to see the field where the winner of the 1909 Peoria hot air balloon race landed. Leaving Riddle Bridge Access turn right onto Holtsman Road which becomes Y Highway.

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LARAMIE/LEXINGTON ROADS
4.13 miles south of Riddle Bridge, Y Highway

Laramie Road leads to (1.17 miles, turn right) Lexington Road which curls around an area known to old-timers and locals as Shockley Bottom. At 4.49 miles look right and visually follow the power line buoys that edge the field. These lines lead to the former Skaggs Bridge crossing of the Gasconade River of the old Waynesville-Crocker Road. This stretch of Lexington Road is home to two Missouri Century Farms. At the junction of Lexington Road and Highway 17 is Pike’s Peak bluff and the mouth of Roubidoux Cave at the confluence of the Roubidoux and Gasconade rivers.

Pro Tip: Roubidoux Cave is NOT open to the public. Contact Roubidoux Grotto for access permits.

Pro Tip: Continue North on Highway 17 into Crocker for fuel, food & beverage, antiquing, and restrooms before backtracking to Riverside Road.

RIVERSIDE/REDDING ROADS
6.38 miles north of Lexington Road, Highway 17

Riverside and Redding roads are a dynamic duo combining for 6.3 miles to connect Highway 17 with T Highway. Just over a mile into the trip you will see the Gasconade River on your left. At 2.04 miles is Schlicht Springs Access. This area is named for early mill operator and resort owner John Schlicht. At 2.27 miles turn left to stay on Riverside road. At 4.82 miles turn right onto Redding road. At 5.10 miles you will see Bethlehem Baptist Church and Cemetery on your right. The rocked structure beckons photographers. This area was once called Flea Hollow, so named because the former church, which sat across the dirt road, was built up a bit on posts. Whether or not the design was intentional, this allowed nearby farmers’ livestock to congregate in the shade under the church. This led to hours-long bouts of itching and scratching for the parishioners during, and after, Sunday services. The cemetery tucked into the hillside below is the final resting place of Aunt Tenn, an inmate of the Pulaski County Poor Farm. Tenn’s final wish was to be buried here instead of at the cemetery across from the Poor Farm. At T Highway head north to Swedeborg.

Pro Tip: Plan on photographing Swedeborg School and abandoned buildings along the railroad tracks at Swedeborg. The community, first named Wood End, was later colonized by Swedish immigrants. Nearby Swede Cemetery, listed in a Swedish touring guide of America, has many interesting tombstones to photograph.

RAWLINS ROAD
1.74 miles north of Redding Road, Highway T

Rawlins road joins Swedeborg to Richland on what was most likely the “old” road before the development of Highway 133. The road crosses Snake Creek at 2.47 miles. At the intersection of Highway 133 turn left for a short distance.

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RICHFIELD ROAD/DUBLIN LANE
791 feet south of Rawlins Road, Highway 133
Richfield Road and Dublin Lane is a short (1.57 miles) continuation of what was most likely the Richland-Swedeborg road at one time.

Pro Tip: Explore Richland to find fuel, food & beverage, antiquing, and restrooms before returning to Jefferson Street/Highway 7 South.

SNIPE/RIO ROAD
5.92 miles south of Dublin Lane, Highway 7

Snipe/Rio Road follows the Gasconade river for a short distance before breaking away into rich farmland and pastures. Several concrete silos dot the landscape awaiting the photographer to capture their bygone craftsmanship and usefulness. At 2.77 miles Berean Cemetery, and the former Berean Baptist Church sit on the right. The road crosses over Interstate 44 and continues to Historic Route 66/Highway AB.

Travel East to Waynesville via Historic Route 66/Highway AB/Highway 17 or via Interstate 44.

Pro Tip: Plan to spend time discovering Waynesville’s food scene, shopping, antiquing, and historic sites before taking the last backroad of our journey.

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SPRING/SUPERIOR ROAD
At Roubidoux Bridge, Historic Route 66, Waynesville

Spring Road leads to Route 66’s most overlooked natural wonder- Roubidoux Spring. Park at the lot beside the wonderous roadside spring and recall the tragedy of the Trail of Tears. The National Park Service, Missouri Trail of Tears Association, City of Waynesville, and Pulaski County Tourism Bureau partnered to install seven storyboards along the one-mile-long (mostly) paved walking path. While at the spring itself dip your toes in- local legend states that those who do will return to Waynesville. Spring Road continues, turning into Superior Road at Waynesville city limits and passes underneath Interstate 44. At approximately 1.90 miles is the Pulaski County Poor Farm Cemetery. The frame house just south (.5 miles) of the cemetery, at the junction of what was once the Houston Road, once housed Pulaski County’s paupers. Aunt Tenn, from Flea Hollow, lived here. Superior Road will lead you into Saint Robert.

Pro Tip: Saint Robert, the gateway to Fort Leonard Wood, is home to heroes. Explore the community’s patriotic tributes, dining, and lodging.

Turn your leaf peeping tour into a weekend getaway! See www.PulaskiCountyUSA.com for itinerary ideas, must-see attractions, and lodging and dining options.

Pro Tip: Tag your leaf peeping tour pics with #PulCoLeafPeeps for a chance to be featured on our Instagram feed!

Pro Tip: More Pulaski County USA history can be found at http://www.route66courthouse.com and http://oldstagecoachstop.org

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