Rodeo Time in Pulaski County USA!

Rodeos have been a staple of the American West since the 1800’s. Kids of all ages enjoy the excitement that go hand in hand with bull riding, calf roping, and barrel racing. Good old-fashioned traditions make the rodeo a family friendly event. This summer Pulaski County will host five rodeo events.

The action at Pulaski County’s saddle clubs heats up on June 7th, 7 pm, in Richland when Championship Youth Bull Riding comes to town. CYBR was formed in Iberia, Missouri to give bull riders of any age and young mutton busters the opportunity to compete in a family, Christian orientated association. This year’s “No Guts, No Glory” tour kicked off May 17th at Trail Ridge Saddle Club in Stoutland. Their circuit includes Tipton Cowboy Church (Tipton, MO), Hartville Saddle Club (Hartville, MO), Rolla Saddle Club (Rolla, MO), Iberia Saddle Club (Iberia, MO) and Grove Springs Lions Club in Groves Springs, Missouri. They make a return trip to Richland Saddle Club on July 19th. Admission for each Richland date is $8 for adults, $5 for children 6-12, and children under 5 are free. Featured events are Mutton Busting (6 years and under), Calf Riding (8 years and under), and, of course, bull riding (3 divisions- Pee Wee, Junior, & Senior) with open bull riding toward the end of the event.

Photo courtesy of Championship Youth Bull Riding.

Photo courtesy of Championship Youth Bull Riding.

Photo courtesy of Championship Youth Bull Riding.

Photo courtesy of Championship Youth Bull Riding.

To learn more about CYBR visit them on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Championship-Youth-Bull-Riding/429669407105696

To learn more about Richland Saddle Club visit them on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Richland-Saddle-Club/82485627435

American Family Rodeo rides into Dixon Saddle Club on June 28th. Timed events start at noon and the rodeo performance starts at 7 pm. American Family Rodeo Association was formed to “keep the family involved in America’s original sport, Rodeo”. Their 2014 circuit started in Salem, Missouri and includes rodeos in Edgar Springs, Steelville, Vienna, Belle, Cabool, Cuba, Sullivan, Versailles, Rolla, Mountain Grove, and Potosi. Your $8 admission (kids 6-10 is only $4) allows you to watch Pee Wee & Junior Bulls, Mutton Busting, Saddle Bronc, Calf Riding, Steer Wrestling, Calf Roping, Team Roping, Ribbon Roping, Barrel Racing, Pole Bending, Goat Tying, and Chute Doggin events.

American Family Rodeo Association Rodeo, Dixon, Missouri-June 28, 2014

American Family Rodeo Association Rodeo, Dixon, Missouri-June 28, 2014

To learn more about AFRA visit them online at: http://www.americanfamilyrodeo.com/

To learn more about Dixon Saddle Club visit them on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dixon-Saddle-Club/210639645638633

Ozark Rodeo Association saddles up July 25th and 26th at Richland Saddle Club. ORA also recognizes the importance of family during their two day family friendly events. They will feature the traditional rodeo events such as barrels, poles, goats, mutton bustin’, calf riding, Pee Wee bull riding, open bull riding, bareback, chutedoggin’, break-away roping, & team roping. Their 2014 tour started in Vienna, and includes stops in St. Clair, Desloge, Cuba, Iberia, Salisbury, Potosi, Gerald, Linn, and Warrenton. They make a second appearance in Pulaski County August 8th & 9th at Dixon Saddle Club. One day admission is $8 for adults and $4 for kids aged 6-10.

Courtesy of Ozark Rodeo Association.

Courtesy of Ozark Rodeo Association.

Courtesy of Ozark Rodeo Association.

Courtesy of Ozark Rodeo Association.

To learn more about ORA visit them online at http://www.ozarkrodeoassociation.com/

Rodeo fans get an extra treat when WPRA (Women’s Professional Rodeo Association) stars Amy Wilson (Miss Rodeo America 2008) and one of the most decorated female ropers in rodeo, Jackie Hobbs Crawford, make an appearance in Pulaski County, Missouri October 2nd as Team #88 of FIREBALL RUN. The public is invited and encouraged to attend this epic moment at the finish line in Waynesvlle.

FIREBALL Run billboard near Saint Robert, MO.

To learn more about FIREBALL RUN visit them at http://www.fireballrun.com.

For more things to see and do in Pulaski County, Missouri visit us at http://www.PulaskiCountyUSA.com or follow us on Twitter @PulCoUSA.

2014 Rodeo Schedule for Pulaski County, Missouri-

2014 Rodeo Schedule for Pulaski County, Missouri

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This Week Around Pulaski County USA!

Pulaski County USA LogoEvents for the week of May 27, 2014-June 1, 2014

Welcome To The Following Groups:
Czech Route 66 Association (Česká asociace Route 66)

May 31- “You Lead From The Front” 10K
What: 10K Fun Run/Walk
Where: GERLACH Field, Fort Leonard Wood
When: 5:30 am for units & groups/ 6:30 am for individuals
Cost: $20 per person (discount for group runners)
Contact: Sergeant Audie Murphy Club, Fort Leonard Wood Chapter-
573.563.7451

"Lead From The Front" 10K, hosted by Sergeant Audie Murphy Club - Fort Leonard Wood Chapter

“Lead From The Front” 10K, hosted by Sergeant Audie Murphy Club – Fort Leonard Wood Chapter

May 31- “M.A.D. Cardinal” 5K
What: 5K Fun Run/Walk
Where: Waynesville City Park
When: Registration begins at 7 am, Race starts at 8:30 am
Cost: $20 per person
Contact: Mid Missouri Credit Union (Brittani)- 573.329.3151 x8847

M.A.D. Cardinal 5K Fun Run/Walk

M.A.D. Cardinal 5K Fun Run/Walk flyer

May 31- “Run With Fire” 5K
What: 5K Fun Run/Walk
Where: Crocker City Park
When: Registration begins at 8:30 am, 5K begins at 10 am.
Contact: Crocker Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary (Ashley Hall)- 573.855.9380

"Run With Fire" 5K hosted by Crocker Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary

“Run With Fire” 5K hosted by Crocker Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary

May 31- 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

Pulaski County Farmers Market has extended their hours! Now open until 1 pm!

Pulaski County Farmers Market has extended their hours! Now open until 1 pm!

May 31- Richland Farmers Market
What: Farmers Market
Where: Frisco Park, Richland
When: 8 am until Noon
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Travis Prewett- 573.765.4033

Richland Farmers Market is held Saturdays, 8 am until 12, in Frisco Park.

Richland Farmers Market is held Saturdays, 8 am until 12, in Frisco Park.

May 31- 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.

May 31- 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
June 7– Rockapalooza
June 7- WWFM XI & Cache In Trash Out
June 7- CYBR Bull Riding- Richland
June 7- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House
June 10 through 21- Remembering Our Fallen
June 11 through 14- Pulaski County Regional Fair
June 14- United States Marine Corps Volkslauf 10K Mud Run
June 14- Flag Day Parade

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!

Stay connected with Pulaski County Tourism Bureau on Facebook & Twitter!

Historic 1923 Devils Elbow Route 66 Bridge Reopened

Photo by Pulaski County Tourism Bureau.

Photo by Pulaski County Tourism Bureau.

Without fanfare, a Route 66 icon returned to service May 22, 2014. The 1923 Devils Elbow Bridge reopened to traffic after being closed for rehabilitation since October 24th, 2013. The project was completed 3 months ahead of schedule, just in time for the peak of tourist season. Pulaski County Commissioner Gene Newkirk noted that the first vehicles to cross the bridge were all from out of state, and that the second group, several motorcycles, were international Route 66 enthusiasts.

Photo by Pulaski County Tourism Bureau.

Photo by Pulaski County Tourism Bureau.

During an impromptu chat on the bridge, Devils Elbow resident Cheryl Dalgetty spoke of her excitement that it had reopened and how much the bridge, and the tourists who flock to Devils Elbow to see it, mean to her community. She recalled that since moving to the area in 1978 she has seen motor coaches filled with tourists cross, and even walk across it to take photos of the bridge itself and the beauty of the Big Piney River and her majestic bluffs.

Photo by Pulaski County Tourism Bureau.

Photo by Pulaski County Tourism Bureau.

One excited motorist even honked their horn in celebration as they crossed the bridge that had been closed to traffic for seven months.

Photo by Pulaski County Tourism Bureau.

Photo by Pulaski County Tourism Bureau.

Some of the signage that was removed during the bridge rehabilitation is now located at Pulaski County Visitors Center (137 St. Robert Boulevard, Suite A, Saint Robert) for Route 66 fans to see and photograph.

Photo by Pulaski County Tourism Bureau.

Photo by Pulaski County Tourism Bureau.

Commissioner Newkirk stated that a formal ceremony marking the reopening will be held in approximately 7 to 10 days. Stay tuned to Pulaski County Tourism Bureau on Facebook (www.facebook.com/PulaskiCountyUSA) or Twitter (@PulCoUSA) for details as they are released.

Stay connected with Pulaski County Tourism Bureau on Facebook & Twitter!

Stay connected with Pulaski County Tourism Bureau on Facebook & Twitter!

Hitchhikers Guide To Floating In Pulaski County

Merriam-Webster defines floating as “continually moving or changing position”. In the Ozarks floating is an art form, sometimes even a lifestyle, that involves canoes, kayaks, paddles, a river, and family and friends. People float from a location on the river downstream to another location on the river. The exact destinations on Pulaski County’s Big Piney or Gasconade Rivers that are chosen are not as important as the journey between the two points is- it is the in between that will have your family telling stories and sharing memories for years to come.

Pulaski County’s friendly outfitters can help plan family outings on our gentle and scenic rivers. They all offer float trips, fishing, and swimming. Some offer camping, cabins, and RV camping. Two unique camping options are Roubidoux Springs Campground & RV Park and Shundahai Campground. Roubidoux Springs Campground, a favorite with trout anglers, is on the banks of the Roubidoux River in Downtown Waynesville. A camp spot here is within walking distance of one of only seven certified Trail of Tears National Historic Trail sites in Missouri. Also within walking distance is antiquing, dining, nightlife, and shopping. Shundahai Campground offers TeePee camping, 17 acres to hike and explore, and 200 feet of beautiful Big Piney River riverfront. There are also plentiful hotel and lodging options in Saint Robert, complete with all the comforts of modern amenities.

Photo courtesy of Shundahai Campground.

Photo courtesy of Shundahai Campground.

Outfitters:

Boiling Spring Campground (www.dixoncamping.com or 573.759.7294)- offers several float trip options. Their most popular floats range from 3 to 8 miles. For folks who keep track of how many Missouri rivers they have paddled, Boiling Spring Campground floats also offer the option to float portions of the Big Piney AND the Gasconade River in the same float trip. For the hardcore river rat they also offer overnight floats- even a “51 Mile Float” that will allow you to experience the majority of Pulaski County from the meandering Gasconade and her beautiful waters.

Photo courtesy of Boiling Spring Campground

Photo courtesy of Boiling Spring Campground

The Cave Restaurant & Resort (www.thecaverestaurantandresort.com or 573.765.4554)- overlooks, and floats, the beautiful Gasconade River. The Gasconade has been described as “a wonderful run, [with] steep bluffs, gorgeous cuts, hairpin turns and lazy eddies” in The Rivers of Missouri. The Cave’s float trips can be upgraded to include lunch from their world famous restaurant.

Gasconade Hills Resort (www.gasconadehills.com or 573.765.3044)- offers day trips on the Gasconade River ranging from 4 to 10 miles and overnight trips ranging from 13 to 21 miles. Route 66 enthusiast will get a kick out the 4 mile float that ends at the Hazelgreen 1924 Route 66 Bridge.

Lay Z Day Canoes & Camping (www.layzday.com or 573.336.8639)- offers floats trips ranging from 4 to 11 miles on the Big Piney River. The Big Piney is renowned as a fishing stream and the dramatic limestone bluffs are topped with the pine trees that lend the river its name. Lay Z Day Canoes & Camping also offers “Full Moon Floats” that will let you paddle your way downriver by the light of the moon.

Photo courtesy of Lay Z Day Canoe & Camping

Photo courtesy of Lay Z Day Canoe & Camping

Rich’s Last Resort (www.richslastresort.com or 573.435.6669)- offers 7 mile or 15 mile one day floats on the Big Piney River. If one day isn’t enough to curb your canoeing appetite you can also sign on with them for a 45 mile paddle.

Photo courtesy of Rich's Last Resort

Photo courtesy of Rich’s Last Resort

Route 66 Canoe (www.rt66canoe.com or 573.336.2730)- is located on one of the oldest alignments of Route 66 in the country, actually predating Route 66, this gravel was once Route 14. Andy Shelden, the proprietor, has a family history that dates back to the early days of Route 66 in the same area that his guests enjoy today. Route 66 Canoe offers float trips on both the Big Piney and the Gasconade Rivers.

Photo courtesy of Rt 66 Canoe

Photo courtesy of Rt 66 Canoe

Wilderness Ridge Resort (www.wildernessridgeresort.com or 573.435.6767)- offers 7 mile or 15 mile floats on the Big Piney River. They also offer two day floats from either Slabtown or Mason Bridge.

Photo courtesy of Wilderness Ridge Resort.

Photo courtesy of Wilderness Ridge Resort.

Devils Elbow River Safari (573.336.7979) and RichCo River Services (573.435.6669) can also outfit your family for a float on the Big Piney River.

Pulaski County, Missouri’s outfitters have canoes, kayaks, rafts, inner tubes, and even jon boats available for your river excursion. Check with the outfitter for specifics and details.

A message from Pulaski County Outfitters Association

A message from Pulaski County Outfitters Association

Many of our outfitters also offer put in/pull out access for those who have their own canoes. Some offer shuttle service for privately owned craft. Missouri Department of Conservation’s revised “Paddlers Guide To Missouri” is a resource for planning your independent float in Pulaski County.

For more information about lodging, dining and things to see and do in Pulaski County USA visit http://www.pulaskicountyusa.com or call 877-858-8687 to order your complimentary Visitors Guide.

This Week Around Pulaski County USA!

Pulaski County USA LogoEvents for the week of May 19, 2014-May 26, 2014

May 23-May 26- Mid-America Freedom Rally
What: Largest motorcycle rally in Mid Missouri
Where: Pulaski County-Ft. Leonard Wood Shrine Club, Buckhorn
When: Gates open the 23rd at Noon, events runs through the morning of May 26th.
Cost: MRO members $25 per person, Non-members $30
Contact: Freedom of the Road Riders (Bob Hawkins)- 660.694.3589

Mid America Freedom Rally XXVI flyer.

Mid America Freedom Rally XXVI flyer.

May 24- 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

Pulaski County Farmers Market has extended their hours! Now open until 1 pm!

Pulaski County Farmers Market has extended their hours! Now open until 1 pm!

May 24- 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.

May 24- 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

May 24- Summer Jam
What: Music festival
Where: On the Square, Waynesville
When: 11 am – 9 pm
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Jessa Warren- 573.210.8482

Summer Jam rocks the Waynesville Square May 24th from 11 am until 9 pm.

Summer Jam rocks the Waynesville Square May 24th from 11 am until 9 pm.

Community Programs:
May 24- Trash To Treasure Swap Meet- 417.718.9000
May 24- Dixon Flea & Farmers Market- 471.316.3333

Looking Ahead
May 31- Opening Day Richland Farmers Market
May 31- “You Lead From The Front” 10K
May 31-“M.A.D. Cardinal” 5K Fun Run/Walk
May 31- Run With Fire 5K
June 7- CYBR Bull Riding- Richland
June 7- Rockapalooza
June 7- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House

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!

Pulaski County USA LogoEvents for the week of May 12, 2014-May 18, 2014

May 16- International Friendship Challenge
What: Golf Tournament
Where: Piney Valley Golf Course
When: 8 am-9am Registration, 9 am Shotgun start
Cost: $35 per person
Contact: Kay Lowder- 573.563.8015

International Friendship Challenge Golf Tournament flyer.

International Friendship Challenge Golf Tournament flyer.

May 17- 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

Pulaski County Farmers Market Logo May 17- 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.

May 17- 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

May 17- Ride What You Bring Poker Run
What: Benefit Poker Run
Where: Johnny G’s, 356 Highway Z, Saint Robert
When: Registration begins at 10 am, Kickstands up at 12 Noon, Last Ride Out at 2 pm
Cost: $20 first hand, $10 each additional
Contact: Michael G. Lee- 573.586.9479

Ride What You Bring Poker Run flyer

Ride What You Bring Poker Run flyer

May 17- Glow In The Dark Golf Tournament
What: Golf Tournament
Where: Saint Robert Municipal Golf Course
When: Registration begins at 5:30 pm, Shotgun start at 6 pm
Cost: $20 per person
Contact: City of Saint Robert- 573.451.2000 x1306

Glow In The Dark Golf Tournament flyer

Glow In The Dark Golf Tournament flyer

Looking Ahead
May 23 thru May 26- Mid-America Freedom Rally
May 24- Summer Jam
May 31- Richland Farmers Market
May 31- “M.A.D. Cardinal” 5K Fun Run/Walk
May 31- Run With Fire 5K
June 7- CYBR Bull Riding- Richland
June 7- Rockapalooza
June 7- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House

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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Four Things You Will Love In Dixon, Missouri

1. ShrimpFestival- takes place annually in early September. Hosted by Paul Smith of Show Me Shrimp Farms this festival is truly one of a kind in central Missouri. Pond side sales of freshwater prawn starts at 9 am to a very enthusiastic crowd. The festivities generally include shrimp dinners, horseshoe games, volleyball, a bounce house for the young ‘uns, wine tasting for the adults, and live entertainment. Camping is available on site and nearby Saint Robert offers numerous lodging accommodations.

September 6 ShrimpFestival

Learn more about ShrimpFestival at http://www.showmeshrimpfarms.com.

2. Cow Days- is a September tradition that dates back to the days of the Great Depression when Dixon merchants enticed customers to shop at their stores by rewarding them with a ticket for a free cow giveaway. Cows are still given away at this family friendly street festival- with a cash option. Food, bands, vendors, and people fill the streets during this one of a kind two day festival.

Learn more about Cow Days at http://www.dixonchamberofcommerce.com/CowDaysIndex.

Win a cow at Cow Days in Dixon, MO. September 19th & 20th!

Win a cow at Cow Days in Dixon, MO. September 19th & 20th!

3. Dream House Dolls- home of the Fashion Mannequin, is the 2nd largest Barbie distributor in the United States and is located in the historic T.A. Murphy home at the corner of State Highway C and Oak Street. Stop in and see the museum of vintage and collectable Barbies as well as her friends and memorabilia.

Learn more about Dream House Dolls at http://www.dreamhousedolls.com.

4. Di Trapani’s Italian Bistro- is a destination restaurant overlooking scenic Portuguese Point of the winding Gasconade River. Chef Michael Scheffer’s (grandson of the legendary Zeno Scheffer of Route 66 culinary fame) passion for food flows onto the plate and is a culinary delight. Head to Di Trapani’s for a cozy, romantic get-a-way or a family get-together. A private banquet room holds up to 40 people and is perfect for private parties, business luncheons, planning sessions, or family reunions.

Learn more about Di Trapani’s Italian Bistro at http://www.facebook.com/DiTrapanisItalianBistro

To find more things that you will love in Pulaski County, Missouri please visit http://www.PulaskiCountyUSA.com, or follow us on Twitter! http://www.twitter.com/PulCoUSA or #PulaskiCountyUSA