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!

Events

Cow Days (September 18th & 19th)
What: 32nd anniversary of Dixon’s signature family friendly downtown street festival. Lucky winners will receive a cow!
Where: Downtown Dixon
When: Friday Noon until 11 pm, Saturday 11 am until 11 pm
Cost: FREE
Contact: Dixon Area Chamber of Commerce (Tommy Nichols)- 573.528.1159
Website: www.dixonchamberofcommerce.com

17th Annual Southern Gospel Reunion (September 25th & 26th)
What: Two evenings of inspired Southern Gospel performances
Where: Performing Arts Auditorium, Waynesville High School Campus, Waynesville
When: Friday- 7:00 pm start
Saturday- 6:00 pm start
Cost: FREE
Contact: Layne Lercher- 57.774.0404

September 25 26 Southern Gospel Reunuion

Chuseok (October 3rd)
What: Korean Thanksgiving celebration
Where: St. Robert Community Center
When: 5-8 pm
Cost: Ages 10 & Older- $10, Ages 4-9 $5
Contact: Pulaski County Korean Association (Bonghwa Reyes)- 573.528.9914

October 3 Chuseok

Frog Hill Half Marathon (October 3rd)
What: Half Marathon that ends at Frogtoberfest
Where: Begins at East Elementary School, 1501 State Route F, Waynesville
When: Race starts at 8:30 am
Cost: Half Marathon- $45, 10K-$30
Contact: Team 413 Gracerunner Ministries (Melissa Martinez)- 573.433.6684
Website: www.facebook.com/froghillhalf

October 3 Frog Hill Half Marathon

Frogtoberfest (October 3rd)
What: Family friendly celebration of W.H. Croaker- Waynesville’s Frog Rock. A highlight is the frog race in Roubidoux Creek.
Where: Waynesville City Park
When: 10 am until 4 pm
Cost: FREE
Contact: Rhea Anne Mathews- 573.774.3050
Website: www.facebook.com/frogtober.fest

October 3 Frogtoberfest

Haunted House (October 16th, 17th, 23rd,24th,30th, & 31st)
What: Not intended for the young, squeamish, or weak of heart!
Where: Building 781, Alabama & Kansas Streets, Fort Leonard Wood
When: 7-10 pm
Cost: $5 per person
Contact: Fort Leonard Wood MWR- 573.596.6913
Website: www.fortleonardwoodmwr.com

October 16 Haunted House FLW

Crocker Fall Festival (October 17th)
What: Family friendly street festival
Where: Downtown Crocker
When: 10 am until 2 pm
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Crocker City Hall- 573.736.5327
Website: www.facebook.com/CrockerCityHall

Route 66 Oktoberfest (October 17th)
What: Family friendly Oktoberfest street festival on Route 66!
Where: Downtown Waynesville
When: 11 am until 4 pm
Cost: FREE
Contact: Audra Berrier- 573.774.3001
Website: www.facebook.com/Route66FestOTS

October 17 Oktoberfest poster

Zombie Run 5K (October 17th)
What: Not your every day 5K! The Walking Dead morphs into The Running Dead as you flee for your life from the Zombie horde in this spirited 5K.
Where: Begins on the Square in Waynesville
When: 4 pm
Cost: $15 Pre-registration
Contact: Waynesville Downtown Business Association (Cheryl Keeton)- 573.337.2494
Website: www.facebook.com/pages/WDBA-Zombie-Run/1441836812708942

October 17 Zombie Run

19th Annual Halloween Bash (October 24th)
What: The Haunted House of Doom and a hayride through the haunting of Buckhorn Forest
Where: Pulaski County Shrine Club, Buckhorn
When: 6:30-9:30 pm
Cost: $2 per person
Contact: Local 28 Freedom Of Road Riders (Shena Flick) 573.433.5122

October 24 Halloween Bash

Veteran’s Day Parade (November 11th)
What: Pulaski County is home to Fort Leonard Wood- and our patriotism runs deep. Join us for our signature parade that honors and celebrates America’s Veterans.
Where: The parade steps off at the Saint Robert Municipal Center and travels north on Missouri Avenue and then west on Historic Route 66 and ends at the Saint Robert Community Center.
When: Ceremonies begin promptly at 11:00 am and parade steps off at the conclusion.
Cost: FREE
Contact: Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commerce- 573.336.5121
Website: www.waynesville-strobertchamber.com/veteransparade.php

Attractions

Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House (Every Saturday beginning September 5th through October 31st)
What: Supervised paranormal investigations of one of Waynesville’s oldest homes. An evening you won’t soon forget!
Where: 405 North Street, Waynesville
When: Investigation begins at dusk, exact start time will be confirmed during reservation.
Cost: $25 per person, paid in advance
Contact: Crocker Optimistic Paranormal Society (Dawnmarie Cecora)- 573.528.2149
Website: www.facebook.com/ParanormalTalbotHouse
Additional info- Reservations are required. Investigations are limited to groups of 8 so reserve your spot early! Participants must be 18+.

Paranormal Investigations of Historic Talbot House

Pulaski County Farmers Market (Every Saturday September-December)
What: Mid-Missouri’s year round Farmers Market!
Where: Downtown Waynesville
When: Every Saturday, 8 am until Noon
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Bruce Main- 573.842.9079
Website: www.facebook.com/PulaskiCountyMOFarmersMarket

Pulaski County Farmers' Market is held year round in Waynesville, Missouri.

Pulaski County Farmers’ Market is held year round in Waynesville, Missouri.

Boiling Spring Campground Pumpkin Patch (September 19th-November 1st)
What: Pumpkin patch, featuring “Carl, The Rock Star Goat”, hay rides, corn cannon, duckie race, cow train rides, concessions
Where: 18700 Cliff Road, Dixon
When: Saturday- 10 am until 8 pm
Sunday- 10 am until 6 pm
Cost: Adults- $7, Children (5-12)- $4
Contact: Boiling Spring Campground (Gayle Helms)- 573.759.7294
Website: www.bscoutdoors.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/boilingspringcampground
Additional info: School groups and field trips welcome by Tuesday-Friday, appointment. Call for details and to schedule. Community room for educational programs. Parking for large buses available.

Haunted River Float (Every Friday & Saturday in September)
What: Haunted river float on the Big Piney River
Where: 23455 Teak Lane, Saint Robert
When: 7:00 pm- 10:00 pm
Cost: 6 and over $25
Contact: Lay Z Day Canoes & Camping- 573.336.8639
Website: www.layzday.net or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/layzday

Haunted River Floats

*UPDATE FOR 2017—Haunted River Float is now being held at Ruby’s Landing located at 22474 Restful Lane, Waynesville, Missouri. For more information contact 573-337-4305.

1903 Route 66 Courthouse (Every Saturday in September)
What: One of only two period courthouses on Route 66 in Missouri, this museum is on the National Register of Historic Places. 10 rooms of displays and amazing architectural details will charm and engage everyone! Guided tours, or explore at your leisure.
Where: On the Square, Waynesville
When: 10 am until 4 pm
Cost: FREE, donations gladly accepted
Contact: Pulaski County Museum & Historical Society (Denise Seevers)- 573.855.3644
Website: www.route66courthouse.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pulaskicountyhistoricalsociety
Additional info- Motorcoaches, groups and field trips welcome by appointment. Call for details and to schedule. Gift shop available.

Visit the Museums On The Square in downtown Waynesville! On the National Register of Historic Places!

Visit the Museums On The Square in downtown Waynesville! On the National Register of Historic Places!

Old Stagecoach Stop (Every Saturday in September)
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, donations gladly accepted
Contact: Old Stagecoach Stop Museum & Foundation (Jan Primas)- 573.436.6766
Website: www.oldstagecoachstop.org or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/oldstagecoachstop
Additional info- Motorcoaches, groups and field trips welcome by appointment. Call for details and to schedule.

The Haunted Hill (September 25th-October 31st)
What: Mid Missouri’s most frightening haunted attraction! 60+ live actors!
Where: 22235 Red Wing Road, Waynesville
When: Every Friday & Saturday night
Time: 8 pm until Midnight
Cost: $12 per person, $20 Speed Pass
Website: www.facebook.com/hauntedhillmissouri
Additional Info- Not recommended for children 10 & under, concessions available
Additional Media- http://youtu.be/lXg7bS609Jk

Deep Woods Farm & Pumpkin Patch (October 3rd- October 31st)
What: Pick your own pumpkin patch, hay ride, corn maze, & family friendly farm activities
Where: 19059 N Highway 133, Hancock (between Dixon and Crocker)
When: Saturday 10 am until 5 pm, Sunday 12 am until 5 pm
Cost: $5 admission, 2 & under FREE
Contact: DWF Pumpkin Patch (Charlotte Metzger)- 573.759.3586
Website: www.deepwoodsfarm.biz or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DeepWoodsFarmPumpkinPatch
Additional Info- Groups and field trips welcome by appointment on weekdays. Call for details and to schedule.

Happy Hollows Farm & Pumpkin Patch
What: Pumpkin patch, petting zoo, animal observation area
Where: 10103 Beatty Road, Crocker
When: Call for hours
Cost: Call for pricing
Contact: 573.356.0985
Website: www.happyhollowspumpkinpatch.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Happyhollowspumpkinpatch

Storie’s Pumpkin Patch (September 19th-October 31st)
What: Pumpkin patch, family friendly activities
Where: 25530 Republic Road, Waynesville
When: Saturday & Sunday 10 am until dark
Cost: $6 per person, 2 years and under are FREE
Contact: 573.433.4375
Website: www.storiespumpkinpatch.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pages/Stories-Pumpkin-Patch/318125881595386

Uncle Buck’s Pumpkin Patch
What: Pumpkin patch, hayrides, straw maze
Where: 10800 Highway D, Dixon
When: Call for hours
Cost: Call for pricing
Contact: 573.759.9045
Website: www.unclebuckspumpkinpatch.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pages/Uncle-Bucks-Pumpkin-Patch/182864725178441

Take a pumpkin patch tour in Pulaski County with your family!

Take a pumpkin patch tour in Pulaski County with your family!

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