Autumn Activities In Pulaski County USA

Autumn Activities

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

Events

Cow Days (September 16th & 17th)
What: 33rd 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 (Misty Russell)- 573.433.0678
Website: www.dixonchamberofcommerce.com

Gun Show Swap Meet (September 16th & 17th)
Where: The Barn, 13015 Highway 28, Dixon
When: 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Friday & Saturday
Cost: $3 admission
Contact: Bill Johnson- 573.433.9370
Website: www.thebakerband.com

18th Annual Southern Gospel Reunion (September 16th & 17th)
What: Two evenings of inspired Southern Gospel performances
Where: Parker Fine Arts Auditorium, Waynesville Middle School Campus, Waynesville
When: Friday- 7:00 pm start
Saturday- 6:00 pm start
Cost: FREE
Contact: Layne Lercher- 573.774.0404

Frog Hill Half Marathon & 10K (October 1st)
What: A unique and challenging 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- $50, 10K-$35
Contact: Team 413 Gracerunner Ministries (Melissa Martinez)- 573.433.6684
Website: www.facebook.com/froghillhalf

Frogtoberfest (October 1st)
What: Family friendly celebration of W.H. Croaker- Waynesville’s Frog Rock. A highlight is the frog race in Roubidoux Creek and “Kiddie Olympics”.
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

Route 66 Oktoberfest (October 15th)
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

Zombie Run 5K (October 8th)
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

Route 66 Challenge (October 29th)
What: Explore over 33 miles of Route 66 in this historical and spectacular competition of strategy. Take on adventures and unique detours.
Where: Start Line at Old Town Antiques, Doolittle. Finish Line at The Ark Community & Sports Center, Waynesville
When: October 29, 2016; check in at 7:30 a.m.; Event starts at 8:00 a.m.
Cost: Pre-registration: $35 for a team of 2, $5 for each additional team member; Event day registration: $45 for a team of 2, $5 for each additional team member
Contact: Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber (573) 336-5121
Website: www.route66challenge.com

Gene Watson In Concert (October 29th)
What: Country music star Gene Watson in an intimate, family friendly setting
Where: The Barn, 13015 Highway 28, Dixon
When: Doors open at 6:00 p.m., Show starts at 7:00 p.m.
Cost: $30 Adults, Kids 12 & under FREE
Contact: Bill Johnson- 573.433.9370
Website: www.thebakerband.com

Veteran’s Day Parade (November 11th)
What: Mid Missouri’s most patriotic Veteran’s Day Parade!
Where: The parade steps off at Waynesville Middle School and ends in Waynesville City Park.
When: Ceremonies begin promptly at 11:00 am and parade steps off at 11:30 a.m.
Cost: FREE
Contact: Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commerce- 573.336.5121
Website: www.waynesville-strobertchamber.com/veteransparade.php

“Honor The Active” Quilt Show (November 19th)
What: Quilt Show that honors Fort Leonard Wood’s active duty personnel. Will feature a variety of quilts, including several Missouri State Fair award winning quilts. Demonstrations, fabric & quilting supply vendors.
Where: St. Robert Community Center, Saint Robert
When: 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Gone To Pieces Quilt Guild (Bonnie Kinkel)- 573.774.9990
Website: www.GoneToPiecesQG.blogspot.com

Attractions

Attractions

Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House (Every Saturday beginning September 3rd through October 29th)
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+.

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

Haunted River Float (September 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th, 23rd, 24th, & 30th and October 1st)
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

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
Additional info- Motorcoaches, groups and field trips welcome by appointment. Call for details and to schedule. Gift shop available.

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 (Jeanie Porter)- 573.336.3561
Website: http://www.oldstagecoachstop.org
Additional info- Motorcoaches, groups and field trips welcome by appointment. Call for details and to schedule.

Storie’s Pumpkin Patch (September 17th, 18th, 24th, & 25th. October 1st, 2nd, 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th, 22nd, 23rd, 29th & 30th)
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

Uncle Buck’s Pumpkin Patch (September 24th & 25th. October 1st, 2nd, 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th, 22nd, 23rd, 29th & 30th)
What: Pumpkin patch, hayrides, straw maze
Where: 10800 Highway D, Dixon
When: 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
Cost: $6 general admission for ages 2 and older.
Contact: 573.759.9045
Website: www.unclebuckspumpkinpatch.com

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: 573.433.6324
Website: www.happyhollowspumpkinpatch.com

For more Fall Family Fun ideas visit our A to Z Guide!

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