Old Settlers Day 2017: Schedule of Events

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Old Settlers Day
Presented by Pulaski County Museum & Historical Society
July 29 & 30, 2017
Waynesville City Park
Waynesville, Missouri

Schedule of Events:

ALL WEEKEND
Civil War Camps
Kickapoo Trace Muzzleloader Camps
Living History Demonstrations
Cavalry Drills
Horsemanship
Infantry Drills
Weapons Inspections
President Lincoln (portrayed by George Buss)
General U.S. Grant (portrayed by Wayne Issleb)
General P.H. Sheridan (portrayed by James Schilz)
Trail of Tears National Historic Trail (Laughlin Park)

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Old Settlers Day 2016. Image by Laura Huffman for Pulaski County Tourism Bureau.

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT BY:
The Back Porch Players (at Pavilion 3)
Terry Tanner (at the stage)
Flower O’Scotland Dance Troupe (at Pavilion 2)
Pyro Pat Productions (at the stage)

SATURDAY, JULY 29th
7:00 a.m.- Army Engineer Association Sverdrup Chapter Annual 5K Run Registration
8:00 a.m.- Army Engineer Association Sverdrup Chapter Annual 5K Run
8:00 a.m. Camps open to the public
10:00 a.m.- Opening Ceremony
10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.- ASYMCA Duck Race
10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.- Tour the 1903 Courthouse Museum
10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.- Visit the Old Stagecoach Stop (served as Civil War hospital)
10:30-11:30 a.m.- Presentations by General Grant and President Lincoln
2:00 p.m. Battle Reenactment
5:00-7:00 p.m.- Camps closed to the public
7:00 p.m.- Period Dance with music by Back Porch Players. Public is invited and encouraged to attend
8:30 p.m.- Night Fire & Artillery Show

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Old Settlers Day 2016. Image by Laura Huffman for Pulaski County Tourism Bureau.

SUNDAY, JULY 30th
8:00 a.m.- Camps open to the public
9:30 a.m.: Period Church Service at the Stage. Public is invited and encouraged to attend.
10:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Gospel Music by the Back Porch Players
1:00 p.m.- Battle Reenactment
3:30 p.m.- Closing

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Old Settlers Day 2016. Image by Laura Huffman for Pulaski County Tourism Bureau.

SPONSORS:

BAYMONT INN & SUITES
KIWANIS CLUB OF PULASKI COUNTY
HOPPER’S PUB
EVENTFUL CATERING

Shuttle service to the Square provided by Bells Extended Stay and Suites

*Schedule subject to change

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Ultimate “Halloween in September” Road Trip Guide

A guide to scariest attractions, what to see, what to do, places to stuff your face, and where to rest your head!

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Do you bleed orange and black? Have you ever wished that Halloween lasted more than one day? Have you ever wanted to start your All Hallows Eve celebration in September? If you answered yes to any of the three keep reading!

Plan now for your spooktacular Pulaski County, Missouri road trip in late September! This weekend adventure will put you in the Halloween spirit!

Friday September 22/September 29

Jump right into the thrills and chills by arriving early at Haunted Hill to beat the line! This freakishly frightening trail has been described as Mid-Missouri’s most haunted outdoor attraction.
*Buy the speed pass to skip the long line.

UPDATE: Sadly, on August 21, 2017 Haunted Hill announced via Facebook that their attraction is now permanently closed. Nearby Rising Haunted Attraction opens September 29. 

Continue the screamfest during the Haunted River Float at Ruby’s Landing on the Gasconade River near Waynesville. A raft is your sanctuary as you paddle through the inky darkness that envelops the river. Who knows what is in the water? This float trip isn’t for the faint of heart! Make it safely back to land and roast marshmallows and Jiffy Pop over the campfire. A free night of camping is included in float trip admission so don’t forget the tent!

Saturday September 23/September 30

Hungry? Hit a mom and pop cafe for a hearty breakfast before a full day of exploring, adventuring, and ghoulish fun! Route 66 Diner is a favorite for locals and travelers.
*An early start is recommended to squeeze in all the fun!

Explore Route 66 for a few hours. The Visitors Center in Saint Robert offers free turn by turn directions. Don’t miss the legendary Devils Elbow area bridges, the fudge factory near Saint Robert, and downtown Waynesville. While in Waynesville take a picture of W.H. Croaker, explore the Farmer’s Market, visit the 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum and the Old Stagecoach Stop Museum and walk the Trail of Tears remembrance trail. *Don’t miss the boutiques, old fashioned candy shop, and eateries on the Square.

Hungry? Saint Robert is known for its delicious food! For an international twist try schnitzel at The Hub Restaurant, Mama Mia’s Greek gyros, or food truck pineapple fried rice at Mobile Thai Kitchen. Sweetwater Barbecue‘s pulled pork is so good that you will think someone’s Grandma is manning the kitchen.

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Slow the pace during a short leisurely float on the Big Piney or Gasconade River. Pick an outfitter and your vessel (inner tube, raft, kayak, or canoe) for a carefree afternoon with Mother Nature.
*Pack a camera in your dry bag to grab stunning snaps along the way!

Cap off an evening you won’t forget as a ghost hunter with Crocker’s Optimistic Paranormal Society (C.O.P.S) during a Paranormal Investigation of the Historic Talbot House on North Street in Waynesville, Missouri. Built in 1899, the Talbot House is one of Waynesville’s oldest and most interesting homes. Paid reservations are required and spots are very limited so book your group today!
*Investigators must be 18 or older.

Grab some shut eye at one of Saint Robert’s hotels. Saint Robert has hotel choices that will fit any budget. Many hotels have an indoor pool or offer a free hot breakfast.
*Book directly with the hotel for the cheapest rate.

Sunday September 24/October 1

For a special treat grab a baker’s dozen of fresh, handmade, premium gourmet donuts at Lamb’s Donuts near the front gate of Fort Leonard Wood. These sweet treats have been fueling locals, visitors, soldiers, and law enforcement for years!
*For a savory start order the chorizo breakfast burrito.

Before saying goodbye to Pulaski County head to Uncle Buck’s Pumpkin Patch near Dixon to choose the perfect pumpkin for your Halloween jack-o-lantern.

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For more things to see and do in Pulaski County visit www.PulaskiCountyUSA.com
For a complete listing of haunted attractions and events during October visit our online calendar at: http://tinyurl.com/PulaskiCountyUSAEvents

This Week Around Pulaski County USA!

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Events for the week of June 26-July 3, 2017

June 27-July 1 Tri-County Fair
What: County Fair
Where: Shady Dell Park, Richland
When: 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE admission, some events require paid ticketing.
Contact: Tri-County Fair Board (Shane Kardoze)- 573-855-4794

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July 1- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum
What: One of only two remaining Route 66 period courthouses in Missouri. Listed on 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

1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum

July 1- 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 on 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 (Jeanie Porter)- 573.336.3561

Old Stagecoach Stop

July 1- UTV/ATV Pull
What: Richland Parks Department and Garden Tractor Pullers of Mid-Missouri Association present Utility Task Vehicle (UTV) and All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) pulling contest.
Where: Jeremiah Brackett Pulling Track, Shady Dell Park, Richland
When: Competition begins at 6:00 p.m.
Cost: $5 per person, 6 years old and under FREE
Contact: City of Richland Parks Director (Kurtis Quinton)- 573-765-5187

July 1 Garden Tractor Pullers of Mid-Missouri Association

July 1- 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: $20 per person, reservations required.
Contact: Crocker’s Optimistic Paranormal Society (Dawnmarie Cecora)- 573.528.2149

Paranormal Investigations the first Saturday, monthly, at the Talbot House in Waynesville!

Paranormal Investigations the first Saturday, monthly, at the Talbot House in Waynesville!

Looking Ahead:

July 8, 15, 22, & 29- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
July 8, 15, 22, & 29- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
July 15- Fabulous Fakes Dinner Show, Dixon
July 29 & 30- Old Settlers Day, Waynesville
August 5- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
August 5Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
August 5Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville

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

This Week Around Pulaski County USA!

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Events for the week of June 19-June 25, 2017

June 23- Pioneers of Missouri Bluegrass Concert
What: Celebrating Missouri’s Bluegrass legends.
Where: The Barn, 13015 Highway 28, Dixon
When: Doors open at 6:00 p.m., Show starts at 7:00 p.m.
Cost: $15 Adults, Kids 12 & Under FREE
Contact: The Barn (Bill Johnson)- 573-433-9370

June 23 Pioneers of Bluegrass

June 23 & 24- PFAA Presents “Peter Pan: A Fantasy in Five Acts”
What: Community theater production of Peter Pan, a musical
Where: Theater on the Square, 312 Historic 66 East, Waynesville
When: Curtain at 7:30 p.m.
Cost: Adults $10, Children 12 and under $5
Contact: Pulaski Fine Arts Association (Rhea Anne Mathews)- 573.774.3050

June 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24 PFAA Peter Pan

June 24 & 25- 30th Annual Cave State Cruisers Car Show
What: Classic car show- 26 classes
Where: Waynesville City Park
When: Saturday 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., Sunday 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Cave State Cruisers (Mac Myers)- 573-512-0176

June 24- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum
What: One of only two remaining Route 66 period courthouses in Missouri. Listed on 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

1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum

June 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 on 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 (Jeanie Porter)- 573.336.3561

Old Stagecoach Stop

June 24- Route 66 Freedom Fest
What: Family-friendly street festival!
Where: On the Square, Waynesville
When: 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Route 66 Fest (Connie Sheppard)- 573.855.2599

June 24 Route 66 Freedom Fest

Looking Ahead:

June 27 thru July 1- Tri County Fair, Richland
July 1- UTV/ATV Pull, Richland
July 1- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
July 15- Fabulous Fakes Dinner Show, Dixon
July 29 & 30- Old Settlers Day, Waynesville

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

This Week Around Pulaski County USA!

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Events for the week of June 12-June 18, 2017

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23rd MP Chapter of the ADVA

June 12- “Inspirations” Book Launch
What: Book release of stories authored by attendees and presenters at the 2016 Military Writers Society of America History Crawl that was held in 2016.
Where: Cellar 66, 115 North Benton, Waynesville
When: 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE admission. A portion of the evenings book sales will be donated to the Devils Elbow Recovery Fund.
Contact: Pulaski County Tourism Bureau– 573.336.6355

June 12 Book Launch Party

June 14 through 17- Pulaski County Regional Fair
What: County fair and carnival
Where: St. Robert Community Center, 114 J.H. Williamson Drive, Saint Robert
When: Wed., Thur., Fri. 4:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m., Saturday Noon until 11:30 p.m.
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Pulaski County Regional Fair Board (Carl Boone)- 816.261.6051

June 16, 17, & 18- PFAA Presents “Peter Pan: A Fantasy in Five Acts”
What: Community theater production of Peter Pan, a musical
Where: Theater on the Square, 312 Historic 66 East, Waynesville
When: Sunday Matinee curtain at 2:30 p.m., Evening performances curtain at 7:30 p.m.
Cost: Adults $10, Children 12 and under $5
Contact: Pulaski Fine Arts Association (Rhea Anne Mathews)- 573.774.3050

June 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24 PFAA Peter Pan

June 17- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum
What: One of only two remaining Route 66 period courthouses in Missouri. Listed on 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

1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum

June 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 on 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 (Jeanie Porter)- 573.336.3561

Old Stagecoach Stop

June 17 & 18- Extremicon
What: Saint Robert’s first comicon!
Where: The Retroplex, 512 Old Route 66, St. Robert
When: Saturday 9:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m., Sunday 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
Cost: $6 per day, $10 weekend pass. Some events require additional ticketing.
Contact: Gary Rogers– 573.528.6649

EXtremicon Final

June 17- CYBR Horns & Hooves Rodeo
What: Championship youth bull riding rodeo
Where: Richland Saddle Club. Highway 133 North, Richland
When: 7:00 p.m.
Cost: Adults $10, Children 6 to 12 $5, 5 & Under FREE
Contact: Championship Youth Bull Riding (Randy Russell)- 573.793.3118

June 17 CYBR Richland Rodeo

Looking Ahead:

June 23- Pioneers of Bluegrass, Dixon
June 23 & 24- PFAA Presents “Peter Pan: A Fantasy in Five Acts”, Waynesville
June 24 & 25- Cave State Cruisers Car Show, Waynesville
June 24- Freedom Fest, Waynesville
June 27 thru July 1- Tri County Fair, Richland
July 1- UTV/ATV Pull, Richland
July 1- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
July 29 & 30- Old Settlers Day, Waynesville

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

This Week Around Pulaski County USA!

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Events for the week of June 5-June 11, 2017

June 9, 10, & 11- PFAA Presents “Peter Pan: A Fantasy in Five Acts”
What: Community theater production of Peter Pan, a musical
Where: Theater on the Square, 312 Historic 66 East, Waynesville
When: Sunday Matinee curtain at 2:30 p.m., Evening performances curtain at 7:30 p.m.
Cost: Adults $10, Children 12 and under $5
Contact: Pulaski Fine Arts Association (Rhea Anne Mathews)- 573.774.3050

June 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24 PFAA Peter Pan

June 10- Volkslauf 10K Mud Race
What: Epic mud run, hosted by your United States Marine Corps
Where: Fort Leonard Wood
When: 7:30 a.m.
Cost: $35 Adult, $30 Youth, team registrations available
Contact: Marine Corps Detachment (SSgt. Breen)- 520.820.0506
*For Fort Leonard Wood Access information contact 573.596.0590

June 10 Volkslauf Flyer

June 10- 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 on 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 (Jeanie Porter)- 573.336.3561

Old Stagecoach Stop

June 10- Flag Day Parade

6/5/2017 Update: Flag Day Parade has been cancelled.
What: Patriotic themed parade honoring Old Glory
Where: Begins at Shady Dell Park, Richland
When: Parade steps off at 11:00 a.m.
Cost: FREE
Contact: Richland Chamber of Commerce (Sara Cassidy)- 417.693.5601

Looking Ahead:

June 14 thru 17- Pulaski County Regional Fair, Saint Robert
June 16, 17, & 18- PFAA Presents “Peter Pan: A Fantasy in Five Acts”, Waynesville
June 17 & 18- Extremicon, Saint Robert
June 23 & 24- PFAA Presents “Peter Pan: A Fantasy in Five Acts”, Waynesville
June 24 & 25- Cave State Cruisers Car Show, Waynesville
June 24- Freedom Fest, Waynesville
June 27 thru July 1- Tri County Fair, Richland

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