This Week Around Pulaski County USA!

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Events for the week of August 28-September 3, 2017

September 1 & 2- Railroad Days
What: Family-friendly festival celebrating Crocker’s heritage as a railroad boom town.
Where: Downtown Crocker
When: Events begin at 3:00 p.m. Friday and 8:00 a.m. Saturday
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Crocker City Hall– 573.736.5327

September 1 & 2- Haunted River Float
What: Haunted float trip on the Gasconade River
Where: 22474 Restful Lane, Waynesville
When: First float at dark, last check-in at 10:00 p.m.
Cost: $25.00
Contact: Ruby’s Landing– 573.855.9567

Haunted River Float on the Gasconade River near Waynesville

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 2- 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

September 2- 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

September 2- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House
What: Supervised paranormal investigation of one of Waynesville’s oldest homes.
Where: 405 North Street, Waynesville
When: Investigation begins at dusk, call for exact start time.
Cost: $25 per person, reservations required
Contact: Crocker’s Optimistic Paranormal Society (Dawnmarie Cecora)- 573.528.2149

Looking Ahead:

September 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, & 30- Haunted River Float, Waynesville
September 9, 16, 23, & 30- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
September 9, 16, 23, & 30- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
September 9, 16, 23, & 30- Paranormal Investigations of Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
September 9- Shrimpfestival & Fly-In, Dixon
September 15 & 16- Cow Days, Dixon
September 16- 8th Annual Kiwanis Gun, Knife, & Archery Show, Saint Robert
September 20- Military Vehicle Preservation Association Route 66 Convoy, Saint Robert
September 23, 24, & 30- Uncle Buck’s Pumpkin Patch, Dixon
September 29 & 30- Rising Haunted Attraction, Waynesville

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Love Halloween? Celebrate early with our “Ultimate Halloween in September Road Trip Guide!”

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

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Crocker Railroad Days 2017 Event Schedule

Parade held Saturday 11 a.m.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2017

3:00-5:00 Open Mic
5:00-10:00 Performance by Zac Moore, Dale Duncan, Jon Gray, & Garrett Curry

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2017

8:00 Invocation by Assembly of God Church
9:00 Contemporary Gospel
10:30 Parade Line Up at Crocker School Parking Lot (Elementary)
11:00 Parade
12:30 Crowning of Miss Crocker and Little Prince & Princess
1:15 Performance by Mimi’s Corner
1:30 Outlaw Lane Starts (Demos at the top of every hour)
2:00 Vikki Carriger
3:00 Live Auction
4:00 Grease Pig Chase
5:30 Pie in the Face Contest
7:00 Bad News Band Concert

For more details contact Crocker City Hall at 573-736-5327

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Historic military convoy will stop in Pulaski County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Historic military convoy will stop in Pulaski County

Saint Robert, MO- August 22, 2017

The Pulaski County Tourism Bureau is pleased to announce the Military Vehicle Preservation Association (www.MVPA.org) 91st Anniversary Convoy with over 60 Historic Military Vehicles (HMVs) will retrace the original 1926 Route 66; launching from Chicago, Illinois on Saturday, 16 September, 2017 and scheduled to arrive in Santa Monica, California some 29 days later, on Saturday, 14 October. The procession will enter Pulaski County from the east on Historic Route 66 in late afternoon on 20 September, 2017 and is scheduled to travel to the John B. Mahaffey Museum Complex at Fort Leonard Wood for viewing of the HMVs from 5:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. The public is invited and encouraged to meet and greet the owners and take photos. Visitors should be prepared to provide a current driver’s license, proof of insurance and vehicle registration to gain access to the post. Visitors will not need a pass for this event.

September 20 MVPA MWR Flyer

World War II caused a marked decline in civilian and tourist traffic, but it stimulated new business along U.S. 66, when it acted as a military transport corridor moving troops and supplies from one military reservation to another. Motels saw an increase in occupancy, as families of servicemen stationed at military bases stayed for long stretches. But more significantly, Route 66 facilitated perhaps the single greatest wartime mobilization, as thousands of jobseekers headed to California, Oregon and Washington to work in defense plants.

Route 66 had its official beginnings in 1926 when the Bureau of Public Roads launched the nation’s first Federal highway system. Like other highways in the system, the path of Route 66 was a cobbling together of existing local, State and National roads. The highway quickly became a popular route because of the active promotion of the U.S. 66 Highway Association, which advertised it as “the shortest, best and most scenic route from Chicago through St. Louis to Los Angeles.

Each day’s plans have been carefully prepared, including a detailed route map, stopping locations for AM and PM breaks as well as lunch and dinner stops and lodging plans for all of the RT 66 ’17 teams.

This 2,400 mile / 29 day Convoy represents America’s longest Veterans’ parade, honoring the service and sacrifice of Veterans of all generations. Historic Military Vehicles on the Convoy will range from WWI-era to those just released from the US Armed Forces inventories. The privately owned HMVs include motor cycles, jeeps and large cargo trucks.

These Convoys (the MVPA has conducted 3 previous large-scale HMV Convoys) represent the ground forces legacy of the Nation, showcasing America’s Historic Military Vehicles of many types.

The Convoy will have the support of local, county and state law enforcement agencies in many areas along the Convoy route.

Follow the Convoy progress on line http://www.convoyontheair.org/

Follow the Convoy on line with Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/MVPAConvoy

Find the schedule and detailed route map (available mid September) at http://www.visitpulaskicounty.org/

About MVPA: Established in 1976, the non-profit MVPA is dedicated to providing an international organization for military vehicle enthusiasts, historians, preservationists and collectors interested in the acquisition, restoration, preservation, safe operation and public education of historic military transport.

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This Week Around Pulaski County USA!

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Events for the week of August 21-August 27, 2017

August 26- 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

August 26- 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

August 26- Tenth Annual Shrine BBQ Cookoff
What: Family-friendly fun and barbecue competition.
Where: 26920 Shrines Road, Waynesville
When: 1:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE admission, $8 plate (adult), $5 plate (ages 6-12), $12 all you can eat
Contact: Pulaski County Ft. Wood Shrine Club (Kevin Cordry)- 573.586.9801

BBQ Cook Off

Looking Ahead:

September 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, & 30- Haunted River Float, Waynesville
September 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
September 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
September 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30- Paranormal Investigations of Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
September 2-Railroad Days, Crocker
September 9- Shrimpfestival & Fly-In, Dixon
September 15 & 16- Cow Days, Dixon
September 16- 8th Annual Kiwanis Gun, Knife, & Archery Show, Saint Robert
September 20- Military Vehicle Preservation Association Route 66 Convoy, Saint Robert
September 22, 23, 29, & 30- Haunted Hill, Waynesville
September 23, 24, & 30- Uncle Buck’s Pumpkin Patch, Dixon

Love Halloween? Celebrate early with our “Ultimate Halloween in September Road Trip Guide!”

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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

33rd Annual Cow Days Festival Schedule of Events

September 16 & 17 Cow Days Graphic

Friday, September 15, 2017

MAIN STAGE
12:00-5:00: Music from Main Stage
5:00: Opening Ceremonies
Pulaski County Extension Century Farm Presentation
5:30: Youth Fall Festival Pageant
Dixon Middle School & Dixon High School Royalty Announced
6:30-8:30: ChristiAna (Country, Rock, Pop, & Funk)
9:00-11:00: The Band Special 20 (Country, Red Dirt, Southern Rock)

UDDER STAGE
8:00: Karaoke Preliminaries

Saturday, September 16, 2017

MAIN STAGE
10:00: Cow Days Fall Festival Pageant (infant to 5th grade)
12:00-1:30: Helen Russell & Company (Classic Country & Rock, Bluegrass, Comedy, & Gospel)
2:00-3:00: Dixon Cow Days Fall Festival Parade (Grand Marshals Larry & Beverly Sharp)
3:00: Car Show (after parade in Mid America Bank parking lot)
3:00-3:30: Little Dazzlers
3:30-4:15: Ashley Minzes Destination Dance Studio
4:30-5:45: Karaoke Finals
6:00: Close of Silent Auction
6:30-8:30: The Baker Band (Classic Country)
8:45: (apx.) Free Merchant Cow Giveaway (see area businesses for your free tickets)
9:00: Colin Nash (Southern Rock/Country)
10:00: Purchased Tickets Cow Giveaway (tickets available at Chamber Booth)

UDDER STAGE
3:00-4:00: Jordan Brueschke 

Food Booths! Crafts! Music! Vendors! Games! Auctions!
Kids Zone- Bounce Houses, Trackless Train, Putt Putt Golf, Rock Climbing Wall, and more!
Elderly or Handicapped Golf Cart Shuttles Available

Cow Days Fall Festival is brought to you by Dixon Area Chamber of Commerce & Area Businesses

*Schedule subject to change, more entertainment may be announced.

September 16 & 17 Cow Days

This Week Around Pulaski County USA!

Events for the week of August 14-August 20, 2017

August 19- 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

August 19- 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

Looking Ahead:

August 26- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
August 26- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
August 26- Tenth Annual Shrine Club BBQ Cookoff, Waynesville
September 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, & 30- Haunted River Float, Waynesville
September 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
September 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
September 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30- Paranormal Investigations of Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
September 2-Railroad Days, Crocker
September 9- Shrimpfestival & Fly-In, Dixon
September 15 & 16- Cow Days, Dixon
September 16- 8th Annual Kiwanis Gun, Knife, & Archery Show, Saint Robert
September 20- Military Vehicle Preservation Association Route 66 Convoy, Saint Robert
September 22, 23, 29, & 30- Haunted Hill, Waynesville
September 23, 24, & 30- Uncle Buck’s Pumpkin Patch, Dixon

Love Halloween? Celebrate early with our “Ultimate Halloween in September Road Trip Guide!”

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

Autumn Activities In Pulaski County USA (2017 Edition)

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!
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Railroad Days (September 2)
What: 50th annual family-friendly heritage festival celebrating Crocker’s history as a railroad boom town.
Where: Downtown Crocker
When: 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE
Contact: Crocker City Hall-573.736.5327
Website: www.facebook.com/CrockerCityHall

Shrimpfestival & Fly-In (September 9)
What: Family friendly festival featuring pond grown fresh shrimp.
Where: 15750 Conway Road, Dixon
When: 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Show Me Shrimp Farm (Paul Smith)- 417.664.2307
Website: www.showmeshrimpfarms.com

Cow Days (September 15 & 16)
What: 34th anniversary of Dixon’s signature family friendly downtown street festival. Lucky winners will receive a cow!
Where: Downtown Dixon
When: Friday Noon until 11:00 pm, Saturday 11:00 am until 11:00 pm
Cost: FREE
Contact: Dixon Area Chamber of Commerce (Ann Major)- 573.759.2121
Website: www.dixonchamberofcommerce.com

Eighth Annual Gun, Knife, & Archery Show (September 16 & 17)
What: Two days of buying, selling, and trading!
Where: St. Robert Community Center, 114 J.H. Williamson Drive, Saint Robert
When: Saturday- 9:00 a.m. until 5 p.m., Sunday- 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $5 admission
Contact: Kiwanis Club of Pulaski County (Jerry)- 573.433.6507
Website: http://www.facebook.com/Kiwanis-Club-of-Pulaski-County-187049304660691/

Military Vehicle Preservation Association Route 66 Convoy (September 20)
What: Military History event featuring over 60 unique historical military vehicles on display for public viewing and photography.
Where: John B. Mahaffey Museum Complex, Fort Leonard Wood
When: 5:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Fort Leonard Wood MWR- 573.596.5034
Website: www.mvpa.org

MidKnight Hollowfest (September 29 through October 1)
What: Survival camps and Halloween Festival
Where: Pulaski County-Ft. Wood Shrine Club, 26920 Shrine Road, Waynesville
Cost: $20 nightly, or $35 weekend
Contact: Gary Rogers- 573.528.6649
Website: www.extremicon.com

Frog Hill Half Marathon & 10K (October 7)
What: Half marathon and 10K run.
Where: East Elementary School, 1501 State Highway F, Waynesville
When: 8:30 a.m.
Cost:
Contact: Melissa Martinez- 573.433.6684
Website: www.froghillhalf.com

Zombie Run 5K (October 28)
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: Waynesville City Park
When: 11 a.m.
Cost: $20 Adult Pre-registration, $10 Children 12 & Under Pre-registration.
Contact: Columbia College (Mona Russell)- 573.329.4050

Route 66 Challenge (October 28)
What: Explore over 33 miles of Route 66 in this historical and spectacular competition of strategy. Take on adventures and unique detours.
Where: TBA
When: 8:00 a.m.
Cost: Pre-registration (October 13): $45 for a team of 2, $5 for each additional team member; Event day registration: $55 for a team of 2, $5 for each additional team member
Contact: Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber (573) 336-5121
Website: www.route66challenge.com

Moe Bandy In Concert (November 4)
What: Country music star Moe Bandy 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 11)
What: Mid Missouri’s most patriotic Veteran’s Day Parade!
Where: The parade begins at Saint Robert Municipal Center and ends at Saint Robert Community Center.
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

Attractions
Attractions

Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House (Every Saturday beginning September 2 through October 28)
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 (Every Friday & Saturday during September)
What: Haunted river float on the Gasconade River
Where: Ruby’s Landing, 22474 Restful Lane, Waynesville
When: 7:00 pm- 10:00 pm
Cost: $25
Contact: 573.337.4305
Website: www.facebook.com/TheHauntedRiverFloat

Rising Haunted Attraction (Every Friday & Saturday in October, beginning September 29, also Halloween)
What: Mid-Missouri’s scariest outdoor haunted attraction.
Where: 25238 Raleigh Road, Waynesville
When: 8:00 p.m. until Midnight
Cost: $10
Contact: Matt Perrine- 573.765.3881
Website: www.facebook.com/risinghauntedattraction 

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: www.oldstagecoachstop.org
Additional info- Motorcoaches, groups and field trips welcome by appointment. Call for details and to schedule.

Haunted House & Corn Maze (Every Friday & Saturday in October)
Where: 22474 Restful Lane, Waynesville
When: 7:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m.
Cost: $15
Contact: Ruby’s Landing- 573.337.4305
Website: www.rubyslanding.com

Uncle Buck’s Pumpkin Patch (Every Saturday & Sunday beginning September 23 through October 29)
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

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